WANTED URGENTLY: A Videographer with Integrity


I’m on the verge of giving up on finding a videographer with integrity. This advert/notice serves as my final frantic effort in my search.

In the past 4 years, I’ve worked with over 4 videographers. The relationship usually ended when the videographer always seems to have a good excuse why he was delivering the DVD 1-4 months after the agreed-upon date of delivery.

In one instance, the videographer told me the reason for his 3 month+ delay was the fact that he just moved office and was busy “settling down.” I wish he had hinted to the fact that his “relocation” will affect the client to that extent. The client would definitely not have hired him.

Another interesting excuse given by another videographer was that his colleague was missing & presumed dead; therefore he couldn’t attend to the client at that moment. 3 months passed and you would think he would have gotten over the missing person so he could deliver the client’s job.

It’s just frustrating. A few minutes ago, I had a client who asked if I could recommend a videographer for her wedding and I had to tell her that it will be better if her close friends & colleagues recommended someone for her and not me.

Are there no more videographers with integrity. Somebody? Anybody? It’s so bad that clients wont even mind hiring a videographer whose job is rated 7 out of 10; as long as he is a man of his words and delivers when he says he will deliver.

Or was it part of their training to make sure clients are disappointed and never return to them? I’m beginning to think so. Somebody should please prove me wrong.

So this is my last clarion call to anybody out there that knows anybody that is a videographer with integrity. You must be able to vouch wholeheartedly for the person. There are hundreds of clients waiting to be satisfied with your services. Somebody help me! Somebody, PLEASE, help me!!!!

But then again, maybe I should consider adding “videography” to the list of services I render my clients. Until then, if you fit the description of “A VIDEOGRAPHER WITH INTEGRITY” you can send your details to seunakisanmi@elophotos.com

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2 comments

  1. Ajala Adekunle · January 4, 2012

    Thank you for giving people like us the opportunity to prove untrained videographers wrong. I’m Ajala Adekunle Oluwatobi, i badge diploma in film art from National Film Institute, Jos. A seasoned cinematographer, i was into event videography before i went to Jos to studied film. Now i’m back to Lagos with all my experience and training, i’m capable of this task by putting integrity and discipline as the first priority of my transaction. Thanks once more for the privilege, i’ll be waiting to read from you. This is my phone number 08127104919. Thanks and God bless.

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  2. FAB WEDDINGS · January 5, 2012

    In as much as i would love to single myself out as the one videographer who delivers “on time”, i would love to define the reasons why some video briefs may be delayed.

    1) Poor understanding of client’s expectation. A senior colleague once told me that ‘once you understand your client, your job is 60% done”.
    2) The pressure to drop prices to attract clients: as the number of videographers triples daily, more videographers are having to reduce the chrges to rock bottom to get jobs. the consequence is that after the shoot, same videographers are saddled with responsibility to self edit, because they cannot afford to outsource. Such videographers are also tempted to leave such jobs for new jobs that will pay the bills.
    3) Our weddings are too long and too detailed hence a good videographer has to literarily move frame by frame to ensure quality.

    Nonetheless, there is no excuse for delay in delivery. I pray that videographers will go through proper business training to know how to keep in touch with a client, whenever job gets delayed.

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