A complete guide to starting Wedding Videography Melbourne as a business Part-1
Hi, friends. Here’s the first part of a series. I am writing the series for everyone who loves videography. Well, you may be a professional wedding filmmaker already. What’s your next step? Are you going to work for a company forever, or you want to start your Wedding Videography Melbourne company? Wedding Videography is flourishing as a business today. OK, in the 70s and 80s, people thought wedding videos are boring. They consider it as a “maybe.” The world is developing at a rocketing speed today. New technology changes everything.
In the 70s and 80s, the groom’s best friend recorded the wedding, or bride’s uncle recorded the function with a Betamax camera. Those days are gone now. Today, the couples look for more dramatic wedding footages. Creative editing makes Wedding Videos more interesting to watch for ages. Thanks to the new technology, cost for creating great footages is affordable now.
This series (the guide) is about starting Wedding Videography Melbourne as a business. Saying the cost of starting the business is not practical. It depends on your budget. OK, let’s start from the first point.
1) How you prepare your mind for the business: Every business has its ups and downs. You better be ready to handle whatever comes to challenge you. How are you going to do that? I will show you the way.
* Expect to capture the unexpected: Every couple is different, so their likes and dislikes are. Some couples have “crazy” wedding ideas (sorry about using the word “crazy”). Every couple wants their wedding to be “unique.” So, they come up with all kinds of ideas. Don’t expect every couple to like your previous work or to settle with what you suggest them. Don’t assume every wedding is similar (the ceremony, speeches, dances, and going out.) If a hundred couples come to meet you, they will ask for a hundred different things. Even if you show them the “world’s best wedding footage,” they would ask you to add or remove things.
Imagine you showing them your best wedding video. Then, the couple says, “Yes, it’s good, but we don’t like this part, so don’t add it to our footage.” Will you get discouraged thinking “they didn’t like my best work.” No, you shouldn’t. That’s why said, every couple is different, so their likes and dislike are.
Expect the unexpected when you go to every wedding. The venues may be the same, but the people are different. Some weddings don’t go according to the schedule. Go to each wedding with the mindset to expect the unexpected.
* Your personality: Be social. Well, read any article about hiring a Wedding Videographer. You will find hundreds of articles across the web, and all the articles explain the importance of judging the personality of the videographer. As the videographer, you will be following the couple throughout the function. You should have a likability factor to create a bond with a couple as their future wedding videographer.
Well, if you are not social, you can’t be around people and capture the weddings. As a videographer, you will come across happy/sad tears, emotional moments, and occasional fights as well (in weddings.) Well, I am not suggesting you show your teeth all the times. Look smart, professional and be friendly. Through your existing customers, you can make future ones.
That’s the end of the part-1. Read the rest of the series and know how to start Wedding Videography Melbourne as a business.