You already know what to look for in a Tampa video production company. You know that experience, reputation, and ease of communication are all important and can determine the success or failure of a production.

But how about the things that you should avoid at all cost? Are there tell-tale signs that should signal the untrustworthiness of a company? What will it cost you to continue your partnership with these production houses?


Miscommunication is always a no-no. Under no circumstances should you deal with a company that cannot respond to your queries on time or gives you vague answers about their products and services. When a company is truly reputable and has nothing to hide, it can answer all questions, comments, suggestions, and even negative perceptions. It would be able to give a straight answer to the concerns raised by a prospective client.

When you start to inquire for a Tampa video production service, the company should be able to respond to your request for a quotation.

Non-signing of Contract

So many companies send a contract and ask the client to sign it. The problem is they never actually had the contract notarized or worse, they didn’t even bother signing the same document they asked you to put your name on. When this happens, remind the Tampa video production company that you have no intention of honoring the contract unless they sign it and have it notarized.

The notarization of a document makes it legally binding. It means that if the production company fails to deliver the output, you can hold them liable.

Too Good Promotions

When a promo or package is too good to be true, most of the time, it truly is. Say, for example, that a production company is offering to cover your whole-day event for a fixed price of $500. The package includes whole-day coverage, same-day edit, albums, blow-up framed photos, and many more. Would you believe it?

Can someone send a whole team of photographers and videographers to your event for that amount? Check the details of the offer: how much down payment are they requiring? What is the terms and method of the payment? Is there a contract involved? Would you meet the team prior to the event?

Always be careful negotiating and entering into partnerships with production houses that offer promotions and discounts that are too good to be true and don’t have much experience in the industry that you are in.