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Waukesha Audio Video Specialists

Browse these audio video specialists with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in Waukesha.

Weltzin Media
from 18 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 24 hires on Thumbtack
Amanda R.
Verified review

Brittany and Ben did an incredible job with our wedding. Our highlight video was incredible and even featured the live audio from our first dance as the soundtrack. Thanks to them, we have a beautiful keepsake to treasure forever. They were caring, helpful, and went out of their way to make sure we had the best possible experience. Thanks Brittany and Ben!

Sam Kirchoff Videography
from 4 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Helene F.
Verified review

Sam Kirchoff is an excellent idea-to-product videographer! He handles the video/audio of my live public events, and creates a publishable 3 minute narrative video summary for documentation and grant-writing purposes. He is punctual, communicative, professional, and knowledgeable. He has an assistant pool to draw from when my projects are larger. He has a great eye for both shooting and editing. I've been working with Sam Kirchoff Videography for about three years, and I highly recommend him.

LND Productions
from 4 reviews
  • 8 years in business
Josh G.
Verified review

I've worked with alot of people have paid for alot of studio time in my day. I must say Jesse knows what he is doing in the lab. He takes his time to master sound.

Elite Audio Video
from 2 reviews
    Josh P.
    Verified review

    The years of service and professionalism, shows in the quality and efficiency during their on-site visits. I started using Henry Huggins for all of my audio/video installs at restaurants/bars/clubs/lounges nearly 15 years ago, and have always been extremely satisfied with the end results. The team at Elite Audio Video understands the customer wants and needs, and work hand in hand with you to ensure your vision is meet and exceeded. I've seen the completed projects, and whether its been at hotels, private homes, restaurants/bars/clubs, or even vehicles, the finished results have always looked and sounded amazing. Henry Huggins is also a top notch d.j., whom I have hired for countless events I have thrown or been involved in. Including this past NYE of 2016 at The Park East Hotel, where he graciously accepted a last second cry for d.j. help and rocked the party all night; playing a mix of rock, soul, funk, house, top 40 dance and hip hop, and classic r&b.

    Tanner-Monagle, Inc.
    from 1 review
    • 11 years in business

    2013 WAMI Recording Studio of the Year At Tanner-Monagle, our mission is to produce exquisite auditory and visual experiences for our clients. We specialize in web, TV, and radio production, and we have the talent, equipment, and experience to do it all from: - HD Video Production - Post-Production Services - Animation and Graphics - DVD Authoring - Music Composition - Sound Engineering, Recording and Mixing - Online Delivery Please contact us today to schedule a tour of our studio!

    L-7 Media

    New To Thumbtack


      We relocated back to Greater Milwaukee from Atlanta after working in the bustling arts and entertainment industry there. We are your one-stop shop for special events' video recording including, but not limited to, sporting events, social gatherings, music videos, weddings, concerts, and independent movies.

      Soundz A.V.L.

      New To Thumbtack


        Soundz AVL provides audio, video, and lighting for events. Services include the following: * concerts * corporate productions * award banquets * fashion shows * political rallies and dedications * religious retreats * lectures and meetings * dance challenge competitions We can provide you with what you need. Since 1971, we have adapted to the latest trends in technology in our diversified field. We are proud of our world-class speaker and amplification systems along with our recent video accessory enhancements. The goal of our staff is to make your event absolutely the best that it could be. Our latest lighting acquisitions have been in the LED technology field, utilizing fixtures that are computer controlled for any combination of RGB (red-green-blue). As a result, we use less power, create less heat, keep our planet a better place to live and still create a dynamic effect. We have traveled coast to coast, producing these events and providing services to Fortune 500 companies. Almost all of our clients become repeat customers because they realize how critical a working relationship is with a “partner”. We do not oversell our business. We do not overstaff your event. We are extremely fair with our pricing and very focused on your budget. Since the beginning, we have been a family-owned and -operated entity, specializing on your needs and desires to make your production a success. We are a “one-stop shop,” with the expertise of many talented technicians. From our experience, we can simplify your production, cut costs on redundant labor and take the technical fear out of your mind. We strive to be accessible 24/7 on our cell phones. We look forward to bidding on your next event.

        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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