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Rory Thomas Productions
4.8
from 66 reviews
  • 26 years in business
  • 140 hires on Thumbtack
Nicki H.
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We hired Rory for a commercial photography shoot. He was excellent! We work with many photographers and our quality standards are very high. We were very pleased with Rory’s work. We would highly recommend him to others. Thanks, Rory!

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MakeYourName/MakeYourMemory
5.0
from 49 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 91 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Alissa R.
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Hired this duo on a whim, on a-last-minute-pre-wedding-freak-out-rampage. For whatever reason, the spirit moved me and I just KNEW i needed my wedding on video. As this was a last minute adventure, price was a main concern of mine. However, my (now) husband and I agreed that nothing is worth paying for if you don't get a quality product. So with that in mind, we started really looking. So I placed a suggestion on thumbtack and about six or so businesses got back to me within half an hour. What stood out to me with this group was the availability of previous videos. “Say what?! They did a video in some crazy off lands! But how will I know that they can do just a regular-joe wedding? No bells. No whistles. Just me, and those closest to me.” I stated to my husband. So I decided to send them a few questions. We must have exchanged about 30 emails before we agreed on a plan and a price. They were quick to respond, they were patient, so patient with me, I asked about every little thing I Could think of. They tailored my wedding day package to my needs, to my price point, and to EXACTLY what would be meaningful to me. So alas, it was booked. WE MET AT THE CHURCH BEFORE THE WEDDING DAY. The place where the ceremony would take place. Who does that? They do! Because they are awesome! We ACTUALLY stood up and walked around and DISCUSSED where things should happen. We talked about who would be where and when! NICK TOOK NOTES! About my day!! Which, means nothing to them, but everything to my husband and I. They asked us questions like “What do you want to ensure we get on camera? What’s important to you? Who is important to you? Who is not important to you? What time does your day start? Where should we be when? What are your family traditions?” And honestly, I didn’t know the answer to most of the questions. Most of the time I responded with “what’s normal?”. But this gave us time to think about what we wanted and it opened a gate so we felt comfortable talking to them about what we were envisioning, and how our ideas coordinated with theirs. The day arrived. And so did they. Just as they said they would. Seven minutes early even. They were both very present with me (and my family) for all moments during the day (not on their phones, or distracted with other people or their equipment), but I never quite noticed them there. It wasn’t awkward like I thought they would be. I hate being on film, and I told them that, and they just did their thing. So casually. So casually that after the wedding day, I got concerned that they had just left for the day because nobody could remember seeing them. When they finally gave me our first cut of the day. I cried. I cheered. I laughed. I cried more. I watched it 100 times in a row. I didn’t sleep. I loved it all. They caught so many of the best moments. They caught so many of the unseen (to me) moments. They caught the right amount of perfect moments. For instance, our ring bearer, 2.5 years old. Had tantrum after tantrum at our wedding. They caught his “attitude” on camera, but made it cute and funny. It was all just so perfect. **I just tried to write a paragraph about things I truly didn’t like about them and the service they offer, and I couldn’t think of anything. I then asked my husband, he couldn’t think of anything either. I can’t say enough good things about this duo. They truly were the best decision I made for the wedding day (other than my husband). I find the video is more precious than the photos. And I believe most of that has to do with the professional work and relationship Nick and Sara made with my husband and I PRIOR to our wedding day. Friends and family knew they’d be video tapped throughout the day and knowing Nick and Sara were relaxed about the situation, made me relax, which made my friends and family relax. Sure, a lot of people own nice cameras and can make you a video. But these two have mastered the art of professionalism, and quality of work. I understand that we paid for a service, and they delivered EXACTLY what we contracted, but what they actually produced was way better than what I ever expected. They are an amazing company and I highly recommend them.

Volga River Video, LLC
4.3
from 37 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 131 hires on Thumbtack
Audrey F.
Verified review

The job was done well, and the footage was enjoyable to watch! We asked for no editing on the video because we wanted to stay within our budget, and they delivered. A few things were cut short (i.e. the wedding party speeches), so it might have been better to hire the videographer for a longer time period. I also think that he could have cut the footage of the hymn short and made up for it during the speeches. Overall, we are satisfied!

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MJS Productions LLC
4.9
from 26 reviews
  • 16 years in business
  • 29 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Estela M.
Verified review

video film and pictures from youth retreat. Mike was very professional and fun to work with. He went beyond the schedule time to capture every part of the day. I was extremely happy with the quality of his work and his professional approach and flexibility.

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Give It A Think
4.9
from 20 reviews
  • 16 years in business
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Jeannie B.
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Al Maruggi is, without question, the best, most professional, videographer I have ever worked with. Al was responsible for 100% of the sound, set, lighting, videography, complex post-production editing, and FCPX and Motion 5 work for my extraordinarily complex 3-hour "light board" instructional video — and I could not be more thrilled with the outcome. He listened carefully to what my goals were, and then engineered the entire videography process, from initial conception and design, through set work, filming, editing, and post production, straight through to final product playing for me on my own computer. At every step, Al used clear and responsive communication to guide me to decisions that would lead to the highest possible quality product. "You're a well-respected author," he told me more than once. "This has got to be absolutely perfect." I contrast this with other videographers who would come to my events, do a video shoot, and hand me raw video on a thumb drive that I never knew what to do with. Never ONCE did Al leave me hanging, having to make decisions I don't feel qualified to make. He always took me to the next step I needed to make my project perfect. Now I have something that families gladly pay $199 to purchase, and I am proud of it. Whether you need instructional video, corporate video, outdoor/artsy video, or sales and commercial video, I suggest you talk to Al. If you live outside of Minnesota, I suggest you FLY here to work with him. Highest possible recommendation. Five stars. Jeannie Burlowski Author of the book LAUNCH: How to Get Your Kids Through College Debt-Free and Into Jobs They Love Afterward

Mediapolis
5.0
from 12 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 19 hires on Thumbtack
Kathryn Z.
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Dennis was a pleasure to work with and did a wonderful job filming for us!

