Magnolia Street Productions

Chino Hills, CA

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About this pro

How does your business stand out?

We make TV shows of your favorite event. Multi camera, with good sound, and we can switch live if you like so you have the show later today. We shoot at higher quality than do most video services. Then, we can upload, make you professional DVD's with printed discs ( never a sticky label) or put your show on USB thumb drive. We can put your show on TV for broadcast or stream to the web, too.

What do you enjoy about the work you do?

I like bringing the imagination of the customer to the screen looking every bit as good as they imagined it

Location

Chino Hills, CA 91709

Background check

Complete

Years in business

11

Times hired on Thumbtack

44

Reviews

31 Reviews
  • Craig H. Sep 11, 2017
    Event Videography
    Verified Review
    Excellent communication, went way beyond what I expected and came well equipped with excellent gear. Tim is a true pro and the event taping was smooth and well executed. AND at the end of the event, Tim went out of his way and put in extraa time to make sure I had the media in hand before he left. What a great experience!! Thanks Tim !!!
  • Chris L. Jul 18, 2017
    Event Videography
    Verified Review
    Tim was exceptional to work with. We had a last minute, high-profile event that needed to be covered, and Tim rose to the occasion! Thank you Tim!
  • Sonya G. Jul 12, 2017
    Event Videography
    Verified Review
    Tim and his team were a pleasure to work with. From the start, he was very clear about what he was able to do for our event, and continued to go above and beyond what we asked of him. The team arrived to our event with plenty of time to set up, and made sure everything ran smoothly. The finished product was wonderful, and he worked diligently to deliver it to our exact specifications. I would recommend Tim and Magnolia Street Productions to anyone looking for a professional, reliable service experience. Thanks to them for all they did for our event!
  • Richard M. May 15, 2017
    Video Streaming and Webcasting Services
    Verified Review
    Tim is incredible. He helped us out on a project in which we had a shipping error and one of our techs got the flu. He does great work, is a good communicator, and I'd definitely recommend hiring him.
  • Lisa N. Apr 14, 2017
    Event Videography
    Verified Review
    The Best!
    Amazing professionals, wonderful people and terrific service and finished product!
  • Michael H. Mar 30, 2017
    Out of the Park
    The company recorded a 6-hour men's conference with a 3-disc package with the artwork on the cassette case. We are very pleased and will not hesitate to use Magnolia Street Productions in the future. They go out of their way to record the event the way we want it. Very rare and very easy to communicate with. Always available to answer questions. Excellent delivery service of the finished product.
  • Michelle J. Mar 29, 2017
    Event Videography
    Verified Review
    Excellent Service
    Awesome.....professional service!! Definitely recommended.
  • Karen S. Mar 2, 2017
    Next Day Video - Fantastic Service
    For 12 years now Magnolia Street Productions has delivered more than we asked for, and gotten us our video quickly. Tim has been recording at our school for years and always brings his full professional video system with cameras and microphones. In the school shows he is also open to teaching the students and allows some our best to learn how to operate the cameras and switcher. The groups get to hear and see a good recording of themselves, the next day which becomes a fantastic learning tool. We use the DVD's as a school band fundraiser and it has helped us buy instruments and include students on our annual trip to Disneyland. Our school choir and drill team have also used Magnolia Street Productions to document their events. We have all been extremely pleased with the service, and have booked in in advance for our spring show.
    Timothy G. Mar 2, 2017

    The exciting thing is making a multi camera recording of the musicians and getting it to them the next day so that they can learn from the recording while the show is still fresh in their mind. In school the football team gets training video, and the ballet dancers get a mirror, why not a way for the musicians to see themselves and improve? Thanks, Karen

  • Faye K. Feb 11, 2017
    Event Videography
    Verified Review
    My experience with Magnolia photography was awful. It started well, Tim, was excited about the project and made a promise for the product. He also had great reviews and that's why I hired him. BTW, this is the first time I am leaving negative review. Tim was supposed to video my event, then edit it for a 3-4 min promo. Product was the promo. He filmed my event in the beginning of September 2016. Today is February 2017 and I didn't receive my promo. Actually, I received nothing, as if my event didn't even happen. After many email exchanges where Tim promised to have it done "in a couple of days" I filed a complaint with PayPal. I submitted to them every email we have exchanged and PayPal is now fighting on my behalf to get my money back. This was not a job badly done. This was a scum, imo. Be aware.
    Timothy G. Feb 27, 2017

