Hiring an event videographer may seem daunting if you do not have a lot of experience. In this article, we are going to elaborate on some common terminology so you can get up to speed right away.
Some Pointers To Help You Get Started
When you enquire with us, we will usually ask the following questions:
- What are the final deliverables you need? Common requests:
- Event video highlight (usually 1 to 5 mins)
- Full length video footage
- Segmented clips of full length video footage
- How do you plan to use the final video?
- What is your event nature?
- Do you need a stationary or roving videographer, or both?
- What is your event date & time, duration of filming required?
If you are unsure about some of the questions, give us a call or drop us an email. Our Project Coordinators will be ready to discuss your requirements with you.
Two Event Videographers Is Always Better Than One
If you are looking to produce a video highlight as your final deliverable, we recommend hiring 2 videographers for events of any scale. When 1 videographer is using a long lens filming your guest on honour speech or stage activities, the other videographer will cover footage of your guests and their reactions. The final video will be one that is more engaging.
Roving Event Videographer
A roving event videographer will usually use a small but powerful mirrorless camera. This allows the videographer to manoeuvre your event space with ease, capturing dynamic motion footage. Sneaking into a tight spot for the perfect shot. Footages from this type of cameras are really sharp and have very good colour reproduction. A key limitation of these cameras is the 20-minute limit of a single continuous clip. Making it impossible to capture long duration uninterrupted footage.
Static Event Videographer
A static event videographer uses a very different camera system, usually referred to as camcorders. Most camcorders come with a larger zooming range. Allowing it to be placed right behind a ballroom while doing a close-up shot of the speaker on stage.
At a larger event venue, you may also wish to do a live feed video onto your projector screens, so guests who are further away from the stage can be engaged.
Video Interview Recording
When you plan to have an interview during your event, you will need to inform us prior to the event. To produce professional interview footage, we use high-end microphone for the cleanest possible audio. Our team will also prepare professional LED lighting so that your interview subject can look their best in the video.
There are 2 common types of interview style for events. The formal interview and vox-pop. In a formal interview, we use a clip-on mic for the interviewee while a handheld mic for vox-pop style interview recording.
An additional fee is applicable when interview recording is required at your event.
Event Video Highlight
An event video highlight can range from 30 secs to 5 mins, or even 10 mins long in some cases. Our Project Coordinator can advise you on an ideal length based on your final usage.
We hope this crash course article has helped you understand some common terms used by event professionals, and cleared the air of uncertainties in hiring an event videographer. If there are areas where you are still feeling confused, drop us an email or speak with our Project Coordinators.