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Old August 26th, 2010, 03:40 PM   #16
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I think preps are more important to those videographers whose bread and butter are Same Day Edits since it gives them extra footage to work with...if your business model is straight doco style i guess its not that important..

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Old August 26th, 2010, 04:21 PM   #17
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I think preps are more important to those videographers whose bread and butter are Same Day Edits since it gives them extra footage to work with...if your business model is straight doco style i guess its not that important..

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No doubt. It would be very hard to put together a nice SDE with no prep. Not saying it can't be done because there are some individuals that can make something beautiful out of almost nothing ... but I think the average SDE needs some of that prep footage.
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Old August 27th, 2010, 08:27 AM   #18
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That doesn't seem to be a big problem in San Francisco. I have had some brides that don't want it but that doesn't make my package any cheaper. I offer "up to 10 hours" of coverage. If they want the full 10 then they get it, but if they want only 5 hours then they pay the full 10. I do this cause I usually only get weddings on Saturday, I won't book a wedding at half the price on Saturday when I know another bride will want to pay the full price.

Prep is boring for me, but they seem to really like it in the end. You have to convince them otherwise. I convince my clients that they are in one room with all their best friends for one day. DON'T YOU WANT IT DOCUMENTED??

You don't have to start with them putting on make-up. Tell them you want to start w/ putting on the dress.

Your not only a filmmaker, you are a sells man.


Thanks Kelly,

That is a great way to approach it.
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Old August 27th, 2010, 08:53 AM   #19
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90+ weddings this year and only 2 brides don't want prep.
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