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Old January 3rd, 2013, 10:40 AM   #46
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I'm not sure this has been on the rail since it started :) Here's an example I'm working on right now. Trying to incorporate interviews into the final film and trailer. That gives me their story and a direct view into their personality. I'm excited about the possibilities.
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That's really good Bill. I like it a lot. The interviews help the story telling. How many people did you end up interviewing? It looks like it's all at the same location.
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Old January 3rd, 2013, 10:58 AM   #47
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Your opinion on pricing and views about getting the market you want is definitely one I share. In fact, I live in the sf bay area and I know the market here can support $3k+ videos and definitely upwards but its really that mentality of thinking what you think you are worth is the key. I was hesitant when we started and of course as any business would. I think really we just let our videos speak for itself and price our packages according to what we think its worth. We decided beginning of last year to double our prices and interestingly enough we still booked as much as we wanted.

In regards to putting interviews along with the videos, we actually started doing that beginning of 2012. Our main focus first was to get to know the couple more than usual. What we've learned is that we get to fully understand their story and what's important to them. We find deeper meanings in what is and who is important to them on their wedding day, and we find out why. This results in a much more heartfelt video which they can better connect with rather than stitching together some clips of the day. But dont get me wrong, we're no StillMotion since they have a better grasp of dissecting couples. I'm just your average joe.
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Old January 3rd, 2013, 10:58 AM   #48
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Just the couple and the sister. Interviews took about an hour. I ended up with 20 mins worth of sound from both. That's enough to make a 15 min film I think. The other 2 I've done have been just the couple. But I also use the rehearsal quite a lot.
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Old January 3rd, 2013, 01:37 PM   #49
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Long from Canada actually has the same sort of approach as Bill so I'm very surprised he hasn't chirped in by now.
Hi Chris,

I didn't give my opinion because I thought this topic has been discussed so many times already and it always ends up being the same. On top of that, my own personal journey and the experience I've been through is probably different than many people so most of you probably can't relate to my stories anyways, not to mention that very few people here would be insane enough to do the things that I did and sacrifices I've made so far.

So if you want to know my story, I really don't mind sharing it or giving advices, but at the end of the day, whether it applies to you or not, all I have to say is just do what you think is right for you and most importantly, just do what ultimately makes you happy.

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Old January 3rd, 2013, 02:24 PM   #50
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Long, I would be interested in hearing your story.
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Old January 3rd, 2013, 03:43 PM   #51
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Hi Chris,

I didn't give my opinion because I thought this topic has been discussed so many times already and it always ends up being the same. On top of that, my own personal journey and the experience I've been through is probably different than many people so most of you probably can't relate to my stories anyways, not to mention that very few people here would be insane enough to do the things that I did and sacrifices I've made so far.

So if you want to know my story, I really don't mind sharing it or giving advices, but at the end of the day, whether it applies to you or not, all I have to say is just do what you think is right for you and most importantly, just do what ultimately makes you happy.

Happy New Years!

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Old January 3rd, 2013, 10:17 PM   #52
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Great Video Bill, along with great story telling.
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