Home & Business Services Unlimited

Quincy, MA

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About this pro

How does your service stand out?

I am a talented writer, shooter, and editor. I can produce your video creatively, technically excellent, and at affordable rates.

What do you enjoy about the work you do?

Bringing peoples creative vision to life, telling a story with video, music and live sound.

Location

Quincy, MA 02171

Years in business

29

Number of employees

2

Times hired on Thumbtack

81

Reviews

34 Reviews
  • Barbara M. May 12, 2016
    Event Videography
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    We recently hired Michael Connell to video and sound record our daughter's college senior voice recital. Everything was outstanding and very professional. Communication was great from beginning to end. The final video was delivered promptly and the finished product was beautifully produced. We are thrilled to have the DVD and to have copies to send to family out of town. We didn't know Michael before hiring him but we put our trust in him based on reviews from other people. He exceeded every expectation. You can trust him to record those once in a lifetime, precious moments for your family.
  • Clementine B. Apr 26, 2016
    Event Videography
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  • Daniel L. Apr 3, 2016
    Event Videography
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    Mike is really amazing! He's very professional and very easy to work with. Thank you so much!
  • Barbara M. May 12, 2016
    Event Videography
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    We recently hired Michael Connell to video and sound record our daughter's college senior voice recital. Everything was outstanding and very professional. Communication was great from beginning to end. The final video was delivered promptly and the finished product was beautifully produced. We are thrilled to have the DVD and to have copies to send to family out of town. We didn't know Michael before hiring him but we put our trust in him based on reviews from other people. He exceeded every expectation. You can trust him to record those once in a lifetime, precious moments for your family.
  • Clementine B. Apr 26, 2016
    Event Videography
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  • Daniel L. Apr 3, 2016
    Event Videography
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    Mike is really amazing! He's very professional and very easy to work with. Thank you so much!
  • Kaisha B. Mar 27, 2016
    Event Videography
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    Thank you so much Mike! Even at the last minute you came with all your best. Very professional and great at what you do. Thanks a million!!!
  • Dennis C. Jan 14, 2016
    Event Videography
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  • Alma L. Dec 13, 2015
    Event Videography
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    At the last minute, my brother's widow requested we find a videographer to film his Memorial service. A couple of local calls were made, but everyone was already booked. Utilizing "Thumbtack," Michael Connell responded; I was nervous about booking a stranger over the internet. But, no worries: We couldn't be more satisfied! Prompt, courteous, professional, and responsive, Mike had the final video ready in just a week. His photo's and editing were spot on! Outstanding, actually.
  • Judy M. Nov 22, 2015
    Event Videography
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    Great communication. Very professional. Beautiful video.
  • Rel R. Nov 19, 2015
    Event Videography
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    Michael was great. Hiring him was easy!
  • Benjamin A. Oct 11, 2015
    Wedding Videography
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  • Diana M. Oct 1, 2015
    Event Videography
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    Mike Connell was the videographer I decided to use for our hospital reunion. I am so glad I chose him. Mike did such a phenomenal job. His final video captured all the happy moments at our reunion. He was professional, made all attendees feel comfortable, was early and well prepared. The video was available in a timely manner, clear and flawless. Mike added music that was appropriate to our occasion and that only added to the sentimentality when we watched the video. I highly recommend Mike Connell to video any occasion for I know it will turn out to be great and all memories will be preserved. I will hire Mike again for future events.
  • Kris A. Sep 29, 2015
    Commercial Videography
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    Michael responded quickly with just less that two weeks to the date of the video taping. Was very professional and I look forward to editing the songs with him.
  • Kayla F. Sep 23, 2015
    Wedding Videography
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    Was so easy to work with. Went above and beyond.
  • Lucas R. Sep 13, 2015
    Commercial Videography
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  • Lucy M. Sep 7, 2015
    Event Videography
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    Fast response. Great quotes. You're hired!!!
  • Vipul B. Aug 4, 2015
    Event Videography
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    I am thankful to Mike for accepting my offer for shooting an event for 5 separate dates. I hired Mike for our 5 days religious/non-american event. He was promt from beginning with his response to any of my questions/ His price was competitive and he was punctual to show up on time before the event for setup and test recording before actual event starts. Before I hired him, I had few emails back and forth to make sure he understand what's my expectation. And he did the job exactly the same way I want. I am 100% satisfied from his work and I'd definitely recommend him for video shooting event. And ofcourse, I will him again for my next event and save some time for search around.
  • Liz G. May 15, 2015
    Event Videography
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  • Flora A. May 13, 2015
    Event Videography
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    Polite and professional when spoken to. However when sending the contract was slow . Would hire him again but would do so way in advance to have enough time to sought out any kinks.
  • Jerry W. Apr 19, 2015
    Event Videography
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  • Herneet S. Apr 2, 2015
