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Old July 6th, 2011, 02:50 AM   #31
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Re: Too many videographers?

An observation from the customer angle - at her wedding recently my daughter didn't want any photographer there during the prep, but was very happy with the two male videographers present who were completely unobtrusive.
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Old July 6th, 2011, 03:14 AM   #32
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Re: Too many videographers?

Colin, it's refreshing to hear that.

In my experience girls either ban all outsiders, preferring to get prepared in what I believe is the traditional way with their mothers and their chief bridesmaid, or they're happy to have all and sundry present, what might be called the modern way. The important learning for all suppliers is to ask in advance.
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Old July 10th, 2011, 12:03 PM   #33
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Re: Too many videographers?

I just worked and talked with a very well known photographer last night, he works with a total crew of 2. Last week, he worked with the video crew that showed up with 5 people with 5ds! In addition to steadicams and sliders, they had a big jib arm. The photographer nearly got smacked in the face when he turned around quickly and a 5d was floating there at eye level. He said he spent the entire 10 hours ducking, dodging, and jumping over video guys. Shooting weddings here is quickly becoming a fight on the
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Old July 10th, 2011, 03:03 PM   #34
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Re: Too many videographers?

And shortly thereafter "video" will be banned from many venues because of complete and total BOZOS who show up thinking a wedding is some sort of hollywood set... or because they need to have 5 SLR's to "cover" well enough to get usable footage because they aren't competent with their gear...

The rest of us will HAVE to shoot DSLR's so we can go in "stealth" pretending to be photogrphers!

If I'd been the photog, I'd have "accidently" bumped whatever rig was sticking in my face, just to make a point about professional courtesy! Yeesh!
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