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Bessemer Video Filming Professionals

Browse these video filming services with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in Bessemer.

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Arkade Media
4.8
from 59 reviews
  • 17 years in business
  • 86 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Becky M.
Verified review

Roger and his daughter, Eliese, did an amazing job video taping my daughter's wedding at Anderson Gail Farms on May 17, 2014. Roger captured the beauty of the venue, the emotions of the day, and the precious moments we missed, I am thrilled with the result. I highly recommend Arkade Media!

BB Media
4.8
from 40 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 98 hires on Thumbtack
Kaylon G.
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BB Media/Cape 3mpire Productions did a fantastic job filming my fraternity'd promotional video! The filming went excellent and the editing was outstanding . I look forward to using them once again

Wolf Lighting Productions
4.7
from 23 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 38 hires on Thumbtack
Jeff S.
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Filmed and produced a video for me and did an absolutely fantastic job! He was an absolute professional. Thanks a lot!

  • 8 years in business
  • 24 hires on Thumbtack
Vivek L.
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Michael did a great job on our media room. He is very knowledgable about what he does and goes above and beyond to make sure that all needs of the customer are met. He being an acoustician helps even more. Very professional and committed gentleman !! Will use him for sure again for any audio/video needs. Highly recommended !!!

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  • 6 years in business
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Emery H.
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David was outstanding to work with. He was very patient with us as we tried to figure out what changes we wanted to the video. We will use his him and his services again very soon

Joshua J Hamilton
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Ali C.
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Joshua is professional, experienced, patient and kind! We are so thankful that he was available to shoot our wedding and share our special day. We couldn't be happier with the results! Videographers can capture your wedding in a way that still photography only barely scratches the surface. We absolutely love the video from our wedding and will enjoy it for years and years! Thank you Joshua!!!!!

Bill Watters Photography
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
AMBER L.
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Bill did a wonderful job shooting my photos and videos for my fashion blog at Huntsville's Big Spring Park. Even though it was a super cold and windy January day, he still remained professional, and the photos and videos turned out amazing! I would definitely book him again next time I am in town!

Digital Motion AV
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Pam F.
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I have been very impressed with Digital Motion. I had a very large program with multiple concurrent venues, each requiring different specifications and Digital Motion performed seamlessly to provide exceptional service and a very successful outcome. Specifically, the recordings were of outstanding audio quality with high intelligibility and accuracy and video content that had remarkably sharp resolution providing viewing that was both accurate as well as enjoyable. I would have no hesitation in recommending them highly for even the most complex project and will most certainly use them for my future events.

Southern Wedding Co.
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 3 years in business
Justin N.
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Couldn't ask for a better job! Very professional at the wedding and the film editing was superb! My wife and I still watch our video all the time. It's perfect!

Yellow Dart Films
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Matt R.
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My wife and I used Yellow Dart films and the owner Alexander Faulk to do our wedding video a few years back. We couldn't have been more happy with how it turned out! Mr. Faulk was professional and courteous. He was timely and organized and he was able to walk that fine line of being energetic and involved but invisible at the same time. He was also able to edit and complete the entire thing in a few short days following the ceremony. It was pretty cool for us to have access to our memories that fast. My wife and I don't plan on getting married again but if we did this is who we would use to do our wedding video. Highly Recommended!!!

Magic Memory Productions
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 2 years in business
Keondre H.
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Great service, video was some before he even said it would be.

  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Jared C.
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We were introduced to Cherie by a mutual friend. We were in need of someone to film our wedding. Cherie was great from day one. She was very receptive to our ideas, but also provided the professional insight of an experienced videographer. Our final product was outstanding. We have received nothing except positive comments. Cherie Olivier Video and Photography is the way to go.

A & D Photo and Video
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
Willie M.
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She was very professional and prompt. She is still working on the final project, but preliminary pictures look great! Can hardly wait to see all the pictures and the video. Thank you for the referral!

  • 16 years in business
Darrel P.
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Beverly Boy is an amazing company to do work with. They are willing to listen, and give suggestions as well. They are willing to educate, and work past schedule to make their clients happy. They are reputable and I know that when I turn to Beverly Boy I can leave everything in their hands and I will have an awesome product!

Reel Magnolia Media
5.0
from 1 review
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Amber T.
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The ladies at Reel Magnolia are the best! They're great to work with and they produce amazing wedding videos (at a great value!) that you will cherish for years to come. I would definitely recommend them if you are looking to really capture every perfect aspect your big day!

Kirby B.
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SMS have produced many high quality videos for us - many of them overnight. They have been super professional and are a delight to work with in every area.

Rogm Films
5.0
from 1 review
  • 7 years in business
Alecia B.
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Anthony Harper is a very professional and organized individual. His work is unique, well thought out and will leave you in an "ah" state; enjoyable.

Rush Videos
5.0
from 1 review
  • 13 years in business
Joseph B.
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Gary and his team did an outstanding job with our wedding video. We could not be happier with the finished product. I recommend Rush Videos for all of your special events

Threefold Films
5.0
from 1 review
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Kelly E.
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Trip did a video project for me. He was very quick on his turn around time and very accommodating. The prices are reasonable too. I was very pleased with the final video and appreciated working with Trip! I am working on my second video so Trip can edit this one too.

