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Wedding Videography: What to Include on a Contract

Wedding Videography: What to Include on a Contract
When owning a wedding videography business, much care needs to be taken in order to protect it. The best way to do this is by using contracts. If a conflict should ever arise between you and the client, a contract provides a solid reference as to what was agreed upon. Since signed contracts are legally binding, it can help save you and your business from costly law suits. You should always include a section within your contract concerning liability. How much money should the client receive if the services weren't fulfilled due to unforeseen and uncontrollable circumstances like equipment failure, lack of cooperation, technical difficulties, or any other event beyond your control? Without a limitation of liability clause, the client could sue you for well beyond the amount paid for your service. There are many unforeseen situations that could make your job as an event videographer impossible. If you can not fulfill the services agreed upon, having a limitation of liablity clause that specifically states what you will be monetarily held accountable for can save your business from unneccesary legal expenses down the road. There are hundreds of details that need consideration when making a video. By utilizing the Videomaker Complete Book of Forms, you can make the best choices and avoid problems before they arise. The use of these forms will boost your client's confidence in you as a professional. Interested in more tips on event videography? Sign up for Videomaker's free Wedding Videography Course. This free tip series is designed to help you improve your video production skills, fast.
June 29th, 2011


jro2011's picture

i have a customer who is entering the video we taped and edited in a contest, in which he could win some money. who owns the rights to the video and what would be the best way to work with our client to split the money if there is any and do we have any right to some of the money? thanks