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Top Rated Film Editors Around Ashburn, VA

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Dynamic Reel Productions
5.0
from 67 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 108 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Nicole R.
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Ilya was great. He was able to film our event last minute but came prepared as we had booked months in advance. He engaged with our guests to get the best pictures and film and the finished product is more than we could have hoped for. Will definitely use him and Dynamic Reel again in the future.

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Justice Films & Studio
4.9
from 44 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 86 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Miranda B.
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Eric Justice was the videographer for my wedding in Washington, DC on April 12, 2015. I was very impressed with him because he arrived early, was extremely focused & confident, and was able to work in a way where I pretty much forgot he was recording me while I was getting ready. I felt extremely comfortable with him in my hotel room. After recording myself and the groom getting ready, he left and went to set up his cameras at the venue, where the wedding and reception were both held. There were 100 guests and he captured everything and did an excellent job! The next day, I received an email from him which informed me that he had posted a highlight clip on YouTube. As my husband and I watched the video together our mouths dropped because we were amazed at the quality...the moments he captured were incredible. We were so happy to be able to share it with our friends and relatives, especially the ones who couldn't make it to our wedding. A couple of weeks later, we received our feature film and it was beautiful. Eric even had video of our guests individually wishing us well....what an amazing bonus! We were thrilled with Eric's service and we couldn't be any happier. Eric went above and beyond what I would've expected from a videographer. His work is exceptional and I would highly recommend Affordable Videography by Eric!

Pretty Elektrik Company
4.6
from 60 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 109 hires on Thumbtack
Brian J.
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Though we should have picked a better setting, they captured my vision to a tee! Very easy to work with at a VERY affordable price point. Knowledge of film/editing lead to great advice.

MJRvisuals
5.0
from 45 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 61 hires on Thumbtack
Whitney H.
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Malcholm and his work were both phenomenal. I hired him to do some filming in DC schools for my dissertation research, and he was flexible, professional, responsive, patient, and hard-working from day one. He truly listened to what I needed and wanted out of my films, and he did everything he could to make my vision happen. He showed up early on both filming days, and was great at doing what he needed to do, all while respecting and protecting the work that my teachers and students were doing. He edited my films (over 16 hours of footage across multiple microphones and cameras, down to 15-minute beautiful videos!) much quicker than he had estimated, and well before I needed them. I was the WORST type of client because 1) I have none of the expertise that Malcholm has, and yet 2) I had very specific ideas of what I needed/wanted, for the purposes of my research. Malcholm was patient and kind with me from start to finish, and he even made this whole filming/editing process fun! I cannot say enough good things about Malcholm and his company, you won't be sorry should you choose to work with him!

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LNJ Designs Photo
4.7
from 36 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 61 hires on Thumbtack
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Melody W.
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I would definitely hire this photographer again. She was hired to photograph our company's holiday party. She was to do candid shots as well as requested photos of groups or couples. She arrived on time and was always busy. While I haven't seen the completed product yet, I am truly looking forward to seeing what she has captured on film. I highly recommend this photographer.

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D.I.M. Productions
4.8
from 68 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 94 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Rustin M.
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DIM productions filmed and photographed a wedding weekend welcome reception for myself and to-be bride. They were very responsive and professional through the process.

BreakNorthFilms
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
ChChs G.
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A Great Experience each time! I've contracted Adam Burden for numerous jobs for my educational and literacy departments including editing, videography, marketing advertisment, commercials, interviews and creative consulting. Adam consistently displays professionalism, promptness and patience. Adam is talented and passionate and works hard to ensure that the customers vision is achieved and they are pleased with the finished product. Adam is easy to work with and collaborates in a supportive and dedicated manner. Based on my pleasure with each project and the positive feedback that I recieve from clients/customers I will continue to seek and use Adam Burden's services and I wholeheartedly recommend him to any and all looking for high quality film services that result in increased brand recognition and sales. Satisfied Customer Chris G.

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Metro Teleproductions, Inc.
5.0
from 23 reviews
  • 29 years in business
  • 20 hires on Thumbtack
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Justin W.
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Quality production and a fast turn around time with the video edits and the final files.

  • 30 hires on Thumbtack
Kathy D.
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My daughter's wedding was on October 7th, 2017. Adam showed up on time and ready to work. He worked very well with our photographer and was one of the nicest people I have met. I highly recommend him and cannot wait to see the finished products. It was an amazing day and he made the day a little less stressful!! Thank you Adam for sharing our day with us!

