DO I REALLY NEED A VIDEOGRAPHER FOR MY CHILD’S BIRTHDAY?
Surprisingly, this is a question more commonly asked than you’d normally think. My own position is this:
Videos are a great way to capture memories of your child’s special day, and are sometimes even more effective than photos.
My own favorite usage of video is this: a few years after Sofie’s (my eldest) birthday party, I let her watch the video coverage of her own 1st birthday. You should see her reaction!
I think videos offer a different dimension to the story of your child, and will serve as the perfect souvenir of his/her special day. Just make sure you preserve it well for posterity! A good way to do this is to upload the videos via Dropbox, iCloud, YouTube, or any other web service.
Sydney’s Kokeshi Party. Video by Lemon Three Films, Styling by Party Magic
So. Assuming that you are on the hunt for a videographer, who should you consider? As with all other suppliers, my own philosophy about getting a videographer is – if you’re going to spend for event styling anyway, then make sure you record it well by getting a good videographer! Which leads me to:
THE NO. 1 VIDEOGRAPHER ON MY RECO LIST
I have the firm belief that for every artist or creative showing off their wares out there, there are a few special ones that really show good work. Being a creative is a tough job: you are more or less required to produce unique material day in and day out. And none is more creative than Lemon Three Films.
Just take a look at what they’ve done for Marco’s 7th Star Wars Birthday Party (styled by Party Magic, of course!):
Marco : Episode 7 Birthday Series. Video by Lemon Three Films, styling by Party Magic
This film reel blew me away. There is that dramatic intro of these Star Wars characters, with a moving spotlight shining light and taking it away. Then a transition into more fun, light-hearted music where scenes of guests enter the party and Marco preps for his big day. There is a clear story line here, but is arranged in such a way that is creative, unexpected, and not boring at all.
Artz of Lemon Three, the master director and editor, clearly did all the right things here.
What I like about Lemon Three. Lemon Three is made up of the rock-solid duo of Artz and MG, and so far have delivered in every party we work on together. Here are the things I like about them:
- Churns out great, creative work.
- Is professional, prompt, and easy to deal with.
THE LEMON THREE FILMS WALL OF FAME
Being a creative myself, I couldn’t resist but create my own visual collection of Lemon Three’s great works (all of these parties were styled by yours truly at Party Magic, of course!). I am the furthest thing from a techie, so this took me a couple of hours to create!
And so it is with great pride that I hereforth present the Lemon Three Wall of Fame!
(Place your mouse over each image and click play!)
Lemon Three Films Rate Sheet (2407 downloads)
Phone Number: +63915 416 2828
THE FINAL WORD
There is nothing more satisfying than seeing your vision of a wonderfully styled party come to fruition. And it is even more satisfying enjoying the hard work you’ve put into planning this party thru the lens of a well-crafted, well-thought out video feature.