Should you hire a professional videographer based in Toronto or go with a freelancer? This is the question many people have in mind when they begin searching for video production services. With so many companies and freelancers available, it can be tough making a choice. At VCM we understand the frustration this must cause many individuals and organizations when they are looking at creating video content. With our 30-years of experience we have catered to small and large scale productions. We always strive to provide cost effective video production solutions to our clients that will help their sales, marketing and communications goals as well as increase their bottom line.
Factors That Differentiate a Professional vs. a Freelance Videographer
Getting well-produced audiovisual content may be your main goal but various other factors will affect just how effective the video is and whether you will be satisfied with the outcome or not. When we’re approached and asked why we think we’re the better option, we ask our clients to consider the following factors and how we compare to freelance videographers. It all comes down to what is your expectations.
1. Product quality
We provide our clients with the highest level of film quality. Our team consists of highly skilled professionals with years of experience in a wide variety of projects. We eat, sleep and drink video production. You can be sure of quality with a team like ours to back your project.
When you deal with a freelance individual, you’re relying on the talent of one individual. If they aren’t up to the task, then you will end up losing your investment. Reliability, consistency and professionalism are also factors that come into play when dealing with a freelancer. Unfortunately, they aren’t always reliable, consistent and professional.
2. Level of support
Our clients come first. We are in business because of them. We therefore strive to provide our clients with the best support they can get during and after the project. Clients have access to a contact person whom they can get in touch with any time they need to make an inquiry or require some assistance.
You won’t get the same level of support with an individual. They just don’t have the resources or time to provide it.
We are able to offer our customers affordable rates for projects. This is because we are able to cut down production costs without compromising on the quality of our work e.g. we own our equipment as opposed to freelancers who may have to hire equipment from elsewhere and factor this into the cost of the project.
We make it easy for our clients to get what they need when they need it. If you want to hire us for any project, all you need to do is visit our website and place a request. We’ll get back to you as soon as possible and ensure that your needs are met.
We also offer end to end services to our clients. You get all your video production needs met all under a single roof. We provide services for creative, script writing, casting actors as well as voiceover talent and recording, editing, sound, animation and much more.
You don’t have the same level of convenience when it comes to freelancers. They may have other projects they are attending to and won’t have time to work on your project immediately. You’ll have to wait until they are available. You may also have to hire different professionals for different jobs.