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Do we get to see a draft first before delivery? how to respond

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Do we get to see a draft first before delivery? how to respond
Hi guys,
Do we get to see a draft first before delivery? how to respond...

I didnt want to say "no" but atleast I wanted to say something that is similar and explain a little bit that we don't do reviews/drafts before delivery of our wedding films.

any suggestions how to say it nicely?

thanks,
http://www.reb6studios.com
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I just tell 'em "no" straight out when they ask. If they're
looking for someone who does drafts, maybe best for them
to move along to someone who's a better fit for them.




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"There is no worse concentration of aholes in one profession than wedding videographers." - photog -

"For weddings people want a rose tinted record of what it really was and this is much easier with stills so I can't see video ever being in the driving seat here." - photog -

"I personally can't stand the video dslr set ups these days ... way too much - too static and just in everyone's way - mine, priest, and guests. The whole issue of them not having auto focus - makes it necessary for them to do rehearsal shots - and that takes up so much time." - photog -

"A photograph helps you remember an event in the manner you want to remember the event.
Video makes you remember an event how it actually happened... good or bad." - photog -
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I always do web previews of my videos because I don't want to have to reburn DVDs, etc, so once they approve everything online, then the DVDs are made and delivered. Any changes from that point, unless it is a problem with the DVD, would be billable.


Marc Percy
Visually Remember Productions
Sanford, FL
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I always do web previews of my videos


Sounds like he wants to avoid previews so as not to invite
nitpicking and re-edits.




__________________________________
"There is no worse concentration of aholes in one profession than wedding videographers." - photog -

"For weddings people want a rose tinted record of what it really was and this is much easier with stills so I can't see video ever being in the driving seat here." - photog -

"I personally can't stand the video dslr set ups these days ... way too much - too static and just in everyone's way - mine, priest, and guests. The whole issue of them not having auto focus - makes it necessary for them to do rehearsal shots - and that takes up so much time." - photog -

"A photograph helps you remember an event in the manner you want to remember the event.
Video makes you remember an event how it actually happened... good or bad." - photog -
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possibly, but the nitpicking and re-edits would probably come up anyway, so best to head them off early.


Marc Percy
Visually Remember Productions
Sanford, FL
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the nitpicking and re-edits would probably come up anyway, so best to head them off early.


Not necessarily! I've never provided preview/draft copies and
I don't get re-edit requests. Have you ever tried going without
doing the previews?




__________________________________
"There is no worse concentration of aholes in one profession than wedding videographers." - photog -

"For weddings people want a rose tinted record of what it really was and this is much easier with stills so I can't see video ever being in the driving seat here." - photog -

"I personally can't stand the video dslr set ups these days ... way too much - too static and just in everyone's way - mine, priest, and guests. The whole issue of them not having auto focus - makes it necessary for them to do rehearsal shots - and that takes up so much time." - photog -

"A photograph helps you remember an event in the manner you want to remember the event.
Video makes you remember an event how it actually happened... good or bad." - photog -
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No, but I have only had one re-edit request and it wasn't even my fault. The bride didn't inform me they wanted a particular song in the video, so how am I supposed to know that. I only re-edited for them for free because they are also friends (known the groom's family for years), so I was going the extra mile.


Marc Percy
Visually Remember Productions
Sanford, FL
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possibly, but the nitpicking and re-edits would probably come up anyway, so best to head them off early.**
I haven't got a reedit on my first year and my clients are satisfied with it so far.

the only mistake on your end would probably, offensive audios, mispelling, bad shots, clothes coming out, etc.. anything that would be offensive to anyone.

since, for weddings, which is the usual format, I dont see why would couples nitpick on something unless otherwise mentioned above. we state on our contract that creative lisense is on us, and the re-edit beyond that would be charged.

In a consult, I just dont know how to say it nicely and properly,
http://www.reb6studios.com

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I have only had one re-edit request and it wasn't even my fault. The bride didn't inform me they wanted a particular song in the video, so how am I supposed to know that.


I have all mine put down in writing what their song choices are.