    Hi Faye, WOW - Now, you know that you got your video right away, and there is a bit more to the story. Let's review. #1 You got your video in days. PayPal ruled against you, a bit over a week before you left this note here, because you in fact DID receive the video months ago, and you can view or download it from Vimeo. https://vimeo.com/182424061 It has a date stamp. It is still password protected, and you have that password, because I keep my word about your privacy. # 2 Your disappointment started when we both counted on you, Faye. You told me that you were a new author from Russia and poor. You asked that your 2 hour speech about YOU BEING AN AUTHOR to 4 people at a writing conference be cut into a promo to promote your book. I said editing a promo was different from switching the live recording live and delivering it, as I had already done. Promos take a lot of time to watch for each moment in the show, and the cost can be $500 to $5000, based on a $50 per hour editing rate. I offered to edit your promo FROM YOUR NOTES to help a poor, starving author from Russia. This way, making your promo would have taken an hour, and I was willing to give you that. You tell me what words, jokes, winks, laughs and the story you want in 30 seconds - 3 minutes from two hours of talking, and I put them there. Simple. # 3 Money for plane tickets, no time to keep your agreement. Your emails from three different countries over 6 months asked where was the promo, and I asked where were your notes I needed to build it from? Sad that things are not going better for you, and you felt the need to blame me for something that you yourself prevented me from doing. Or things are going quite well for you and you decided to write an untruth because you are bored on an international flight somewhere. I hope you find happiness, I wish you well

  • Patricia W. Dec 27, 2016
    Event Videography
    Verified Review
    True professional! Quality, accommodating, wonderful!
    Tim is absolutely the best! A true professional! I could not recommend anyone more qualified, timely and the finished product was amazing! Stop looking book this company!
    Timothy G. Mar 2, 2017

    Can it get more fun than a wedding vow re dedication with the grown sons in the bridal party? Patricia's family is the type you read about that is fun, close, and open for adventure. We scheduled the shoot by the ocean at sunset. Then we got rain, clouds, and real weather. That is, right up to the moment of the vows and re dedication, then we got a break in the clouds and a sunset over their shoulders in San Diego. A beautiful event all around.

  • Alexia F. Nov 14, 2016
    Video Transfer Services
    Verified Review
    VHS transfer to DVD
    Great job!
    Timothy G. Mar 2, 2017

    Thank you, Alexia. The project here was the rare family video that the family needed a copy of. I personally picked up the VHS from Alexia and made the duplicates with great care. These were returned to her and placed in her hand, not shipped or mailed. I follow detail closely and did exactly that for Alexia.

  • Marcie S. Aug 25, 2016
    Event Videography
    Verified Review
    Timothy G. Mar 2, 2017

    A private party, at a private home, edited into an event video, then everything delivered directly and keep private.

  • Larry G. Aug 24, 2016
    Event Videography
    Verified Review
    Everything Tim and his crew provided was great, they were very professional and the price was very reasonable considering all the work they put in. Great to Work with!!!
    Timothy G. Mar 2, 2017

    3 camera live switched basketball game - a real TV show. This is a special event at the high school where a successful alumni professional basketball player returns to lead a team of alumni in a fundraising basketball game. We switched this one live, like a TV show, with three cameras and a professional sports announcer. Made the show recording that day for the client, and delivered DVD's for the alumni association for sale as a fundraiser. Thanks for bringing us in, Larry.

  • Judy H. Aug 13, 2016
    Event Videography
    Verified Review
    Videography of a funeral graveside service. Tim came to our home a week before service, introduced himself to us and we shared experiences. It was a great visit.
    Timothy G. Mar 2, 2017

    As personal as a service can be. He was a great man. Thank you , Judy.

  • Jonathan G. Jul 25, 2016
    Went above and beyond the other videographers we had hired on for our project; going as far as sending them via postal to us for us to meet our deadline.
    Timothy G. Mar 2, 2017

    Thank you, Jonathan. We shot the big school graduation with three cameras, extracted still photos of key events as separate digital files, and shipped the final edited show to the client to speed up the process over on-line transfer of the files. See you in the spring.

  • Keri S. Jul 16, 2016
    Event Videography
    Verified Review
    Tim has been amazing to work with. From day 1 he was helpful, knowledgeable and accommodating. He was early for each event and updated me daily. I would highly recommend him and his team!
    Timothy G. Mar 2, 2017

    We shot the favorite team of Keri at American Sports Centers in Anaheim. Great competition and terrific spirit. Then the single camera shoot footage was delivered on USB thumb drive and DVD's for coaches and players.

  • Sam W. Jul 13, 2016
    Event Videography
    Verified Review
    Tim and his entire team were very professional and engaging. They really cared about the quality of the product that they were going to produce. I was very pleased and extremely happy with the final product. It's so different watching the game from 3 different angles vs a single camera view. I would highly recommend Magnolia Street Productions.
    Timothy G. Mar 2, 2017

    We shot several multi camera basketball games over a few days, all switched live. His basketball team was in competition regionally, and was in the playoffs held in San Diego at the university campus. Just like with his team, he has a desire to do it right. It was a pleasure to work with you, Sam.

