Can I just shoot the video myself?
Again, there’s a reason you’re hiring a professional instead of having your intern shoot something on their iPhone. Technically, yes, you can just shoot it yourself. Sometimes you have to shoot basic video yourself. But remember that this is going to represent your company, your brand, and your cause. Here at Davideo Company, we have a saying: “Your video can be Good, Fast, or Cheap. Pick any 2.” If you just shoot it yourself on a cell phone, it might be fast and cheap, but nobody is going to mistake it for professional work. If your video features an interview with a client or someone who’s received help from your organization, you would greatly benefit from having someone experienced with interviewing in order to draw out the best material in a calm, sensitive manner. You’ll want to have an experienced editor who can turn all of the raw footage into a fully-realized project. A professional videographer will be able to tell your story in a way that looks and sounds great and inspires the viewer to take action. If you’re going to invest your time and resources into video, you want it done right.