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Mission Viejo Film Professionals

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Brad Zangwill Photography
4.8
from 131 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 281 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.

  • 7 years in business
  • 167 hires on Thumbtack
Christine A.
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My husband and I got married on 5/14/16 and initially we weren't going to hire a videographer (dumb). And after deliberating the pros and cons we finally decided on hiring one. The obvious one, Jason. After looking at his reviews and his profile it was easy to see that he was capable of providing what we desired and then some for our special event. After making contact and meeting Jason we knew right away we had made the right decision on hiring a videographer and felt so confident knowing he was beyond experienced and knowledgeable of his craft. The day of the wedding, in every aspect, he displayed professionalism from arriving on time (even a little earlier), communicating with us and other vendors, and even down to his own attire. From point A to point Z Jason was the professional to get us there in our videography experience. Thanks Jason! We'll be referring everyone who wants the best quality work in film and videography! -Chris & Christine

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ROF Industries Inc.
4.9
from 62 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 120 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Katie N.
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Nicole and Chris were an absolute pleasure to work with. We used them to gain b-roll footage for marketing purposes and also to create a conference video. We had them film during our 3 day conference. They made sure to cover all of the material we asked for and then some. They were friendly, approached our attendees politely, we're on time and we're looking forward to an awesome end product. I would highly recommend them and definitely use them again!

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  • 18 years in business
  • 85 hires on Thumbtack
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Jamie D.
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We decided to hire Steven Grossman to film our wedding at The Casino in San Clemente, CA on July 8, 2016 and we were so happy we did! We just wanted the raw footage without editing and it was very affordable. We had the hard drive within days of our wedding. Steve did an awesome job with capturing every little detail including all of our ceremony, the grand entrances, the speeches, cake cutting, bouquet and garter toss, tons of dancing, and more. The guests hardly knew he was there, but when they did, he was so kind and helpful. Even leading up to the wedding, Steve was very easy to communicate with, even though we never met before the wedding day! I would absolutely recommend Steve for anyone looking to get an unforgettable video of your big day! Thank you again!

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  • 19 years in business
  • 65 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Deanna L.
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“I’ve been public speaking for more than 15 years and my new promotional video from Films You Feel is my best one ever. Louie is fast at creating great work. His editing is professional quality and he makes you look like a million bucks.” — Deanna Latson, Keynote Speaker, International Nutritional Educator

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Paloart
5.0
from 37 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 43 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Martin H.
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I cannot say enough good things about hiring palo to film my wedding. They are absolutely top notch!! I would highly recommend them to anyone considering filming your wedding. From the very beginning palo was so fantastic to work with. I work in television and was very particular and what I wanted for my video and song and they easily accommodated everything I wanted. The day of my wedding they were so sweet and easy to work with, I didn't even notice they were there most of the time. When our video arrived I was floored!! It was shot so beautifully and the editing was perfect, I couldn't have asked for more. And the fact that you get all the raw footage allows you to look back and watch moments from the day I didn't remember even happened. As someone who works in production myself I had very high expectations and palo exceeded them and more!!!

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Chasing Light
4.9
from 34 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 58 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Brett H.
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Thank you!!! We're beyond happy with the film. The same-day edit was even more then we expected.

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The Vision Field
4.9
from 26 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 158 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Jeff V.
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I had to hire someone else due to my last minute film clearance. But I would’ve hired Erica and company in a heartbeat. Thanks!

Thumbs Up Video Productions
4.9
from 18 reviews
  • 34 years in business
  • 42 hires on Thumbtack
Ellin M.
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We contacted Bruce to provide video for a client speaker at a business conference for us. Bruce was very proactive in calling back and providing all the information we needed as we were booking this job from across the country. In the end we had to cancel but Bruce was extremely gracious and understanding. If the opportunity to use his services again, I would not hesitate to call.

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Merve Tekin
5.0
from 17 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
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Michael B.
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Merve is a true pro!! She has a great eye for shots, and is very good at asking questions to make sure you accurately get what you have in your head into a high quality video! We hired her for end to end video production and couldn't be happier. Lovely to work with and highly recommend!

