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Old April 9th, 2009, 09:47 AM   #1
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CL confusion...

Saw this on Craigslist: Wedding Videographer Needed

I'm not sure if the person is to edit it or not. How do I put titles on there? Hold up cards? And, once the wedding is done, the CL'ers job is done. Except, you know, logging, capturing, editing, and burning.

It IS $175, though. Very very tempting to do an entire wedding for all that money.
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Old April 9th, 2009, 09:52 AM   #2
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Hi Alex,

I don't know what the going rate in your location is but I would'nt do it for less than $ 350.00. To rent a camera alone is $ 150 plus your 4-5 hours of shoot, but it's just my opinion & it is up to you to decide.

With regards to the title, depending on what camera you own, there's a title function that goes with it. It is best to double check if that is what they wanted.
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Old April 9th, 2009, 09:55 AM   #3
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I am going to guess that there is some sarcasm here...

LOL... we have had a few CL posting like this in my area. Hours and hours of work (made sound like nothing at all) for pennies an hour.
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Old April 9th, 2009, 10:10 AM   #4
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Yeah, sorry Noel ... I tend to be sarcastic a lot. Especially when they're asking for a price I wouldn't give to a close friend (because if they were REALLY that close, I'd be IN the wedding). CL has some real works there sometimes. It's rare to see a wedding videographer requested, but this is nuts!
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Old April 9th, 2009, 10:10 AM   #5
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For curiosity sake I did a Google search for that e-mail address. The site shows what kind of person you're dealing with. Even if you can get past all of the spelling mistakes, you have to pay to see a demo.
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Old April 9th, 2009, 10:43 AM   #6
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Yeah, sorry Noel ... I tend to be sarcastic a lot. Especially when they're asking for a price I wouldn't give to a close friend (because if they were REALLY that close, I'd be IN the wedding). CL has some real works there sometimes. It's rare to see a wedding videographer requested, but this is nuts!
Hahaha. It's okay, it is funny how some people like to take advantage of other people. There was a listing at Craigslist before, wanted wedding videographer, will feed you and you will get to work with a wonderful photographer. Yeah right, I'd rather work with a not so wonderful photog and get paid.
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Old April 9th, 2009, 10:50 AM   #7
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I'd rather work with a not so wonderful photog and get paid.
Ha! Yeah, seriously!

I googled his e-mail and found his site too. He's charging $600 for exactly what he pays you $175 for. I guess that's just a finders fee? My favorite part was the page about all the things that the brides said ... one of which (out of 2 total) was just a request to save a date for them.
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Old April 9th, 2009, 11:06 AM   #8
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Wow, $7 to view his on-line demo? I find it inconceivable that anyone would ever pay.
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Old April 9th, 2009, 11:39 AM   #9
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HELP! I Still Have Not Recieved Wedding Videos!!! (LONG READ) - Head-Fi: Covering Headphones, Earphones and Portable Audio

check out that guys story. Kinda sad. I wish I heard the end of it.
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Old April 9th, 2009, 10:56 PM   #10
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Wow, I actually read through all that... somehow I don't think he'll be getting a referral from them. Maybe he should download SiuCheung's Excel Job Costing spreadsheet.
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Old April 10th, 2009, 12:30 AM   #11
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My conscience would never allow me to string someone along like that. Never. If you underbid a job and its your own fault, be a professional, take the financial hit and learn from it. This was clearly a scam. These are the horror stories that couples fear when they leave deposits.
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For curiosity sake I did a Google search for that e-mail address. The site shows what kind of person you're dealing with. Even if you can get past all of the spelling mistakes, you have to pay to see a demo.
wow... I did the same search and they charge to view their demo???? Who does that?
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Old April 11th, 2009, 02:36 PM   #13
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Wow after reading the CraigsList-ing I feel sorry for any one who hires this scammer only to have him send some unknown person to shoot it... What a donkey.

I also read that other post that someone posted regarding this same dusch bag. There is a sucker born every minute. This guys is taking advantage of everyone from camera operator to customer. Four hundred, one dollars for a wedding shot and edited? People need to be more accountable and not so naive.
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Old April 11th, 2009, 02:48 PM   #14
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This is not a videographer, this is a scam (scum?) artist with large cajones. I am amazed at the restraint and patience the client displayed.
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"Congrats... you won the bid!" Classic :D
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