  • 13 years in business
Maria S.
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Everything from the set up to the post production was so well done and professional. Roy's communicatiom with us was excellent, and the quality of his work was more than we could have asked for. His patience and encouragement when filming was so helpful. Very great experience!

Hoffman Media Ranch, Inc.
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 36 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
Andrea G.
Verified review

01/06/15 4:19pm Gives clients benefit of the doubt ,positive, wants to make sure you're happy with final product, otherwise, he will do re-runs until you're satisfied, no high pressure hipe, gives helpful tips, good attention to details. Flexible, highly proficient and competent, has only highest quality equipment.

  • 11 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Thomas S.
Verified review

Ryan and his Modern Image Film & Video Productions company have done an excellent job for us over the years. He has helped us make a number of videos for a few of our websites, and they are not only excellent, but have great staying power. The videos convey a feeling using a combination of video effects, music, content, and rhythm that helps convey a broader message to our clients. Every time that we review our website for updates, we always seem to note that our videos are still spot on and perfect - that is what a good videographer does, is make something that stands the test of time.

JoeRod Edits
4.8
from 6 reviews
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Kerri K.
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I first met Joe Rodriguez when he was a Digital Video student at the college I worked for. From the beginning he stood out because of his accelerated skills as a digital video editor. As a first quarter student he could edit better than a 2nd year student. That was years ago. Joe brings his life experience to the table as a professional editor. His intuitiveness and his acquired s kills make him a pleasure to work with. I've seen Joe take a project from conception through postproduction and he is a person you can depend on in every situation.

Nice Pictures
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 19 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Ricki D.
Verified review

Jim went out of his way to get a high quality video of my stage play. Turn around time and editing was fantastic. I am a very picky person and I was thoroughly pleased. On top of it all, he is a very kind man with nice energy!

Stern Videography
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 21 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Susan D.
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Matt was the videographer at my daughter's wedding at JJ Hill Library. His rates were very reasonable, he responded to every question quickly and made it clear he was interested in making the day special for the couple. Matt arrived on time and spent 6 hours filming. We love watching the DVD to refresh our memories of a day that goes very quickly. A 20 second comment from our son was missed on the initial DVD and Matt responded immediately to that notification and remade all the DVDs. We were very impressed with his speedy response as well as his being eager to make us happy! Also, Matt stays in the background and is not intrusive with his camera.

***Asterisk Productions***
4.0
from 4 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Jenna P.
Verified review

Great experience with the filming project, felt supported but not overrun, he had excellent time management (so rare in film it seems like), and worked well with everyone in the shoot.

GME Production Services
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Ossian O.
Verified review

Noel Lee from GME Production Services has been Doubleomedia, LLC’s most outstanding video professional that we have ever hired. His well-rounded technical skills allow him to perform any role including videotaping, lighting, audio and editing with high quality. Noel’s people skills are equally strong, which makes him a favorite among our diverse clients. He has worked in so many different situations and is always resourceful in identifying solutions to any production challenge. We always feel more confident when Noel is on our team and highly recommend using his GME Production Services.

Waiting Room Collective
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Jordan W.
Verified review

Bruce has capabilities few and far between in all arenas of producing/ editing and content creation. I've worked with Bruce on projects for years and am continually impressed by his ability to take film and tell a beautiful story. The mixture of writing and articulating ideas along with his talents behind the lens offer eye catching, trendy, yet original outcomes. With his editing talents, you're promised a fresh take on art and ideas that can't be overlooked.

Verite Video and Film
5.0
from 1 review
  • 3 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Sarah V.
Verified review

I absolutely loved his video! Seriously, for the price he offers, I think he was the best thing I chose to do! He was so fun to work with. He captured everything that I wanted and asked for. He is just incredible! Video was definitely my favorite thing at the end of the day, and I don't think anyone would regret choosing him (: LOVE LOVE LOVE IT! HIGHLY RECOMMEND!

  • 6 years in business
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Unique, original, beautiful- like you, your videos should reflect you and your day. That's what makes Love Infinity's work special, filming all your moments from a professional and cinematic perspective.

  • 4 years in business
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I am based in Minneapolis, and focus on cinematography and editing. My work can be done in person or online. I will work with you to provide lasting memories of your event, at a price you can afford.

  • 4 years in business
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At Open Tuning Films, I help people and organizations capture and share their vital stories. I use professional video and audio tools to film individuals and families; working artists; small businesses; non-profit organizations; schools; neighborhoods or communities; faith communities; and others. I help them tell their essential stories through thoughtful, insightful interviews. We then blend additional footage, photographs and music to create short films. I'm an award-winning community journalist. I worked for five years at both community newspapers and radio, and then more than 17 years in community healthcare marketing and public relations. I'm a life-long writer, editor, photographer and designer. I bring a journalist's eye and a storyteller's craft to the short films I produce collaboratively with my clients.

  • 17 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
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I strive to capture your day in a way that your guest won't know I'm there. That way I can capture those hidden emotions that come out on camera. I don't try to capture straight on shots but try to find the best angle to tell the story.

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Olsen Media is all about capturing your story. You can check us out for wedding videography, promotional videos, and pretty much whatever else you need filmed!

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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