A complete guide to starting Wedding Videography Melbourne as a business
We are back. Here’s the second part of the series “A complete guide to starting Wedding Videography Melbourne as a business.” In the last article, I stopped with “How do you prepare your mind for the business: point 2.” Let’s continue from point 3.
* Be ready to handle tough situations: The majority of the customers appreciate us, and a few of them blame us. Anyway, they are your customers so you must try your best to treat them right. OK, one in every 10 customers can be an odd one (very difficult to deal with.) Well, it’s not just your customers, some vendors would give you a hard time too.
I am not saying that you keep your head down when you meet such individuals. Always be professional when dealing with them. It’s true that they give you money, but you offer them what they can’t do. So, when the time is right; don’t think twice to be direct.
OK, now you know about the mindsets for starting Wedding Videography Melbourne as a business. So, mentally you are prepared to start the business. What’s the next step? Now let’s move on to the equipment.
Well, you are just starting the business, so buying all the basics would be sufficient. If you love videography, you may already have a camera. As I said in part-1, I don’t suggest to you buy “this and that.” If you are having so much money to invest, you can even by the world’s best DSLR camera. I am giving you a list of the key equipment.
1) A DSLR (Digital Single Lens Reflex) camera: This compact camera is your best friend for shooting a wedding. Every videographer in Wedding Videography Melbourne industry use these compact cameras. I am not going to explain what a DSLR camera is. Very easy to handle and great video quality. Many world famous brands are there, so you can do your research and buy what you can depend on your budget.
2) Lenses: Well, you don’t need dozens of lenses to start the business. You can even hire the lenses in the beginning. As a videographer, you know about the lenses in the market. You can speak with an expert in the industry. You don’t have to buy 2-3 lenses with a higher focal length. New videographers believe that higher the focal length, the better the lens. No, but you need a lens with a higher focal length to capture objects at a distance. Anyway, I am not going into the deeps about lenses here.
3) A laptop: Well, obviously you need a laptop to upload the footage for editing. You better have multiple hard drives to backup your data. As soon as you finish capturing, transfer your camera data into your laptop (you can’t rely on the camera memory card.) Well, you can keep a desktop too (with the laptop.) The laptop is easy to take with you wherever you go. Apart from storing footages and editing, a laptop (and a desktop) is essential for running your website. OK, I am not suggesting you a laptop’s brand, but I use an Apple’s MacBook Pro.
Great, I am going to stop at this point. Let’s meet with part-3 soon. This series will have many parts (it seems.) Follow the series to know how to start your Wedding Videography Melbourne business.