Cameraman screwed up royally
I hired a cameraman on StaffMe Up. This is what happened. He arrived an hour late although he drove from LA to Vegas but on a Sunday there is no traffic. We were using his equipment. He arrived without correct batteries and we had to go out and buy them. It took him 2 hours to set up, it should have taken one. It was obvious he didn't know what he was doing. When we finally finished, the main cameras media card was blank!! We could not reshoot. We were doing interviews and the subjects were already pissed off because of how long it was taking. The second camera for the closeups were soft. His excuse for his media card was that it might have been too old. I had my own, but they were less capacity and he wanted to use his.
What should I have done? Should I have paid him the full fee or just his expenses to drive to Vegas?
I feel he should have tested the cameras to make sure they were operating properly.
I don't want to ruin his reputation by posting a negative review but.....
I have never had this happen to me before.