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Richard Ridinger - Freelance Videography & Phot...
Richard Ridinger - Freelance Videography & Phot...

Richard Ridinger - Freelance Videography & Phot...

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Introduction: My eye for subtle detail and having worked with a wide variety of clients and projects I am able to help give each production the level of professional appearance and quality of production values with those details. In addition to digital photography, I have over 30 years experience in videography and editing video with skills using all the Adobe products as well as AVID. I have worked as a producer, director, videographer, editor, writer, audio and light director for many various corporate video productions as well as over 14 years as a local TV news videographer and editor. I view video as a way to preserve memories and family history. Let me help you rescue old home movies and videos to make then available digitally for your entire family. I am able to record family members memories and statements they may want to leave for the family. I can also document your household belongs for insurance proof or any custom video you may want for promoting a business or favorite cause or to help raise awareness or money for an issue or cause. I can create video to promote products for a business of any size for any product or service. The difference between me and my competitors is that I will involve you throughout the process and work with you to get the video that you envision for a negotiated price that is fair to us both. You can also view my Linked-In profile. The address is also located in my business website area. I enjoy shooting photos and creating videos with clients - involving them all along in the process to help insure that they are informed and happy about every step of the process and with the final video. You can view some of my past video work on my YouTube channel located in my business website area. I will be happy to share examples of my still photography work if requested. Additionally I can transfer your prints, negatives, slides, video tapes & motion pictures to digital. I also do restoration on damaged prints, negatives & slides. I charge $25 per tape regardless of length to a digital file and $30 per tape regardless of length that includes a DVD, label and case. I also can transfer 8mm & super 8 to digital for $35 per 50 feet (a small plastic reel) $70 per 200 feet on one reel and $100 for a 400 feet on one reel. Prints, slides and negatives are 90 cents each. Enhancement is $40 per hour. Final output is a high and low resolution of each image. If you prefer a flat rate, after learning all the details of your project, we can negotiate a price. I will do all I can to fit your budget. If you have a lot of video, film and/or photos, we can negotiate a better rate for larger projects. we can also do smaller parts of a large project to help meet you budget limitations and stretch the work over time to help level out the cost. Let's talk and see what we can do together to get the project completed the way you want and stay within your budget.

Hired 29 times

Serves Akron, OH

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7 years in business

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Customers rated this pro highly for work quality, professionalism, and responsiveness.

Excellent 4.9

27 reviews


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Dawn C.

Portrait Photography

Richard responded quickly to my inquiry and was very nice and professional. I asked that he conduct a photo shoot for my mother and her twin sister onsite at a local venue to commemorate their 60th birthdays. He visited the location ahead of the shoot for optimal lighting, etc. He was kind, and as I was not present, hearing such feedback from my mom was very important to me; it was nice knowing she was being taken care of. And last, but least, I received digital photos the day following the shoot and they were gorgeous! I would definitely reach out to Richard again in the future for any needs pertaining to photography.
Oct 28, 2020
Margo E.

Video Editing

Richard Ridinger did excellent work! The entire process was seamless. He was always punctual, gave updates, stayed on task, gave great advice and finished before the deadline. Richard’s work was exceptional. We provided him with videos and photos and the work he did was exactly what we were looking for. I look forward to working with Richard on future projects. We appreciated his work and professionalism and would definitely recommend Richard. Thank you, Margo Welcome To The Pit
Nov 20, 2019
Frank M.

Video Transfer Services

I wanted to surprise my wife with our wedding video on a DVD for our 23rd Anniversary. She thought it was a lost VHS video. I found it on a Friday in our crawl space. After some searching, Rick responded via messenger. I had basically two days to get two VHS tapes transferred over to DVD. Rick went above and beyond and me halfway from Akron to Wooster on Friday and then again on Saturday. I was very pleased with his timeliness in turning this around. He also placed pictures of our wedding and reception on the front of the DVD, which was a nice touch. I would highly recommend Rick for future projects.
May 25, 2020
Rebecca S.

Photo Editing, Scanning and Restoration

Mr R was helpful, took plenty of tine with us, very professional.
Feb 7, 2021
Tabatha F.

Portrait Photography

He was really sweet, and new his stuff, will reccomend.
Oct 19, 2020
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Richard Ridinger


  • What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?

    Less is more. I try to keep it simple. Before knowing all the details, I use an hourly rate and after I know all the details we can negotiate a flat rate if the client would prefer that. For conversion of videos from tape to digital files and/or DVDs, I have a sliding scale depending on the volume. Ask me for details if interested.

  • What is your typical process for working with a new customer?

    Discussion with the customer to learn the details of the project to be done and working with them together to make sure that their expectations are realistic and achievable and that they are met and even exceeded. Educate the client on the process and involve them as much as possible.

  • What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

    I keep in touch with others still in the broadcast and corporate video and photography fields and also read articles in professional publications.

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