I spend a lot of my time editing recorded conference presentation videos, whether they're from smaller scale meetups or higher level conferences they've all left me with a small niggle... presentation slides.
Tradeshift is a platform that allows your business to sell and buy everything they need on one platform. This is a promotional video I made for them.
"I don't have the budget right now, but I might do for future jobs, could you do this one for me for free and..."
What often ends this sentence is predictable but can often be insulting and, at times, infuriating. As a freelance videographer it's something I often hear, more times than I actually get offered a financial reward in exchange for my services. I would say that the video and film industry is in a race to the bottom, but that would be suggesting that we're not already there, when in actual fact we're in the basement. We've gone subterranean when it comes to getting paid to do our jobs.
How do you make the most of your event videos? It's perhaps the trickiest question you have to answer when faced with a quote. We've already explored the justification for the seemingly high cost of video production, as well as working out the best way to cover our event. The next question shouldn't be "How can I make money from them?", but perhaps it should be "How can I justify my event videos?".