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Travis Huhn Video Services
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Amanda K.
Verified review

Travis was great to work with for my wedding! He was there to catch every important moment, but at the same time he worked behind the scenes and I never even noticed he was there. He was very organized and we even had a conference call to hash-out all of the details of the big day. In the end, he created a beautiful wedding film that we will watch for years to come.

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I am Peter Cri of New Jersey, NY, PA -- tri-state area. Summary I am a cinematographer (videographer and cameraman), technologist, and motion picture editor. I have over 20 years of gained experience shooting and editing many genres such as documentary, national and international breaking news, fashion, sports, lifestyle, corporate, and other. I used a variety of professional acquisition equipment including Betacam, Varicam, F900R, XDCAM 700, and F800, among others. I transitioned to 4K Production 18 months ago with F55, shooting RAW for Episodic Television EPK’s, fashion, commercials, lifestyle and documentary production. I do video editing. I am highly proficient with Avid Media Composer, Adobe Premiere Pro, Apple FCP7, FCPX, color grading and finishing conform with Davinci Resolve, After Effects, and multi-platform delivery. I am highly proficient in Blu-ray and DVD encoding and authoring. Equipment Acquisition includes the following: • a7, a7r, a7s DSLR’s -- with lenses • PMW-F55 HD/2K/UHD/4K production with both on board and RAW recording • Lenses -- Powered zooms, PL -- 20mm, 25mm, 35mm, 50mm, 85mm, and 135mm • Audio -- Wireless system and cabled LAVs Software includes the following: • Adobe Suite CC 2014, Avid Media Composer v7, and Final Cut Pro X • Dedicated, high-end, professional DVD and Blu-ray encoding system and professional authoring software Hardware includes the following: • 32-Core PC workstation with NVidia K5000 GPU acceleration • MAC workstation • High-capacity, high-performance RAID system

About

Inspired by compelling images and dynamic motion and the stories that they tell, I strive to elevate clients through video, telling their story through light, lens, and motion. I am a director, cinematographer, videographer, and editor, that can concept an idea and see it through production and post production. I have created commercials, corporate videos, promos, music videos, short films, and web series. I have directed and shot commercials and promos for companies like America's Best Contacts and Eyeglasses, Abbott Pharmaceutical, and Spitz Planetariums. I have been behind the lens for companies like McDonalds and Subaru.

Q & A

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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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