A Sad Story
Copyright © Tyler Ellison
The other day while I was working I received a phone call from a
potential client. Naturally I was excited to talk to them about how
I could help them. My excitement disappeared, however, as the
conversation revealed that the person on the other end of the phone
met with disaster in videography. The worst kind imaginable.
Some relative volunteered to video the couple’s wedding. For
some reason the couple chose to trust this family member with
an enormous responsibility: capturing a once in a lifetime event.
Two problems always surface when this happens.
#1 The family member does not enjoy the activity as the
others did since he was focused on trying to tape everything.
#2 There is no guarantee or even assurance that the
event will be properly captured. The couple has no way to protect
themselves since they chose to “be frugal” and have a family
member with a Digital 8 and iMovie be their videographer.
The client on the phone didn’t have to tell me that those two things
were happening because I already knew. This person called and
begged to know if there was any way the footage could be saved.
As soon as I heard the words “everything was backlit” I just
wanted to scold the customer for being so foolish. It’s possible
to improve backlit subjects by changing the expose with filters
but there is no real way of totally saving them.
If you’re considering trusting a family member with videography
of anything that’s important, make sure they offer a
satisfaction guarantee and are really qualified for professional
quality work. Otherwise, give someone like me a call who has
been trained for this kind of work and will guarantee your
Tyler Ellison is affiliated with Ellison Video Productions
as a producer and marketing director.
Article Source: Videographer's Corner
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