Favorite Friday Vendor Spotlight: Mike Picard Videography
MIKE: I started shooting video when I was about 13 years old as I was the designated video person in my family of 8 people. My dad had bought one of the first camcorders that was out and basically told me that I was going to be the person to film all of the family party’s and things seeming as though I liked anything to do with technology. I did these kinds of videos all through my teen years. Once I had gotten out of high school I had a couple of different retail related full time jobs and realized that this wasn’t for me. I still had the passion for something more in the A/V field. I was into home theater and video and really anything that had to do with it. I started asking around if anyone knew of any video companies were looking for help. I come across this one man and he was nice enough to let me tag along on a couple of weddings with him and soon after I was getting paid to do this and helping him out. In the beginning I asked if I could just watch and learn and not even receive pay from him. He said sure and started taking me out on jobs with him. His name was Andy and he was from North Attleboro area and I wish I could find him now some seventeen years later to thank him for giving me the chance. I worked with him for about a year and it was the best year of my life. He taught me the bare bones on setting up shots and framing and basically everything that comes right down to the bare essentials when t come to composition. He was slowly getting out of the weddings end of the filming and going more towards cooperate jobs and that was something that bored me. I then moved onto another company and after about four more years of getting even more experience I then opened my own company and the rest as they say is history.
TPD: What makes Mike Picard really special?
MIKE: Well I’d have to say that I am probably the longest running video company in the state that is also still the busiest thank god. I am really particular and very OCD. Therefor I am real particular on how this company is run. I get back to people within a few hours of an inquiry, phone call, or email. I strive to keep up with the latest in both technology and techniques. We have a great turn around rate which is normally in less than two months. That is huge considering we have almost 85 weddings booked this year. I guess over all it is the persistence in which we continue to keep moving forward as we continue to put more and more years under our belts.
TPD: Is there one specific video special that every client always asks for? If so what.
MIKE: I love doing this because of the feelings we bring to all of our customers. Many of today’s jobs go unnoticed and un appreciated. We continue to receive thank you cards with nice long letters telling us how grateful they are for having us document their wedding day. That is what it’s all about, making our couples happy. This makes us happy!
The Perfect Details wants to thank Mike for his time and also his amazing work!