Tips on Choosing a Bar/Bat Mitzvah Videographer
Everything you wanted to know about Bar/Bat Mitzvah videography but were afraid to ask.
Q. Is there really much of a difference between the quality of a professionally produced video and one my friend could do?
A. Yes! How much better is singer Celine Dion compared to your friend? How much better is Billy Joel on the piano compared to your friend? How much better is a professional videographer compared to your friend? There is no comparison. True professionals create works of art with their tools. Our tools are professional video cameras and state of the art editing equipment. Our results are pure artistry!
Q. Is the quality of work between different video companies pretty much the same?
A. No, there is a difference in quality, and there is a difference in style. Our advice: view the demo video of several professional videographers. Select the one whose style is right for you. Be sure to call us today and arrange a time to view our demo video.
Q. How much should I pay for a professional Bar/Bat Mitzvah Video?
A. There is no right or wrong answer to this question. The people who typically are the unhappiest after it’s all over aren’t the ones who scrimped on the food or flowers. They are the ones who scrimped on videography. When the day has passed, you can never reconstruct it. Only video combines the sights and sounds and wraps it all together to re-create the magic whenever you want it. That’s why video is the ultimate art form for reliving happy memories.
Q. How should I shop for a videographer for our Bar/Bat Mitzvah?
A. Ask for referrals from family and friends. Go beyond advertisements and the internet. Ask the videographers you talk to for referrals and testimonials. Go beyond price in your telephone conversations with professional videographers. Although price is an important consideration to you, it is not the only consideration. No price is a good price if you don’t like the quality of the finished product. Ask if they specialize in Bar/Bat Mitzvahs. Ask if they use many special effects in their work. Ask if they have ever videotaped an event in the location for your affair. These questions are good icebreakers and allow you and the videographer to begin to establish a rapport. This is important to you, because you’ll want to work with a videographer you like and trust, as well as a videographer who does good work within your budget. Most importantly, view their work.
Q. What is the biggest mistake a person can make when it comes time to choosing someone to videotape their child’s Bar/Bat Mitzvah?
A. Using a non-professional videographer. You may have friends or family members who would like to contribute to your day in some capacity by shooting your Bar/Bat Mitzvah. Be careful you don’t spoil a family relationship. Your friend or “Uncle Charlie” would feel terrible if something went wrong. More importantly, an amateur’s efforts don’t compare in quality to what a professional can do for you. We’ll show you what we mean when you see our demo video. Are we biased because we are professional videographers? No. We’ve just heard so many sorry people tell us this after their celebration, when it is too late to do anything about it.
Q. Are there any other questions we should ask of a professional videographer?
A. Yes. Ask if they subscribe to an industry publication. Ask if they belong to a videography association. Ask if they ever attend industry expos, conventions, or seminars. The videographer who does one or more of these is more likely to be up-to-date on cutting edge techniques.
Q. Is a well done professionally produced video really worth the money?
A.Is your Bar/Bat Mitzvah worth remembering? If you answer yes to this question, you need a professional videographer. Remember: professional videography is the ultimate art form for reliving happy memories.
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