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Pixel-Magic Photography
4.9
from 10 reviews
  • 23 years in business
Connie S.
Verified review

At the last minute, the filmmaker told me that he needed me to send scans of old photos to their offices. Dan Tong convinced me that the best resolution for the film would NOT be a scan but a digital photo with a great camera. He had all the equipment, including the stand, to complete the job within hours, and I was able to email the filmmaker the shots which were all used in the final cut. Dan rescued me, and head a cool, clear head to figure out the best way to get the best resolution.

Sam Fox Films
4.3
from 11 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 19 hires on Thumbtack
Brittany L.
Verified review

I am writing on behalf of my operatic comedy group Forte Chicago. White Fox Cinema recorded two of our full-length, live shows, The Sausage Show & Other Bites in May 2016 and Winter Whisper in February 2017. They were extremely easy to work with and were always prompt and courteous in their communication before and after the performances as well as in their arrival at the venues. They provided a high quality video recording that captured the wide array of spectacle and color we use in our shows as well as our operatic sounds in these small venues. We loved how they were able to capture several angles and seamlessly tie them together in an awesome video edit. I have nothing but good things to say about these guys and would definitely recommend them to anyone looking for a timely, professional, and high-quality product!

Kory Stewart
5.0
from 6 reviews
    Dominic E.
    Verified review

    Kory is very easy to work with... has great vision and is hands on. I've been overly satisfied with his work thus far and I'm looking forward to what this genius is cooking up next. - I.B. Fokuz (of Jyroscope)

    Erin Turney
    5.0
    from 2 reviews
    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
    Anne-Marie B.
    Verified review

    I had the honor of having Erin Turney capture my wedding day in Green Bay, WI. She filmed for most of the day and managed to capture all the special events of the long day. She went above and beyond my expectations. As a young videographer, I was impressed with her professionalism and flexibility. I was thrilled with her willingness to travel from Chicago. She was able to capture the feelings of my wedding day through her remarkable skills and techniques. I would highly recommend Erin for your event and can promise you will receive a remarkable product.

    Ronit Bezalel
    5.0
    from 2 reviews
    • 12 years in business
    Charissa K.
    Verified review

    Ronit is an amazing professional photographer who captures details and people with a cinematic flair. She has shot stills of my documentary film at a number of different shoots. Ronit is reliable, personable and has a positive atiitude which helps makes the people she is photographing feel at ease. -Charissa King, Documentary Filmmaker/Producer

    Blu Crane Media
    5.0
    from 2 reviews
    • 4 years in business
    Abby C.
    Verified review

    Elena filmed and edited all of the behinds-the-scenes work videos on workforce.io, in addition to a common craft style video that introduces our startup company. Our customers remember us by that video. Common craft was a new style for her, but she learned quickly and produced a fantastic piece. Elena's ability to tell compelling stories has helped her capture what it's like to be a welder, line cook, and forklift operator - in 2 minutes each! She is a filmmaker and curious ethnographer at heart, which helps unveil more than just surface details, no matter the topic area. In the time Elena films with you, she gets to know you and tells your story in a way you could not. She also is quick to turn around edited video, and very open to feedback. In the end, she always delivers energetic, high quality work. In addition to her professional qualities, Elena is a really pleasant person to work with. She's collaborative, creative and optimistic. I have worked with her over 4 years, and without hesitation, I'd recommend Elena for any of your video needs - from weddings to business. Oh, and ask her about her jazz singing!

    Josh Rech Cinema
    5.0
    from 1 review
    • 5 years in business
    Hannah K.
    Verified review

    Josh is a wonderful videographer. He has a creative way of telling your story that is warm and thoughtful. His keen and perceptive attention to capture your essence will leave your audience with a great first impression of you.

    BTCafe
    3.0
    from 1 review
    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
    About

    As a Chicago based filmmaker, I have shot and edited scores of commercials, broadcast television shows and web-based projects for the world's most respected brands. My core skills are as follows: * Creative editing - Avid, Adobe Premiere, Final Cut Pro 7 and 10 * Motion graphics - Adobe After Effects, FCP Motion and Cinema 4D * Effective management of timelines, project workflow and approval process * Creative editor of dialogue driven drama, documentary and commercial projects * Technically savvy with established and emerging broadcast and web codec * Director of videography, camera operator and lighting design Whether in the controlled environment of an edit suite, around the office conference table or on set, my ability to collaborate with all facets of the industry are assets that have been essential to my success. My notable awards are as follows: * Chicago International Film and TV Festival Gold Award - entertainment advertising * US International Film and Video Festival, creative excellence - documentary * Mobius 1st place award - iBest TV commercial and campaign * 12 - 1st place Telly Awards - television spot advertising * New York Film and Television Festival – best television editing * International 3D Society - best stereoscopic-3D television entertainment * Documentary film chosen for exhibition at the world - renowned "Venice Biennially" art exhibition in Italy

    • 11 years in business
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    I am proficient in all aspects of filmmaking and digital video production, development, preproduction, and postproduction.

    • 2 hires on Thumbtack
    About

    I am a Chicago-based filmmaker with experience in a variety of different shooting styles, for example, features, documentaries, music videos, weddings, and even abstract pieces.

    About

    Ashant Shomari productions embody a narrative to everyday life. I offer motion pictures that reflect the human nature, neurodiversity, marginalization and counter culture representation.

    • 4 years in business
    About

    We're three lifelong friends who have a passion for filmmaking and storytelling through beautiful and creative cinema. We think that your love story deserves more than a videographer capturing the events. That's why we love creating wedding films that inspire more than inform, and we tell stories the way that they deserve to be told, from those small, quiet and beautiful moments that only you and your spouse will remember to your grand exit captured in sweeping, cinematic detail. We also love getting to know our brides and grooms. Please call us, or let us get your next coffee. Hope to hear from you soon, ONFC

    About

    I've been working as an independent filmmaker and teacher for the last eight years, often shooting live events. Having recently returned to the States from Peace Corps service in South America, I'm available to continue to shoot and edit live events in the Chicagoland area. Visit my website for my full resume.

    About

    I specialize in photography, head shots, videography and filmmaking. Tungsten Studio and Roc Star Media is an affordable place to go to for high-quality services.

    • 4 years in business
    About

    I am a recent graduate with a film and television degree from Savannah College of Art and Design. I am excited to start my career in event videography, including weddings and equine events. I take modern techniques and combine them with classic aesthetic training to give you a product you will never forget.

    About

    Film is where all magic happens. I want to be in every aspect of it, and I want my final work to be excellent. No matter what program I edit with, my creativity demands a great story told through my pictures or movies.

    About

    Don Jefe's Customs is my artist brand for freelance art services such as graphic design, illustration, filmmaking, videography, and 2-D animation services.

    About

    I am an independent filmmaker with experience in preproduction, production and postproduction. My sole focus is directing; however, I can also work in other departments, such as editing, lighting, sound, set design, etc. I have experience using many different editing software programs, including, AVID, Final Cut, Adobe Premiere, After Effects and Photoshop.

    About

    We have a full-scale video production house. We shoot and edit. We are Academy Award nominated. We are particularly known for putting on-camera interviewees at ease during filming. We are also adept at editing on-camera interviews into concise and clear statements. We are self-sufficient and adaptable crews.

    • 6 years in business
    About

    I am dedicated to producing an eclectic, multifaceted work that doesn't just fill the standard purpose, but keeps the viewer engaged in the message.

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