I’m interested in hiring you – can I view an entire wedding film?
This is critical when selecting your wedding videographer. Wedding highlights are just samples to give you an idea of the shooting style of the videographer. However, it is not a reflection of their final product.
Do you have insurance?
Professional wedding videographers should have the proper insurance for their business. Insurance protects the videographers against equipment theft, but more importantly it provides liability protection in case Great Aunt Sophie trips over the videographer’s bag and breaks her leg. If a wedding videographer does not have insurance, chances are that they are new to the industry, or simply aren’t taking their business seriously.
REB6studios carries general business, equipment and liability insurance.
Do you deliver RAW or EDITED footage?
Color correction and color grading is the most basic post production that should be done on every single clip in order to improve the quality of your videos. If a videographer says that he will deliver as “RAW Footage,” it means that he will hand it to you straight from their cameras. That includes shaky footages, improper exposures, and dark images.
REB6studios color corrects and color grades every single image from your wedding in order to make sure each and every clip is a professional quality product.
If you are getting “RAW” footages, then that also means that audio is not edited. There will be times where the audio will be loud or soft or worst, clipped (you will hear cracks and pops).
REB6studios captures audio using high quality recorders and post-process them to make sure you get the best sound quality
What kind of equipment do you use? Do you have backups?
Our studio uses top quality camera bodies (5D Mark IIIs) along with the finest quality L lenses from canon. While wedding videographers don’t necessary need the best of all gears, it is important to have a good set of equipment. We believe that creativity and talent and professionalism go first before top gears. However, if you are given a choice between two videographers that have the same qualities above, choose the one with the best gears. After all, you want your wedding video to be of highest quality possible.
Make sure your videographer has backup equipments. Nothing would be worse than for the videographer to miss half of your wedding because his camera or lens broke, and he didn’t have a spare. Your wedding is a one time event, there are no retakes.
Below is a list of our equipment that we usually bring to a wedding.
- Canon EOS 5D mkII Camera (2) // Mark III (2)
- Canon 70-200mm f/2.8L IS Lens
- Canon 24-70mm f/2.8L Lens
- Canon 135mm f/2L Lens
- Canon 50mm f/1.4 Lens
- Canon 100mm Macro Lens
- Over 200gb of Compact Memory Flash cards
- ND faders/filters
- Manfrotto Tripods (3x)
- Manfrotto monopod
- Arri 650 Light
- LED light (3x)
- KC Lite Crane
- G3 wireless Audio transmitter/receiver
- H4n recorders, H1, Tascam
- LCD Viewfinders
- Extra batteries for our camera bodies, AA batteries, and the chargers for all of them – just in case
Do you know any other videographers that you can recommend so we can compare your works to theirs?
Shop around, shop around, and shop around some more!
Meet a lot of videographers to see their final product. If you are impressed by their full final product then they ARE your videographers. We can even give you recommendations to other wedding videographers here in the Bay Area. We want nothing but the best for your wedding.