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Cheap Wedding Videographer Ideas Part 2

6. Here’s a great idea for the “Do It Yourselfer”. Whether you get an uncut version of your wedding video from a professional or you have a friend or family member tape your ceremony, you can edit your own video with a free program that’s already on your computer. If you have just a little knowlege of the computer you can use Windows Movie Maker (It’s comes standard and is under accessories on your P.C.) to edit your own video. You can easily add music to your video and titles and credits and make your video into anything you want. When you are finished, upload it to www.Kunaki.com On Kunaki’s website you can download their simple software, and design your own wedding c.d. cover and c.d. insert.

Now for the very cool part – You can get one or a hundred copies of your very own wedding c.d. for only 5.75 to your door! That includes a shrink wrap covering, custom insert, and a UPC code too! No minimums, contracts, setup fees, or hidden fees either. Now that’s a bargain in my book. That’s the best Cheap Wedding Videographer Ideas I have for your.

Here’s some additional tips about making your own wedding video. Do you have a favorite wedding song? Download it from your Ipod to your computer and drag and drop it into windows movie maker for your video background music. Do you have some great snap shots from your wedding? Add them into your video. If you weren’t able to have your wedding video taped, you can make your video entirely out of all your snap shots. Just upload them to your computer and insert them into Windows Movie Maker. You can drag and drop your photos in any order you like.

Would you like to narrate your video? I’ve got a free software for you that’s so easy a child could use it. Download www.audacity.com This program has simple buttons to click on that look like old style tape recorder buttons. You will need a USB microphone, or a USB headset with a microphone. Or you can record like I do, and use the built in mike in your laptop. You will be amazed at the great results you’ll get. Not professional, but pretty darn good!

After your wedding video is uploaded to Kunaki, let your guests know that they can order their own copy for only $5.75, directly from Kunaki’s website. When you send out thank you cards you can include a little message letting your guests know how to get a copy.

This last suggestion may not be to everyone’s liking, but if you think alot of people may go online and buy a copy of your wedding video c.d., then you can add a little to the price you set at Kunaki and make them, say $10.00 each. What will happen is Kunaki will send you the difference between $5.75 and whatever amount you charge. Again, I know that’s not normal procedure for weddings, but with Kunaki, it’s possible. you may just get enough extra to cover a pocket video camera.

I’ll be making my pocket video recommendations soon, so sign up for my RSS feed. You won’t want to miss out! There’s some really great ones out there for around a hundred bucks!

May you live happily ever after,
Maureen

Cheap Wedding Videographer Ideas Part 1

Here are a few options to getting a great wedding video without paying a fortune

1. Place an ad in a college paper or on a college bulliten board to hire a film student video tape your wedding. When you hire a college Woman with video camera.student, they will have access to professional equipment and training at bargain basement prices. Let it be known that you are hosting bidding for the project and watch them fight for the honor.

2. You can use the same means as above for finding a student photographer to take pictures at your wedding.

3. Hand out disposable cameras at your reception so that your guests can share their experience at your wedding for you. Don’t forget to collect them all at the end.

4. Ask a friend or family member to videotape the ceremony for you. If you feel it’s necessary you can ask them to do it in lieu of a wedding gift.

5. If you decide to hire a professional videographer, check their references and view some samples of their work. Get your agreement in writing and read all the fine print to ensure you get exactly what you expect. You will need to discuss how many guest interviews you want included in your wedding video and you will want to make sure the videographer knows the other important events to record at your wedding and reception.

To save on the cost, ask to receive an uncut version of your wedding video this way you can choose what gets edited out. You don’t need too much footage of things like dancing or eating or other slow repetitive moments. Another idea that may work for you and save you money on your video package is to ask for a complete video of your wedding and brief version of your reception. Also not having any backgound music added in or any other special effects will also save you money.

Stay tuned for part 2, with my very best cheap wedding videographer idea yet to come.

May you live happily ever after

Maureen

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