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Palm Springs Film Editors

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Valley Wide Media
5.0
from 11 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 18 hires on Thumbtack
Bela G.
Verified review

he's such an amazing editor!(: we had a great time watching the video it's like you could just keep watching it over and over again it's that good! Our whole family was sent the video and even across the world they loved it! He's very kind and generous and even drove out of his way to come meet us in person a couple twice! Very good pricing would definitely use David again!

Pena3d Video Productions
4.9
from 10 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Michael T.
Verified review

I have worked with David Pena on a few different projects and can definitely vouch for his skills. We have done drone shots, set up a camera to the hood of my car, action shots, recorded voice-overs, interviews, nature shots and we've worked in various lighting and I've always been more than impressed with our final cut. Dave has great talent when it comes to the post-production editing as well. His cuts are smooth, and he pays attention to continuity. I don't have much experience with acting so he's also been very helpful in directing. I will use Dave and Pena3d Video Productions for all my video production needs.

IV Ever Films
5.0
from 9 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
Monique C.
Verified review

Love IV I II Studios! They covered a very special event for me. The end result was more than I could have ever imagined! Excellent quality of work !!!! I will cherish this video forever! It painted a clear picture of the days events and captured the heart felt meaning behind it. Can't watch it and not tear up! Will definitely be calling IV I II Studios for my next event!!!!

Red Door Pictures
5.0
from 9 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
Jennifer M.
Verified review

Travis' work on my daughter's audition video was professional, creative, affordable, and on-time. He was responsive to my calls/emails and gave me a terrific product. He is a talented and experienced editor and film-maker. I am lucky to have found him through Thumbtack.

Analog Cabin Film & Photo
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Janet H.
Verified review

After using Robby for our first family photo shoot and being blown away at his talent, we now hire him multiple times a year to capture our family, along with video & still shots for my husbands furniture and sculpture business. He has a well trained and artistic eye which shows exceptionally well in his work. A big part in choosing him was that he is a “local” photographer who is born and raised near Joshua Tree, who knows all the right nature spots! You will not be disappointed using him! He’s professional, easy going, funny and an all around great person!

  • 4 years in business
Catriona B.
Verified review

We had a blast working with JM. He walked us through the steps of creating short content videos that we now use for social media and marketing. His experience set us up for success the day of filming. JM did a great job editing the videos too. We love the final videos.

  • 10 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Sean C.
Verified review

We hired Eddie last minute for our videographer and he did a fantastic job! We were really impressed with his professionalism and the fact that he actually showed up to our rehearsal to film that as well. Eddie was by far th best value I was able to find because his package came with much more than the competition I was looking at.

Citrus Weddings
5.0
from 2 reviews
    Morgan K.
    Verified review

    The highest praise I can give Citrus Weddings is how often I watch my wedding video. It's essentially every day. I LOVE my wedding video. Whomever said a wedding video is not worth the money has no idea what they are talking about. I would have paid double for the quality/professionalism/turnaround that Citrus Weddings provided. They were incredibly responsive via email and text (which I preferred), they were on-time, ready to roll, and truly captured the fun/joy/weirdness that was the theme of my wedding. In fact, every time I hear the song on the radio they used for the film, I think about how beautiful that day was. If Citrus Weddings is reading this, THANK YOU from my very soul for producing something so meaningful and long-lasting. I can never thank you enough.

    Cgroom Media
    5.0
    from 2 reviews
    • 3 hires on Thumbtack
    Briana S.
    Verified review

    Cgroom Media filmed a very special video for me. They were very professional and made me feel comfortable the whole time. I was so impressed with the work they did. Their work is the absolute best! I would definitely recommend Cgroom Media for your future videos!

    Hungry and Fearless
    5.0
    from 2 reviews
    • 8 years in business
    Lorraine L.
    Verified review

    It's always a great experience and great outcome on shooting with you. From Family portraits to a Sweet 16. You've captured moments that we will look back on. You bring out the best in our smiles our laughs and joyess moments in life. You'll always be our #1 shooter.

    Riley Clayton Photography
    5.0
    from 2 reviews
    • 3 years in business
    Paula S.
    Verified review

    Riley is a talented photographer whom we were very happy to work with on a shoot for HumaniTee Brand clothing line. He is inventive and has a natural eye that he is consistently developing.

    About

    I am a videographer, editor and special effects lighting photographer. I shoot independent films. I have Red Hood Reborn on YouTube.

    About

    We offer video recording in the Inland Empire area. We specialize in commercial and promotional business videos.

    About

    We are a multimedia company which is involved in all areas of multimedia, film and television production.

