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Zanzibar! Multimedia
4.9
from 45 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 99 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Natalie S.
Verified review

Ben was great to work with! We hired him to film a corporate instructional video for a tech product. Ben was quick to answer questions we had before signing the contract and flexible with our needs. During filming he was professional, patient, friendly, communicative, attentive to detail, and overall very pleasant to work with. He was also kind enough to give us pointers and advice on editing the footage since we are doing it ourselves. I would highly recommend working with him, and hope we can work together again in the future.

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Errich Petersen Photography
5.0
from 33 reviews
  • 36 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Heath T.
Verified review

I trusted Errich (with extreme gratefulness) to shoot my latest film project. I'm beyond satisfied with the results of his work. Besides being DP on film projects, Errich has an impressive portfolio of photography. Need headshots? He's your guy. Need production shots of your latest play? He's your guy. Many theatres have been lucky to have him around. I will work with him again, anytime.

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Northshore Media Productions
4.9
from 33 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 39 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Jose R.
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I really enjoyed working with Kevin on my 4 song project. He helped me capture the passion in my music. He is very professional, knowledgable, patient, and an excellent composer. Kevin's turnaround time in producing my music was timely. I asked Kevin to collaborate with me on a film project and I am really stoked about the opportunity to learn from him. I highly recommend Kevin to enhance your music and bring it to the next level. His rates are great and money well worth spent for me. Review by NoizeFilter Music

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Red Door Multimedia
4.9
from 28 reviews
  • 23 years in business
  • 43 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
John H.
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Red Door Multimedia did an excellent job filming my band's show in San Antonio. I highly recommend them.

Affective Video
4.9
from 27 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 53 hires on Thumbtack
Mariya Y.
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Norris did an absolutely epic job with filming & editing my SxSW talk. He & his wife Charlene took the job on short notice, communicated & arrived promptly, and completed the editing quickly despite the fact that my presentation had a large number of slides. If you need event filming at SxSW or at any other conference in the Austin area, you should definitely hire Norris & his team.

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Video Production Services
5.0
from 26 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 48 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Ian B.
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Marc was quick to respond to a last minute filming requirement and did a great job on site. Thank you.

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Steve Byrd Studio
5.0
from 23 reviews
  • 37 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Brooke B.
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Steve filmed my fitness studio's group training classes for marketing material as well as took headshots of my staff. He was incredible. Not only did he make my staff feel comfortable during the shoot, he brought out their personalities and caught it on film. Steve is extremely responsive, he produces quick turnaround for editing, his ability to adapt to situations and get amazing material is second to none. He exceeded my expectations and I will ABSOLUTELY work with him again.

Rogy Productions
4.9
from 21 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 37 hires on Thumbtack
Sonia R.
Verified review

Roger did a great job helping my fiancé set up the most memorable and amazing day of my life. Our family and friends love our engagement video and I get to re-live that day anytime I want to. :) Thank you for doing such an amazing job and I am looking forward to you filming our wedding in July. :) -Sonia Rea

Interviso Creative
4.7
from 21 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 24 hires on Thumbtack
Elizabeth V.
Verified review

Nathaniel & his wife did an amazing job filming our wedding. We haven't gotten the video back yet but that's only because it's only been 2 weeks. I expect that our wedding video will be amazing & I'm basing that from some of their other work & from some of the footage they got. I can't wait to see our video!!!

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El Tiburon Productions
5.0
from 12 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 21 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Megan M.
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Tim and team came through in the clutch for me and my crazy turnaround time for filming. Would definitely recommend!

Mattkprovideo
4.7
from 12 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
Natale G.
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Matt did an amazing job filming our wedding on October 3rd 2015! He went above and beyond to make sure we were getting everything we wanted out of the wedding video. He was extremely helpful and professional during the months before the wedding as well as on the actual wedding day. We barely noticed Matt was there that day because he stayed behind the senes while still managing to capture every special moment! In addition, he had the wedding video along with the raw footage ready for us within a couple of weeks. We could not be happier!

Brian Schwarz
5.0
from 9 reviews
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Samantha G.
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Highly recommended!! Professional, friendly, and efficient. Our film festival has hired Brian for the last 3 years to handle all of our editing needs – assembling all of the screenings we present (over 4 days), creating bumpers and promo videos – he has been excellent. He is super knowledgeable about ALL things video production/editing and works quickly, with everything on time. As a film festival, we can't risk any technical mishaps...AND I am happy to say we have not had a single issue!

Skybok LLC
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Gianna D.
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Skybok has produced some excellent video profiles of Rotary Clubs. This has led to a fabulous new way of connecting for our global grants . Our partners can now see us in action during our club meetings . I would urge all Rotary clubs to contact Skybok for a quote . Skybok have also filmed many of Rotary projects - all of an outstanding quality

Video 1 Unit
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
Cynthia R.
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The filmed my sons football game and video turned out great with very clear footage

MobilBoheme
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Christopher C.
Verified review

I've worked with Paul Dubiel on a number of occasions, on my film sets. His working knowledge, professional and friendly attitude, and talent shine every time I have him on a film shoot. Every time I need to put together a film crew, he goes at the top of my list, for the core team. He is as trustworthy and committed as they get, and I have no reservations about recommending him.

Dreamtown Creative
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Bart C.
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Working with Brent and Amanda at Dreamtown Creative is a pleasure, because they are committed to doing great work. When we filmed testimonial interviews for Texan Allergy and Sinus Clinic, they went the extra mile, even though last minute changes in scheduling occurred. I can't wait to work with them again.

Keanu Cordero
4.8
from 4 reviews
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Taylor H.
Verified review

I worked BTS for Keanu on a couple of his movies and videos and have always had positive experiences. He knows exactly what he wants to make, and does a great job bringing everything to life.

Grand Avenue Films
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Rachel B.
Verified review

Grand Ave films, will work with you and create an individualized plan that fits your price point. They also get back with you in a timely manner. I love the video this company made for my family reunion.

Affinity Films
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Nathan F.
Verified review

Honestly, I couldn't be happier! Louis is so professional and does incredible work! I've seen work from other "professional" production companies and it was sub par. Affinity Films will give you your money's worth and then some! Everyone I've shown my videos created by Affinity to have been blown away. Can't recommend enough!

Staten Films

New To Thumbtack

  • 4 years in business
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SE Films Productions

New To Thumbtack

  • 2 years in business
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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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