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Auburn Film Editors

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Motio Media
5.0
from 82 reviews
  • 16 years in business
  • 176 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Teresa H.
Verified review

Dan Germano of Motio Media created a sizzle reel for the Everett Film Festival. He was easy to work with and responded quickly any time we had a question or wanted any changes. We would gladly work with Motio Media again.

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Ford Video Inc.
5.0
from 21 reviews
  • 31 years in business
  • 38 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Merri A.
Verified review

We have gone to Ford Video in the past and recently returned to them for a quick turn around editing project. Susy was helpful, professional, a great communicator and helped us edit our video in no time. The video was for our wedding reception and we were extremely happy with the results. When we showed the video at our reception, our guests loved it! We couldn't have done it without Ford Video and we plan to use them again for upcoming projects. I have been recommending Ford Video to friends and family who might need their services in the future.

The StoryMakers, MBA, PMP
5.0
from 18 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 22 hires on Thumbtack
Kem D.
Verified review

It's our family tradition to have professional photos taken every five years. After intently listening to our vision, The StoryMakers selected the perfect location for the shoot. Their service was timely, flexible and FUN! They make you feel special, like you are their only client. The biggest challenge was selecting from the array of great photos. The StoryMakers captured our family's personality on film. Thank you for telling our story

Topside ProMedia
4.9
from 14 reviews
  • 15 years in business
  • 31 hires on Thumbtack
Jennifer M.
Verified review

John managed to pull together a great technology demo video within a limited timeframe and budget. The company I work for is small and has a very limited budget for marketing purposes. John is very reasonable and understood this. Within three days of contact, he was onsite and shooting film. He was professional and efficient and certainly knows what he is doing. Within a week, he shot the video, did the voiceover and the requested animations to complete the video. A week later, we had the final product and it has been money well spent. All of this while he juggled other projects and personal emergencies. We will certainly use his services again in the future.

  • 10 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Brandon G.
Verified review

Imogen worked for me for a number of years as a camera operator and field producer. In that time, she revealed not only a tireless work ethic, but also an unerring eye for shot composition, rapport with the people (and sometimes animals) being interviewed and filmed, and a phenomenal creative vision. In the years she worked for me, I found her to be one of my most dependable and flexible staff members, as well as an ambitious, visionary photographer/video producer.

Accent Creatives
4.6
from 10 reviews
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Jackie L.
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Accent creatives has created such wonderful works for our church! He was hardly noticeable when obtaining footage and still somehow ended up capturing the entire event. I love his style of editing, the soft look of the video, and even the music fits flawlessly into the video. Accent creatives is surely a strong competitor in the video producing field!

Driftwood Stories
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Deb H.
Verified review

Adrienne was wonderful to work with from beginning to end for our daughter's Bat Mitzvah - she had great communication, was professional in every way, friendly and unobtrusive with her filming. The edited highlight reel she made for us told a beautiful story of the day and will be a keepsake in our family forever. We highly recommend hiring Driftwood Stories for all video and editing needs.

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Jermaine Mendoza
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Kaitlin V.
Verified review

We were in need of a videographer to film a luncheon at the end of the week. Jermaine Mendoza was able to film with such short notice and was able to provide a professional video with a very quick turnaround. He was professional from beginning to end, and I look forward to using his company in the future. Highly recommended!

Bryan Gaver
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Stephanie C.
Verified review

Bryan is an excellent videographer! He has filmed all of our choir concerts and festivals for the past 7 years. He is easy to work with and always follows through with a quality product in a timely fashion. Thank you Bryan! Looking forward to working with you again this coming year and into the future.

SOLID VIDEO PRODUCTIONS
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Michael T.
Verified review

Solid Video Productions has been out to film two of my concerts in the last few months. They show up early, get all set, and cool and fun to have there. I have really enjoyed watching the videos, and am planning some to be viewed online.

Cole Aguirre
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Raquel P.
Verified review

Cole made a spa video for my business and he is so passionate about filming, he made sure to get the right angles, stayed to make my room look even better, helped me with tips and tricks for a better video, calmed my nerves since being on camera makes me nervous! And I felt comfortable being filmed! His editing skills are also awesome! Highly recommend

Amora Cinema
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Christina F.
Verified review

