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Lexington Film Editors

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DMZ Productions, LLC
4.8
from 91 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 172 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Nick T.
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Darren is by far the best videographer I have ever worked . I trusted him to film a presentation I gave for over 17,000 people. He will get the job done right and on time. Highly recommended. Please contact me at nick@nicktokman.com if you have any questions.

Eppic Films
4.9
from 10 reviews
  • 13 years in business
Hannah S.
Verified review

I've worked with Jason and his people at Eppic Films multiple times and absolutely have nothing but positive things to say. He's very personable, very creative and fun to work with.

Kevin Angel Media
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
Seth B.
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Does phenomenal work with filming and editing really great to work with!

Suburban Tallyho
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 6 years in business
Jacob G.
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Suburban Tallyho filmed and edited our Kickstarter video. They took the time to film at multiple locations and never balked at requests. Sam has a really positive attitude behind the camera that helped keep us on track. Lindsey did a great job editing the video and made requested edits quickly. Both of them are extremely capable and friendly! Will definitely be hitting them up for the next video.

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

First String Media
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Kyle W.
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Jessica and first string media was fantastic! The videography was top notch, and editing took very little time. We had our wedding DVD within no time.

Kettle Hill Productions
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 2 years in business
Christopher S.
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Kettle Hill Productions is an incredibly professional film production company. They deliver exemplary work, and they are punctual in all they do. I'm very satisfied with the work they deliver. I would recommend Kettle Hill Productions every day of the week. -- Christopher Siaens

  • 13 years in business
Annette L.
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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!

  • 4 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Michael D.
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Beyond The Lens is top notch! I very highly recommend them for any of your special events! Cody & his wife filmed my wedding & I couldn't have been more pleased. You definitely won't be disappointed. Give Cody a call today!

About

I am a film and television editor who has many years behind the camera under my belt. I have produced many different products ranging from television commercials, weddings and films. This kind of work truly is my passion and no job is too small or too big.

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I can produce, shoot and edit your video projects. I specialize in training and information type of video for DVD or the web.

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What's up, everyone? I'm FrostColdBer, and I'm going to help you all in editing gaming videos for your Twitch, YouTube, or whatever.

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What sets us apart from the rest is the integrity, commitment and dedication that we put into delivering the highest quality of work. No project is too big or too small. Our team is one with skills and years of experience. We keep on growing and keep delivering great results all around the world, and we will commit to going above and beyond to ensure our customer's satisfaction. Our goal is to commit to our clients in meeting their needs and expectations while delivering excellence and becoming their main resource in television and film productions.

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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