When you’re looking for a videographer in Melbourne there are some important questions you need consider before choosing one. This article takes a look at what you need to know before you hire one.
A good place to start is to consider what you need from a videographer. A good one can provide much more than simply a camera and some lights. An experienced videographer will want to get a clear picture of what your final vision is so that they can easily deliver this. So when you find a videographer that wants a lot of information before the shoot then you know you’re heading in the right direction.
By putting in the work at the planning stage there’s less room for things to go wrong and you end up with the product that you wanted. At Dream Engine, years of experience have taught us what questions to ask to make sure a shoot runs smoothly and you get the best results possible.
Equipment is the next thing that will differentiate your videographer. Cameras have become very powerful and cheap within the last few years however there is still a lot that separates an expensive consumer camera and a professional camera. A professional camera records more information in its files, this allows more flexibility in postproduction but overall it will give you a better image.
Lighting is another aspect that requires a bit of expertise and the right equipment. Whilst the price tag for the lighting might separate some of the professionals from the rest, you’ll see stunning results when the videographer knows how to light a scene for the purpose of your video.
Audio is a huge part of a videographers role, having a selection of microphones to record sound is paramount, without flexibility in the equipment you might find yourself with difficult to understand audio or at worse, your video is compromised because of audio limitations.
Dream Engine appreciates the need for quality equipment and has invested in a range of professional gear that is reliable and produces the best results every time.
The videographer you hire is in many cases a representation of you and your brand. Because they will most likely be interacting with your clients or co-workers you want to make sure they come across as professional and respectful. In some instances you will find you’ll be hiring a videographer to do a job that you can’t be present at.
I’ve found that being able to trust that who you hire will get on with the job in a timely, efficient and professional manner is important to many clients.
After years of experience working with people ranging from multinational corporations to small businesses run by individuals we always pride ourselves at Dream Engine on upholding a high level of professionalism, confidentiality and efficiency.
A videographer with experience will be able to work fast and produce great video. They will be able to adapt quickly if something changes on the day of the shoot. Having experience will mean they know what they need to do to get you the best results and they will just get on with doing it.
So these are a few general aspects to take the time to consider when hiring a videographer but there are of course many things to think about that might be specific to your needs.
Hiring a videographer might also be only a small part of what you need, we put together an article about planning a production in Melbourne and another article on choosing a production company that you may find helpful.
I really enjoy working through all the unique needs of every client I work with so if you need a videographer in Melbourne then feel free to contact me here and I look forward to discussing your project with you.