Questions to ask when hiring a videographer

So, you’ve done it. You finally took the plunge, and called a videographer, and want to create a video. But what things should you ask them to ensure you are getting a great videographer that will help you out in the best way possible?

  1. What have you created before? This is a chance for them to talk about their previous work. They may tell you about fun jobs that involved extravagant productions, and jobs that have been enjoyable. Hopefully, they will tell you about something that will be close to your vision for the project. I would caution you against a videographer that speaks badly about a past client; that is just bad business.
  2. What do you charge? Some videographers have a flat hourly fee. Some have a package price. Some can be flexible. All are good. You just want to have someone that is credible, and knows the value of their work.
  3. What is your vision of the project? After discussing your video needs, your videographer will start coming up with ideas to create your project in a way to make it enjoyable and effective. Have them tell you some of these creative ideas, and see how well that lines up with your vision.
  4. How long will this take? Once you have an idea, find a good timetable for completion. Remember that more ambitious ideas take a longer time to complete. Few videos can be created in less than a week. Ensure that you are talking with your videographer well in advance of when you need your video project completed.

Now, you’re prepared with the knowledge of what a good videographer does when beginning a video project. Remember to have fun with your creative project!

Are you looking for a videographer with all these skills? I can help.

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