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Rialto Cinematographers

Browse these cinematographers with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in Rialto.

  • 2 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Ilja S.
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We hired Media Wired Services for additional camera operators to cover a piano concert shoot in Southern California. They responded quickly and got us a top notch cinematographer with his own 4K equipment at a reasonable rate. The footage turned out amazing! Highly recommend their services!

David Dawson Jordan
from 7 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
David S.
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Dawson has a lot of experience. He knows exactly how to complete most any project. Working with him is an absolute pleasure. I never regret having him a part of a project, whether his role be an editor or cinematographer!

Ryan Esteban
from 6 reviews
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Cassandra P.
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Ryan is an incredible and amazingly talented cinematographer and editor. I can always trust him to bring out "A" quality work with projects that I envision. Patient, collaborative, hardworking, savvy -Ryan is overall great to work with!

  • 12 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Ryan B.
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I recommend anyone that wants quality Professional Videography and editing to hire Brandon. He is efficient, professional, and knows exactly what he is doing. a Great video needs great editing and you can find that here, Brandon is the Best at making anything look Good.

Derek Doublin
from 1 review
    Teale H.
    Verified review

    Derek Doublin is an amazing content creator. I’ve worked with him frequently over the past 10 years and the experience has always been stellar. It’s difficult enough to find good people in this business and what Derek brings to the table exceeds all expectations. He is reliable, has a great work ethic, exhibits integrity and most unusually, he produces deliverables which are TRULY original. He’s a first rate director and cinematographer and I honestly cannot recommend him highly enough. You won’t be disappointed.

    • 8 years in business

    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.


    I specialize in all kinds of productions: special events, commercials, infomercials, corporate videos, music videos, documentary, feature films and short films. When you hire me, not only do the project, I get involved in it. Is budget your problem? Let's talk. It is my belief that images tell a story and help us understand our lives and the way we live. I seek not only moments, but feelings that endure and can teach us.


    Rocketquest Studios is a full-service production and postproduction company with clients, including NBC, Discovery, and dozens of brands across the country. We fully produce commercials, web content and design work. Our team of award-winning creatives will ensure your project stands out from the rest.


    I create videos as a freelance worker. Cinematography and editing are both available. Events, films, interviews, and advertisements are all types of work I have experience in.


    I am an LA based event cinematographer. I'm dedicated in producing a story of your day, in a memorable piece, that you can relive over and over again. My passion has always been video and being able to capture great moments. Creativity has always been with me since I was a kid and today, I found the best way to express it in my work.


    I am a professional Editor. My specialty is Adobe Suite and can help you make your project look professional and interesting. Extra service: 3D modeling and animation.


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    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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