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  • 7 years in business
  • 167 hires on Thumbtack
Christine A.
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My husband and I got married on 5/14/16 and initially we weren't going to hire a videographer (dumb). And after deliberating the pros and cons we finally decided on hiring one. The obvious one, Jason. After looking at his reviews and his profile it was easy to see that he was capable of providing what we desired and then some for our special event. After making contact and meeting Jason we knew right away we had made the right decision on hiring a videographer and felt so confident knowing he was beyond experienced and knowledgeable of his craft. The day of the wedding, in every aspect, he displayed professionalism from arriving on time (even a little earlier), communicating with us and other vendors, and even down to his own attire. From point A to point Z Jason was the professional to get us there in our videography experience. Thanks Jason! We'll be referring everyone who wants the best quality work in film and videography! -Chris & Christine

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  • 19 years in business
  • 65 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Thumbtack Customer
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In this day in age it is crucial for businesses to not only get their message out quickly, but to captivate and motivate action with their audience. Consumers are bombarded with communications and advertisements all day long. Often times we aren’t even aware of these messages because we have become so accustomed to constant media contact. If your business is going to stand out from the rest of the noise your customers face on a daily basis, you need an effective communication tool. That tool, is a video created by Louie Stevens. Louie Stevens, owner and founder of Films You Feel, lives up to what his company’s name suggests. He doesn’t just throw a few scenes together from a video filmed on an iPhone, add music, and call it a day. Louie creates a professional, broadcast quality video that is guaranteed to capture audiences and promote your company’s message. Louie does more than just film and edit. When we created our video, Louie wrote the script, provided coaching, directed, filmed, and edited, everything. He literally went above and beyond and made the video come alive. I encourage every business, big or small, to contact Louie for a film consolation. You will be amazed with his quality of work and professionalism, all at an affordable rate. Guaranteed that we will be using Louie for all of our future video marketing needs. Dustin Hardin Co-Founder & Creator www.iCampSavvy.com

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Paloart
5.0
from 37 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 43 hires on Thumbtack
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Martin H.
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I cannot say enough good things about hiring palo to film my wedding. They are absolutely top notch!! I would highly recommend them to anyone considering filming your wedding. From the very beginning palo was so fantastic to work with. I work in television and was very particular and what I wanted for my video and song and they easily accommodated everything I wanted. The day of my wedding they were so sweet and easy to work with, I didn't even notice they were there most of the time. When our video arrived I was floored!! It was shot so beautifully and the editing was perfect, I couldn't have asked for more. And the fact that you get all the raw footage allows you to look back and watch moments from the day I didn't remember even happened. As someone who works in production myself I had very high expectations and palo exceeded them and more!!!

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Chasing Light
4.9
from 34 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 58 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Brett H.
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Thank you!!! We're beyond happy with the film. The same-day edit was even more then we expected.

Gemini Photography
4.7
from 21 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 29 hires on Thumbtack
Kristina K.
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Gemini Photography was absolutely phenomenal. I hired them for our wedding video as well as their photo booth services. They arrived on time and began filming immediately and seamlessly. I wanted so badly to go introduce myself, but they understood the craziness of the day and blended into the surroundings as they worked. The team is so friendly and professional--they feel immediately like people you have known forever. The photo booth was an extremely reasonable price and my friends and family were fighting over it all night! We immediately got a copy of the photos at the end of the night which was really fun to look through the day after the wedding. The video trailer and full-length version came to us in an EXTREMELY timely manner. I mean, my husband is a film editor...it takes TIME and they got it to us so quickly--just in time to share with family for Christmas. I would highly recommend them and would consider them for my (hopefully future) siblings' weddings. They're wonderful!

SouthBay Films
4.4
from 14 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
Goretty G.
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Look no further - hiring SouthBay Films was the best decision we made. Fernando is very creative, energetic and professional, not only did he capture the main events of our family function but captured behind-the-scenes; he truly protrayed the essence of the day from start to finish. He allowed the day to unfold naturally and authentically. Since our venue was outdoors he suggested using the drone to capture moment -LOOKS AMAZING! Everything was so organized and professional. In no time we received the highlight film and I shared the link on Facebook to all our guests, family and friends. I highly recommend him to any couple in search of a beautiful wedding film.

