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Welcome Gut! My best advice (usually don’t have any cuz I’m relatively new too) Is listen to the folks on this Forum. I have never had anyone steer me wrong. I silently learn a lot from Birdcat because I read a lot. Earl C is great. He will give you anything including his grey hair cuz I’ve given him most of it with my elementary questions that he happily answers. Glean from everyone, develope your style call it your own and enjoy!
Thank you. All good points. I use P2 cards so I’ll have to think about the raw footage aspect.
Interesting concept. It depends on how soon they can get the usable footage categorized for the client to view and edit. If it’s easy for the client to edit and quickly post on the social networks, many people may go for it. When we did weddings, we could not compete with cheap because we wanted to produce a professional video. We all know we can’t compete with the “do it yourselfers”. That’s a whole different category. This kinda gives the buyer a type of ownership like they did it themselves and had help from their closes friends who may know more what the Bride and Groom want than the local videographer. I’ve seen instant cameras on tables at weddings for everyone to take pictures. What ever happened to those?
Another for paid – http://www.smartsound.com/ the Group Amotz Plessner has some pretty intense cinematic music
You nailed it! Great book, “They Shoot Funerals, Don’t They?” I finished the book and I feel like I’m armed and ready to start making Memorial Videos. You are correct. You do have to have a compassion for people to venture into this field. I’m not shy by nature <wink> but this is a field that (before I read your book) I would never have considered. Approaching funeral homes for business would not have been my forte. I think the best section in your book is how to approach these businesses. That’s my biggest hurdle, but I believe I’m ready now. Thanks for the help!
I have not finished “They Shoot Funeral, Don’t They” but I will soon because I believe this book will help anyone interested in breaking into or improving their video/montages for funerals. This is an area we want to go into and I can’t find a better resource. I use it like an instructional manual. I highlight and take notes right in the book. The templates are perfect since I didn’t know where to start. AND I feel comfortable asking the author directly when I have a question. Well done, Earl!October 20, 2010 at 8:54 PM in reply to: I have been asked to make CD copies. How much should I charge? #181388
Thanks. I don’t think they want any artwork, packaging or shipping, albeit I think your pricing for that is quite fair. That does give me a good idea for just bare copying/paper sleeves. I am set up for graphics and art if they prefer that. You are right. That is labor intensive!
ArtOctober 20, 2010 at 8:16 PM in reply to: I have been asked to make CD copies. How much should I charge? #181386
That’s a good way to look at it. I may go with your first suggestion. My equipment is about 9 years old but in good shape because i don’t use it much.
Thanks for your reply