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Simi Valley Film Editors

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iPicBooth
4.7
from 229 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 496 hires on Thumbtack
Kathleen F.
Verified review

Stan and his team of videographers & editors chronicled our surprise wedding at the end of March 2015. Our family and friends thought they were attending a birthday party. Stan & team captured it all - creating a joyful and sleekly produced keepsake. Thumbs up!!! Watch the finished product > https://youtu.be/kRdvDQKYIiU

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J. Concepts Productions
4.9
from 72 reviews
  • 17 years in business
  • 134 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Vivek R.
Verified review

I hired Jami to film a surprise proposal--she didn't just sit back and film the event--she helped produce it. Jami got there early to help set up and stage everything, and took both video and photos. She sent us a beautifully edited video the very next day. I would recommend Jami for any event, and especially, for a surprise proposal!

  • 34 years in business
  • 150 hires on Thumbtack
Roxanne G.
Verified review

MARK GOES ABOVE AND BEYOND!! This review is long overdue but I just finished watching the edited and raw footage that Mark has sent us and just...WOW!! I knew he did so much on the day of BY HIMSELF, but the footage was so great. He got so much detail! I hired Mark as a wedding present for my sister and I KNOW she won't be disappointed! He got so much that we didn't even think of mentioning to him to include. This man knows exactly what he is doing! Mark was great from the beginning! From being able to film my sister's wedding at 2 weeks notice after a last minute cancellation, to his excellent communication and suggestions for my sister's wedding, to his patience on the day of the wedding and being able to adjust to every last minute change. You can tell that this cinematographer has experience doing this and he knows exactly what to expect and what questions to ask when you are lost. EVERYONE was so pleased to have him at the wedding!! The guests thought it was so cool to have a DRONE at the wedding!! I only paid Mark for four hours but the wedding ceremony was a little behind schedule and he STILL suggested going to the reception to get the introduction of the Bride and Groom. This man was so amazing. He asked all the right questions and even asked if we wanted to get footage of the bride and groom reading each other letters in their hotel room before the ceremony, and that sparked the idea of having them add that to their wedding day itinerary. THEY LOVED THE IDEA and it CAME OUT SO BEAUTIFUL! Mark seems like the kind of man that has seen it all and done it all when it comes to weddings. He blended in so well with every setting. He knew exactly what to say in each situation and other times, you didn't know he was there because he was working and blending in so well! The footage Mark sent us transported us back to the day of the wedding. My family loved it so much and are still talking about Mark and his great work. THANK YOU SO MUCH, MARK! Each time I talk about my sister's wedding, I mention you and the detail you put into everything! You were even great at following up with me after the wedding and printing the DVD's and DVD cases with photos from the wedding, SO GREAT! My sister loves every bit of it! She was so happy with all the little details you captured! Thank you! Thank you!

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Creative Deviants L.A.
4.8
from 55 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 140 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Aurelija W.
Verified review

It's taken me a while to write this review, because I struggled with how to articulate my deepest gratitude to Rand for giving me a priceless service. His attention to detail is extremely creative. Rand Courtney, one of the bests and most amazing film makers, because he has been in the film industry since 14 and, because he was so easy going, flexible, responsive and stealthy. I think his work is very informative and interesting. I am very happy customer and I really satisfied with the service I received. Rand, is professional and very nice person to work with. I suggest his services for everyone who ever wanted to get the best and even better.

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FD Productions
5.0
from 33 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 73 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Peche R.
Verified review

Flawless execution and timely delivery. Shaun was knowledgeable, friendly and inquisitive. Will definitely work with again.

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Marabate Studios
5.0
from 26 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 33 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Andrea B.
Verified review

We hired Mark to be our videographer for our April 10 wedding. Mark has always been very responsive to my messages and questions. He provided us with great detail of his services and what he would be doing. When the time came to film our wedding he was very prompt and easy to work with. We felt very comfortable working with him and he faded in nicely working with the photographer. He caputered all the details of our wedding very well. We got our highlight and raw footage video very quickly after the wedding. When it was time to watch the highlight video we thought the night was put together beautifully. The way it all flowed together with our choice of music and the different highlighted points of our special day was amazing! It was very beautifully done! A tear jerker too :). I would highly recommend Mark to be your videographer at your wedding. You most definitely won't be disappointed.

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The Vision Field
4.9
from 26 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 158 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Jeff V.
Verified review

I had to hire someone else due to my last minute film clearance. But I would’ve hired Erica and company in a heartbeat. Thanks!

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Brandon Fate Films
5.0
from 23 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 33 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Alexis A.
Verified review

We found Brandon by searching for a videographer on Thumbtack. We saw his sample video on his website moved by how beautiful and heartfelt the quality of the video was. We decided to book his services and were extremely pleased. He did a great job videoing the ceremony of our wedding and the highlight video was extremely well done. He was able to recommend for us a photographer that he knew who also turned out to be great. We have only received the highlight video so far, but if it is a sign of things to come with the professional video editing and the music then we are sure that the full length video will be amazing. We definitely recommend Brandon as a videographer for any event and the photographer he works with is wonderful as well.

Shoot Cut Deliver
5.0
from 17 reviews
  • 19 years in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
Paul C.
Verified review

Extensive filming, editing and production of final products for our company. Utilized Neil for dozens of video productions ranging in topic and scope. Would summarize my experience with Neil as professional, cost effective, timely, creative and solution driven.

La Boheme Life
4.9
from 16 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 31 hires on Thumbtack
Kelsey B.
Verified review

Daniella was AMAZING. She was professional and flexible. Spent a lot of time with us prior to event to discuss needs and wants and to get familiar with each other. All of my friends and family raved about how sweet and friendly she was. Daniella made herself almost invisible while filming and truly captured the moments within the events. I am so blessed to have met her and have her film our big day! Satisfied is an understatement. Thank you again Daniella!

