CDA Films
CDA Films

CDA Films

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Introduction: Hi! My name is Sam and I am a future (hopeful) Star Wars director and local videographer/photographer that would love to work with you. I show up on time, collaborate well with others, and always work to make my clients happy. Let me know if I can answer any questions :)

Hired 15 times

Serves Austin, TX

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Customers rated this pro highly for professionalism, punctuality, and responsiveness.

Exceptional 5.0

20 reviews


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Aug 3, 2021

From Google

From Google

Sam was so responsive and answered ALL of my initial questions. He even watched videos I sent him so he could truly understand my vision and wants for our wedding video. It did NOT disappoint! We received a whole video, Instagram video, and ended up receiving all the raw footage to view and reminisce on later. Sam Balas was timely and very professional with his work. We would definitely hire him again with any of our big events :)
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Olivia D.
Sep 11, 2021
Sam’s photos came out amazing! I got them back in a week. And the prices are very affordable.
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Trilby G.
Jul 23, 2017

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Hired on Thumbtack

Sam was very professional throughout, followed up quickly on every email and fully lived up to our expectations with our family photos of 9 people, including portraits, of 4 generations ranging in age from 3 to 93. Sam went out of his way to accommodate our needs and wants, came up with excellent suggestions along the way and managed to take great photos even under demanding conditions. We were more than thrilled with his results and would not hesitate to work with Sam again at any time.
Portrait Photography
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Cynthia S.
May 29, 2017
I highly recommend Sam. He responded immediately, arrived punctually at the event, took excellent photos of my mother's birthday celebration, and delivered the photos super fast. And all at a price I could afford.
Wedding and Event Photography
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Dawn E.
Aug 16, 2019

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Hired on Thumbtack

CDA Films did an awesome job with our pictures and was very professional, even when dealing with a bunch of wiggly kiddos!

Details: Concert • 100 - 149 guests • Indoors • Digital or online download • Under $400

Wedding and Event Photography
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Samuel Balas


  • What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?

    I like to discuss pricing with my clients on an individual basis so that both the customer and I can ensure both of our needs are met.

  • What is your typical process for working with a new customer?

    The very first thing I like to do with a new customer is have a conversation with them either in person or over the phone. This conversation serves as a building block from which both the costumer and I can discuss what we need to do to ensure my clients expectations are not only met but exceeded.

  • What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

    I have studied film production at the Colorado Film School and San Francisco State University, both top 25 programs according to the Hollywood Reporter.

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