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Leavitt Visuals OR
5.0
from 15 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
Kyla J.
Verified review

We loved working with Paul! He has a great personality and was flexible when it came to adjusting his schedule to fit our busy lives. We’ve received so many comments on the professionalism/quality of our videos from outside sources. Overall, 10/10 would recommend Leavitt Visuals if you’re looking for quality, creative videography and fun while it’s happening.

Nic Miles Media
5.0
from 9 reviews
  • 9 years in business
Kay M.
Verified review

I was in need of a videographer at the last minute and Nic jumped right on board. He needed very little direction and worked great with the rest of my team. I look forward to working with him again soon!

  • 19 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
Katie R.
Verified review

We found Todd via Thumbtack....never using this site before and having a very unique request when searching for a Videographer who would be able to successfully capture the perfect story surrounding what would be Nanas 93rd surpride birthday and our wedding day, I have to say I was a bit hesitant. That was until we had our first conversation with Todd on the phone. Instanty he understook our desire to capture the perfect story and all the emotions that would be surrounding that day. He was willing to meet with us to get to know us, he spent time getting to know our story, was very, very flexible with changing and accommodating last minute request and ultimately DID CAPTURE EVERY SINGLE MOMENT and put it together so perfectly into a beautiful love story. We will be forever grateful to Todd and Eden Z Films for giving us a film that encompasses one of the most beautiful days of our lives in the most perfect way. Our entire family will have amazing memories forever! We highly recommend Todd! You won't regret it! Mr & Mrs Clinton Springer

Horsepower Productions
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Corinne A.
Verified review

John was professional , kept out of the way and made my fathers memorial DVD a special event that I can share with family that couldn't attend . I would recommend him for any event you may need. If I ever need videographer services again I will be calling him. Thank you John from the bottom of my heart. Jim

ARK Film Productions
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Jaime S.
Verified review

Carrie and Ryan were fantastic to work with. We decided last minute to see about getting a photographer for our wedding, which was during the peak of wedding season. I was amazed that we found someone available, let alone find someone that was so great to work with! I highly recommend ARK Film Productions as videographers. We are so happy they captured all moments of our special day we'll be able to enjoy for a lifetime!

John Watson Image Work
5.0
from 3 reviews
    Kim V.
    Verified review

    John is an exquisite videographer and photographer. He has that true artist's ability to see what others may find unseen and then produce that unseen something into an amazing piece of art, be it photograph or video. He does this through capturing that unique moment or moments, beautiful editing and an eye for detail. I've worked with John is the past on many projects and he is easy going and fun to work with. You can't help but feel the creative energy when your working on a project with John. With John, you've got it all: quality, expertise and creativity.

    Cynthia Lopez Video
    5.0
    from 3 reviews
    • 12 years in business
    Theresa P.
    Verified review

    So many videographers can showcase decent technical skills, but not everyone can tell a story like Cynthia can. Her background in anthropology and her ability to deeply listen and see people shows in her work; every business and individual I've sent to Cynthia for video production has been deeply satisfied with how authentically and delightfully they were represented in the final product. As someone who has also been her client, too, I can vouch for her ability to really listen to goals and find great solutions for achieving them. Working with Cynthia is great fun and the results speak for themselves.

    Chase Celorie
    5.0
    from 3 reviews
      Marissa E.
      Verified review

      Chase is incredibly professional, pays close attention to detail and truly has mastered the art of videography. After a meeting discussing the concept of our marketing videos, Chase was able to understand what we were trying to accomplish and found a way of portraying our ideas through video. He did an amazing job of using a variety of different videographer techniques that has made our product up-to-date, innovative and a step ahead in our field.

      Tillo Films
      5.0
      from 1 review
      • 8 years in business
      • 1 hire on Thumbtack
      Kara H.
      Verified review

      I love the fact that he was able to get back to me right away with any questions that I had during the process! I couldn't believe some of the footage that we received from that day! Absolutely blown away!! Something out of a fairy tale!! I've dealt with other videographers in the past. Most are not that personable. Having a quality like being professional as well as being able to joke around with your clients and have a great time. Is such a breath of fresh air especially on the big day!! Thank you so very much for everything!!! 100% would use you again and again!!!

      About

      With all the time, planning, and preparation that goes into a wedding, it deserves to be captured in only one way, it's entirety. My wedding video services are all inclusive, so you don't have to worry about how many hours you have me. Every bride and groom will receive the following: * Complete Day Coverage * 25- Minute to 30-Minute Edited Film * 3 DVD Copies (Blu-ray is available for an additional cost.) * Online Wedding Trailer Your investment is $1995.

      About

      One thing that truly sets us apart from our competition is the fact that we only solicit weddings, and nothing else. We've tried since 2004 to be excellent at one thing, rather than decent at many. Being highly specialized and deeply experienced with weddings specifically is a HUGE benefit considering it's a live event that we don't control and we only get one chance to nail the shot! We have to be able to predict where to be, when to be there, and be quick-thinking enough to have it all come together in an instant, which is a type of pressure that less experienced and less specialized studios simply cannot perform as well under. What we're doing seems to be working, as the readers of Oregon Bride magazine have voted us "Best Videographer Statewide" for 10 consecutive years, from 2009-2018! I love that fact that what I do truly matters, even if just to one family. A wedding film won't change the world, but it certainly can mean the world to a couple as the years go on. It's so rewarding to see our clients' reactions the first time the view their completed film... it definitely make the late night editing sessions worth it!

      About

      We provide professional photography with a new style and a touch of art. VL Media is about quality, whether it's your engagement, wedding, graduation, birthday or portraits. Give us a call today. Our services include photography and videography. Our rates depend on event and hours requested.

      About

      I'm a freelance film producer, videographer and editor. My area of focus is documentary film production.

      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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