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Downey Film Editors

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Brad Zangwill Photography
4.8
from 133 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 283 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Wilgen P.
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Brad went above and beyond . He found ways to take pictures and film. Directed us well. And make posing for photos easy. I'm looking forward to seeing the photos . Thank you brad.

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ROF Industries Inc.
4.9
from 63 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 121 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Katie B.
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Fantastic. Nicole and Chris are exceptional. They are personable and professional. They used very high quality equipment and their years of experience to film and edit an amazing promo video for me (you can see if yourself at katiebradythemusiclady.com) Really I can't recommend them high enough. They are worth the money!

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Creative Deviants L.A.
4.8
from 55 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 145 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Aurelija W.
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It's taken me a while to write this review, because I struggled with how to articulate my deepest gratitude to Rand for giving me a priceless service. His attention to detail is extremely creative. Rand Courtney, one of the bests and most amazing film makers, because he has been in the film industry since 14 and, because he was so easy going, flexible, responsive and stealthy. I think his work is very informative and interesting. I am very happy customer and I really satisfied with the service I received. Rand, is professional and very nice person to work with. I suggest his services for everyone who ever wanted to get the best and even better.

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FD Productions
5.0
from 35 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 75 hires on Thumbtack
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Peche R.
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Flawless execution and timely delivery. Shaun was knowledgeable, friendly and inquisitive. Will definitely work with again.

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  • 8 years in business
  • 38 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Chaya S.
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I used Mika for a professional video which she executed phenomenally! She was so helpful and professional in filming and editing a masterpiece! I got the best compliments on the video and we keep watching it and will enjoy it always! I cannot recommend Mika enough and give her the highest regards! We will use her always and recommend her to everyone I know!

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Marabate Studios
5.0
from 32 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 38 hires on Thumbtack
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Andrea B.
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We hired Mark to be our videographer for our April 10 wedding. Mark has always been very responsive to my messages and questions. He provided us with great detail of his services and what he would be doing. When the time came to film our wedding he was very prompt and easy to work with. We felt very comfortable working with him and he faded in nicely working with the photographer. He caputered all the details of our wedding very well. We got our highlight and raw footage video very quickly after the wedding. When it was time to watch the highlight video we thought the night was put together beautifully. The way it all flowed together with our choice of music and the different highlighted points of our special day was amazing! It was very beautifully done! A tear jerker too :). I would highly recommend Mark to be your videographer at your wedding. You most definitely won't be disappointed.

Aristokat Media
4.9
from 32 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 56 hires on Thumbtack
Jack L.
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Great video photographer. Made a short and fun film for my martial arts school. The film was well planned, from story writing to the actual shoot. Very satisfy with his work!

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Crane House Film
5.0
from 23 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 20 hires on Thumbtack
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Mike B.
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the Crane House Film crew are very experienced in current film editing techniques and they have great rates!

La Boheme Life
5.0
from 23 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 35 hires on Thumbtack
Lindsey D.
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La Boheme Life was so awesome to work with. I felt like Daniella really listened to my vision and ideas and really delivered a perfect video of our day. She was extremely responsive to all my questions and super professional. We wanted some drone shots as part of our film since we were next to the beach so Daniella coordinated the drone videographer and included his footage into our highlight reel perfectly. Having all the footage back, I am so happy that we chose La Boheme Life because it was exactly my vision for capturing our day!

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Merve Tekin
5.0
from 17 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
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Matthew K.
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Merve did an amazing job with my project! She has a great eye for detail and adhered to, as well as enhanced, the vision of the project. She helped me create a beautiful end product. I highly recommend using her as both a videographer and editor.

CorpFilms
4.9
from 16 reviews
  • 17 years in business
  • 35 hires on Thumbtack
James F.
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Chris was a joy to work with. He is very professional, very capable with filming and and video editing. I have continued to use him for other projects.

  • 28 years in business
  • 28 hires on Thumbtack
Shakeh H.
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Doug is very professional, a joy to work with and does excellent filming and editing. Plus he really cares and puts a lot into his projects. Highly recommend.

Pacific Film House
4.7
from 16 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 31 hires on Thumbtack
Roxy G.
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Tatiana is amazing! She is so nice and professional so hard to find videographers like her ! You can tell she genuinely loves what she does she goes ABOVE and BEYOND to capture every special moment! She has reasonable pricing and won't take advatage of you. I can't wait to have her film another video for me someday honestly lol!

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DH Media Productions, LLC
4.9
from 14 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 21 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Mary R.
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We had an outstanding experience with DH Media Productions. They have professional sound and video equipment, so the sound quality was excellent and even captured the voices of our most quiet speakers. They are extremely professional and effective at communication--I enjoyed working with them, and our guests commented at how friendly they were. There editing techniques are great--they put those little bells and whistles into your video that only professionals would think of and be able to do (chapters in your DVD, artistic editing, and so on). I always got timely replies to my emails, and David kept me abreast of their progress. You can trust your experience to DH Media Productions!

Kevin E. Wood
5.0
from 13 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
Aaron M.
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SHOULD : Always be working in film and television COULD : Not say enough good things about his talents and work ethic. He is AMAZING! WOOD: Kevin Wood , Thank you for your help with my vision. You brought it into fruition. I look forward to working with you again Aaron Warr Director

Enlightened Pictures Inc.
4.9
from 13 reviews
  • 16 years in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
Frank V.
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I've worked with Daniel on two projects and am quite happy to recommend him. He has a great eye for filming, is easy to work with, and is a true professional. He is efficient and respects his locations. He also did the editing of our projects and gave us more than we could have asked. His prices are competitive but his value is right at the top. From now on we're using him exclusively. Frank Vessels Elite ISI

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Siren Song Studios
5.0
from 12 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
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Suzy H.
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We hired Siren Song to film an interview for video. He was good to my clients and made them feel comfortable.

Swannworks Films
5.0
from 11 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 21 hires on Thumbtack
Jessica J.
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We were able to hire Swannworks Film for our last minute wedding and we are very happy with the video footage that was captured. We love reliving our wedding day and watch our highlight video over and over :) Keida was very easy to work with and we are so happy we have something to watch for years and years!

Bicycle Ice Cream Films LA
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Oai L.
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My wife and I had the pleasure to have Mark film our wedding and we cannot be any happier. Mark is passionate in filmography and it really shows in his work. He captured all of our the special moments on our special day and crafted our highlights that best told our story. I would highly recommend Mark and would absolutely use him again for future events.

Earth Conscious Films
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
Christopher K.
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Rob was great, really knowledgeable and helpful! He's hardworking and does whatever he can to make sure he's capturing great footage for your project.

Elysian Sound and Light
4.5
from 6 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Steve K.
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I am a composer for film and television. I hired V&B Sound to re-outfit my Los Angeles-based studio space before beginning work on a feature film. The owner, Benji, was extremely thorough, knowledgable, and budget-conscious. He put together a full list of gear, sound-proofing materials, and everything I needed. He knows where to save and where to spend, and his experience as a professional musician gives him the expertise to clearly explain and justify his recommendations. What's more, he personally installed as much of the equipment as he was able, and also made sure the rest of it was properly done. I highly recommend Benji and V&B Sound and will be using them for all of my future gear and equipment purchases as well as anything else related to audio and installation.

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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