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Voltage Digital
5.0
from 11 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
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Jim F.
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Much thanks to Jamie for his creative location photography!

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Siren Song Studios
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
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Denice H.
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Anthony did a terrific job with a series of short fresh videos for our website. He filmed one meeting and worked with film we provided from two other meetings. He also did my New professional headshot photo which I love. Anthony understands our energetic brand and added a number of creative touches to bring that energy into the videos. We appreciate his work and will continue to use his services. We will also happily recommend him to others!

  • 1 year in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
Rosa G.
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I really wanted someone to be able to capture the latin vibes at our wedding last month. We are extremely happy that we made the right choice of going with NewlyWed Cinema! They had experience with Mexican and Latin Weddings and saw that their work was perfect for what my husband and I wanted. Luis Angel was punctual and patient with all of wedding day craziness and our big family expectations. We love that he made an instant connection with my mom and dad by being able to speak Spanish with them. And now after seeing the finished masterpiece of our Wedding Day Film, we are thrilled to the moon and back by how he captured all of the emotions that were experienced on our big day. From my family to yours, do yourself a favor and hire Luis Angel and the Newlywed Cinema team!

Swannworks Films LLC
5.0
from 9 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
Dee C.
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Swann Works Is by far one of the best in the business. I utilized the remarkable film services to complete a couple of music videos and the return was undeniable. Quality, Timely and extremely professional. Definitely worth every dime.

Rolling Tide Films
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Cindy B.
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Dan asked me to come and leave a review for Rolling Tide. We got married last summer. Not sure what package we got but we got a highlight video and a full length ceremony and most important moments video. We love them! We watched the highlight film recently for our 1 year anniversary. My wife was in tears as we watched our wonderful day all over again. The day of the wedding they were so courteous, friendly and professional. I don’t even remember noticing them, but as they’ll tell you that’s the point! Great videographers, I give me 5 stars and more if I could.

CineDream Studios
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Miranda D.
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Carly did an outstanding job filming our wedding video. She had great work ethic, did a wonderful job putting it all together into a beautiful wedding video! I couldn't ask for a better person than Carly to film our wedding day! I look forward to using Carly's services in the future. I would highly recommend her to all of our friends, family, coworkers, and neighbors! Thank you so much for all of your hard work and professional! We love our wedding video, and most of all the great service that she provided.

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.

Magers Productions
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Liza W.
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Jared Magers was beyond professional and extremely talented when it came to filming for my event. I can't believe the edits he was able to make to my film. I found him on this website and I sure will be using him for my next video shoot. I suggest you look no further and use Magers Productions! You will not regret the service, quality and pricing they offer. The whole team is exceptional talented and professional!

Jennifer S.
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John was amazing! He was super professional but also very fun! It was never awkward and you can tell that he loves taking the photos! He is going to be always highly recommended from us. :)

  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Joshua H.
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Lemar Griffin is absolutely fantastic. I planned a surprise proposal for my girlfriend that had some moving parts and Lemar was able to provide me with everything I was hoping for and more! He was extremely accomadating to my fiancé’s wishes after I popped the question and we had our mini engagement session. He made us both feel so comfortable and carefree and I think the pictures really reflect that. I never felt like I was posing for a camera. Lemar goes above and beyond to get you fantastic, professionally edited pictures in hours. 4 hours after we left the pier I had a whole folder of pics sitting in my email. The next day there was a super cute video. Cannot day enough good about him! Highly recommended.

Since 1987 Films
5.0
from 1 review
  • 4 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Michael H.
Verified review

As a media professional firm, Ascend Media Productions highly recommends Since 1987 Films for wedding videography. Andrew and Anthony have top-notch skills as camera operators and video editors, but it's their passion and commitment to excellence that sets their work apart from the rest. A quick read of their reviews tells that story, and it's plain to see why so many brides and grooms consider this team to be a part of their family. Ascend Media Productions is proud to partner with Since 1987 Films for their drone imagery 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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