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- September 12, 2007 at 4:52 PM #42771FitzufilmsParticipant
Ive been shooting weddings for about a year and a half now. Today I got a call about shooting a Sweet 16 party. Ive never done anything like that before. Off the top of my head I quoted them $75 an hour with a minimun of 4 hours guaranteeing me $300, which they had no problem with. It’s on a Saturday so there is a chance I would be giving up a wedding.
Anyway my questions is, what the heck does a completed Sweet 16 B-day DVD look like? What should I look for, etc. Anyone that has done one of these and could give me some tips, or an example of what theirs looked like would be great. Thanks.
- September 12, 2007 at 8:34 PM #179222EndeavorParticipant
I would probably approach it like a wedding reception and edit it in short form style, using highlights and music. I wouldn’t think they should expect more than about a 20 minute video.
- September 13, 2007 at 9:04 PM #179223FitzufilmsParticipant
Thanks! Thats what I was looking for.
- September 14, 2007 at 9:24 PM #179224brandon0409Participant
I don’t know if I totally agree with that.
I shot my first Sweet 16 about 2 months ago.
Yes – It was shot kind of like a reception
And they were looking for nearly the same coverage as a reception.
When I met with them, they were expecting at least an Hour of video.
This party included:
Speeches (like at at reception)
Cutting the cake
It was very involved
It will definitley be more than you expect.
- September 28, 2007 at 10:27 AM #179225AnonymousInactive
Agreed there. My first Sweet 16 was composed and processed much in the same style as a wedding…
Beginning with the Church Ceremony, the Readings, the Confirmation, the Baby pictures, the arrival to the Reception, the first Dances, the Candles, the family/guest photos, the Full Party Dance, the Birthday Cake, the Recollection speeches, the messages from Friends, the Last Dance….
We got about 6 to 8 tapes of RAW material and cut down to 1 hour finished video.
(it was a loved one’s neighbor & my first themed-shoot so I stayed low in the 300 range).
With all the activities going on, it was a lively shoot which definitely kept me on my toes!
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