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Des Plaines Hd Video Editors

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  • 11 years in business
  • 55 hires on Thumbtack
William G.
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Harry Kane is a pleasure to work with. He is very professional and his videography skills are top notch. I would highly recommend both his video and editing services. Thanks for the great work Harry!

Concept One Media, Inc.
from 30 reviews
  • 34 years in business
  • 46 hires on Thumbtack
Walt K.
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Concept One did fantastic work on my video project. The video was completed on time and on budget. The communication and professionalism from the team at Concept One was superior. My company plans on using Concept One for more video projects in the future.

  • 11 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Tyler C.
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What can I say about Bobby?! He’s responsible for the single most beautiful piece of video I’ve ever seen. Long story short, I contact Bobby a week before I had planned to propose to my then-girlfriend. He responded asap and was on-board for every detail. He arrived early to the venue and found a spot completely out of sight and captured both photos and video of the event. I’ve been showing folks the stills and video, and I’ve had to console them because they’re crying, because of how beautiful his work is. He was punctual, kind, direct and expert, and I would trust him to document any event! Can’t say enough awesome things about Bobby and my experience!! Bobby Did It forever!!

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Pond Ripple Media, LLC
from 11 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Mary S.
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I loved working with Dallas and his team. From the moment I spoke with him initially on the phone to the editing process, he was wonderfully friendly and easy to work with. He is passionate about every project he works with and make all of his video subjects comfortable and confident.

Amor In Motion
from 11 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Penny B.
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I wasn't even going to have a videographer for our wedding. A friend suggested it to me because it was one of her regrets. So I started looking in to it. I was planning our wedding from Texas, and we were to get married in Chicago. I went to "wedding wire" to find some options. I probably looked at three other companies before I found Amor in Motion. Immediately I loved their style. I contacted them right away to see if they had our date available. Karis was a pleasure to work with and very flexible with us because we needed more hours than the average wedding. During a visit to Chicago we got to meet Isra and get to know him. He asked some very key questions to make sure that the style of our video was exactly what we wanted. He was extremely personable, attentive and genuine. When our big day came, I can't say enough good things about this team. They caught all the moments that we wanted, but were never in the way. They were as excited as us, and just as happy as our guests! And then we got the video..... The video FAAAARRRRR exceeds any expectations I had of what it would be. It's incredible!!! It captures my husband and I so perfectly and so many people have actually said to us that they "literally feel the love coming out of the video." That's all we wanted. We got that and then some! We got something that was creative, surreal, a little edgy, emotional, captivating. The way this whole team collaborates is awesome. So much behind the scenes editing, and music. Hands down, they are all artists. This is something that I will cherish for the rest of our lives. I HIGHLY recommend this company. This was money well spent.

Tim Frakes Productions
from 11 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Danny D.
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Tim showed up to the site early today and had already started shooting the exterior of the building before I arrived. He was highly efficient and did a great job editing with subtitles. The HD video is very well done and was delivered to me same day! Tim was insightful, professional, and gave me good artistic direction. He also had a great attitude and was very personable. I will recommend him to others and certainly use him again for my videography needs.

Pixel-Magic Photography
from 10 reviews
  • 23 years in business
Peter S.
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I have had several excellent experiences with Dan's photography: 1) He took my portrait for my recently published book "Who Stole My Father?" It came out clear and bright, eliciting good comments from readers. 2) Dan created several posters for the Improv Group "Let's be Frank" The Group portrait, the center of the poster, taken from above is striking and an eye catcher. 3) Dan has been video recording various sessions/performances of the Improv Group which came out with very professional quality. I would recommend Dan highly if you need any of these tasks taken care of.

from 5 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Jennifer B.
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Warwick was great to work with. He arrived to shoot our video at O'Hare Airport here in Chicago. He gave us some wonderful tips and even helped to write our opening and closing lines. The final video, after editing, turned out just perfect! We will definitely be using him again for future projects.