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Voltage Digital
5.0
from 11 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
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Allie P.
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Jamie was on time and very professional. We used him for an office photo shoot and he blended in seamlessly. We were able to work as we normally do and he was just a fly on the wall documenting our everyday work life. I would definitely recommend Voltage Digital for photography!

Matt Marquez Photography
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Kevin K.
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Matt helped us with on set photography for a few film shoots. He is gifted in his ability to capture candid and photo-worthy moments while not affecting the natural flow of an event. Matt is excellent at capturing the mood of a scene. His range allows him to move between intimate, more controlled environments and dynamic, less unpredictable ones with ease. I would definitely hire him again.

24 Karat Fox Productions
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Leslie W.
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Renee produced photography for me that captured beautiful lasting memories. She is also a great video editor; just look at her work.

Cam Buker Photography
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Jessie R.
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Cameron is one of my all-time favorite photographers to work with. At first, I was skeptical because of how young he is, but he proved to be mature, professional, and highly intuitive/creative. He has an outgoing spirit, which allowed me to be comfortable enough to have real experiences and a ton of fun! And shooting on film is the best!

Masar Video
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Alessia L.
Verified review

I hired Masar Video to film and edit a conference promotional video, and 3 on-camera customer testimonials, and my colleagues and I were all very pleased with the results! Brenden was a pleasure to work with and very flexible, and we got exactly what we were looking for! Hire him, you will not be disappointed!

Newconcepts Films Inc.
5.0
from 1 review
    Kimberly D.
    Verified review

    Nick is always thorough, ensuring the best result and timeframe for our little family.

    • 14 years in business
    John G.
    Verified review

    Very Nice Work Charles. I saw your videos on here and on your website and I have to say you do great work. Seven years when I got married I wish my wife and I knew of your services. Our Wedding Video was nothing like your great work.

    Blue Trinity Films
    5.0
    from 1 review
    • 15 years in business
    Maya A.
    Verified review

    Norma is so EXCELLENT to work with, she knows EXACTLY what to do and She is always positive!

    About

    Cloudbreak Films is a full organization video era company.We film and adjust with the latest advancement. We offer the best live event spouting for any occasion: weddings, parties, and corporate events. Impart your wedding or event live on the web. we manage clients needs and give them great Videos. we also have many package that fits your prerequisites.

    About

    Music videos, weddings, your personal life story, inventions, etc. will be videotaped and edited to your very own personalized perfection to bring your vision into your very own dreams. A visual miracle that masters of deep minds like Picasso could only understand, or Mr. Mark Twain telling his stories in person for generations to enjoy. Visual miracles are your special gifts for your loved ones to enjoy. Imagine the possibilities of a dream come true -- a priceless part of you, your thoughts, your memories, and your love.

    • 4 years in business
    About

    I think that my art stands on it's on, I don't try to design something visually appealing, I always think about how hard is this to make, if I can design something hard. Or something which other people would say, that is a Richard E, product that is the effect that i look for, i much rather make something ugly and people know its me than something beautiful and no one knows its me, who made it.

    • 8 years in business
    About

    We offer writing, filming and editing of events, documentaries and commercials through video. We use a cinematic/documentary style.

    • 8 years in business
    About

    Whether it be a commercial video or an independent film, I see a project as an opportunity to tell a compelling story. I have an appreciation for both the technical and creative side of the production process as I utilize them to achieve a vision.

    About

    We are a up and coming group of 5 artistic individuals who came together to create Film and Stills. Each individual brings something different and creative to the team. We would give you the best service and finished product at an affordable price. Why? We are new and have something to prove. Film and Stills mainly focuses on events such as Weddings and Birthdays. We offer Videography, Photography and a Photo booth.

    • 11 years in business
    About

    Kantor Films is a collaborative film/video production company that creates ideal content for companies, organizations, brands, and distribution outlets. We celebrate handcrafted experiences, thoughtful details and careful outcomes with professionals and clients with the same conviction. We provide creative development to camera and production crewing. We can accommodate post production video editing and finishing services. Working for commercial, documentary, corporate and event productions. Our prices are competitive and flexible creating custom packages to accommodate your budget. Over my 15 years in the business, I have creatively with artists, brands, organizations and collective media outlets like ESPN, FOX Sports, Oxygen Network, YMCA, Pfizer, Public Architecture and San Diego Chargers.

    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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