__________________________________
"There is no worse concentration of aholes in one profession than wedding videographers." - photog -

"For weddings people want a rose tinted record of what it really was and this is much easier with stills so I can't see video ever being in the driving seat here." - photog -

"I personally can't stand the video dslr set ups these days ... way too much - too static and just in everyone's way - mine, priest, and guests. The whole issue of them not having auto focus - makes it necessary for them to do rehearsal shots - and that takes up so much time." - photog -

"A photograph helps you remember an event in the manner you want to remember the event.
Video makes you remember an event how it actually happened... good or bad." - photog -
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I dont see why would couples nitpick on something unless otherwise mentioned above.

Just watch it about prospective clients who inquire about draft copies. Could be a RED FLAG for a client you'd rather not have. You haven't even shot the wedding yet and they already have tweaking the video on the mind.




__________________________________
"There is no worse concentration of aholes in one profession than wedding videographers." - photog -

"For weddings people want a rose tinted record of what it really was and this is much easier with stills so I can't see video ever being in the driving seat here." - photog -

"I personally can't stand the video dslr set ups these days ... way too much - too static and just in everyone's way - mine, priest, and guests. The whole issue of them not having auto focus - makes it necessary for them to do rehearsal shots - and that takes up so much time." - photog -

"A photograph helps you remember an event in the manner you want to remember the event.
Video makes you remember an event how it actually happened... good or bad." - photog -
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the only mistake on your end would probably, offensive audios, mispelling, bad shots, clothes coming out, etc.. anything that would be offensive to anyone

Ohhh ... you oughta see the changes some brides can come up with beyond what you listed above. It hasn't happened to me but I've seen others post the "lists" here that they've received in from brides wanting changes. I've seen a few of these posts. There's 20, 25 items on the list - and often with the TIMES even such as "from 3:16:23 to 3:17:25 could you remove ______ and replace it with _______". These aren't changes to remove something offensive. What they're doing is custom editing the video how they want it, giving you direction to make the artistic changes.




__________________________________
"There is no worse concentration of aholes in one profession than wedding videographers." - photog -

"For weddings people want a rose tinted record of what it really was and this is much easier with stills so I can't see video ever being in the driving seat here." - photog -

"I personally can't stand the video dslr set ups these days ... way too much - too static and just in everyone's way - mine, priest, and guests. The whole issue of them not having auto focus - makes it necessary for them to do rehearsal shots - and that takes up so much time." - photog -

"A photograph helps you remember an event in the manner you want to remember the event.
Video makes you remember an event how it actually happened... good or bad." - photog -

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We reply, You picked us because you like our creativity if you want to be able to make changes than just hire anybody and you can tell them how to edit. If there is a technical error such as a glitch or a miss spelling we will re-edit other wise there is a 75.00 and hour re-edit fee. That usually takes care of it. Also we tell them to purchase the raw footage and they can tell us if there is something they want left out.

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We reply, You picked us because you like our creativity if you want to be able to make changes than just hire anybody and you can tell them how to edit.

Well put, Bill!




__________________________________
"There is no worse concentration of aholes in one profession than wedding videographers." - photog -

"For weddings people want a rose tinted record of what it really was and this is much easier with stills so I can't see video ever being in the driving seat here." - photog -

"I personally can't stand the video dslr set ups these days ... way too much - too static and just in everyone's way - mine, priest, and guests. The whole issue of them not having auto focus - makes it necessary for them to do rehearsal shots - and that takes up so much time." - photog -

"A photograph helps you remember an event in the manner you want to remember the event.
Video makes you remember an event how it actually happened... good or bad." - photog -
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the only mistake on your end would probably, offensive audios, mispelling, bad shots, clothes coming out, etc.. anything that would be offensive to anyone.

The only section of the video where I often run into issues that could cause a re-edit is the guest interviews. I do these last thing of the evening and many/most of the interviewed guests are drunk at that point and get pretty disinhibited.




__________________________________
"There is no worse concentration of aholes in one profession than wedding videographers." - photog -

"For weddings people want a rose tinted record of what it really was and this is much easier with stills so I can't see video ever being in the driving seat here." - photog -

"I personally can't stand the video dslr set ups these days ... way too much - too static and just in everyone's way - mine, priest, and guests. The whole issue of them not having auto focus - makes it necessary for them to do rehearsal shots - and that takes up so much time." - photog -

"A photograph helps you remember an event in the manner you want to remember the event.
Video makes you remember an event how it actually happened... good or bad." - photog -
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This just recently came up with one of our clients. Of course we'll show a preview and of course you can make changes. We charge $150 per hour.
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CinemaCake Filmmakers
Media Wave Video Productions
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MarcPercy wrote:
I always do web previews of my videos because I don't want to have to reburn DVDs, etc, so once they approve everything online, then the DVDs are made and delivered. Any changes from that point, unless it is a problem with the DVD, would be billable.


