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Bespoke Imageworx
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Bespoke Imageworx
Top Pro
Exceptional 5.0

(20)

Exceptional 5.0

(20)

Video Editing

Great value
Offers remote services
  • 23 hires on Thumbtack
  • Serves San Clemente, CA
Drew G. says, "Absolutely fabulous job by Brad and his team at Imageworx!!! I could not have been more pleased with the creativity and quality of the video content Brad and Imageworx provide to me on time, on budget and with exceptional quality! This video request was unique and Brad showed great communication reassuring me that not only could he create what i was aksing for but it would be unique, high quality and would exceed my expectations. He was spot on. The completed project blew my mind with its high quality, energy, creativity and unique flair based on my needs. Brad and his team and true artists and what they are capable of creating is limitless. The process from start to finish was effortless as I was giving reachable timelines, fabulous instruction with examples and the continous communication with Brad really made this project a whole of fun. I will reccommend any and all video projects to Brad and his team going foward as he is fabulous to work with, affordable, creative and most importantly trully cares that the content you dream about is the content that you recieve. Thank you again Brad! You and you team were incredible!"See more

$45/hour

estimated cost

$45/hour

estimated cost

Drew G. says, "Absolutely fabulous job by Brad and his team at Imageworx!!! I could not have been more pleased with the creativity and quality of the video content Brad and Imageworx provide to me on time, on budget and with exceptional quality! This video request was unique and Brad showed great communication reassuring me that not only could he create what i was aksing for but it would be unique, high quality and would exceed my expectations. He was spot on. The completed project blew my mind with its high quality, energy, creativity and unique flair based on my needs. Brad and his team and true artists and what they are capable of creating is limitless. The process from start to finish was effortless as I was giving reachable timelines, fabulous instruction with examples and the continous communication with Brad really made this project a whole of fun. I will reccommend any and all video projects to Brad and his team going foward as he is fabulous to work with, affordable, creative and most importantly trully cares that the content you dream about is the content that you recieve. Thank you again Brad! You and you team were incredible!"
Avatar for VME Video Productions
Avatar for VME Video Productions
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VME Video Productions
8.
VME Video Productions
Exceptional 5.0

(5)

Exceptional 5.0

(5)

Video Editing, Wedding and Event Videography

Great value
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
  • Serves San Clemente, CA
Nicole L. says, "Vivian was amazing! She was actually hired by a family member as a wedding gift for us, and we couldn't be more thrilled! She was early, she stayed late because I had an allergic reaction that postponed our reception by an hour and a half!!! Most people would've left when their contracted time was up, but she was so kind and wanted to capture the moment. She even was easy to get in contact with after our wedding and the video she made us was AMAZING! As if all that weren't enough, when we couldn't download it, she sent us a thumb drive with the video. So kind, so professional, and truly talented. Thank you SO MUCH Vivian! You are so wonderful."See more

$30/hour

estimated cost

$30/hour

estimated cost

Nicole L. says, "Vivian was amazing! She was actually hired by a family member as a wedding gift for us, and we couldn't be more thrilled! She was early, she stayed late because I had an allergic reaction that postponed our reception by an hour and a half!!! Most people would've left when their contracted time was up, but she was so kind and wanted to capture the moment. She even was easy to get in contact with after our wedding and the video she made us was AMAZING! As if all that weren't enough, when we couldn't download it, she sent us a thumb drive with the video. So kind, so professional, and truly talented. Thank you SO MUCH Vivian! You are so wonderful."

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. 

Reviews for San Clemente videographers
Salem B.
If you are looking for an amazing videographer do not hesitate to contact Atrinstudio!! She was so easy to work with! Her responsiveness and quality of work is unmatched. Their service is also reasonably priced! Videography was a last minute decision for us and we are so glad we went with Atrinstudio. We were blown away by the quality of the video and how easy it was to work with Atrinstudio.
Atrinstudio  [Video & Photo ]Atrinstudio [Video & Photo ]
Tiffany H.
Victor was amazing! He responded immediately to my request and handled himself with professionalism throughout our negotiation. He asked appropriate questions about the project and was solution-oriented about working in a somewhat "unconventional" meeting setting. He was amenable to a last-minute request to move to a new location to finish filming. He delivered my footage exactly when he said he would. There is tremendous value in his services and I will use him again the next time we need a videographer for a business meeting or company event. Thanks, Victor!
Greenlit PicturesGreenlit Pictures
Rachel W.
My spouse and I had high expectations for a wedding videographer, and Noble Canon met them and exceeded them easily. Joshua and his team were so kind throughout the wedding planning process. When we met with him virtually to discuss goals and expectations, he was attentive and enthusiastic, offering suggestions to make the process go smoothly. On the day of, they worked as hard as possible to capture the spirit of our wedding, working in tandem with our photographer, Larissa Bahr. Together, they did a great job of being everywhere yet not in anyone’s way or blocking a view. By the time the reception was in full swing, we barely recognized they were there, yet they were; capturing the dancing, the emotions, and the celebration of the evening. The result? A perfect final product. We have watched our wedding videos so many times now, and it has been the best way to relive our emotions, see other people, and overall relive the day again. Such a gift! We would hire them again in a heartbeat.
Noble Canon Photo & VideoNoble Canon Photo & Video
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