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Atlanta Cinematographers

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Wedding Film Pros
5.0
from 23 reviews
  • 15 years in business
  • 34 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
LaQuanda H.
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I had the pleasure of working with Eugene of Creative Filmz for a wedding in April 2016. I was the wedding planner who had every detail in place. The videographer was added just weeks before the big day...a last minute vendor added by the bride that ended up being my absolute fave vendor. I was also the wedding designer. The way he captured my work took my breath away. His skills were amazing. The cinematography was captivating. And for the price, his services simply will not be beat. As soon as I saw the highlight reel just days after the wedding, I was completely sold. He was punctual and the guests got a kick out of the drone. If you're lucky enough to get on his calendar, you will not be disappointed. As a planner, I certainly have my go-to vendors. He is definitely at the top of my list of videographers. Quality video! Professional vendor! That's Mr. Bussey. I look forward to working with you again soon sir. LB Harper, Wedding Producer Savvy House Weddings & Events Atlanta

Andrew Eckhoff Films
4.9
from 18 reviews
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
Zach B.
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Andrew was superb to work with. He has a creative eye and a desire to capture details that helped to make my vision possible. I’m glad I spent a little extra to hire a high quality cinematographer rather than going with a cheaper option. He is well worth the extra buck. I highly recommend him for any film project.

Micah Nunley Cinematography
4.9
from 15 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
Tim P.
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Micah was the videographer at my wedding. He was professional and got the job done without being too pushy. He captured some amazing shots and had some great ideas that really made our video memorable. He went above and beyond what we asked of him and gave us an overall great experience. I would recommend him to anyone searching for a videographer/cinematographer.

Kuhn Photo
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Julie A.
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Justin really captures something with his photography. He made sure I got the perfect shot. He has an amazing eye for artsy or just mundane. He will ensure that you get the shot you are looking for. I highly recommend working with him!

  • 8 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Wayne M.
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Very professional and accommodating to the needs and desires of the event we hired him for. Finished product in a very reasonable time and exceeded expectations

DirectedByDaphane
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 4 years in business
Susan T.
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The video product we received was absolutely amazing! She is definitely our go to cinematographer.

Forage Films
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 4 years in business
Martin K.
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What a great videographer / director / cinematographer / etc. She can help you with whatever your video needs and do an excellent, professional job in the process.

Air Swindy / Swindy Films
5.0
from 1 review
  • 15 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Cooper C.
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Great, pro footage and a great guy, too. Definitely enjoyed working with him and will certainly be working with him again in the future.

About

I am an AFI graduate and three times Sundance award-winning French cinematographer. I have shot over 20 features and many scripted TV shows. Three of those features were played at The Sundance Film Festival in its official dramatic competition. A fourth feature film called "Explicit Ills" won a special jury award for Best Cinematography at SXSW. I sometimes participate in the Sundance Director's Lab to assist its directors in finding their personal visual approach to story telling and teach at Columbia University. I also shoot reality TV, commercials and music videos. I can work as local in Atlanta or Los Angeles. The following are samples of feature films and casts including: * Undiscovered Gyrl with Justin Long, Martin Sheen and Christian Slater * The End of Love with Amanda Seyfried and Michael Cera - Sundance Dramatic Competition * Explicit Ills with Rosario Dawson and Paul Dano - SXSW - Best Cinematography Award * The Good Life with Zooey Deschanel, Bill Paxton and Chris Klein - Sundance Dramatic Competition * The Ever After with Teresa Palmer (Warm Bodies), Oscar winner Melissa Leo (Prisoners) and Mark Webber (Scott Pilgrim) * Better Luck Tomorrow with John Cho (Star Trek) and Sung Kang (The Fast and The Furious) - Sundance Dramatic Competition Patrice Cochet

  • 5 years in business
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Videography, Photography, Editing Wedding Photography/Videography, Headshots, Portraits, Landscape, Real Estate, Commercial, Fashion, etc.

About

We are Atlanta's premier production cinematographers and photographers, dedicated to not only capture your precious memories and/or projects, but to preserve them and to hold the test of time both physically and artistically. We will produce and preserve images that paint a picture, tell a story, or record an event. We will create commercial-quality photographs, with the utmost precise technical expertise, creativity, and the appropriate professional equipment. We will give you a distinctively different product that we guarantee you will not find elsewhere because we photograph in many styles and focus on creating that one-of-a-kind, memorable image that will attract attention and emotionally move people. We provide local services to the metro Atlanta area, but we also travel wherever you require us. Whether you need wedding (we have experience with all cultures, we have worked with all religions and spiritually attuned cultures), engagement, family, baby, maternity, senior, sports, events or commercial/industrial photographs, we can make it happen for you. We produce a wide array of products, including heirloom wall art photographs, digital paintings, canvas wraps, albums, custom personalized composites, traditional gift photographs, and much, much more. We guarantee it will be an unparalleled experience that will impact you and the people you show it to for generations to come. We serve your life's moments one picture at a time.

About

I am a videographer, cinematographer, director, camera operator and editor. I have worked on short films, documentary, music video and commercial. I own a Canon C100 camera for work and would like to work on your home video.

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I am a freelance director, cinematographer, editor, composer, writer, audio tech, graphic design artist, gaffer, production assistant, and grip.

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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