  • David P. Jul 11, 2016
    Event Videography
    Verified Review
    I was very impressed with the professionalism that was exhibited during the entire process. The camera crew did an amazing job capturing every piece on my recital as well as getting it back to me just several days later with excellent presentation! The price was incredibly fair for the outstanding quality and I was left with two DVD copies in addition to the digital copy. I would recommend them to anyone!
    Timothy G. Mar 2, 2017

    David is an awwwwwwsome percussion player and it was a treat to capture his performance with three cameras and multiple microphones across the drums, tympani, marima, snare, and specialty instruments. We delivered recording copies in digital format, so he could upload and share with his professor for the final grade. Also we made custom DVD cases and discs using the artwork from this talented musician's event program.

  • Carol T. Jun 29, 2016
    Event Videography
    Verified Review
    It was a blessing working with Tim and his assistant, Tom. Planning my husband's Celebration of Life was very emotional and stressful. After meeting with them at the location for a "dry run" I knew I was in good hands. Their rate was very reasonable and they were knowledgeable and very prfessional. Most of all they made feel that my special event was as important to them as it was to me. Heartfelt thanks to you both.
    Timothy G. Mar 2, 2017

    An honor to work with you on Tom's event, Thanks you Carol.

  • Dave V. Jun 29, 2016
    Video Streaming and Webcasting Services
    Verified Review
    Timothy G. Mar 2, 2017

    For David's event the plan changed and he chose the higher quality multi camera video switched live and uploaded for viewing over the live stream. Thank you, David. Happy to bring you the best.

  • Edi N. Jun 24, 2016
    Event Videography
    Verified Review
    So professional and lovely to work with. They turned around our DVD so quickly. We would definitely work with them again.
    Timothy G. Mar 2, 2017

    Thanks, Edi. We shot the spring music and performance event with three cameras and 6 microphones, and about 30 performers. Then edited for the final finished product. Turnaround was 4 days.

  • Jenny G. Jun 24, 2016
    Event Videography
    Verified Review
    The very professional work, the kind and considerate manner, the cost adjustment/allowance that was given (especially, during my time of bereavement) is all very much appreciated!
    Timothy G. Mar 2, 2017

    Jenny designed a beautiful Celebration of Life for her father and we captured it with thee cameras and one on the 21 gun rifle salute. Breathtaking. Thank you, Jenny, for allowing us to help out.

  • Richard J. May 21, 2016
    Film Production
    Verified Review
    10 is not only an experienced videographer he truly cares that the end product represents his clients in the best light possible. What started out as a single camera shoot quickly changed to three cameras and two videographers without a change in our agreement. Tim even provided dailies for us to review as a shoot progressed. He is truly a professional with a passion.
    Timothy G. Jun 23, 2016

    Richard manages a family dance studio where we shot for two days and put together their spring recital. Skilled teachers, wonderful students, and many we inserted the original music files ( no room echo ) DVD's made with printed discs ( never a sticky label) and real DVD boxes.

  • Julie L. Jan 18, 2016
    Event Videography
    Verified Review
    Timothy did a great job.
    Timothy G. Mar 2, 2017

    Thanks, Julie. US Figure Skating held the Pacific Coast Sectionals figure skating competition at Pickwick arena in Burbank, California. We shot video of talented ice skaters in athletic competition over several days beside the ice rink in a 28 degree room. The Ice Network was a pleasure to shoot for at the sectional competition, and their traveling production crew was most professional. The video was live streamed, and also then edited by the client for view and subscription sale on the www.icenetwork.com website. Thanks to the Los Angeles Figure Skating Club for hosting the event.

  • Scott L. Dec 21, 2015
    Event Videography
    Verified Review
    Timothy G. Mar 2, 2017

    Thanks, Scott. A very private company event, one camera, many important people at the celebration, and footage delivered unedited to the client that day for maximum privacy and security, as requested.

  • Dave G. Jun 27, 2015
    Event Videography
    Verified Review
    Timothy was an excellent selection to support our productions needs...highly professional with extensive expertise.
    Timothy G. Mar 2, 2017

    Thank you , Dave, its been a few years now that we've worked together. We shot for Dave in Los Angeles for the Library in a live stream video project and for the NAVY for their communications conference in San Diego at the Convention center, so far . . .

  • Sharon M. May 20, 2015
    Event Videography
    Verified Review
    Tim did an excellent job and he and his wife Karen were a joy to work with!! Great videotaping of my dad's clarinet recital. DVD's were clear and the sound just right.
    Timothy G. Sep 12, 2015

    Thank you, Sharon. We made DVD's and CD's of the Carinet Recital, printed on the disc itself so there are never any labels to curl up, and then made DVD boxes like the kind in the store - with color graphics from the program of the event. Also, when we made CD's of the Clarinet, Flute, and Piano concert,they came in hard CD boxes, just like the kind at the store. Sharon and her Dad were a delight to work with, Thank you.

