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Core Productions
5.0
from 41 reviews
  • 19 years in business
  • 51 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Ryan H.
Verified review

Ash was on target, communicated VERY WELL, and his quality of sample work is very good. A true professional.

Films-4-Good
4.8
from 40 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 65 hires on Thumbtack
Carol J.
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Gary Chilutti filmed a workout video for me under difficult conditions and in a very short period of time. Gary was very pleasant to deal with and very patient and personable throughout the process. He worked very hard to provide me with a very professional product. Thanks Gary.

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Lotus Studios
5.0
from 19 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 27 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Rebecca F.
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We are so grateful to have used Lotus Studios as our wedding photographer. They managed to capture all of the emotions of our wedding day in perfect style - from the laughter to the tears - and most of the time we didn't even realise our photo was being taken! The team’s relaxed and friendly attitudes immediately put us at ease. Let's just say that on a day that goes by so quickly, having Lotus Studios there to capture every moment is one of the best decisions we made.

Zimm Productions
5.0
from 11 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Wendy H.
Verified review

John was a breeze to work with from start to finish. He is so friendly and easy to talk to. Also he was extremely accommodating to my special requests. The video he produced was FANTASTIC! It was just perfect - a beautiful recording to have and keep and a wonderful way for me to “be there” without being able to be there. I loved how John filmed my daughter's lecture and got the live action media shown during the lecture as well as important books and images. He did a great job incorporating the Q and A and the introduction too. It made the talk very engaging to follow. I’m so happy. Thank you so very very much.

MARCELLO PRODUCTIONS
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Sean G.
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Marcello filmed an entire nights performance and then edited, added graphics, and put it all into a short post production video clip which I have been using to book shows throughout all of 2018. I highly recommend his work. Great Job! Sean Golt - Antique Roadshow https://www.facebook.com/DonSeansing/

  • 3 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
Lindsey V.
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We hired TK video for our wedding and are very happy with the results. Tyler was fast and responsive and thorough. The audio and visual quality of the video was great and he got pretty much everything that was important filmed. Also, he was very helpful with the highlight video and took feedback until we got the product we were happy with. I would highly recommend.

Liberty Entertainment
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 1 year in business
Dylan H.
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Unlike other film companies, Liberty Entertainment is a hard working team. We always get things done!

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Joe Acchione Films
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Lauren M.
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We could not be happier with our wedding video and short film! Joe was extremely professional and fun

  • 2 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Tim R.
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Angela was great--accommodating in our initial meeting, professional the day of the wedding, and super-fast with the video after the big day. The best compliment I can give is that throughout the ceremony (in a pretty small chapel) and the reception we totally forgot we were being filmed. They did not get in the way, but managed to capture great candid moments and every important moment. We were enamored by Angela's handheld style when we first saw a preview of her work, and the artistry behind the camera is clear--she really makes your wedding day look like it was choreographed. You'll not only have a great record of your day, but a well-done film. Both Angela and her assistant were professional, knew how to direct our bridal party to get the shots she needed during our photo hour, and were very well organized, clarifying ahead of time the info and schedule they needed for the day.

AML Films
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 9 years in business
Thomas B.
Verified review

Malcolm is a professional who loves what he does. He isn't just there to take your money he is there for the overall experience of business and friendship as he does what he loves.he a great guy and easily blends in with any crowd. I would surely recommend aml films

  • 3 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Lauren W.
Verified review

Enchanted Lens did an amazing job capturing my wedding day!!!! They not only offer high end quality images but also great customer service and are very personable!!!! Mike and Tom helped to keep my wedding memories alive for many years to come with the dvd of our wedding video!!! You can not go wrong hiring this company!!

MediaUpScale Productions
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Justin O.
Verified review

Very experienced and knowledgeable. Filmed my mothers wedding and it turned out spectacular!!

Julie H.
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We asked A Better Pic to create a Save the Date video for our upcoming wedding, and we could not be happier with our experience. Lana and her team came out to Philly on relatively short notice to film and worked tirelessly throughout their own vacation (!) to get the video done by our requested date. Lana responded to all my edit requests quickly and graciously, and we're so happy with the final product.

GRAFFIX KID74
5.0
from 2 reviews
    Kaheem T.
    Verified review

    He's worked with me on a couple of jobs. He's very astute and professional. David digs deep to capture emotions of film.

    • 3 years in business
    Daitza C.
    Verified review

    Alex, beautifully filmed and edited our wedding back in April 2016. We couldn't be happier with the top quality of her work and excellent level of professionalism. She jived very well with our two photographers and their apprentice and with our wedding planner as well. All in all, Alex was able to to capture the true essence and feel of our big special day! We are beyond pleased.

    Phootage Photography
    3.0
    from 2 reviews
    • 3 hires on Thumbtack
    Angela G.
    Verified review

    David, was very professional and on time to take photos for our 10th year wedding anniversary. He captured all our special moments and was a pleasure to work with.

    Ill Side Visuals
    5.0
    from 1 review
    • 13 years in business
    Thumbtack Customer
    Verified review

    Arrived early to scope out the event being filmed, produced clear and quality shots of the talent and audience, also yielded to any/all of the customers needs. Surely will be hiring again!

    About

    We are multi-award winning film and video production company providing services for all projects, big and small. We have over 20 years of experience and unparalleled creativity to ensure your project deliverables will be professional, on time and under budget.

    • 3 years in business
    About

    We aim to produce and distribute high-profile, award-winning, blockbuster entertainment projects that inspire people around the globe to become more than their current circumstances permit

    • 7 years in business
    About

    We are a PA based production studio. We offer full-scale video production, photography, editing, sound dubbing, and print media, both digital and screen-printing. I have work in the field for over 20 years and have a number of highly trained shooters to accomidate any timeframe or budget. we excell in promotion, mini-doc style, and run and gun shooting. We are 2 the 9's Film and Photo on Facebook.

    • 11 years in business
    About

    Kingspy Films is a full-service video production company based out of Philadelphia. The company is known for creating clean, unique and cinematic visuals, including music videos, commercials, promo videos and documentaries. Malik Robinson is the founder/director/editor. Malik Ali Robinson, known as Kingspy, was born and raised in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Malik entered his first video class in high school as an after school program when he was 16. So inspired by the ability of storytelling, Malik begged his mom for a camera that Christmas. He got the camera and began to film his friends doing silly things for fun. He recorded basketball games, talent shows, music videos and short films. What really changed his life and made him want to become a filmmaker was a program with Big Picture alliance, which allowed him to shoot with a $76,000 film camera. This was his biggest accomplishment to date that left him hungry for more. Malik shot and edited his first music video at the age of 17 and has took his passion for filmmaking to a new level at the current age of 23. He has shot tons of music videos for up and coming artists. He also did live shows featuring Big Sean, De La Soul, Wale, Mos Def, Juicy J and Action Bronson. Malik has also managed to have a commercial aired on Comcast networks in Philadelphia. With all these accomplishments under his belt, Malik is still on the quest to become a top director in this industry, and the journey continues.

    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.

    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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