You could. Here’s what you can expect:
→ An editor who doesn’t specialize in Wedding Films
We could stop there.
→ An editor who doesn’t specialize in Wedding Films AND more often than not views wedding films as “low-glamour” work.
→ The Work-For-Hire Mentality means the higher paying clients will always come first. Freelancers can’t handle high volume, as they have too much on their plate, while always searching for more gigs.
Training a Freelancer on your style can take dozens of e-mails, chats, spending hours on back and forth all for an editor who may not stick around for season 2. Their response time may be slow…maybe they’re on vacation… again.
It won’t last forever. 2 is one and 1 is none.
But you’ll still
→ Spend valuable hours and energy finding the “right fit” before you move into training
What was supposed to cut back on your backlog is now pushing your backlog farther back from completion. Now it’s growing.
→ If you don’t have a system for an in-house hire in place, you’re looking at purchasing more equipment, subscribing and getting used to internal management systems (large files, data, need an IT System to be in-sync).
→ Managing an editing team is time-consuming, and it’s easy to fall into a micromanaging mindset if you don’t trust your editors implicitly.
This still doesn’t promise your editor will be a passionate member of your team, and is bound to suffer Burn Out. Turnover turns you back to Step 1.
You’ll find that most other wedding film editing companies are not based in the USA. The have a faceless identity, no one standing by the name. Can you trust them? Some are more akin to factories, churning out the same style and format videos.
→ Outside of the U.S. means accounting for time differences
→ Currency fluctuations occur and should be monitored
→ Higher transaction & Shipping fees, items may be delayed in customs
→ Difficulty with communication, and different cultures mean different standards and expectations that can be a major struggle to overcome
Some companies have dedicated team members spamming thousands of wedding videographers day in and day out. It’s a numbers game.
→ We invest in our team with training that allows them to craft edits that feel more genuine to your style.
Editing is more than “just editing”
→ Our lines of communication are always open, Monday through Friday.
→ A dedicated Project Manager works with you from Project 1, and they want your films to succeed
→ We’ve developed a system that’s seamless, easy to use, and saves time
→ We’re not about getting the first project right, and then giving you 60% on Project 2. We want Wedditor to be a scale-able solution for your post-production workflow.
Wedditor is invested in strengthening your brand: we offer translation services, music selection and music library services, and we love learning new effects, transitions, and styles to keep our clients at the top of their game.