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1. DeNoise Studios (Thumbtack Award Winner)
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4.8
from 325 reviews
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4.8 (325)
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In High Demand
  • 21 years in business
  • 1022 hires on Thumbtack
  • Serves Modesto, CA

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"PRE-SCRIPTUM Thumbtack is great, and they will help you quickly find great vendors. I have been using their service since 2012, and I am very satisfied. We, the vendors, get charged each time you contact us, so please check profiles and click wisely. DeNoise Studios is a video, photo, audio production facility located in Berkeley, CA. Since 1998 we have completed more than 6000 various projects, 800 on Thumbtack alone, locally and internationally. We will record, film, and shoot any business and life events, or work on any full service creative and artistic project. Our skilled team can help with every aspect of the video, photo, and audio production, like script, storyboard, filming, recording, shooting, at our studio or on location, green screen, editing, tilting, effects, voice-over, captioning, digitization, duplication, and on-demand distribution. We have access to many talents, musicians, models, makeup artists. We provide great online editing collaboration and back-up tools for a quick turnaround. Finally we run a real studio, with our own team, equipment, insurance and workers’ comp, vans and a motorcycle for last minute interview filming. About me, I grew up in south of France, spent a few years in Israel and Morocco, and came to Berkeley in 1998 where I started the DeNoise Studios business, first as a sound mastering facility working with many local musicians. I am an artist myself, I write and compose songs, I play guitar and perform, French bossanova style. In 2008, iTunes and its automated audio tools forced me, in a good way, to switch to the corporate photo and video business where I was able to transfer my artistic skills in a way that I can today handle a mic or a lens with the same passion. Everyday I am able to fulfill my curiosity, everyday I ride my bike with a lot of equipment and meet different people telling different stories, and there is probably no better place than the bay area for this."

$200/Hour

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$200/Hour

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$200/Hour

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6. Keep It Movin' Entertainment
4.8
from 56 reviews
4.8
(56)
4.8 (56)
  • 13 years in business
  • 79 hires on Thumbtack
  • Serves Modesto, CA
"Are you looking for a fun, exciting, insured and affordable Entertainment company for your next event? Wish you could find a company that provides memorable music along with additional entertainment, such as a Photo Booth and a professional photographer / Videographer? Can you imagine a company that prides itself on professionalism, honesty, and affordability? Well, look no further! Here at Keep It Movin’ Entertainment, we believe we are head and shoulders above our competitors for a variety of reasons, such as: *We prioritize the needs of our customers and strive to surpass their expectations. *We prioritize being flexible whether it is a wedding, an outdoor party, or a corporate event. *We prioritize listening and collaborating with our customers. *We prioritize being professional by being insured, background checked, and easy to work with. *We prioritize using our experience of 20 years in the music and entertainment industry to guide you. We have worked at radio stations, nightclubs, and private events all over Northern California. We have worked with the likes of Google, Yahoo, the city of Newark, the city of San Jose, the city of Tracy and our Military. Whether it is Izaiah, Thien, Angel, or Dave rockin’ the dance floor at your event, I guarantee you are in excellent hands! Remember, our goal here at Keep It Movin’ Entertainment is to do just that… Keep you movin’ and keep you entertained with a million dollar experience minus the ridiculous price tag. Thank you for considering us, and we look forward to serving you. God Bless!"

$150/Hour

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$150/Hour

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$150/Hour

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Q & A

Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

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 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.

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.  

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.

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