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That's A Wrap Productions
from 36 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 36 hires on Thumbtack
Gabrielle C.
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Disclaimer: This is a long review about how AWESOME That's a Wrap Productions is to work with! :) Craig Rappaport of That's A Wrap Production surpassed my expectations of service from professionals in the wedding industry. Prompt, Kind, funny, Professional, and full of fresh ideas. What i truly enjoyed is that he takes the time to sit with you, get to know you over a cup of coffee, hear your story , and build ideas based around what he takes from the conversations from you. Thats a wrap production team was by our side each step of the way during the big favorite part is that you don't even realize they are there, you turn around and they are just there, engaged in the experience and capturing the moments for you with out taking them away from you. Craig came up with amazing ideas, Great spots to shoot, and is over all the full pacakge of what you can ask for from a cinematographer. You are not just a number, your wedding is special and treated like the once in a life time experience that it is. Highly recommend That's A Wrap Production. I urge all in need of cinematographer to grab a cup of coffee with Craig! Best in the business! Truly a pleasure to work with! A million Thanks to That's A Wrap Production for capturing the best day of my life so i can watch on repeat when ever i want! Truly Gracious Bride, Gabrielle Benazzi, Married August 30th, 2014

  • 5 years in business
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
Ron T.
Verified review

I hired Scott to film me doing my artwork. I needed this for publicity and for advertising an exhibition that I was going to be in. When I create it is a very personal experience. Scott was able to do this without his getting in my way and he made me comfortable so I did not feel self-conscious. He created an art piece of the art that I was making. He is very professional. The finished film went on the internet and got more hits than I ever expected. I would definitely use Scott again.

from 1 review
  • 3 years in business
Gregory H.
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Patrick is a fantastic Cinematographer. I trust him in getting any shot that will tell my story in a dynamic way.


New To Thumbtack

  • 17 years in business

I search for the "soul" in every project. I see each photo as an opportunity to stretch my creative and artistic approach to images.

Zapalandrox Productions

New To Thumbtack

  • 7 years in business

Zapalandrox is a multi-media production company which pursues luminous color and distinct lighting. Our services include: +Photography of many principals spanning from the proper and precise events, to week-long galas with baroque detail. +Capturing the beauty in family portraits, head shots, and landscape photography. +Musical shows and video documentaries. +The fabrication of a portfolio for any multitude of the human imagination. -Definitive and complete audio with each video. -Promotional footage, Music and Artist narrative, Dramatic story lines. Zapalondrox Productions pricing is negotiable as well as fair to the event being documented. editors note : "I exclusively work in capturing the jubilee and merry-making"

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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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