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Sumter Videographers

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  • 6 years in business
  • 46 hires on Thumbtack
Keely B.
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Jacob did not just film our wedding, he captured the spirit and joy of it! We were hesitant to hire a videographer at first, and hired Jacob at the last minute. I will say it was one of the best wedding planning decisions I made! He was so professional, courteous, and hard working. He was with us through the entire ceremony and reception (We were married in a Catholic Church so he devoted almost 8 hours of his time to us). Prior to the event, he asked what we wanted captured and what was most important to us...and he did an amazing job. He captured everything we asked, our favorite being the "interviews" he conducted with our reception guests. The quality of the video was fantastic. We are overjoyed with the finished product and look forward to watching the video for the next 50+ years :)

Box Turtle Films
from 13 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
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Justin videoed our wedding on 05/06/17. He took his time on this project and did a great, actually no he did a superb job. I am very glad I selected him. I would recommend Justin to anyone who needs a great photographer or videographer. Justin was easy to work with and very professional. He spent a lot of time making sure the videos and photos were great before passing them on to me.

326 Films
from 11 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 28 hires on Thumbtack
Penny K.
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Thomas Kemp is an exceptional videographer, who created an outstanding video. It is exactly what we had envisioned. His expertise in the video industry coupled with his upbeat personality and thoughtfulness far surpassed our expectations. A+ for a job fabulously done!

  • 8 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Davonte B.
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Mr.Glover did a commercial and video shoot for a good friend mine a few months back.I was impressed at the professonalism and courtesy that mr.Glover and his associates had while on set.Mr.Glover is one of few videographers left today that take time and put quality over quanity.I spoke to my friend recently and she has said she will be doing business with Mr.Glover for her next projects.I will be using him also for an upcoming event,I highly recommend using mr.Glover's will not be dissappinted nor left with anything but the best quality and sound picture you could want.

Seize The Moment
from 8 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 19 hires on Thumbtack
Ervin S.
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Seize the Moment has been my go to agency for photos, videos and all imaging needs. Their staff is professional and their customer service is exceptional. I would highly recommend Seize the Moment for any event!

from 6 reviews
  • 5 years in business
Antwan A.
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I've worked with a lot of photographers. This guy is definitely one of the Best. Professional and innovative! If you're looking for a great photographer or videographer. I highly recommend him.

Younique Wedding Films
from 5 reviews
    Shumon H.
    Verified review

    This is a great photographer and videographer. Very professional and creative!

    Weddings by Pierre'
    from 2 reviews
    • 12 years in business
    Jernise T.
    Verified review

    The staff and videographers were courteous very professional and timely I love the wedding storyline that was created for us and my family I could've me a better choice .

    Hd Dreams Visuals
    from 1 review
    • 10 years in business
    Joanna W.
    Verified review

    Geoffrey was the videographer for my wedding. He was very professional and met all of our needs and wants.

    Magic Rose Media

    New To Thumbtack

    • 4 years in business

    Magic Rose Media is based out of the midlands in South Carolina and is booking dates to film weddings, "bringing home the baby," birthday parties, armed force deployments, promotional videos for your small business or organization, and any other event that is meaningful to you!

    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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