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Rory Thomas Productions
4.8
from 68 reviews
  • 26 years in business
  • 144 hires on Thumbtack
Max K.
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Rory filmed a company event. This included recording testimonials with clients and interviews with staff. We were very pleased with his professionalism and accommodating our needs. I'd highly recommend Rory for your company's videography projects.

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MakeYourName/MakeYourMemory
5.0
from 49 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 91 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Hiba S.
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I wish I could give them 10 stars!! I connected with Make Your Name/ Make Your Memory on a whim and I cant be happier that I ended up working with them! From our initial pre-booking conversation, Sara was warm and friendly, instantly putting me at ease that we were making the best decision going with her company to film our wedding. They have a range of price points which worked perfectly for our shorter event. On the day of our wedding, Sara was there early with all her equipment. She was so great to work with; she has an awesome personality and went the extra mile for a great shot. I'm excited to see our wedding video and would book Make Your Name/ Make Your Memory in a heart beat. You cant go wrong with their company, they really are great at what they do and how they go about doing it!

Volga River Video, LLC
4.3
from 38 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 136 hires on Thumbtack
Kennady G.
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Tom did a great job taping and editing my wedding video! There were a few angles I thought could've been better, but I loved how he added the music choices my husband and I chose!

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MJS Productions LLC
4.9
from 27 reviews
  • 16 years in business
  • 29 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Karen S.
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I hired MJS Productions at the last minute for a taping of my son's theatrical performance He contacted me soon after my post and offered his services for reasonable rate for what was a very long night. Mike was an absolute professional and pleasure to work with. He got the job done right and forwarded the finished recording promptly. He is always available to discuss details and additional services needed.

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Give It A Think
4.9
from 22 reviews
  • 16 years in business
  • 16 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!

Hoffman Media Ranch, Inc.
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 36 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
Peter E.
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Red Wing Shoe Company has worked with Scott on numerous video projects. His professionalism and video skills are outstanding. He is resourceful and creative in providing solutions to our film needs. Great talent.

  • 11 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Heather S.
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Ryan filmed a presentation at a business meeting for us, was prompt and professional, and was flexible about filming longer than we had originally requested. He also edited our video, adding in some PPT slides to the filmed content, and did a great job. He was responsive and helpful to our needs and I would hire him again.

One Fine Day Films
4.7
from 6 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Jessica C.
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Morgan filmed my son's first birthday party and did an exceptional job! She was able to capture all the important moments in the video, from him taking his first bites of cake, opening presents and clapping, and views of the guests, to the kiddos opening their treat bags, playing with balloons, and eating cupcakes. We absolutely loved the outcome of our video and would highly recommend her services!

MccDrew
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 8 years in business
Tony F.
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I highly recommend MccDrew. I used MccDrew’s video production services for multiple corporate videos projects. Initially, MccDrew was involved with the marketing and executive teams in the creative development of the video series. Once the strategy was finalized, MccDrew’s team created the video series based on the strategic direction. The videos were strategically on target, on time and on budget. The series was very well received by the audience. In addition to the video production, MccDrew also managed a LiveStream broadcast for our largest corporate event. I would use their services again and highly recommend MccDrew.

Nice Pictures
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 19 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Dave Z.
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I have selected Nice Pictures many times to shoot video programs for me. Jim is always a joy with whom to work. Exceptionally skilled, always ready and able to take my ideas and make them even better. When I work with Jim, I know I can focus on message and talent because Jim is anticipating my thoughts on everything related to camera and lighting. We've filmed everything from factory interiors to talking heads to leopards and tigers. He always excels!

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

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

Brown & Company
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 22 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Louie S.
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Ryan did a great job for me - I am based in San Diego, and needed a videographer in the Saint Paul, MN area to film a doctor interview and handle it 100% by himself. Ryan handled everything - equipment, filming, interviewing the doctor - all perfect. Thanks, Ryan!

  • 4 years in business
About

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.

  • 6 years in business
About

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.

  • 8 years in business
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We offer full service video production from script to screen. We shoot on-location or in our video studio located in Burnsville, MN. Our most common services include: -Client testimonials -Product/service promos -Marketing videos -Brand videos -New hire video & training video -Faith testimonies -Fundraiser videos -Whiteboard and animated videos

  • 17 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
About

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.

About

Alma Films is a family team (brother, sister & husband) of videographers who capture and tell beautiful, authentic love stories in the Midwest and around the world. A few words that describe our style: organic, emotional, dreamy, intimate. We love what we do, and hope that you reach out if you like our work!

  • 5 years in business
About

We write, film, and edit for productions in multiple arenas from concept to final product in the form of a beautiful HD video.

  • 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.

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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