Common Mistakes People Make When Working With A Videographer
With the increasing popularity of video marketing, video content has become an effective tool to reinforce one’s brand and advertise their products. If you are a business owner, looking to leverage social media and promote your brand, it’s best to consider hiring a videographer to help you come with compelling content. However, due to the lack of experience and knowledge, many clients commit a few avoidable errors when working with videographers and end up with dissatisfying results. To help you steer clear of these mistakes and get the best videography services, Luma 3 Productions has compiled a list of three of the most common mistakes people make when working with a videographer that you should avoid.
1. Lack of project vision
A lot of times, potential customers reach out to videographers to ask for pricing for a project they have in mind. However, customers themselves have a vague idea about what they want and don’t provide enough information to clients. This makes it hard for videographers to provide an estimate when they don’t understand a client’s needs. Before you go to your videographer, chalk out a plan on how you want the project to be, and mention your scope of expectations.
2. Underestimating the time taken to complete a project
Clients, very often, underestimate the time it takes to complete a project. Typically, videographers quote a half or full day depending on the job criteria. A lot of clients think a half-day will suffice. However, it takes time to set up the camera, lights, audio, etc. Besides, post-production and editing require additional time. If you want your videographer to give you the results you want, you should contact them early on and provide them with enough time for preparation.
3. Miscalculating the budget
People often strive for a Lamborghini with a Honda Civic budget. By this, we mean that we receive inquiries for a large production which they have seen on TV or movies and don’t have the budget for it. If you want industry-standard results, then you should be willing to pay the price for it. As with any service, you get what you pay for.
To avoid these and other mistakes related to videography, reach out to the experts at Luma 3 Productions. We’re a team of award-winning, experienced videographers, and we are committed to delivering high-quality video content to clients. Our client-oriented approach and ability to pay attention to detail remain the hallmark of any of our jobs. We offer video production and post-production, aerial videography, event videography, and photography, and live streaming production services to clients across Chantilly, Reston, Tysons, Fairfax, Ashburn, Middleburg, Washington, D.C., Leesburg, Manassas, Alexandria, Arlington, Gainesville, and Haymarket, Virginia.