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Party Favor Photo - DC
4.8
from 111 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 247 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Jill S.
Verified review

I first met Joe Lee in 2011 when I spent seven days with him as we traveled with the Wreaths Across America convoy from Maine to Arlington National Cemetery. Joe conducted himself with the utmost professionalism at each of our many stops along the way. He captured the special moments on audio, video and in still shots enabling me to recount the entire trip as if I was there in person again. This past July, Joe flew to Minneapolis to volunteer as the photographer and videographer for a two day memorial event held in honor of my son, an Army Ranger KIA in 2009. The morning of the first day, my house was struck by lightning and a fire ensued. Joe lost some of his equipment but quickly replaced it on his own so he could still do what he came to. This was a chaotic situation that others may have become discouraged from, but not Joe! He stayed the course and never faltered from his commitment. Joe Lee is not only very professional, he is a very personable guy whose positive presence will add to any event. Highly recommend!

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Dynamic Reel Productions
5.0
from 63 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 100 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Bambi F.
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Working with Ilya is a one of a kind experience. He is not only experienced, but he is also punctual, knowledgeable, prepared, and a pleasure with which to work. I would highly recommend Dynamic Reel Productions for any video and editing needs.

Pretty Elektrik Company
4.6
from 59 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 108 hires on Thumbtack
Grace R.
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We are so glad to have hired pretty elektrik as our official wedding videographer 3 months ago. He was very professional and cooperative in getting all the important details and angle from the ceremony to the pictorials and to the reception. The finish product is very clear in cinematography. We loved it! He was very patient in working with me back to back via email with suggestions and some minor changes with the video clips. The video expresses our love for each other and that we will cherish for a lifetime. I will definitely recommend this company.

The Sweet Spot Studio
4.8
from 45 reviews
  • 15 years in business
  • 94 hires on Thumbtack
Montserrat G.
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We have an ongoing project that requires original music for videos. We discovered Nicolas is finely attuned to the needs of the client, and could express them better than we could! He very helpfully suggested a more budget-friendly approach (of which we were unaware), and greatly impressed us with his patience and turnaround time. Of course, the final product, the music he created, is what matters the most. In a word? Stunning. So glad we found him...

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Adam Wolff
4.9
from 35 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 38 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Ryan E.
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I recently booked a session at Howling Wolff to record audio for a commercial. I was impressed with the entire experience. From the very beginning, when I spoke to Adam on the phone about my project, he seemed attentive, friendly and confident that he was the right man for the job. I have been in a lot of home studios before, but Howling Wolff was, by far, the best home studio I have ever worked in. Adam has done some major construction to provide an atmosphere that is acoustically tuned very well. The vocal booth was also the best I have ever worked in. It provided a super clean vocal that is strong and powerful! I was really happy with how the recording sounded after our session. However, I was amazed how it sounded after Adam sent me the final mix! The rates were very reasonable. Not that I wanted to, but I told Adam that he should be charging more for his skill and everything he provides to his clients. I'm happy that I discovered Howling Wolff Recording Studio. I have a good amount of commercials coming up that I will absolutely be returning for. Ryan Edwards

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Metro Teleproductions, Inc.
5.0
from 23 reviews
  • 29 years in business
  • 20 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
John O.
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I've worked with Metro for over 20 years on video rentals, staffing and streaming projects. Dave Lilling consistently supplies the right talent for the price. I've produced highly successful live shows with Dave's help on staffing and equipment rental. Metro has been a regular supplier of top-flight talent needed to supplement staff on large projects. Dave has matched us up with great shooters, for live and EFP projects as well as outstanding field and studio audio engineers. Dave is always on budget and offers options to help get the best video production for the available dollars. Highly recommend you speak to Dave when considering ENG, EFP, live and streaming services.

MediaSalon Cinema
4.9
from 21 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 41 hires on Thumbtack
Megan H.
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If you are looking for professional, inexpensive and reliable service Media Salon Cinema is the service for you! Hiring MSC is the best decision I made when planning my music video. Cameron was super friendly and helpful in making my visual come alive! I was very impressed and I would recommend anyone to use Media Salon Media. #mscrocks!

