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Rochester Audio Video Specialists

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Torquil Studios
from 13 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
Vincent G.
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John recorded and edited video for a commercial we made. The finished product was completed in a timely fashion and a for a reasonable price. Very professional, and he also made it fun. I would recommend Torquil Studios to anyone in need of video or audio production. He will take your project and make it shine.

  • 7 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Denise F.
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Highly recommended for any and all Dj services or audio engineering needs!

Steven James
from 4 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Marc B.
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Nate is amazing at video production! Highly recommended! We're so happy we found him on Thumbtack. He was the perfect person to pick for filming and producing our company overview video about why ClinicTracker, a mental health and substance abuse EHR is different from the competition. He very efficiently helped us film our 2:10 video in about 3 hours from set up to finish. We loved the work he did with our logo making it animated during the outro of the video which we we're presently surprised to see. The sound effects and background music were both on point with the theme of the video and sounded great. He took care of our edits after we received the rough copy within hours to include brightening the video some and raising the call out up introducing the person speaking. The pricing was awesome, and we received more value than the cost of his service. We will certainly choose Nate again for future video services. Choose him and you won't go wrong, promise. What we loved most about working with Nate the most is that he was willing to do whatever it takes to ensure we were happy with the final product. You can watch the work he did for us here: Thanks again! Marc Bovenzi Digital Marketing Specialist


I offer video and audio visual productions. I do editing, shooting and AV show productions. I shoot and edit videos for corporate, education and broadcast clients. I work with all aspects of production, from producing to audio. I have been working in this industry for 30 years. I also work with audio visual companies putting together live show productions. I have switch shows to running camera. I have set studio configs to handheld, jimmy jib and jib arms shooting.


Our services include analog to digital transfers; editing audio/video; voice-overs; photography, videography, dubbing, adding music to existing projects; and PowerPoints. I also produce internet radio/podcasts as well as coach the talent.


We offer music, audio, and video production services including voice talent in 50 languages,original music and sound effects for film, video, radio, television, corporate, e-learning, and message on hold. The Markethold has been in business since 1996 and we service customers throughout the globe. We will deliver an excellent production on time and with sensitivity to your budget.

  • 4 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack

Let us Wow You! Every event is unique, with its own set of visions, goals, requirements, and challenges. Wow Werks understands that. We specialize in providing planning, logistical and technical support, and expertise that will enable your team to produce events as smoothly as possible. We work with you and for you to deliver


Markethold specializes in audio and video production. We also offer voice talent and original music for production movie scores and video and audio projects, including training, corporate video, radio, and TV. With two video editing suites and two full-production studios, Markethold is both proficient and efficient with our clients' budget and project.

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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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