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DMZ Productions, LLC
4.8
from 91 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 174 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Jessica J.
Verified review

Darren was fabulous! He was the videographer at my wedding...we received the highlight video and EVERYONE LOVES IT. I originally had two videographers on my contract, but one got sick so Darren showed up solo...everything still turned out great.

Kevin Angel Media
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
Lorene N.
Verified review

Kevin did an amazing job! He is very respectful, creative, caring and easy to work with. I recommend him highly for anyone who is looking for a Wedding Videographer that is easy to work with and will produce a quality finished product in a timely fashion!

Achilles Entertainment
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Cheryl S.
Verified review

I haven't had much experience working with a videographer, but Joshua was amazing. He helped me to create an awesome video for my Indiegogo campaign, offering suggestions along the way and really going above and beyond his job description as videographer/editor. If you ever need to get an interview on video, he is the person to work with, as he makes you feel very comfortable, especially for someone like me who apparently sounds like a robot as soon as the camera is on! The video itself ended up exceeding my expectations, and if I ever have to do a video again, he will be the one I go to. His pricing is fair, and for the amount of work he did throughout the couple months before we shot the video, such as R&D and offering me tips along the way, and of course shooting the video and his edition post-shooting, he is well worth it! Thank you so much Joshua! :)

  • 12 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Lori C.
Verified review

I reached out on Thumbtack looking for a local videographer for our daughter’s wedding. Alan Hisle and First String Media Productions responded promptly and with a very fair price. We hired him immediately after our initial meeting. He was so nice and easy to work with, and the 2 videographers that filmed our wedding( Scarlet and Melanie) did an awesome job. We had our trailer video back in 3 weeks and it totally captured the love, joy, and happiness of the bride and groom from their Best Day Ever!!

Framing Life Media
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Tammy M.
Verified review

I had to find a videographer for my daughter's wedding on short notice as an unusual situation came up. Framing Life Media responded to my email, and soon after agreed to do the video. Bryan stayed in touch with me throughout the entire process from start to finish. The quote they gave me was better than I expected; they were willing to work with me on a package that fit my needs and my budget. These young men showed up early, were very professional and friendly, and they stayed late... until the bride and groom had left the site. I received the videos today and all I can say is, their work is wonderful! The quality of the video is really great, and they managed to capture some beautiful moments throughout the day. There were some parts of the day that didn't go as planned, but they managed to create a terrific account of the day's events. I would very highly recommend Framing Life Media to anyone wishing to document a special event or occasion... you will not be disappointed. I can't thank you guys enough!!! Happy Mama :)

Croninfilm
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 5 years in business
Tina C.
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Love his photos!

First String Media
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Lee A.
Verified review

Both videographers who filmed at our wedding were amazing! They were so kind and professional and came from 2hrs away! They stayed in the background and we're a joy to work with! I can't wait to see their amazing work and will treasure our videos forever!

  • 13 years in business
Annette L.
Verified review

First String was great - easy to deal with over email and phone. A must since we were planning our wedding from afar. The videographers arrived on time and caught all the major parts we were hoping to get on film. The finished product was great and we're so glad we spent the money to have these memories on film!

About

I am a Lexington based fine art photographer and videographer. I began photography in high school and became increasingly more interested in the fine arts. I have expanded my skills into portraits and events. As for videography, I create short videos for various occasions.

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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