Amora Cinema filmed our engagement and wedding video and both films turned out absolutely beautiful. I would have to say that choosing to have a videographer was one of the best investments we made for our wedding. When it came to filming our engagement video, it was so much fun! Rafael and Pauahi made the awkwardness of filming enjoyable and comfortable. We spent an entire evening filming but it simply felt like spending time with great friends and just hanging out. They both have a great gift with making their clients feel at ease around the camera and it was unreal to see the outcome of the engagement video. Once our wedding day rolled around, it was nice that we had filmed the engagement video because it took some tension off of being filmed since we knew what to expect. Even though we were being filmed pretty much the entire day, Rafael and Pauahi never made us feel bombarded by being filmed and did a great job being behind the scenes and capturing our wedding day Kodak moments. Rafael had a wonderful idea to play our engagement video during our reception and although I loved the idea, I knew we did not have the extra funds to rent out a projector. Rafael went out of his way to reach out to our reception and ask if they had a projector they could use to show our video and as luck would have it they did! Rafael set up the projector and provided us with one of the absolute best gifts on our wedding day. Not only did he show our beautiful engagement video, he completed a same-day edit of our wedding day! As I looked around the room I could just see the tears rolling from all our friends and family as our engagement video and wedding video unfolded "our story". Rafael did such an unbelievable job at showing our loved ones our love story and incorporating moments with our friends and family on our wedding day in the film.. It was absolutely amazing and I still cannot believe he was able to edit and put together the film in such a short amount of time. We received so many compliments after the video was shown about how beautiful the film was and even more compliments when we shared our video with friends and family that could not attend our wedding. Rafael has definitely found his passion in life and it genuinely shows in his work. I can say without hesitation that our film was one of the highlights of our day and I am so blessed to have worked with such humble individuals that put their all into making our film something we will always remember. My biggest advice to all engaged couples is to set aside a budget for your wedding day to be filmed. Your wedding day is so busy and fast paced it is hard to remember and capture all of those treasured moments, but with a wedding day film you always have the option to relive your wedding day. My now husband was not immediately on board with the idea because we paid for our entire wedding ourselves and it was just another expense to add, but he was so happy with Rafaels service and after he saw the videos he agreed it was one of the best investments we made for the wedding. I highly, highly recommend Amora Cinema for your wedding day videography. Thank you so much Rafael and Pauahi and good luck to your bright future together!

AG Films
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Russ T.
Verified review

We were debating on whether or not we even wanted videography for our wedding. We decided to go for it since we only get married once in our lives, hopefully. I have never been happier with the product, service and overall experience while working with a professional. AG Films captures all the right moments and tells a beautiful story of the whole wedding in his videos. My wife and I love the video so much, we end up rewatching it at least once a week. A big thank you for making our day extra special.

Aaron Jacob Photography
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 11 years in business
Jamil S.
Verified review

As a fellow artist and film maker, I can attest to Aaron's professionalism and passion for the craft. His years of experience make for an effortless process, he is extremely considerate and patient, and produces the best quality material that I've had done so far. He's intuitive enough to put you in spaces that help you get the image and production value you need for your brand. Also, his team is socially conscious, you have to respect someone with talent like his coupled with a commitment to service and exposing the voice of the voiceless. Highly recommended with a unique clientele base, Aaron and his GoatHouse team will be the new innovators and trend setters in video and photography.

Veer West
4.5
from 2 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Daniel H.
Verified review

Ashley was the host MC for my business/event Seattle Shorts Film Festival and did an outstanding job living up the SIFF Film Center. I personally look forward to having her host again for 2015!

Evil Slave LLC
5.0
from 1 review
  • 7 years in business
Bev F.
Verified review

I've had the great fortune of working with Ben on 2 projects resulting in 4 amazing videos. Ben was brilliantly creative, wonderfully collaborative and one of the most positive problem solvers ever. Working with children can present many challenges, but not for Ben. His patient, easy style of communication set the children up to have an awesome experience. If you want to work with one of the best, have fun doing it and have an amazing outcome, I would highly recommend Ben.

About

Royalty Film is a Tacoma based digital media company whose focus is to bring their clients optimal production and quality films. We can handle almost any video project, including television commercials, movies, infomercials, event videos, music videos, and training tutorials -- you name it! With our vast digital media industry knowledge, we aim to please. Our team is committed to working tirelessly to merge reality with royalty. We exist to service our clients with synergy. We help tell your stories in a regal fashion. From concept to completion, we assist our clients in finding innovative and cutting-edge ways to reach their target audience. Royalty Film goes above and beyond to produce quality products and customer satisfaction.

About

I enjoy the art of editing videos. I greatly enjoy taking footage and editing it to turn it into a great film. I have an experience in editing short projects from several genres. I prefer editing short videos (3-5 minutes long) that can be used for highlight reels, short commercials, and short films. I have my own editing software, and I am skilled in Adobe Premiere, Adobe After Effects, and Adobe Audition.

About

I have experience in filming and also video editing and photography. I can work in premiere pro, final cut, sony vegas, photoshop, and lghtroom. I have shot music videos, weddings, engagements, proposals, and more.

  • 4 years in business
About

Cheng-Dobson Films specializes in digital film production, digital postproduction, photography (all styles), and audio engineering and recording.

About

Through the art of film, we showcase and highlight the aspects of your business that set you apart from the competition.

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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