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A Brandon Flowers Work
5.0
from 18 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 28 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Jonathan F.
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Brandon is a creative, hard working, and talented film and editor. He made multiple promotional videos for my real estate group and produced a weekly video blog. He hired talent when needed, brought the best quality gear, and always had incredible ideas! Could not recommend more!

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Mark F. Jones
4.9
from 79 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 98 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Maurice L.
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Highly demanded across the region, Mark's Film/Video Direction and Production lead on creative collabs are the best known. The team at House Studios shot my first music video under his direction and I was highly pleased with their mainstream quality as I share our video worldwide.

MediaSalon Cinema
4.9
from 24 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 44 hires on Thumbtack
Mark Jason W.
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I've worked with Cameron and MediaSalon on numerous occasions in a variety of media production environments including advertising, documentary and narrative film, music video and photography. Cameron has consistently produced high quality work for me, is knowledgeable, reliable, timely and hard working. A great guy to have on set. Highly Recommended! Mark Jason Welch Director. Producer. Writer

Huqa: Live
4.0
from 3 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Kiran A.
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Everything was done as promised. Punctual and professional. Very hard working and creative

  • 11 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Mari C.
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I am extremely satisfied with David's work editing my videos. They were very amateurish and he used his skills to produce a top notch presentation for me and an excellent travel video. I couldn't be more pleased with his work which he completed in less time than expected. I highly recommend him as a seasoned professional who delivers great work!

Diversity Studios
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
Diane B.
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Jaime filmed my mother's Mass of Christian Burial and provided us with a youtube link, so that we were able to share it with her family in Australia. He and his co-videographer were unobtrusive during the service, and the final video is beautiful - something to be treasured forever. Jaime was professional and supportive to work with during a difficult time. I would highly recommend him.

The Filming Company
4.6
from 17 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
Kari C.
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I used this company to do a short video and it came out amazing! Chris captured the exact feel that I wanted and even edited perfectly. Pieced it together exactly how I envisioned it! I will definitely be using him in the future for any personal photography, or even family events! Definitely recommend AMZ films! Great prices, and you get your finish product back immediately!

Greggo Lee Films
3.7
from 3 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Nicole M.
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Greggo Lee Films has been my go to cinematographer for my international service trips. I travel with 15-20 kids each year to Belize and the owner of Greggo Lee Films personally attends this trip and documents the entire journey. His level of professionalism, energetic interaction with the kids and locals, and flexibility during the trip were unmatched. I was highly impressed by the photos and video he created. There were many memories that I had no idea were captured until I received the final product. His eye for a great shot is impeccable. I would highly recommend using this company for any event domestic or international.

DJK FILMS
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 1 year in business
Janice C.
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DJK FILMS was awesome to work with. She had creative, smart, and unique solutions for what my company was looking for. Very easy to communicate with and we're very happy with the final content.

3041 Media/Realty Vids
4.8
from 37 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 90 hires on Thumbtack
Colleen W.
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Jason could not have been more accommodating and professional. I had him film a presentation I gave and he showed up with patience and flexibility of the space, sound, audience, etc. I was impressed that he showed up dressed so sharply with a tie and hat. I didn't expect this and was proud to have such a professional videographer who really valued the venue and overall experience. The people who invited me to speak could see the level of quality in choosing a good person to film the event. The quality of the final product was fantastic and he even made a few edits after I viewed it to add in the slide images in addition to me in front of camera. All communication was thorough and made me feel that he definitely understood my vision. I will be using him again in the future.

Scene Clearly Films
5.0
from 13 reviews
  • 22 hires on Thumbtack
Alexsis B.
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I hired Scene Clearly Films to film my boyfriend's surprise 40th birthday party. Darryl and his team were a joy to work with! They were incredibly professional and timely. I was quite busy during the party planning process, as well afterward, but Darryl was very accommodating. He made some very helpful recommendations, including having two videographers onsite - which allowed them to capture the party from multiple angles. The end product was gorgeous and seamless. I also needed them to create a promotional video for my business, and they did a fantastic job. I will definitely be hiring this company again for future work, especially as I get started in rolling out my new event planning business! Thanks Darryl and team for capturing so many memories!

  • 16 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Tilly M.
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I represent a large Ad agency in London, I found Beverly Boy online and noted that they had great relevant reviews. So i hired them to film a very high profile installment for a client of ours. they quickly signed our NDA, drafted up a contract, and scheduled the project with our clients. Very professional, the footage was spot on what we anticipated, they delivered exactly what we needed. Great job guys, Cheers to you all!

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.