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Portland Film Editors

Browse these film editors with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in Portland.

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Steady State Studios
4.9
from 98 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 163 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Stacie H.
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Jason with Steady State Studios provided exactly what I wanted out of my wedding videography! I knew I wanted the ceremony recorded but a $3000+ video package was not in the budget. I discovered Steady State only about two months before my wedding and emailed and talked with Jason on the phone. We were able to create a package that worked perfectly for our needs. Jason was great with the guests and captured all the important moments. Once the video is created he allows you to make changes, however, we didn't see any necessary. We received an edited full length recording and a shorter "highlights" film.

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Duclos Media
4.7
from 34 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 56 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Lawrence W.
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Was quick and very realistic #D model for my indie film.

  • 5 years in business
  • 45 hires on Thumbtack
Doctor Robert Scott B.
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Approximately 6 months ago, I attended a screening for documentaries in the city where I reside. There was a particular film that stood heads above the rest of the documentaries that were presented at this particular festival. It was professionally produced and directed with very catchy and appropriate background music and it highlighted a humanitarian theme. I was impressed in the amount of work that the director had put into his project, obtaining hard to find footage from the Sierra Leone civil war interlacing that with present day themes and also a human highlight story. In short, the film blew me away. I immediately inquired as to who the producer/director was and was told that it was Ricardo Oyarzabal. I am physician as well as the founder and president of a medical charity. Soon after, I had contracted with Mr. Oyarzabal to direct and produce a documentary, highlighting our foundation, Surg+Restore/Africa (surgandrestore.org). Ricardo accompanied our medical team to Sierra Leone in February of 2014. He represented himself as hard working, diligent, polite, attentive, accountable as well as very creative, open minded and flexible. I have been working with him weekly, as we are nearly finished with the film about our charity and it would be difficult to be more pleased with the results. With this new collaboration between Mr. Oyarzabal as director/producer and our charity we will undoubtedly attain high level exposure which will enable us to secure much needed funding for our mission in West Africa.

ZW Media
4.9
from 12 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
Tyisha O.
Verified review

Nick was awesome! My family and I typically prefer photographers versus a commercial photo studio because we like to make the pictures more personal. I was visiting from out of town and found Nick on Thumbtack while searching for a local photographer. He was everything the other reviewers posted and more. He was willing to travel from Austin to San Antonio, patient (especially with 5 toddlers in the photo session), professional, kind and catered to our numerous requests. He also has an amazing "eye" for what looks good. The pictures came out GREAT! I love them, we will definitely be calling him again. ~T.O.

Stumptown DJs LLC
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 10 years in business
Christina Burton
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Stumptown was so easy to work with, from their website with DJ interviews and sample playlists to the online song database and wedding playlists, everything was easy and simple to use. We chose DJ Casey who was easily one of the highlights of the day. He came out to greet us @ our car when we arrived and let us know that our photographers were ready for our entrance. He played music that we chose, music that was requested by guests, and music that he knew would work the crowd. He was able to do a special song for my sorority sisters and learned how to say the sorority name! I was not planning on that at all, so it was so great that he rolled with the change. Casey, Tammy, and the owner were all fantastic to deal with and made the dance portion of the night absolute perfection.

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Johnny Buell
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Yukiko Z.
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Johnny was on time and very organized throughout his work. We were really impressed by the quality of the sound, the visual variety, and the natural, clear image of his videography. We highly recommend Johnny as a a videographer with an artistic flair.

Silverman Studios Inc.
4.9
from 8 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Mia C.
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Our company had a very unique need to produce video content in a Dentist's office setting. We were working with actual dentists and patients--not models or hired actors. This is always a challenge, but Jeff brought some good ideas and structure to this shoot. It was a tremendous success! He even made suggestions that we never even thought to do, like ask a question a certain way in the interview, or show someone performing a certain function at the office. He was kind, professional, and very easy to work with from start to finish. The quality of the videos we had produced are exceptional. He understood the look and feel of our brand, and made an effort to really understand our product--which is not as easy as you might think! I hope to work with Jeff and his team again in the future.

