What is the IOV?
Recently, I have had a number of potential wedding couples ask me ‘what is the IOV?’ The Institute of Videographers is an association that accredits videography professionals. They offer training for wedding videographers and offer tips for couples seeking wedding videographers. At Butterfly Films, we are NOT members (we hope our work speaks of the quality).
However, we do think it’s a good system to ensure videographers have a basic level of competence at entry level. Here is a helpful article so you can consider if you want an IOV videographer.
Our favourite aspect of the IOV is that in the past they have offered a number of awards in various categories ranging from best Corporate Video, Music Video, Documentary and Wedding Day Film.
Although we don’t think it is necessary to be IOV accredited to produce professional, quality work, it would be nice to be involved with the IOV to be eligible for their videographer awards 😉