We are behind the times on a lot of things here maybe this is another LOLNo.
Not a single music video inquiry directly EVER. ...I get karaoke inquiries from time to time. Much more frequent 8+ years ago. However, in terms of music video...ZERO.
I have seen 1 lead on Gig Masters where they were asking for Music Videos. That is 1 out of 2,100+ life time leads since I have been a member on there.
Honestly, I am not noticing TVs even being set up as often at events online compared to just 4 or 5 years ago. ...Just judging from the number of Gig VLOGS I see posted on youtube by other DJs...It just seems TVs with music videos is not being requested nearly as often...and even 5 years ago it was a niche thing.
I agree. I love doing video I wish I could do more of it but the ones that will pay the extra costs are few and far between here. Either way it makes me happy to have a video collection and it's not make or break if I sell shows or notIt's the only media I use and although there's a small demand, it's one of those features that need to be explained and the benefits of it.
Just as in the Golden Years of Mobile DJ, when start-up costs were the first weeding out step of the masses trying for the quick buck, obtaining a sufficient video collection to do a high-quality presentation and performance is that way now.
Most negatives about videos emanate from those who a) never have done a first-rate show with them; b) don't charge the fees necessary to sustain the collection; c) are just naysayers about anything that they cannot do.
The multiple tv aspect is simple... a $40 hdmi splitter from amazon can give you up to 8 tv's at a time. Multiple content mixing is a different story... you can get a cheap hdmi selector, but there will be lag in between each switch... or a $2000+ video mixer that can take multiple sources and mix them seamlessly and add effects. I don't think it's an investment worth making if you're just doing weddings. I did it for the sweet 16's as it's much more common there. Weddings they find them a little less necessary and don't offer much to the experience like a photo booth does or lighting. It's also more work for the couple as they now gotta dig up baby pictures. As mentioned, between June 2017 and June 2019, there are exactly zero weddings that added on this feature. In late 2019 I do have 2 weddings adding this on, but it's not a consistent trend. In fact it is my least sold add-on for weddings. At sweet 16's its the complete opposite with about an 80% add on rate. But for them its a different experience and there's added value since we provide a photographer whose just one level short of being a wedding photographer.I agree that the money to be made is definitely in the production package (e.g. all that you mentioned Master Taso) plus multiple screens on well decorated and lighted totems/crank stands/arches, et al.
Here's where I cop out.
I've never done a multiple screen presentation, nor used arches/totems, nor have the manpower nor the time desire to put such a thing together. I'm basically a lazy guy who prefers to be a mobile DJ in the most basic terms. 40-minute max setup from arrival at the door/30-minute max breakdown sucking down a vodka heading home. Basically, I've found my comfy zone and it has served me well to my needs.
Yet, I have not seen a single live video production operation in a wedding scenario (90% of my business). Seen ads. Seen promos. Seen YouTube. So far, I haven't seen anything or anyone that would make me grab my chips, push them to the center of the table, and go all in. Maybe I need to ask you if, when you have your next wedding with what you've described as being offered, I could come to you and tag along as that fly-on-the-wall. You might just be the guy to turn me.