If you own a smartphone and through apps can edit video productions, are you a videographer? That’s like saying your five-year-old son can drive your car because he can navigate his toy car around. Would you hand him your car keys? A video production, one that is used for professional events and businesses, require a certain set of skills that amateur videographers just don’t have.
It takes years of experience and continuous training to earn that merit. That is the reason why you need to hire professional videographers for special events, occasions, and for your marketing strategies. But hiring a videographer is just the first step. As a client, you also have the obligation to work and collaborate with the videographer.
Here’s what a videographer expects from his clients:
If you want one thing but the videographer tells you that another is better or that idea you have is impossible, you should have an open mind to accept reasons or at least, to listen to what he is suggesting to do. Videographers are highly trained to shoot in any situation and circumstances.
They do so in the middle of the winter or a storm. They would not complain about it because they love the challenge. However, they also need the utmost support of their clients, who should keep an open mind that things won’t always work the way they want to. If something did not go as scheduled because of unavoidable reasons, you should not freak out and work to adjust the timeline.
Knowledge of what he wants
How do you want your output to look like? What’s the main goal of your video? You should be able to tell your videographer any ideas, concepts, and suggestions you have. Your videographer is not a mind-reader and he could not tell what your goals are for the video if you won’t tell him. Have a good grasp of what you want and explain that to your video producer.
Keep a positive attitude. There’s nothing worse than working with someone who thinks negatively of every little thing. There’s nothing worse than spending time with someone who keeps on pulling everybody into his bad mood. Videographers are stressed enough with the kind of work they have. Though you are paying for their services. try and keep a positive attitude during your working days.
Be fair. Pay up when you need to. If the schedule is for you to release the funds after the final output has been approved, then do so. Videographers have families, too.