LIGHT WILL THE VIDEOGRAPHER NEED TO PRODUCE ACCEPTABLE RESULTS?
Since all cameras have different lighting requirements you must ask to see a "lighting demo" so that you can judge for yourself how much light you are willing to tolerate for the sake of picture quality. Unfortunately many videographers ruin a party by flooding a room with too much light.
VIDEOGRAPHER CAPABLE OF OPERATING HIS EQUIPMENT WHILE BEING HAND-HELD"?
Many videographers will only operate their camera while being anchored to a moveable tripod. Although this is fine for much of the party, there are times when being hand-held allows the videographer the advantage of maneuvering around guests to capture the moment!
LIKE THE VIDEOGRAPHER?
This may sound like a silly question to ask, but many big video companies try to sell you on their reputation alone. Often times you don't even get a chance to meet the person shooting your party till the day of your affair. It's much better if from the very beginning you deal with the videographer who will actually do the shoot. It's too late to find out at your party that the videographer is not flexible and accommodating.
HAVE THE OPTION OF CHOOSING THE FORMAT?
Many videos are shot as a movie or simple documentary and can be boring to watch. Make sure your videographer show you different styles ( or formats) of shooting a party and that you select the one that's most interesting to you!
VIDEO COMPANY INSURED?
Most catering halls require the videographer to be insured. Ask to see a current insurance certificate and check its expiration date. If it expires before the date of your affair, make sure you get a copy of the renewal. You certainly don't want any unforeseen problems to arise that could prevent the videographing of your affair.
VIDEOGRAPHER BRING BACK-UP EQUIPMENT?
It's so important for you to deal with a professional video company that will bring back-up equipment with them to your affair. Even the finest equipment fails from time to time but catastrophes can be averted by back-up equipment.
WILL IT COST?
Deal with a professional who asks you detailed questions as a way of finding out what package is best suited to your needs and budget.
Beware of deals that are "too good to be true". You don't want to find out too late that you are dealing with someone who gave you a low-ball price only to nickel and dime you later.
To see more view Wedding Video Guide and FAQ