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Ithaca Videographers

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Scanes Family Entertainment
4.9
from 45 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 66 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Stephanie P.
Verified review

I was back and forth if I should hire a videographer for my wedding. The I found Chris for a reasonable price and was so glad I did when I got my high light video 😍 worth each and every penny!!!!! Have had nothing but positive remarks. It was so well and beautifully put together! Thanks Chris!

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Kidd Media Productions
5.0
from 20 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 21 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Kaleigh F.
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I am both a future bride who will be using this company for my own wedding, and a DJ who had the pleasure of working alongside this company at the wedding of another bride. Jeff and Sara were SO professional and kind, and very easy to work with. By far they were the most pleasant videographers I have ever experienced. These two knew exactly what they were doing and made everything happen very smoothly and easily, which is exactly why I am intending to use them at my own wedding and will then be providing another review, from the perspective of a bride. I think it's important for anyone using a service to think of all aspects of the people they are hiring. As a bride, you want to have a knowledgeable company who provides a quality service for a reasonable price, but I think it is also VERY important for brides to hear that this company is very easy to work with from the perspective of another vender. Oftentimes, when I work with other venders, a company will be outstanding to a bride and her guests, but do not show the same courtesy to the other professionals at a wedding, as we are not the ones they are trying to "impress", and this was definitely not true of Jeff and Sara. You can be assured that if you hire this company for your big day, not only will you be provided with a quality product, but that everyone in attendance, both guests and otherwise, will be very pleased and comfortable working hand in hand with Kidd Media Productions. I can't wait to have them at my own wedding!

Selwyn Hansana
5.0
from 12 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
Deuane C.
Verified review

I asked Selwyn to do a side job with me envolving videography several years ago and Selwyn is my favorite go tos because of his work ethics, manners and punctuality. I enjoy working with him a lot. His friendly personality makes it easy for you to get along with him, even during the mist of chaos.

From the Ground Up Media
4.9
from 9 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 29 hires on Thumbtack
Lynn V.
Verified review

They were very professional and responsive. We haven't received our video yet, but I am confident that when we do, it will be very well done.

Edit Point Video
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 30 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Chris F.
Verified review

I have worked with Mark Flemming for 21 years in Video production. He is very creative and resourceful. I find him very easy to work with and my Business would not be as successful as it is had it not been for Mark's creative talent as both a videographer and post production editing.

Mark Boucher
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 2 years in business
Maxwell G.
Verified review

Mark blew me away with his camera work and video editing skills, between some of his own personal projects I came across, and the video and photography material I needed. One of the best young and affordable photo/videographers out there, from my experiences

Adelbert Street Productions
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 2 years in business
Indaria J.
Verified review

As a talent agent, it is very important to work with a videographer who can capture the true meaning of my clients brand. Taylor did just that with her precision to detail. Her communication was consistent, effective, and efficient. If you want the most authentic, unique, and fun photos in town, Taylor is the one!! - Thelikeminded© Thelikeminded.bigcartel.com

SRS Cinema

New To Thumbtack

    About

    I'm a producer, distributor, and videographer for any occasion! I've shot movies, music videos, commercials, contest videos, and more. I will even consider a wedding. Please email me for a list of my videos online, so you can see my work. Thanks!

    About

    My strength and my favorite types of videos to work on are training and educational videos. We have won awards in this category. I think we are good at these because we are good at understanding the message the Client wishes to portray in the video and we can storyboard the project very well so the message is clear. Most corporate/sales videos are similarly addressed. We enjoy this work too. My job is varied most days- I never know what kind of video project I will work on next. I like the challenge of making a video technically perfect and pleasing to the intended audience. I also like to make my customers happy!

    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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