    Event Videography
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    Michael provided services for my engagement party on Christmas Day.. He was extremely professional and on time. I absolutely recommend him to all! 5 stars for sure!
  • Hailey S. Jan 14, 2015
    Video Editing
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  • Margaret G. Nov 23, 2014
    Event Videography
    Verified Review
    Great service and excellent work.
  • John G. Nov 20, 2014
    Event Videography
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  • Henry J. Nov 11, 2014
    Mike did a great job. He tackled complexities. Was great to deal with. Highly reliable and nice to deal with.
  • Gary K. Nov 4, 2014
    Video Editing
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    I had to by travel from Boston to Tewksbury by train. When I got there I realized I had brought none of the sound track I was hoping to work with. However Mike is friendly efficient and most importantly patient and we got things done with what we had.He even drove me to and from the train station. I would work with him again.
  • Kimberly S. Nov 3, 2014
    Event Videography
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    Super helpful and went the extra mile for when it came to editing. I would hire again if we ever need.
  • Sophie B. Aug 13, 2014
    Event Videography
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    We were so very pleased with Mike's work. He filmed a funeral service for a dear friend with less than 24 hour notice. The film is high quality and captures the event perfectly. He is prompt and professional, and also quick to respond on email and phone. He was unobtrusive at the service. We are grateful to have found Mike to capture this moment for us.
  • Arika W. Aug 4, 2014
    Event Videography
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    Mike was very professional and an absolute breeze to work with. After reading other positive reviews of his and seeing his videos on the Thumbtack site, I felt confident that he would be able to successfully complete our task. We are a pharmaceutical company that was looking for a videographer to record a 1.5 hour managers meeting in our Cambridge office. This meeting will be used for training purposes for any future hires. Mike came early and was fully prepared, he taped the session with 2-cameras, made the appropriate edits (which included inserting PowerPoint slides within the video) and swiftly turned around our finished product within 5 days. I highly recommend using Mike and will certainly use him again in the future!
  • Frank G. May 20, 2014
    Video Filming
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  • Jenna F. May 20, 2014
    Event Videography
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    Michael has been great to work with! Very professional and always willing to do whatever it takes to get the job done right! Each client he has worked with has been very pleased with his work!
  • Bob T. Apr 7, 2014
    Event Videography
    Verified Review
    In a word - EXCELLENT. Michael was everything we could have hoped for: responsive, professional, competitively priced, and truly committed to giving us a first-rate product. We couldn't have asked for more, and highly recommend him to anyone looking for a quality videographer.
  • Lee W. Apr 7, 2014
    Video Filming
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    We discovered just two days before our event that we would have enough money to hire someone to tape some of the sessions. It was a real scramble, but Mike made it all happen, despite not getting much guidance from the organizers who were completely absorbed with the logistics of the event. Ours was an unconference with some outstanding speakers. Our goal was to have videos for each 30 minute presentation that were very watchable, and Mike really came through, shooting with three cameras, editing in the slides, and putting it together in a very nice package that we were able to post and share with others. Mike was easy to work with throughout, understood our tight budget, delivered a high-quality product that we're proud to show off. Highly recommended.
  • Lynn H. Feb 20, 2014
    Event Videography
    Verified Review
    Michael was very easy to work with and kept in touch through the process by email. He asked a lot of questions to make sure he understood exactly what we wanted, and then delivered it. He's very professional and obviously has been doing this for many years. I have already recommended him to other people.
  • Mark H. Feb 17, 2014
    Event Videography
    Verified Review
    Easy set up and cordination. The quality of the video was excellent and the finished product was handed over in a short turn around! Would use his expertise again and would definitely recommend his services.
  • Susan C. Feb 17, 2014
    Event Videography
    Verified Review
    I was initially overwhelmed with the project of scheduling and shooting videos of 16 of our doctors and providers. But working with Mike was extremely easy--his flexibility and low-key professionalism made the entire project come together easily over 4 separate shooting days. He put the subjects at ease which allowed them to talk easily about their passion for medicine. I am happy to have found such a great resource for future video projects.

Q&A

What is your typical process for working with a new customer?
I like to talk on the phone, or at least via email, to go over the details and make sure we are all on the same page.
What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
I do all kinds of IT and video related studies.
Do you have a standard pricing system for your service? If so, please share the details here.
No complications. $425 shoot half days, $750 full days, and $60/hour editiing.
How did you get started doing this type of work?
Always have been shooting film and video since I was very young.
What types of customers have you worked with?
They vary so much, but live events are very much a part of what I have been doing for 35 years.
Describe a recent project you are fond of. How long did it take?
Shot a series of interviews and and conference speakers in a very hectic and busy day. Look great on client's website.
What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a provider in your area of work?
Look at work, don't always go with lowest price, and trust your instincts.
What questions should customers think through before talking to professionals about their project?
It is rewarding, but very time intensive.