Coleton Phillips
5.0
from 1 review
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Boris S.
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Coleton did an amazing job for our wedding videography. The film came out amazing and him and his team are true professionals. I highly recommend him for any of your filming needs.

Dustin V.
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Mike is a highly skilled Videographer with an attention to detail and efficiency that sets him apart from other videographers — and shines vividly through his work. The quality of work that he delivers sets a standard by which others can be measured. His professionalism, focus and drive to be the best are contagious and make every collaboration fun and exciting to be a part of.

Q & A

Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

What is a videographer and what do they do?

A videographer professionally films weddings and other events and edits the footage to create film keepsakes or marketing materials for their clients. Wedding videographers record all the key elements of your wedding day, ceremony and reception, and then edit the hours of film during post-production to make a wedding video, social media highlight reels, and any other film features you choose. Wedding videography captures, in live action, your vows, the cake-cutting, the first dance, reception toasts, the decor, the guests and all the details of your day. Many wedding videographers also interview guests (based on an interview list provided by the couple) and incorporate the recorded responses into the wedding video. Event videography typically costs less than wedding videography, as events are shorter with less detail. The national average cost for event videography is $500-$760, while the national average cost for wedding videography is $990-$1,260. A videographer usually does not need to be licensed, but it is important to confirm they have insurance and good standing in the business community, as well as good client reviews. A great majority of the work happens during post-production. The pros watch and blend together the hours of footage they took (sometimes from multiple cameras) to capture the story of your wedding day or event.

How do you choose a wedding videographer?

A wedding videographer will create a lifetime memory for you from edited video footage of your wedding day, ceremony and reception. Choosing a wedding videographer starts with looking online at portfolios of their past work. There’s no need to talk to anyone unless you love what you see. Next, make sure they have good reviews and past client experience; don’t be shy about asking for references if there aren’t any posted online. When you find someone who has a style you love, ask if they are available on your wedding day. If so, it’s time to talk pricing. Be clear about your maximum budget, and ask what kind of packages they offer. Pricing will depend on the number of crew needed for filming, the hours they are required to be onsite, post-production editing, and the length of the final product. Talk with several wedding videographers to get a feel for what prices are like in your region. Nationally, the average cost for wedding videography ranges between $990 and $1,260 per event. Once you agree on a product and have a plan, get everything in a written and signed contract. Clearly state the details of what is expected for your wedding day and from the final product. Be prepared to pay a deposit to reserve their services for the day, then pay the remainder upon receiving the video.

What should you ask your wedding videographer before hiring?

Finding the perfect wedding videographer doesn’t have to be stressful. Asking a few key questions upfront will help you find the right fit for your big day. Before talking with wedding videographers, research their work online. Look at their websites, business profiles and social media, and see what their finished wedding videos look like. If the style fits what you’re envisioning, it’s time to reach out. During initial contact, make sure you get along with the person. This is important since they’ll be interacting with you and your guests.

Your first question should be about their availability; there’s no point in going further if they’re booked on your wedding day. Ask to see references if they’re not readily available online. Next, it’s time to talk about money. Ask how they determine rates or what kind of packages they offer. When you settle on a rate and the services you want, make sure to have a written contract that outlines everything, including cost, length of time they film, what post-production will include, and when you can expect to receive the edited project.

When do you pay your wedding videographer and wedding photographer?

Most wedding videographers and photographers require a set deposit when you hire them. Wedding season is a busy time and a deposit secures that vendor’s services for your wedding date. It also protects the vendor if the couple changes their mind at the last minute, and they can’t find a new booking and lose work for the day. The deposit may be anywhere from 20 percent to  50 percent of the agreed-upon total price. Always get a written confirmation that your deposit has been received.

The remainder of the wedding videography and photography bill may be due in the week before to your wedding or on the day of the wedding. Other vendors may require a second payment immediately before the wedding and a third and final payment after the wedding video or photos are delivered. Each vendor has their own policies, so before hiring be sure to read, understand and agree to payment protocols. There is no requirement for tipping wedding videographers or photographers, but if you do want to tip them, the end of the reception is the appropriate time. 

How much is videography for a wedding?

Wedding videography is one thing many couples regret not paying for. It may seem like just another expense during wedding planning, but it’s really special to have a moving memory of your big day. The national average cost for wedding videography is $990-$1,260. Pricing can vary depending on wedding length, special film features, the amount of editing required, and how many videographers are needed to cover the event. Many videographers offer packages that provide different levels of service. A very simple wedding documentary could be $600 or more, while a full-scale cinematic experience involving multiple videographers could be $2,500 or more. Here’s an example of average package pricing:

  • Package 1: $1,400
    • Footage during and after the ceremony, including highlights requested by the couple.
    • Two cameras with audio equipment.
    • DVD including a 3- or 4-minute edit to a song of the couple’s choice and a 45- to 50-minute raw edit covering the entire event.
    • Recordings of guests’ good wishes to the couple.
  • Package 2: $1,800
    • Includes everything from Package 1, plus an additional videographer (2 total) and aerial videography.  
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