Top 5 Things to Consider When Hiring a Videographer

Top 5 Things to Consider When Hiring a Videographer

My top 5 things to consider when hiring a videographer -- from a professional videographer: 

✨Have a plan✨

Come up with a story line and send examples of what you like to your videographer.

Include hook points or a call to action.

Ask yourself what is the purpose of this video… to be informative or artistic/cool?

Be as prepared as possible when going into a video shoot involving audio/script. Don’t just wing it!

✨Know your look✨

What do you want your feed to look like? Choose your location accordingly.

Light & Bright Look = white interiors, daylight outdoor areas, gold hour footage, happy music, etc

Dark & Moody Look = darker interiors, alley ways, nighttime shots, black clothing, blue hour, etc. 

✨Discuss your budget✨

✨Have patience✨

Turn around time depends on a lot...! Length of the video, adding text, audio/closed captioning creation, music selections, color grading, revisions, etc.

✨Continue the relationship & rehire the same videographer ✨

This is under the notion that you were at least 70% pleased with their work.

The more consistent you work with a freelancer, the better your content will become. A relationship and good understanding will be established and i promise you it’s wayyyyy better then starting from square one with a new videographer.

Written by Elise Pfister -- @elise.pfisterr