    About

    Mercury Film and Television is a full-service production company, providing the highest quality image for your business or creative project on a cost-effective budget. From script writing, producing, camera, editing, even consulting for media placement, we do it all! We offer full camera packages, grip and lighting, teleprompter, edit suite, and studio access; we can handle any budget! Check out our website for more information and demos of our work, and check out our YouTube channel.

    • 18 years in business
    About

    Quality, taste and attention to detail.

    • 7 years in business
    About

    Familia Films provides industry standard quality and production for affordable cost.

    • 8 years in business
    About

    My name is Ray. I am a director and cinematographer. I love what I do. My goal is to turn your ideas into a reality, ranging from the bizarre to the conventional. If you would like quality that isn't compromised by a budget, once again you've come to the right place. My services are music video production, directing, editing, wedding photography, live event photography, seminars, charity events and family portraits. Not limited to these, I offer a wide variety of options that can fit any budget.

    About

    What they'll charge you You’ll pay for the help you get from any editor, web designer, or writer. Script editing on-demand Script editors charge anything from $0.04 and up per word for a basic line edit. Imagine that $1,000 just to have someone read and spell check your script. You get it back polished, but is it any good??? I charge half that. $0.02 for for a basic line edit, $0.03 for a line edit, treatment, and notes. Not only can I save you some cash but when I'm done reading you will have some fresh notes and ideas. You will be able to improve your story, and have a treatment to submit the next time you take it someplace. Web Design Can cost anything from 1,500 to 2,000 for a professional looking pages. Big companies can afford to throw this kind of bread around all the time. Individuals, on the other hand, are unable to see such a cost as affordable. Let’s face it, there not. I charge $12 bucks per hour. How much you pay depends on how detailed you want your web sight or your web page to be. Film and Video editing on-demand film and video editors usually charge by the hour ($25.00-$60.00) or day ($125.00-$160.00) They also charge all kinds of fee's for use of equipment, traveling expenses, and most will charge you just to look at your film. I charge $12 bucks per hour. $90 a day. $25 bucks per hour if I have to come to you. I charge nothing to look at your movie, I like watching movies. Let Me Be Your Editor, Story Coach, or Web Designer. Send me an email query or you can phone me, too. I’ve edited more than 5 short films and one feature length documentary as well as written one screenplay, so far. I can give you the benefit of years worth of film knowledge, post production experience, and good ideas. I can help you, cut your film or brake down your script. Together, we can brainstorm for ideas, structure, and outline. We can work to overcome problems of getting your vision out of your head and onto to the medium of your choice. I can improve your story, style, and help it shine. As a film maker and screenwriter myself I can help you pre-write, write, and rewrite. I’ll be happy to hold your hand till the very end. I’ll work with you as a friend or teacher. When I’m working for you, we work as a team. My experience and my expertise will be at your disposal until the project is completed to your satisfaction. I hold a MFA in Film production/post production and a BA in Communication Study: This means I know a lot more about what goes into a good story or add copy then people who just like watching them. My only goal is that you end up with a clean project and that you are happy with the results I can give you. My fresh eyes are worth it . . . I’ll see the details others miss, simply because you wrote it, shot it, or have been committed to it. You know what it says or is supposed to say, even if that’s not what it really says. Maybe your mother and everyone else you know has seen it and praised it. After all they want to support you and that's what friends are for. However if you hire me . . . you’re paying me to be honest and frank. You’re paying me to find and correct mistakes. You also need to know what film and written editing are not. 1. I am not a ghost writer, or a happy go lucky intern. I do not work without credit or pay. 3. I do not give free professional advice. (unless I know you and we have worked together on past projects) 4.I am not an agent. 5.I cannot negotiate contracts or practice law for you in any way. Please don’t ask. What you need to know If you are working on a media project of any kind many will try to take advantage of your lack of experience. Many will take a look at your work, then they tell you all the things that are wrong with it. Worse still, they will suggest that you give it to them and let them work on it for a few dollars. The problem in this case is it becomes their project and stops being your project. I’ve seen professionals make this mistake over and over when dealing with the actual creative person themselves. I have been on both sides of that desk and I can tell you the guys in the suit's are smart people. They will do anything possible to not “offend”, including not actually getting to know you, or your project. To them your a product, one of many. To me your a stepping stone. All I can really offer you is that when you come to me, we can build a working relationship based on the fact that like you I to am trying to break into the media industry. If you do well my resume gets longer.

    About

    I do video editing with FCP, Premier Pro and amateur After Effects. I also do videography and photography. I have experience in FCP and Premier. I only have basic knowledge in After Effects. I can also transfer from VHSc and VHS and digital files to DVD and duplication.

    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
    About

    A personalized touch is needed to connect with people and quick turn around times ensure that customers get their end product in time for important occasions.

    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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