If you’re having a quinceanera event soon and have video on the mind, that’s great! Quinceanera videographers are fantastic because they have the ability to capture your quinceanera in a whole different way than your photographer will. It will certainly add an entirely new element to documenting your quinceanera day. Let’s assume you’ve already done your research and decide to choose our services for your quinceanera video. Even after that, there are still some things that you will need to discuss with us in order to ensure that you’ll be happy with both, our part in the quinceanera day and the final quinceanera video production or delivered product.
Here’s what you should discuss with us before making the final decision to purchase a video option for your quinceanera event:
Typically, quinceanera videographers will offer couples either a “highlight film” or a “feature film”. It’s very, very important to understand the difference between these two options. A “Highlights Quinceanera Video” is just what it sounds like: a little video of the highlights of your quinceanera and reception. These are typically around 5 to 9 minutes long, and these are the types of videos that you’ll post to social media or email your family members. This video will only include snippets of the day, and not full segments. Please note that “Quinceanera Highlight Videos” are the only ones we offer.
The music that will be used in the “Quinceanera Highlights Video” is something that many families completely do not discuss with their videographer, and then they regret it when they see their video. After all, music can make or break your memory film.
If you have certain music in mind for your video (and many families do), ask the quinceanera videographer if he or she will allow you to use it. If you don’t have a preference, be sure to ask what music we will probably use. If you don’t like it, that is very important. Ask if they have music you can choose from, or what the process for music selection is. Whatever needs to happen in order for you to know what music will be used, make sure it happens before the videographer edit the video. Otherwise you may be unhappy with the vibe of the film.
Sometimes great work takes time, but we understand you don’t want to be waiting for your quinceanera video for long. It can take especially long if you’re event is on the “high season” (late spring through early fall).
Be sure to ask us what the turnaround time will be.
The Raw Footage
If you want your raw footage that the videographer shoots, be sure to ask us for it. There’s no reason why we shouldn’t provide you this, and it will not cost anything extra. Many families enjoy having their raw footage because they may end up re-editing it later. Please keep in mind that we are only shooting for a “Quinceanera Highlight Video” and there might not be a full sequential video or dialogue.
Don’t Forget The Contract
As always — and as with any professional company — be sure to get everything you’ve agreed upon in writing. We always give you a final invoice with the contract and a breakdown with price and description of everything that will be provided.
Our agreements often cover things like replacements if the videographer gets sick or can’t make it, deadlines, overtime fees, refunds, etc. It’s a very important document to avoid confusion of service and deliverables. Everything we do is in writing!