videography opinion

Hi Gals!  I am so happy to find this site!


Heres my question, we are getting married in SoCal.  I had a videographer in mind but he is reluctant to allow me to view a whole complete video - just small snippets.  Every planning book i read says you should request this but he wont provide it.  I am now thinking that perhaps he is not the best choice (sometimes slow to respond to emails etc..).. has anyone else had this problem?  Do you think it is a red flag also?  Am I being over cautious?  Any recommendations I have a budget of $2,000 and my Fiance and I are actually excited about having a professional video to look forward to.


Thanks Gals!

Posted on July 30, 2008 at 7:19 am
JakesGal
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prbetsi75
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Hmm, I would be a little weary.  What reasons does he give you for not providing a full video?  At the very least, maybe he can provide you with references that you can call to vouch for his work.  Have you asked for references?


I'm not in SoCal so can't offer you any suggestions on good videographers, but I'm sure some gals here can! 

Posted on July 30, 2008 at 10:01 am
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I was referred to Brian Starkman of BGS Productions by another bride on PW.  We met with him and really loved him.  He will sit with you at his office and show you as much as you'd like to see.  He was really fantastic!  We hired him the next day. 


Here's his website http://bgsproductions.net/

Posted on July 30, 2008 at 10:52 am
JustAnothrBridezilla
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at my 1st meeting with our videog he gave me a full video to take home.  which was very helpful.  I really like him he is super nice and comfortable and easy going.  Robert with HDInVision I found him thru PW he has great reviews

Posted on July 30, 2008 at 10:55 am
WMforever
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Alexandra, I tried emailing him for prices but it bounced back? How much does he run?


 


Justa, do you have contact info or a webstie for yours? I can't find him on PW. Thanks! :)

Posted on July 30, 2008 at 11:16 am
JustAnothrBridezilla
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Contact
(818) 825-1054
Visit website
Email this vendor

Posted on July 30, 2008 at 11:36 am
JustAnothrBridezilla
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this should take you to reviews.  He is really well priced I can send you his packages when I get home if you want just PM me :)
http://www.projectwedding.com/vendor/search?query=hD+invision

Posted on July 30, 2008 at 11:37 am
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I second HD Invision.  His work is great as you can see on his site.  He will also send a full ocoverage DVD copy.  Which we both enjoyed watching from beginning to end.  I personally liked him the most because the snipets are probbably some of their best work displayed only.

Posted on July 30, 2008 at 12:02 pm
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we are using paul bennett of blue sky videos, newport beach


www.blueskyvideos.com


 

Posted on July 30, 2008 at 12:14 pm
JustAnothrBridezilla
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I also liked him a lot b/c watching someone else's video could be boring lets just be honest.  And especially someone you don't even know.  But he shoots movies during the week and he knows how to hold your interest.  I watched the video he have me with my MOH from beginning to end and 45 minutes went by and we didn't even realize it.  WE both liked it.  And the fact I was able to watch it with forwarding was amazing.  He is also willing to work with you on styling etc.  I was very afraid of cheeeeez.

Posted on July 30, 2008 at 12:14 pm
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Here's Brian's email address brian@bgsproductions.net

Posted on July 30, 2008 at 12:25 pm
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Yes I am the one that recommended Brian at BGS. He is the videoographer recommended my our venue so we decided to give him a shot. We really liked him and his photographer partner but decided in the end to only hire Brian. We loved the photog too, but we liked another photog just as much and felt it was a better price (especially since we got a lot more for our $$)

Posted on July 30, 2008 at 1:07 pm
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Thank you so much Gals!


Having read all your great experiences & opinions I have decided the guy I had in mind had never felt "right" because he would not freely offer a complete wedding video, anyways... I have moved on and thank you for the great recommendations!                                                                             JustAnothrB... I am VERY afriad of cheezy also. 


Thank you all for your help!


I swear this site is a Godsend!

Posted on July 31, 2008 at 5:46 pm

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