Keepsake Sound Video
4.9
from 13 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 72 hires on Thumbtack
Shirley C.
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Phil and his assistant filmed a memorial that we held for our daughter who had passed away. They were unobtrusive while recording the ceremony with audio and video. We have not seen the resulting DVD yet. It is being edited by them. I am sure that it will be lovely.

ByoungVideo
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Deloris W.
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Bryan was such a pleasure to work with. There was a lot of pressure to provide video coverage for our annual conference and hiring Bryan made the process easier for myself and my colleagues. He's extremely punctual and very detailed oriented. He covered all basis for the video that I didn't even think of, such as audio feeds, lighting, camera placement, power consumption and so much more. The final video turned better than I thought and I look forward to hiring him again and/or recommending him to anyone looking for professional video coverage.

Eye 4 Visuals
4.9
from 10 reviews
  • 10 years in business
RONISHA G.
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Hey I work for Exit flagship realty and I was pleased with Mr.Mills work .the quality and the audio was on point, not to mention how the video was done in a timely fashion. I’ve gotten more views and inquiries about the property more than ever Thanks!

Huqa: Live
4.0
from 3 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Laina R.
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Great experience. Very professional and yet incredible creative vision. Would not hesitate to recommend to others.

Evan Hulehan Visual/Audio
5.0
from 1 review
    Wayne H.
    Verified review

    I am Evan's dad. Despite that, Evan is incredible at audio/visual. He holds a degree from U of Colorado in Audio Productions and is gifted at still and video photography/videography. That about says it all.

    • 50 years in business
    John R.
    Verified review

    Sheffield is amazing. They do all of my commercials for radio and tv. They also produce my show Shogun Fights for TV. I could not be happier with the quality of the production. Each show they add a new twist or wrinkle to improve the show. I believe our tv product rivals the UFC and Vance and Mike Van Horn are a huge reason why. Thank you guys for everything.

    • 4 years in business
    About

    What is our vision? To help bring your film/video productions to life through tailored musical and auditory enhancements, be it through a wide array of original musical arrangements and scores or custom foley and sounds, designed with your project in mind.

    About

    We provide videotaping, editing, and format transfer services for special occasions and celebrations, such as weddings, bar and bat mitzvahs, birthdays, and anniversaries. We also videotape public and private events, performances, and more. We are available for computer training and consulting for individual and small groups.

    About

    BGE provides live sound, live and studio recording, music production, and event management services. We also have a small inventory of video equipment for live events. Our clients use us because we have a consistent commitment to quality. We understand what it is like to organize an event or to produce a recording, so with our staff you get an unusual willingness to see the overall picture.

    About

    I have experience with Yamaha mixing boards (digital and analog), Dynamic, Condenser and Ribbon microphones, SSL mixing boards, Sony HSC 300 video camera and other Sony video camera equipment. I am also experienced in audio editing tools such as Pro Tools and Digital Performer. Overall, I have about three years' experience in the live sound and supervisory role in the theater production environment, troubleshooting, musical performances, rock bands, dance recitals, conferences, small construction, woodworking, and metal working.

    • 8 years in business
    About

    I provide audio and video production, editing, mixing, recording, and filming. We have three of the most creative audio engineers with a full pro tool set and knowledge to back or company always. We have recording specials and great video work. Checkout our work on YouTube.

    About

    I offer complete video and audio services and have 30 years of experience. I can serve as a producer, director, editor, DVD author, camera operator, sound engineer, and teleprompter operator. Anything you need, I can fill the shoes!

    About

    I do audio and video recording, editing, and mixing with Protools HD, Final Cut X, After Effects, Neumann, AKG, Shure mics, API and Grace mic pres. I produce CDs, music videos, instructional videos and DVDs.

    About

    We're a full-service video production company in Baltimore, MD. We are home to two state-of-the-art studios - perfect for filming commercials, website videos, music videos, and more! Already have a location in mind? No problem. We have everything we need to film on-location.

    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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