Dorin the Videographer

Videography | Video Production | Live Streaming | BCPVA~Tri-Cities~BBB Accredited | Photography

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Frequently Asked Questions

I have a video need that doesn't fit your categories.

For inquiries on videography services in general, feel free to use the Special Occasions category to contact me.

Do you work on evenings and weekends?

Yes, if my schedule permits it, I can be booked for evening or weekend events.

Do you own gear or do you rent?

I have my own gear covering most Videography needs. If something additional is required, I will rent it and add the cost to the Invoice.

What are your cost rates?

Unless otherwise stated, my rates are fluid, meaning that they depend on several factors:

– how many hours/days of services are needed?

– is there a need for filming or video editing or both?

– how much gear is involved?

– is the filming local in Vancouver and surrounding cities?

– how simple or complex is the video editing required?

For an accurate Project Estimate please contact me and describe your video needs in as much detail as possible.

Do you have a minimum rate?

Yes, the half-day minimum is $400 and includes one camera + operator + filming time/setup time of up to 4 hours total. Any extra hours or gear will increase the production value and therefore the cost of the Project.

Why do you use Contracts?

To protect the Client and the Videographer. Contracts ensure requirements and goals are clearly communicated and documented between the two parties, as well as provide legal peace of mind in exceptional circumstances.

Why do you charge 5% GST?

I am operating as a registered legal business in Canada, and as such am obligated by the CRA to charge 5% GST on Projects. This money goes to the government, it does not stay in my pocket. GST is standard business tax for any well established business.

Do you offer 4K or slow-motion?

Yes, I offer content in both 4k and slow-motion at 1080p120fps.

Are your rates negotiable?

Yes, once you have communicated your video needs, I will let you know the cost rate to make it happen. If your budget is not accommodating for the cost of the Project, then I can re-estimate the Project based on your communicated budget and subtract features and production value to match the budget. If the budget is met but you feel too much production value is sacrificed, then this is an indicator that you might need a student or beginner Videographer instead of a professional.

What areas and cities do you service?

I operate in British Columbia, mainly in the Greater Vancouver Area. However, for Projects covering travel expenses and accommodations, I offer my services anywhere in Canada. I am based in Port Coquitlam, but have worked in several cities: Vancouver, Burnaby, Delta, Mission, Hope, Coquitlam, Langley, Surrey, Whistler, New Westminster, Chilliwack, Richmond, Abbotsford, Pitt Meadows, Maple Ridge, Calgary, Edmonton, Duncan, Kelowna, Penticton.

Do you offer live-streaming?

Yes, I offer single-camera as well as multi-camera live-streaming.

Do you work alone?

I am a solo entrepreneur that has connections with other professional Videographers and can assemble a team to service larger Projects.

Do you offer drone services?

While I currently do not own a drone, I do have connections to drone operators that can supply the needed footage for your Project.

Do you offer discounts for non-profits?

Sometimes, feel free to contact me and inquire a discount for your particular video needs.