  • Jack B. Mar 25, 2015
    Event Videography
    Verified Review
    Tim and his wife (2 cameras, etc) videotaped my son's 50th birthday party. Arrived early to set up, stayed longer than the 3 hour engagement and did an awesome job. And their fee was very fair. I will recommend them often
    Timothy G. Sep 12, 2015

    He requested a high privacy video shoot. We brought two cameras, and delivered the unedited footage to him on the original media at the end of the party. No copies, no editing. We have a strong sense of respect.

  • Judy C. Mar 24, 2015
    Tim is creative, talented and an absolute delight to work with! He is a genius of a problem solver, quick to respond to emergency situations and deliver way beyond expectations, always with an incredibly positive attitude. Anyone who is fortunate enough to have him on their team will be thrilled with the results. He's more than just a dedicated professional. Tim loves what he does, and he's so good at all of it!
    Timothy G. Sep 12, 2015

    Judy Chamberlain is one of the many musical acts we record. She runs a jazz group and we have recorded her at Hollywood and Highland in Hollywood, California. We record multi track, muti camera and can switch live or edit the music video.

  • John D. Jan 5, 2015
    Outstanding! Tim made me feel comfortable and walked me through everything. I was so impressed by his first video of me for the Forth of July...I had him do another for one for my Financial Seminar events...And recommended him to a friend and restaurant owner in OC and our Cigar Night Business Mixer Group professional members as well. Two thumbs up from me!!
    Timothy G. Sep 12, 2015

    We made a TV commercial for John and his investment services office. He was pleased with the production and results and advertised on TV with again.

  • Randy M. Jan 4, 2015
    I had a fantastic experience working with Timothy! We decided to meet at a client's office to do the video, and he brought all of the equipment and his crew. I would recommend using him, and will use him again.
    Timothy G. Sep 12, 2015

    Randy brokers commercial real estate in Orange County, south of Los Angeles California. We helped him convey his special message to business real estate buyers and sellers and worked with him to host his own commercial.

Q&A

What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?
For Thumbtack customers we charge $300 a day, as a base rate. Oh, I guess that was not very complicated after all.!. :-)
What is your typical process for working with a new customer?
1) Estimate of work in our bid, based on what the customer has said. 2) Free consultation to make sure we can please you, meet your deadline and needs. 3) Excellent work and frequent updates to you for your peace of mind 4) Delivery of your work the way you asked for it, maybe on hard drive, or DVD with professionally printed disc face and box, or as a TV ready show for air or streaming.
What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
I am degreed in Markeing and treat all video presentations as an extension of your company and image branding goals. I attend all trade conventions and subscribe to all the major publications including attendance at NAB, the national Association of broadcasters, CES the consumer electronic show, streaming media West, and stay in touch with all the publications from Sony Panasonic JVC and black magic design.
How did you get started doing this type of work?
I have been a still photographer since the age of 11, and freelanced for the Associated Press has a junior high school student. I began working with film and video 30 years ago.
What types of customers have you worked with?
* Live Multi Camera, We do a three camera live concert or business presentation where we switch the video live and capture the best audio like a live TV show or stream it live. * Record, and turn over the footage. All yours. Some clients value their privacy and that of their guests above all. We have recorded parties and private events and given the recording media to the client to edit or save. Extreme and complete security for you. * We offer a service where we will record your scene as an actor with a two camera or three camera set up. * We offer single camera photography edited together to your liking to document the event * For personal clients, we also will edit your footage into a dvd as a keepsake.
Describe a recent project you are fond of. How long did it take?
I was allowed to photograph in a multimillion dollar home in Corona Del Mar the installation of their new entertainment system which itself was tens of thousands of dollars. That sort of trust and respect for your project is what we bring to every job.
What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a provider in your area of work?
We offer free consultation. We are in the trade association, We've been at it for over 20 years, We are insured. We own our own equipment. Ask all these when hiring a video professional, editor, or TV producer. Also, ask how many years they have been incorporated in the state of California, and if they are really a business, or if they are a guy ( or gal) with a camera. Then, you can decide to buy what you need and trust.
What questions should customers think through before talking to professionals about their project?
Hire a professional. Your project deserves it. You would not hire someone who has 'always wanted to try' if the pipes were leaking and you had water running through the house, right? There are professionals in this industry, I am a Producer member of ATAS. I would like customers to raise their standards. . I produce TV and TV grade content everyday and take great pride in every project.