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Anderson Images
5.0
from 28 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 62 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Linda D.
Verified review

They were excellent and very personable with our guests; extremely timely with set up and the props and film quality were nice. I highly recommend them.

Media Alchemy
5.0
from 25 reviews
  • 16 years in business
  • 26 hires on Thumbtack
Jo B.
Verified review

My experience was an excellent one. Erik Holsinger helped me with a self-promotional video. I was told about a job offering Sunday to be due the following Friday, which involved sending a 5 minute video. I approached videographers the very next day - Monday, and Eric got me in on Wednesday. He came to Berkeley - we started the filming around 12:30 and were finished by the early afternoon. Erik edited it and was done by Thursday, leaving me plenty of time to review it before Friday. I was very impressed with the service I received. He was the only one to reach out proactively (by phone) and did so with a very clear outline of what he could offer - confident but not pushy. We had a number of conversations before he came around about what I wanted, and he was kind and encouraging. I think what most impressed me was his no fuss, can-do attitude. He clearly has experience with public speaking - he knows what and what not to say in front of a camera and how to get to the meat of what you want to say, while getting the essence and character of the person.This, from my own experience, requires tremendous skill. I appreciated Erik's directive coaching, which is exactly what I wanted, but he was soliticious of my needs and did so with warmth, humor and great generosity. I felt he genuinely cared about what I was doing, and felt he got me. Oh, and lastly, the end product was great. It was professional and had just the right amount of graphics and extras (and was just under 5 mins). I went with Erik because I liked his work. He has a confident, intelligent and sophisticated style, that puts in what is necessary, but doesn't add stuff just to be slick and clever (which in my experience mostly back-fires). Furthermore, his pacing, timing and editing is smooth, which having had some editing experience in the past, I know is what makes a great video. I will highly recommend him to folk, and hope you do too! I really don't have anything to suggest or improve. He was a complete delight to work with. Thanks for the opportunity to review.

7th Stone Media
4.8
from 26 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 59 hires on Thumbtack
Erik N.
Verified review

Joel did a great job with the music video I needed to cover. We met up to discuss planning and again to film. He is to the point and carries plenty of experience capturing life through the lenses.

HAI Productions
5.0
from 16 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
Roger C.
Verified review

Hai and his team did an amazing job on our special day! He is a pleasure to work with and super responsive whenever we had a question. He filmed a save the date video for us which was a great addition to the wedding. The videos they make are top notch and we have received tons of positive feedback from family and friends. Highly recommend! -Jaime and Roger

  • 3 years in business
  • 30 hires on Thumbtack
Kelly S.
Verified review

From the get-go, Damian was super responsive, easy to communicate with, and his past work spoke for itself. We couldn’t wait to hire him for our wedding film. On wedding day, he and his team were so professional and discreet, I didn’t even notice they were there until after the ceremony! Of course we ran completely behind schedule at the reception, but he went above and beyond to stay an extra half an hour to capture what we had originally asked him to capture. Thank you Damian and Heart + Soul Films! We can’t wait to see our video!

Caravan Film Crews
5.0
from 14 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 23 hires on Thumbtack
Michael G.
Verified review

Ive worked as a video camera operator for Caravan Film crews several times now, it's always a pleasure to work with Teddy & his team. Events I've worked on with them include anything from filming golf tournaments to covering city projects. Caravan does a great job at putting the right team together according to the job at hand, always making sure to get full coverage of the event. Teddy & Caravan are always ahead of the curve when it comes to the equipment they use, only the best up to date gear for any setting. I've always enjoyed watching the videos edited from footage I've done. Caravan is doing big things for businesses/organizations around Sacramento, and I promise they will continue to do so.

Avant-Garde Kinema Studio
4.7
from 14 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 38 hires on Thumbtack
Ashley B.
Verified review

Alex was awesome to work with and the quality of his videos are just amazing our short film made us want to see the whole video because it exceeded our expectations. we can not wait til we get our DVD

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Taproot Video Works
4.8
from 13 reviews
  • 19 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Ben C.
Verified review

A real pro, talked us through the whole process of a company video.

SmartFlight Studios
5.0
from 12 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
Kacie D.
Verified review

My husband and I hired Ryan last minute for our wedding because we knew we would regret not having video footage of our special day. And boy, were we happy we did! He went above and beyond for us, syncing music and interviews, giving us different cuts and versions, and a sweet little gift box with with treats and a flash drive of it all. We, and our family members, are still watching it over and over, and will cherish it forever. Thanks SmartFlight Studios! You have a bright future!