Edit Wizard 4 U
from 4 reviews
    Melody S.
    Verified review

    I've worked with Heidi over several months on jobs that required her writing, editing and videography skills. The writing and videos were for website pages, the editing was for books and also a website. Heidi's performance was terrific in all respects. Her technical skills are highly proficient, her work ethic is outstanding, and her cooperative talents make her the kind of person you want to work with. She can be counted on to take effective initiative and also to work very smoothly on a team. Some of my most productive project meetings were with Heidi! I also want to mention something important but more elusive. The text Heidi created and the text she edited were not cut-and-dried, counting-widgets sort of copy. They didn't need only the right punctuation and grammar, they needed to be done by someone who had the skill to understand what would communicate best with the audience, someone who would ask the right questions and incorporate the answers effectively into the project. Heidi is doing a great job, and I look forward to our continuing work together!

    from 3 reviews
    • 8 years in business
    Jen B.
    Verified review

    Horizontal Forward Slash is a commercial videography and photography production company specializing in brand communication. With over 13 years of experience, H.F.S. helps brands visually communicate their personality to reinforce brand image or help reinvent it. H.F.S. helps brands with video and photo production, social media consulting, marketing and public relations. The H.F.S. Lead Creative Producer has a perfect balance of skill and raw talent to create aesthetically pleasing images that push your brand forward. H.F.S. can help your company create compelling videos and photos through idea generation, conception development, art direction and project management. When working with Horizontal Forward Slash you can expect professionalism, attention to detail, high quality product, a fresh perspective and project completion in a timely fashion. I highly recommend this company for all of your image production needs.

    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
    Tina H.
    Verified review

    We used their video and photo booth services for our wedding. The video was amazing. They captured so many moments we didn't even know happened! It is great to pop in the video to watch all the fun! Our guests simply loved the photo booth. The actual photo strips look great and the photo booth attendant put together the best scrapbook for us!

    from 3 reviews
    • 3 years in business
    Ve L.
    Verified review

    He was always very professional and able to turn my project around in a very quick time frame. I worked with him on a video editing project for one of my corporate clients and it was masterfully executed. I would recommend him for you video editing needs.

    Seth Hafer Video Editing
    from 2 reviews
    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
    Max P.
    Verified review

    Seth edited my first attempt at a feature film. It was a no-budget film and came out a bit of a mess. Seth managed to string together something surprisingly coherent. He is a highly intuitive and rational editor, and gets the job done. Highly recommended.

    • 4 hires on Thumbtack
    David O.
    Verified review

    Cariman arrived early to our event in Lake Zurich so she could set up and discuss what we wanted. She was very polite and professional and captured everything we wanted at this event. She ended up staying with us for 7 hours, which was much longer than anticipated. I would highly recommend Cariman to videotape your event. Simply put, she was great.

    • 5 years in business

    I am a video editor with 23 years experience in editing commercials, corporate image, product demo, events (pre-produced & on-site), documentaries, music videos, & broadcast TV. I handle all aspects of the post process from editing, compositing, color correction, graphic design & animation, and sound design. I would love to discuss how I can help you with your next project!


    I make all kinds of videos, such as TV spots, trailers, television promos, music videos, (amateurish) video commentaries and almost anything. From me, you can expect availability, consistent quality work, and to meet every deadline on time.


    I am a receptionist by day and a video editor any other time. What you need I can do. I have clerical duties such as: * Typing * Editing or Proofing Video Editing is done on Final Cut Pro and can be completed within 2 weeks. File must be uploaded to Dropbox or Google Drive.


    Delack Media Group produces high-end video productions for corporate and consumer clients. We can handle everything from concept to creation. Web videos, corporate imaging, corporate training, webcasts; we can produce videos of them all! Contact us today to start planning your video production.


    Beautiful wedding moments captured on video to remember forever. We love helping you remember the most important day of your life by creating a personalized wedding video for you.


    We provide video services including shooting videos. The video will be shot with a 3-chip camera, with the ability to go from standard to wide screen. Wireless mics (lavaliere and handheld) are available for interviews or the on-screen talent. We also serve as mobile editor. As mobile editor, our services include cuts only, special effects like split screens, and so on. I have the ability to create a DVD with a menu page or I can transfer the edited video or raw footage to a external hard drive. I also have lights for small indoor shoots.


    I finished school recently and now I am working at building my experience. I've taken on several projects and even won 2nd place in a music video contest in school.

    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.

    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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