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Scottsdale Film Editors

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Randy Cason Photography
4.8
from 61 reviews
  • 15 years in business
  • 154 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.

  • 9 years in business
  • 166 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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Chris Smith Video & Photo
4.9
from 39 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 36 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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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!

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Eyes Across the Sky
4.9
from 27 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 43 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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CineDream Studios
5.0
from 23 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 30 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Mark T.
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Excellent video of our daughters wedding! Carly did a great job of capturing all the special moments of the wedding and she did a great job of editing the video. This video will be treasured forever! Thank you Carly!

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  • 28 years in business
  • 10 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

  • 2 years in business
  • 20 hires on Thumbtack
Pasko T.
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I hired Levi for some video and photo projects and I am glad that I did. He was very professional and well acknowledged of his work. He is a problem solver and has been a huge difference maker. He's my go to videographer and photographer when I need one. I definitively recommend him.

Pinnacle Productions
4.9
from 11 reviews
  • 29 years in business
  • 18 hires on Thumbtack
Paul R.
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Outstanding customer service. John was competent and worked extremely well with Banner Healthcare folks to film a large Grand Opening celebration. His professionalism was very much appreciated and his work is excellent.

Bullseye Video & Photo
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 17 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Marissa C.
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It was VERY last minute that hiring a photographer was necessary. I had never worked with Dave before. We had a lengthy phone interview, and then a short "on hold" while I discussed with my clients. We pulled the trigger and met Dave the next day! It was important the essence of this party was captured. A little boy was having the most outrageous, fun birthday party a child could ask for and every aspect of it needed to be on film!! And that meant from the absolute beginning of the guests arriving, to creating wax molds at the end - the entire experience needed to be remembered for a long, long time. And it will be . . . A photographer who takes the time to listen with intent, ask questions ahead a time, take the initiative to visit the site in advance tells me there was a real professional in Dave. Throughout the entire day, Dave knew what his plan was, knew how to be in our scene, but wasn't!! His presence was everywhere, but yet you never felt like he was intruding anyone's space. 6 hours FLEW by . . . And as we wrapped up and said goodbye to a spectacular day, Dave was still shooting . . . But this time, he was capturing a family photo - something most photographers wouldn't have thought of . . . But Dave did!! Thank you Dave!! A job well done and forever remembered!!

BluCitrus
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 16 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.

Samsara Studios
4.9
from 8 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 23 hires on Thumbtack
Ayisha P.
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I’ve been working with Samsara Studios for a few months now. These guys are so creative and they always have fresh ideas with every shoot. They make filming videos a breeze! I highly recommend them!

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.

Dextra Films
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 3 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.

  • 1 year in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Yolanda S.
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I'm amazed at the wonderful work that Newlywed Cinema did for us on our wedding day. We are already referring others to this video team. Way to go guys! We are in love with the film that you created of our wedding!

AZ LG FILMS
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 8 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.

6/15 Films
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 5 years in business
Ashley W.
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We can't thank 6/15 Films enough for the videography they did on our big day. We were worried we wouldn't be able to fit video in our budget, but they gave us an awesome price and made an incredible highlight video we could show all our friends and family!

About

I am a videographer and editor. I am currently located in Phoenix, Arizona. I have a bachelor's degree in media production, with an emphasis in film and television production. I am primarily a director but can easily man other position as needed.

About

Not only do I do professional photography, I am an editor and videographer as well. I shoot for live events or rehearsed and staged situations.

About

I specialize in film and video production along with editing. Also, I have experience in Final Cut Pro 7.

  • 34 years in business
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With over 30 years of experience and dozens of awards, Spectrum Video & Film offers a wide range of video production services and event AV services that will meet your needs.

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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