We used to do this but is was a real PITA. About 1 out of every 8-10 weddings would ask for changes. The changes often hurt the flow of video or we so crazy they had me scratching my head. The real pain was getting a timely response. Even though we had clearly defined timelines for a response I would regularly get request for more time because they were on vacation, their Internet was down, they were sick, etc. Needless to say we ceased offering this. Did we lose customers? Nope and if anything customer satisfaction has gone up.


David Rennie
Trinity Wedding Cinema
website: http://www.trinityweddingcinema.com
blog: http://www.weddingfilmblog.com
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Oh I don't give them a free reign on changes, it basically is check for misspellings etc, but even with that I now require them to provide me with an electronic version of the credits so I don't have to type them in.


Marc Percy
Visually Remember Productions
Sanford, FL
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Personally I always felt credits are a bit corny. After my first couple of years I stopped doing them.


David Rennie
Trinity Wedding Cinema
website: http://www.trinityweddingcinema.com
blog: http://www.weddingfilmblog.com
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Once again I keep hearing "I feel...", but what do the brides think. Especially if you are providing a movie like short form product, I think they fit in nicely.


Marc Percy
Visually Remember Productions
Sanford, FL
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Let me put it this way then.... the next time you go to the movies, stick around through the credits. How many people take the time to watch them? For me I don't put anything into my wedding films that couples won't want to watch time and time again. Scrolling credits if they watch them at all they will watch just once. Not saying my way is better or the correct way just sharing my experience/opinion.


David Rennie
Trinity Wedding Cinema
website: http://www.trinityweddingcinema.com
blog: http://www.weddingfilmblog.com
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MarcPercy wrote:
... but what do the brides think.... .


one more thought .... has a bride ever said they booked you over another company because you did ending credits? I can say we have never lost a job for that reason.


David Rennie
Trinity Wedding Cinema
website: http://www.trinityweddingcinema.com
blog: http://www.weddingfilmblog.com
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To answer you question have I gained or lost a sale because of credits... no.

You can make credits interesting by putting b-roll footage, stuff that is good but wasn't quite good enough to make the film and they will be watched more than once. Neither right nor wrong.

My statement about what the brides think really more stems from I see so many people in our industry that don't seem to care what the bride thinks and they only do what they want, when their product would be perceived as being even better if they thought about the brides a little more. It really wasn't about the credits, but that is just one example.


Marc Percy
Visually Remember Productions
Sanford, FL
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MarcPercy wrote:
My statement about what the brides think really more stems from I see so many people in our industry that don't seem to care what the bride thinks and they only do what they want, when their product would be perceived as being even better if they thought about the brides a little more. It really wasn't about the credits, but that is just one example.


Are these people successful? Honestly I would say it's hard to say people don't care about a bride's preferences based on comments in a forum (or other on line outlet) because there is a preception mismatch sometimes between how something is written and another reads/interprets. If a business gets too out of touch with their customer eventually they will fail. Having said that everyone has their own way of doing things. I hated to doing closing credits. They added no value to the main product in my opinion and were just a distraction. I stopped doing them about 7 years ago. Personally if I have decent b-roll that didn't make the main video, I prefer to treat them as outtakes and include them on the DVD as a "special feature".


David Rennie
Trinity Wedding Cinema
website: http://www.trinityweddingcinema.com
blog: http://www.weddingfilmblog.com
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MarcPercy wrote:
I now require them to provide me with an electronic version of the credits so I don't have to type them in.


You do credits? Never done a single one.




__________________________________
"There is no worse concentration of aholes in one profession than wedding videographers." - photog -

"For weddings people want a rose tinted record of what it really was and this is much easier with stills so I can't see video ever being in the driving seat here." - photog -

"I personally can't stand the video dslr set ups these days ... way too much - too static and just in everyone's way - mine, priest, and guests. The whole issue of them not having auto focus - makes it necessary for them to do rehearsal shots - and that takes up so much time." - photog -

"A photograph helps you remember an event in the manner you want to remember the event.
Video makes you remember an event how it actually happened... good or bad." - photog -
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I welcome revisions.
cha ching!

;)


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