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Merve Tekin
5.0
from 15 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Matthew K.
Verified review

Merve did an amazing job with my project! She has a great eye for detail and adhered to, as well as enhanced, the vision of the project. She helped me create a beautiful end product. I highly recommend using her as both a videographer and editor.

JMaverick Studios
5.0
from 14 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Stacey F.
Verified review

It was an absolute pleasure to work with Jeremy! He was extremely accommodating and flexible when it came to filming locations and times. He was extremely professional and also knew the right questions to help the subjects of our film express themselves. He did everything from filming and helping us with the script to editing the finished product, which we are extremely pleased with! Will definitely be working with him again!

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DH Media Productions, LLC
4.9
from 14 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 18 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Mary R.
Verified review

We had an outstanding experience with DH Media Productions. They have professional sound and video equipment, so the sound quality was excellent and even captured the voices of our most quiet speakers. They are extremely professional and effective at communication--I enjoyed working with them, and our guests commented at how friendly they were. There editing techniques are great--they put those little bells and whistles into your video that only professionals would think of and be able to do (chapters in your DVD, artistic editing, and so on). I always got timely replies to my emails, and David kept me abreast of their progress. You can trust your experience to DH Media Productions!

  • 10 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
Ruthann R.
Verified review

Chris went above and beyond for this film project on just 2 days notice and completed it as promised with the highest quality film skills and equipment. I highly recommend his services and plan to work with him and his team again.

Media Focus, Inc.
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Obum U.
Verified review

Media Focus, Inc. is great! they were so involved with our wedding. They were at our vendor meeting and stayed in constant contact with us. They help develop your wedding concept for the video. It felt like we were making a movie. They were very nice and professional. They were filming everything. We never once had to ask them to "make sure and film this", They were already filming it. I was very honored to have them film my wedding. You wont regret working with them. Thanks Hiro and Mae for everything you have done for us. Look forward to working with you in the future as well.

Danyell Ellis Visuals
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
Blake C.
Verified review

This person was so amazing. She took the best video of my wife and i’s wedding day! Not only was the footage great, but she was extremely professional and a pleasure to be around. My wife loved her personality, which made it very easy to act natural when someone is filming them. She got videos of things that I didn’t even get to experience myself as the groom, so watching back again was like a new experience in itself. Her prices are great for the amazing quality I received. I would recommend her for any event, photo and video. We hired her for video, but she took better pictures than the photographer we hired. Thank you Danyell! 5 stars all the way.

Live Art Photography LLC
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Sheryl V.
Verified review

When I was looking for a photographer to shoot my wedding, I did my full due diligence. I checked ALL of the review sites and interviewed all the big photographers in LA. I was even referred to so many talented photographers who did my friend's weddings. It's an exhaustive process but I wanted everything to be just right. A lot of money was spent on my dress, my husband's tux, the venue, catering, etc. I wanted someone who was as detailed oriented as I am, and had a vision on how to execute the shots. Finally I met Carl and his wife Desiree, and I had a good feeling right away. They were so friendly, funny, and professional. He was detailed about everything and let me know what we were going to get and when we were going to be receive it. One of the best things about their service is their price transparency. Almost all the photographers I checked out didn't have specific prices on their websites. They just say "starting at". I always felt like it was a shake down. But they were upfront about pricing and it was a steal for what they give you. They were our favorite vendors on the day of the wedding. They were interacting with our guests and all our family just loved them. I think they ran out of business cards by the end of the night. Carl just had a way of making us feel at ease in front of the camera because we never had a professional take photos of us before. We were hoping to find someone to make us feel relaxed in front of the camera, and they have a real gift of getting all of us to be ourselves and have fun. Our candids were amazing. The photos and the videos were breathtaking. I feel really lucky to stumble upon Carl and Desiree. They'll be shooting our baby shower when the time comes.

Just Love Films
4.9
from 7 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Diane P.
Verified review

Just Love Films was one of our best vendors at our wedding! My husband is in the military, which takes us away from our families along with at times takes us away from each other. I knew we would be watching this video for years to come, especially when we are missing our family or each other. I was extremely detailed with what I wanted, and they were so patient with me and helpful to make me feel like they wanted to give us a movie that we 100% were in love with! My husband is now in Germany for a year, in which I was unable to accompany him. We received our final cut of our video and it was absolutely perfect, they completely exceeded all of our expectations!!! I will and already have been recommending them for future events! Thank you so much for making our big day one that we can relive whenever we want!!! I wish I could give 10 STARS!!!

Leiqiu Film Studio
4.7
from 7 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Fiona C.
Verified review

Great job. The music video we worked on is amazing. Plus all of them graduated from film school in California. Surprisingly professional.

Elysian Sound and Light
4.5
from 6 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Steve K.
Verified review

I am a composer for film and television. I hired V&B Sound to re-outfit my Los Angeles-based studio space before beginning work on a feature film. The owner, Benji, was extremely thorough, knowledgable, and budget-conscious. He put together a full list of gear, sound-proofing materials, and everything I needed. He knows where to save and where to spend, and his experience as a professional musician gives him the expertise to clearly explain and justify his recommendations. What's more, he personally installed as much of the equipment as he was able, and also made sure the rest of it was properly done. I highly recommend Benji and V&B Sound and will be using them for all of my future gear and equipment purchases as well as anything else related to audio and installation.

Tiro Rose Films
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
Mac L.
Verified review

I can't recommend Tiro enough. He is friendly and professional. I’ve had him film multiple events for me and every video came out looking beautiful every time.

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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