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Glendale Cinematographers

Browse these cinematographers with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in Glendale.

Creative Doorway
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Christopher S.
Verified review

I worked as the cinematographer for James on a music video he was making in Atlanta. He is a very easy going, creative person and is open to other peoples suggestions. I learned a few things from working with him and had a lot of fun as well.

Dennis Ly Media
4.9
from 10 reviews
  • 6 years in business
Bryan B.
Verified review

Dennis Ly is my go-to cinematographer. I put 4 stars only because I think 5-star reviews are b.s., but this guy is easily a 5-star filmmaker. He takes my humble ideas and brings them to life in ways I could never dream of. Look out for this guy, he's got big things waiting for him in L.A., NY, London, Paris, or wherever he wants. If you can tie him down for something then consider that project the best you've done to date, every time.

Chambers Cinefilms
4.9
from 7 reviews
    Jessica P.
    Verified review

    Alex is a very talented cinematographer! He’s got a great eye and put together a beautiful piece for me! The shots...the music choice...everything was beautiful! I intend to work with him again! If you’re a creative professional looking to tell a story, Alex can tell it!

    Keil Productions
    5.0
    from 5 reviews
    • 5 years in business
    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
    Shawn E.
    Verified review

    Andrew has shot every project I've produced and/or directed over the last 4 years (apart from the ones I shot myself), and I highly recommend him. Not only does he have a good eye, steady hand, knowledge about cinematography and filmmaking in general, but he's a nice guy who's easy to work with. The percentage of shots we've had to retake for camera vs other issues on set has been very low. His high-quality equipment from camera and tripod to dolly and lighting combined with good control to keep frame and focus has made sure that the shots we get come out looking great. We've also saved a lot of money vs renting all of that equipment individually, and he even has a good quality audio setup which is often overlooked to the detriment of many films. I should also note that he's been very helpful in pre-production breaking down scripts, making shot lists and generally helping to make sure that our projects would be successful. I've worked with plenty of cinematographers on other people's projects, and while there are some other good ones out there whose work I enjoy and respect, for me and my team Andrew's been the best fit and the most reliable and consistent cinematographer I know.

    iN Motion Films

    New To Thumbtack

      About

      I am a cinematographer with 24 years' experience in the television and film industry. My work has taken me all over the world, shooting all types of subjects. Paying attention to lighting and composition is a key factor while setting up a scene. Being very particular and precise while shooting will show in my work, which is why all my clients are always very pleased with the final product I produce. I take great pride in what I do and would appreciate the opportunity to work for you, so that you can achieve exactly what you're looking for. I shoot on all platforms and formats and am also a very experienced FCP editor. I own all my own gear, so I will be able to keep your production cost down to a minimum. Contact me anytime with your needs, and let's talk about how I can bring your idea or script to life. Thank you.

      Adam Newton Creative

      New To Thumbtack

      • 6 years in business
      About

      My company is all about the relationship -- I treat my clients as friends. I am a professional creative that has experience with the cinematography and editing of numerous weddings, nonprofit/causes, and events. If you're looking for a photographer, I do that as well! I love capturing moments that my clients and my friends can hold on to. Check out my site for samples of my work. Thank you!

      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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