In today’s ever-growing digital world, we are seeing more photographers and videographers make their way into the business arena. A lot of these photographers and videographers are freelancers, meaning they don’t work for a company and are available for hire. Usually, people choose to hire a freelancer for a one-time, shorter project. There are so many freelancers nowadays that are taking business away from video production companies. However, there are a few risks that come with hiring a freelancer. In this blog, we will take a look at the differences between freelance and video production companies.
One Man Show
When hiring a freelancer, you usually aren’t hiring a team, you are hiring just one or two individuals who do all the filming and editing themselves. When you hire a video production company, you are usually hiring a team that all has different strengths. When you hire a video production team, they are able to create many different types of videos and have a good amount of input on what looks good and what doesn’t. In addition, a team like this will make sure each area of your project is well-polished and your final product comes out magnificently.
The problem with hiring one freelancer is they usually only know how to make one or two different types of videos and might not have as wide of a skill set than a video production team. In addition, freelancers can take a long time to get your project back to you because they have to work on everything one-by-one. If you are on a time-crunch with your project, it might be in your best interest to go with a video production company.
Legally Binding Contract
By hiring a video production company you usually have a signed contract with them that says they will deliver on their product. When you hire a freelancer, the only thing you have to depend on is their word. By not having a binding contract, your final product may not be what you wanted, could be delivered late, or may not be fixed after you find errors.
When you have a written contract, there usually aren’t any hidden fees or surprises with your video hire. Video production companies like to package things for you, such as a custom graphics or script writing with your video production and editing. When you have a freelancer producing your video, they might add on extra costs, especially if you ask them to edit something again.
High-Quality Finished Product
There are a lot of talented freelancers out there who can deliver a great product on time. However, by hiring a video production company you ensure that you are getting the highest quality of product that is on brand. In addition, freelancers have their strengths and weaknesses, so if you are just hiring one person, then you might miss out on some crucial details that would make your video perfect. When you choose a video production team, there will still be strengths and weaknesses, but one individual’s weakness will be another team member’s strength. Every small detail of your final product will be paid attention to, giving you a perfect final product.
Although you can have a lot of success in hiring a freelancer, you won’t ever regret hiring a video production company to create quality products for your business. If you are looking for an award winning video production company, look no further than Fusion 360. Fusion 360 has an incredible video production team that can create any video for any brand. Give us a call today to get started on your next video!