Media FX Video Production
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 24 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Edward M.
Verified review

Lisa and Media FX have helped me produce a number of films. there is a combination here of technical expertise with creativity and a love of filmmaking. Media FX isn't just a business kicking out industrial films, as so many others might be, but is very much a partner in any and all creative aspects of a project.

DAVID ANDREW FILM
4.8
from 5 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Jamie M.
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David did a great job shooting and editing videos for me. They turned out exactly as I wanted them to and he is always a pleasure to work with!

Forest Song Films
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Ravi P.
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Very prompt and responsive. The videographers are professional. We are very happy with the video output. They gave us a very good deal as well. We would strongly recommend Forest Song Films for videography ! Cheers! Ravi.

Bedrock Film Works
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 3 years in business
Jeff L.
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Jim did a fantastic job walking into an ongoing project, pulling together all the pieces and making Jeff Lowe's Metanoia into an award winning documentary film! Jim was our director, editor, scriptwriter, cameraman, interviewer, and and more. He did what it took to get the job done and did it well! We couldn't be more pleased. .

Barton Robison Videography
5.0
from 3 reviews
    Tina N.
    Verified review

    Barton has worked on several projects for us. All of them focused around helping us promote our business and tell a story to our clients. Barton is extremely professional, creative and very fun to work with. I recommend him for any type of film project.

    • 27 years in business
    • 7 hires on Thumbtack
    Jared W.
    Verified review

    Eric video recorded me using a state of the art HD camera and high quality tripod, of me doing gymnastic diving. I was doing acrobatic diving from various platforms up to 25 feet, (7.5 meter) high and a 1 and 3 meter Springboard at the THPRD Olympic pool. Eric was very professional in choosing various camera angles, including difficult views and positions, to obtain excellent HDTV type footage. Good fluid camera motion with close-ups, great distant shots and an eye for detail. Eric is very easy, accommodating and fun to work with. I'd recommend Eric Newland to anyone needing high quality, affordable and excellent cinematography work done for any event or just personal performance work.

    Lost Summit Films
    5.0
    from 1 review
    • 10 years in business
    Andrew C.
    Verified review

    Brandon Katcher is an incredible videographer - he's got a great eye for filming and editing. He always follows the brief and is great to work with. He also provides wonderful creative suggestions. He filmed my wedding and all my company videos.

    Zangs Films
    5.0
    from 1 review
    • 4 years in business
    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
    Danya A.
    Verified review

    It was wonderful working with octave. Very fluid and flexible. He understood what I wanted and did he best to achieve it. I would recommend them for sure. Thank you Octave and Chloe it was a pleasure.

    Breakbeat Films
    5.0
    from 1 review
      About

      I predominantly shoot and edit short documentary style marketing videos for corporate and non-profit clients I love telling visual stories and being the go to guy for finding creative solutions to difficult problems.

      • 4 years in business
      About

      Kevin Ryan Films is a Videography company based in Portland, Oregon and focuses mainly on filming weddings and making great films for their clients. Corporate or Event Videography is available as well. I love my work as I'm passionate about video and excited about the future of video.

      About

      I am an Avid video editor and producer. I do video postproduction services. I work with your budget to get your vision!

      • 6 years in business
      About

      Garrett Swanson is a freelance filmmaker based out of Portland, OR. I am available for cinematography, photography, and editing services. I have been producing content in a "one-man band" shooting style as well as with an established crew for the past 5-6 years.

      • 7 years in business
      About

      Portland wedding videographer creating real, authentic, and natural wedding films. I've been creating films for over a decade. I'm driven to do this because it brings together two things I love... real people who care deeply about each other and the power of story through film.

      • 8 years in business
      About

      We are here to help you with your next story-based project, whether it is a short film, a promo, a script, or a feature film. Our passion is for truthful storytelling. Here are some of the services we provide, as follows: * Motion Video and Animation * Videography * Video Editing * Sound Editing and Mixing * Writing * Screenwriting or Story Consulting

      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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