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Hoover Film Editors

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Arkade Media
4.8
from 59 reviews
  • 17 years in business
  • 86 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Lou F.
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would hire James/Arkade again. Delivered quality film that put our company and our customer in excellent light. Dealt remotely with our customer very well.

BB Media
4.8
from 40 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 98 hires on Thumbtack
Kristie P.
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I used BB Media for a video of my wedding. I was so impressed by the video. We felt like movie stars watching ourselves on screen. We had a vision in mind and told Brandon and Kayla what we wanted and they brought it to life. Thanks again.

Wolf Lighting Productions
4.7
from 23 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 38 hires on Thumbtack
Jef N.
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Brighton is a brilliant videographer. He shot and edited the video in a few days, and delivered an absolutely outstanding product. I was truly blown away at his craftsmanship and creativity. People that viewed the final product had nothing but praise. I will definitely use him again and again. Keep up the great work!!!!

FourMinuteFilms
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Andrea S.
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My husband and I have worked with Adam on two different occasions and the outcome was outstanding! His films move people and he understands what it take to evoke emotion in his viewers.

Joshua J Hamilton
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Breanna S.
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Josh is a hard worker who gets the job done! With precision and artistic flare his films will be sure to put a smile on your face. I highly recommend him to all! I love when I have the opportunity to shoot at his side, as well as seeing his finished products come to life. As a professional photographer myself, I think Josh is 5 stars all the way!

Delacio S.
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Mike did an excellent job filming and editing s show I ask him to record. He was very patient and understanding.!i would recommend mike to other project as well as do others for me

Yellow Dart Films
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
JJ B.
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Worked alongside YDF on a dance/film project recently. Great to work with, and I was very pleased with the shots. Highly recommended.

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!

  • 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.

Next Level Productions
5.0
from 1 review
  • 9 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Michael R.
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Kyle Roberts / N.L.P. is a BARGAIN for the level of high quality production value for the money. Expertise, equipment, experience second to none. I wish ALL companies I deal with operate with this level of professionalism. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND N.L.P. for any video, editing, production or related need you may have. No need to look further !!!!

About

I am a video editor specializing in journalistic style. I worked for several years as a broadcast news reporter and video editor. I am a visual story teller with an eye for what matters to the client.

  • 35 years in business
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I bring with me over 30 years of Film/Video and Photography experience with attention to detail without losing sight of the big picture.

  • 6 years in business
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I am a local filmmaker who has created short films that have been shown in film festivals around the country!

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I have extensive previous experience with videography of weddings, business, legal, school and sports. I also have a strong ability to operate digital video equipment, wide knowledge of Final Cut Pro, iMovie, Windows and Mac operating systems and AVID Liquid Pro. I have a day, evening and weekend availability. I am a dynamic team-player, have strong ability to work independently, professional, and loyal to the company. I have proven high abilities to be an efficient, multi-tasked, dependable and reliable worker. I also have excellent writing and oral skills, and am observant, keen on details and goal oriented.

  • 1 year in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
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I started MK Photo & Film as a journey to share the special moments of my family and friends. Being able to be apart of people's greatest achievements and biggest days of their lives is truly an honor. I capture anything from portraits and engagements to families and events. My work is detail-oriented, timeless, and bright.

  • 23 years in business
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We provide short films, music videos, video promos and advertisements. If you need them, we got them. Our talented, experienced video/film production staff can walk your project from conception to completion, helping to improve your image the whole way. After all, image is everything. We also offer photography and web design!

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I capture special moments to keep for a lifetime. I do weddings, concerts, sporting events and anything that needs recorded.

  • 8 years in business
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We deliver cinema quality productions that are within reach of local businesses and individuals.

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We pay attention to the small details that many videographers miss. We get to know our clients so that we can provide them with a product that fits their creative style.

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Zlenz Media is a production company that specializes in documentary and film. We provide quality work in HD and 4K video.

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I'm a young photographer, trying to build a portfolio and get into bigger work. I enjoy portrait and pet photography the most.

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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