Avoid Wedding Vendors Who Bash Others
You know it’s a trend – wedding pros are taking notice
I was directed to a post today on a videographer’s website warning brides to stay away from products like My Flip Wedding. It would appear that she is worried about losing market share. Many wedding vendors are very concerned about the growing DIY trend for weddings. But it’s time they realize that things have changed and couples want to incorporate personal elements into their wedding and DIY is a big part.
We love videographers. We love wedding video. So much so, that we want every bride to have the opportunity to have a wedding video to view on her anniversary. Whether with us or a high-end videographer; we simply want everyone to be able to cherish their wedding videos. But if wedding videographers are going to bash our products and call the couples theme choice cheesy, well, we need to set the record straight.
First of all I would like to thank them for choosing Storymix Media’s My Flip Wedding as one of the products reviewed. It is nice to see that we’re being recognized as the leader in DIY wedding video.
It seems strange that a videographer would prefer a couple have no video keepsake of their day if they can’t afford thousands of dollars for their services. Currently less than 30% of brides preserve their wedding day on professional video. The number of post wedding brides that RECOMMEND others get a video of their wedding is 98%. My Flip Wedding is a solution for the brides that want an affordable wedding video. Not everyone can simply afford the $3000 or more to hire a videographer like the post’s author.
Do You Think This is Cheesy?
Even brides that do hire a professional videographer are using our service as a way to capture the more intimate moments that only those closest to them would notice. Far from cookie cutter standard shots, these are the up close and personal memories shared among family and friends. Most of today’s couples also are interested in a video with modern effects and production values, not the same old boring thing they saw in their parent’s VHS version. Of course every couple has their own taste, which is why we offer 10 wedding theme editing styles to choose from. You can even design your own theme and our editors will create it! Take a look at the video the pro bashed and decide if you think it’s cheesy. It might not be for you, but the couple Marc and Amy sure loved it and that’s what really matters.
Wow, A Wedding Vendor Who Shows Their Pricing!
The poster took the time to go through My Flip Wedding’s easy to use ordering system and selected nearly every add-on available, bringing the total for the order to $813. While that was a very nice package, our most popular package is actually $355. It also throws a light on the transparency in our pricing; nothing hidden or added on to the back-end. Isn’t that refreshing?
One aspect missed in the post were the other wonderful ways our clients have been using their My Flip Wedding packages. By having the cameras for 3 days (as opposed to 6 hours) they are capturing the parties before the wedding like the rehearsal dinner or the ladies trip to the spa. They are putting together video guest books. They are even extending the experience by taking them on their honeymoons.
Will You Really Edit the Footage?
Yes it is true that people can buy their own Flip cameras but too often what happens is they end up with hundreds of clips to watch on their computer; no story, no cohesion. Part of the real magic in videos is in the editing process. With our Storyboard feature, couples can choose the scenes that mean the most to them and then have our editors use them to tell their story. Or simply rely on our editors to create it all for you.
You might want to tackle the editing yourself (if you have 60 hours of free time) or ask a friend to do it (if you really don’t like them much). Consider what the final result will be compared to our fully Apple Certified Pros. Additionally, unlike some video companies, we have a large library of legally licensed music that our editors expertly incorporate into your video.
Will a video shot on a Flip type camera by an amateur ever replace a $3400 or more professional video? Not likely, but then that isn’t our intention. But I would suggest staying away from any vendor who likes to bad mouth others. The story of My Flip Wedding is to give today’s couple a new and different set of tools to capture their day. As this trend grows, we’re excited to be part of couples’ ability to enjoy and share their wedding for generations.
Ed Spencer says
You’re right. Vendors shouldn’t bash one another. And if a videographer can’t explain the difference between what they offer and what you offer – then, well, they have a serious issue.
Knowing where to point the camera, placement, framing, and lots more goes into ‘getting the shot’. There is a reason that people go to film school to learn this sort of stuff. It’s not just ‘point and shoot’. Equipment and talent greatly affect the initial video.
And likewise – editing the film isn’t easy either. There is talent involved in that portion of the process as well.
There are millions of wedding held every year. Some are simple, courthouse steps type events, others are quickie Vegas weddings, and some others are huge, grandios affairs with ice sculptures, bands, and foreign dignitaries. Not every vendor will appeal to every sort of wedding being held…
It seems you’ve learned that – and they haven’t…. Keep up the good work…
Ed, great comments. A professional filmmaker will certainly do a better job with framing shots and knowing where to be. Hopefully those that decide a pro isn’t for them, they’ll consider using our services.
Thanks for the kind words.