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Mesa Film Editors

Browse these film editors with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in Mesa.

  • 9 years in business
  • 172 hires on Thumbtack
Jackson R.
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David did a fabulous job with the photography and video. The editing of the video exceeded our expectations as well as the photographs. We highly recommend him.

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Randy Cason Photography
4.8
from 63 reviews
  • 15 years in business
  • 155 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Trey N.
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Randy did an exceptional job with our video. His experience and equipment is top notch. He knows how to film to get excellent footage and his gear is top of the line. We were very impressed with his work, it was perfect.

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Chris Smith Video & Photo
4.9
from 41 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 37 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Miranda W.
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My husband and I really loved the videos Chris made for us! Both the highlight film and full length had their own unique qualities. We also appreciate that Chris gave us the option to choose the song we wanted for the highlight film. Not all videographers do that. What I, Miranda, personally loved about Chris is how easy it was to talk to him, and how comfortable I felt with him around. I never felt uncomfortable or awkward, even during the getting ready shots, and that was the first time I had met him in person. He was a perfect gentlemen and I’m grateful he was there. Here’s a few detailed shots that I screenshot straight from the videos he created of our day! Do know that he communicates as often as you reach out. Sometimes I worried that we hadn’t been in touch more before the wedding, but I recognized that it was because there wasn’t anything we were waiting for or that was pending. We were that well prepared. Besides, he always responded promptly when I did reach out, so communication isn’t an issue. We highly recommend Chris!

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Eyes Across the Sky
4.9
from 37 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 50 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Shawn P.
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Kyle films our youth football games and does a great job. He's reliable and provides quality timely work. I highly recommend him! -Shawn

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Arizona Wedding Video
5.0
from 32 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 48 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Cindy C.
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Roger was the videographer for my son's wedding at Starfire Golf Club in Scottsdale Arizona. He went above and beyond to accommodate all of our wishes. He even came to the rehearsal the day before to film the love story video, and then stayed for the entire rehearsal. He was professional and friendly. The quality of his work is amazing. The final product is fabulous. We couldn't have asked for more. Also, his pricing is very fair.

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iStudios Media
5.0
from 27 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 48 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Jamil C.
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Outstanding video filming and editing skills. Great team to work with!

Dextra Films
5.0
from 14 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
Ryan A.
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It was an outright blast working with Dextra Films. It’s always easy working with someone when they have a true passion and love for the work that they do, and Justin is no exception. I wish had the photos from my wedding readily available to share, but they can be found on the Dextra Films Page. I loved how everything turned out. I would highly recommend working with Dextra Films for any of your photo/video needs.

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  • 28 years in business
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Lee G.
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I have hired Steve Porter on two major documentary film projects. His work was exceptional! A good value and he was delightful to work with. He knows how to capture the moment and in a very delightful capture. Thanks, Lee Groberg

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Spencer Schmitt
5.0
from 13 reviews
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Gabby E.
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Spencer was absolutely amazing! I do not think he could have captured my wedding day more beautifully. He is extremely talented and got my video back to me super fast. I can honestly say there isn’t a single thing I would change about my video and I am so happy that I chose him to film my wedding.

Thrill Wave, LLC
5.0
from 12 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Amy S.
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We asked Thrill Wave, LLC to jump in and film a client for us when our team wasn't able to do it ourselves. They were friendly, professional, and worked with us in a limited time frame.

Christian Ely Creative
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Amelia K.
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Christian is a master of his craft. He was very easy to work with and made me feel comfortable in front of the camera. His creative energy kept the videoshoot running smoothly and although he was organized and knew what he wanted, he was careful to listen and be in tune to me before and during the filming process.

  • 8 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Michael G.
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Jeff Smallwood has an astute eye for capturing the interesting and beautiful moments in life. He's artistic, creative and simply has "the eye" for capturing apex quality images. We created a short film together and his knowledge of photography improved the overall quality of the product. I trust his work in both film and still images. He is also super friendly and can get along with anyone. -Michael Gilkison

BluCitrus
5.0
from 9 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
James F.
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Steven did a great job with graphic design work for my film - super fast turnaround, very professional to deal with, and the product is better than I could have hoped for. Would definitely hire him again.

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Second Star Productions
4.9
from 9 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 18 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Rich S.
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We used Second Star Productions for scouting a football team. Bill provided great film! The video quality is top notch and he captured the formations and plays perfectly. He was zoomed in appropriately and continued filming at the end of plays so you can really see who is rolling off the pile. He was very responsive from the start and confirmed the assignment details on project day. He arrived early and provided updates. Got the film the same day so we got eyes on it right away. I was able to get our coaches a great look and that's the point! Worth the $!

Miranda's Creatives, LLC
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Anne M.
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Miranda is an artist, transforming you for your all important headshot. She knows how to capture the essential "you" on film, rather that take a portrait. She is a true pleasure to work with.

AZ LG FILMS
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Alexandra O.
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We had a great experience working with AZ LG Films. For this shoot we worked with Lemar and were very happy with entire process. The challenge for us was that we could not be on location and had to trust the videographer to get what we needed in an area we didn't know a lot about. Lemar was very engaged and responsive leading up to and after the shoot, which put us at ease. He gathered all the shots me needed and additional ones as well. Also, if you are looking for aerial footage, he does a fantastic job and we were very happy with what he filmed for us. We look forward to reaching out to him with more projects and hope he'll be available to work with us again.

Story-Driven Cinema
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Josh A.
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Can't say enough good things about Story Driven Cinema! -Excellent communication from start to finish -Shooting session was easy and efficient -The final product was absolutely phenomenal. People who have seen the video are blown away by its quality. Looking forward to shooting more projects with Story Driven Cinema!

Julio Copelly
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Brandon S.
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Needed an editor for a last minute job and Julio was able to respond quickly and meet to get the work done. His editing abilities are one of a kind and he brought life to the video without breaking a sweat. Something that is important to me and my work is being able to capture human moments that often go missed and Julio has the eye for these perfect moments. Hope to get the chance to work again with him in the future.

Jeffrey Smiley, Jr.
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Jonathan I.
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I had the privilege to work with Jeffrey filming a wedding this past month. What sets Jeffrey apart from other videographers I've worked with is his love for film technique, and his overall client-focused care. To him it's all about producing a style that is both professional, and unique to him. When you see it, you know it's his work. As a fellow professional, he made me want to write this review so people know how awesome this guy is. I'm telling you, Jeffrey comes highly recommended by me, and he will prove it to you the first time he meets you.

Filmroot

New To Thumbtack

    About

    We provide film production, photography, and videography for your event or commercial. Post editing is done in FCPX, and sound editing is done in Reasons Elements. We offer lighting and film production services. Call now for an appointment.

    Halil films

    New To Thumbtack

      About

      Halil films is a free lance comeany, filming from music videos, short films to any of your needs. Halil films was founded by Jay Barrientos who attended EVIT film school. Our company showas ambition and is here to fulfill your visions! We enjoy working with customers, as well as the creative ideas that any person may have!

      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.

      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.  

      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. 

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