  • 3 years in business
  • 29 hires on Thumbtack
Michelle M.
Verified review

Job well done!!! No complaints whatsoever:))) I loved everything about KPC Productions and will only use them in the future:))

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The Uncommon Weddings
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 27 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Katie B.
Verified review

My husband and I were very much on the fence about hiring a videographer for our wedding (mostly due to cost) but I can tell you with confidence after receiving our videos from Sway Media that this is the one thing that I am absolutely thrilled that we "splurged" on. Sway Media is absolutely wonderful to work with. They are extremely professional, punctual, flexible, and most importantly TALENTED! My husband and I could not be happier with how our highlight video turned out and the additional feature films of our ceremony and reception are wonderful as well. We have watched our highlight video probably 100 times already, it is truly the best way to re-live our wedding day. We have received so many compliments on how fantastic our highlight video is. Along with our photographer, Sway Media was the best thing that we spent money on for our wedding and to be perfectly honest their pricing was extremely reasonable for how talented they are. A wedding video is something you will treasure forever, make sure you book with the best! You will be so happy with the results if you book with Sway Media, they are AMAZING!

Javier Fernandez
4.7
from 9 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
Courtney O.
Verified review

Javier and his crew did an absolutely amazing job filming our wedding. He was easy to work with, and made an absolutely stunning recap video. We cannot recommend Javier enough! He is a truly talented videographer.

Ivory Dog Wedding Films
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Alix F.
Verified review

They did our wedding videography. I never really thought about having a videographer, but I'm SO GLAD we did, and I'm so glad Ivory Dog Films did it for us! We were overjoyed with the video, both in terms of the editing and the quality. They were so great to work with, too - professional, but still super fun. Would highly recommend!

Paul Ortiz Videography
4.9
from 8 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 25 hires on Thumbtack
Maria L.
Verified review

If you are contemplating hiring a videographer for your wedding day, please just go for it! I promise that you will not regret it in the end. Once all the guests have left, and the day that you have been planning for so long is over, having something that will always remind you of the occasion is priceless. Trust me! I originally wasn't sure that I wanted to spend the extra money on a videographer, especially since we had already hired a photographer. I decided to check Google, as usual, and came across Wild35 Videography. After reading such glowing reviews, I decided to check out his videos. I was blown away! On the day of the wedding, Paul showed up to the hotel on time, and ready to work. I was getting my hair and makeup done when he arrived. Paul was so inconspicuous, I barely noticed him! This was great because it allowed me to be natural and relaxed. I wasn't posing for a camera, I was just acting like myself since I didn't even know he was filming me. He filmed our first look, our arrival to City Hall, our ceremony, and a lot of quiet/romantic moments between my husband and I. He always managed to be in the right place, at the right time, without attracting too much attention. My husband and I both love our video, and are extremely grateful to have been able to work with Paul!

CA&C Video Productions
4.9
from 7 reviews
  • 33 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Cristina J.
Verified review

Clifton did a wonderful job filming our wedding ceremony, but even more wonderful setting up live streaming of the ceremony so that our family internationally could attend the ceremony. He was very responsive when concerns came up along the way and even after the wedding in getting us additional live stream info. Re-watching the ceremony he recorded, the wind did make it a bit hard to hear, however the filming itself was great. What Clifton did for us was invaluable. Thank you for all your work before, during and after the wedding ceremony!

  • 4 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
Fionny T.
Verified review

This review is long overdue! Had my wedding in Nov 2015. Josh is a nice guy, we hired him last minute without meeting him before hand. We communicated online only before the wedding. On the wedding day, he arrived even before us and already walking around to check the place out. The wedding was not really organized well, but he managed to film us without interrupting the photo shoot (which I hired a photographer separately). The edited video turned out pretty nice, (he even did a snap shot of me at the golf course) and price is reasonable too! Thank you Josh! =]

StoryLit Films
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 2 years in business
Madeline E.
Verified review

Story Lit films exceeded all my expectations, and the crew was an absolute joy to work with! Joey not only captures your vision in his work but he makes it come alive. He really puts the clients wants and needs above anything else. He was so kind and professional, he made me feel very comfortable and definitely made this a fun experience! For whatever job he is given I truly believe that Joey will always give his 110% to make his client happy. I would recommend him to anyone that needs any type of filming, he's capable of it all!

About

Corey Besmer Film + Photography exists to capture life's moments through the lens of a camera. We offer high-quality video production, fair pricing, and excellent communication. We take pride in giving you the best possible video according to your needs.

About

Iron Mountain Films, Inc. is a dedicated group of award-winning filmmakers creating engaging content for advertising, corporate, and government entities. We are a full-service production company, from pre-production through post-production. We've been creating high-quality videos in Northern California for over 20 years. We specialize in compositing/special effects work.

About

A creative family with the eye for amazing. From weddings to television we're there for you every step of the way. Creative and artist let us capture your next film and photo need. We love being behind cameras and capturing the day, the idea or the moment and it's personality at that moment. Let us pamper you and give you a stunning experience.

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We film everything, from weddings to sport games. We do anything you want to be filmed! We also do steadicam work and your drone shots.

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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