The best videographers in Canberra

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Shoelace Creative, one of Canberra’s most recommended videographers. Photo: Shoelace Creative.

Whether you’re after a video to promote a new business venture, want someone to film an awards night you’ve organised, or are looking to capture every magical moment of your wedding day, you need a videographer.

A videographer specialises in recording live events and producing videos. Their work may span events (i.e. weddings, awards ceremonies), advertisements, and even corporate productions like training and explainer videos.

But with so many videographers to choose from, how do you know you’re making the right choice? To help make your decision easier, we’ve compiled a list of the top videographers in the Canberra region.

Let’s get started.

What makes a great videographer?

If you’re thinking about hiring a videographer, we recommend keeping the following in mind.

  • Attention to detail. Choosing a videographer who is meticulous about detail will likely result in a final product that looks polished and professional (i.e. smooth transitions, seamless cuts, in-focus subject matter etc.)
  • Technical expertise. A great videographer understands every component that goes into the perfect shot, from lighting and composition to viewpoints and angles. Review samples of their work and read client testimonials to confirm that a prospective videographer’s work meets the mark.
  • Specialisation. Some videographers specialise in wedding videos. Others might do launch videos, work mostly with large corporate clients or prefer event-based gigs. Choose a videographer whose specialty aligns with your needs.
  • Up to date with the latest technology. From editing software to cameras and even drones, videographers work with technical equipment that becomes obsolete quickly. For the best outcome, look for a videographer who is comfortable with a range of technologies – and who doesn’t mind changing their approach or technique when a better technology comes along.
  • Offers both production and post-production. Production (the actual filming of the video) and post-production (work that takes place after filming is complete, like editing) are essential components in any video project. For a seamless experience, look for a videographer who can both film and take care of the post-production.

The best videographers in Canberra

RiotACT’s editorial team has combed through 20 years of on-site comments to compile a list of the most recommended businesses according to you.

To be listed in our Best of Canberra series, each business needs to have consistently received positive feedback on RiotACT and Facebook as well as maintaining a minimum average of 4/5 stars on Google.

Digital Content Studios

Do you want warmer leads and higher conversions? Josh and the team at Digital Content Studios (DCS) have the videography skills, experience and equipment to help you get more customers through the doors.

Based in Queanbeyan, Digital Content Studios specialises in video content marketing, video sales automation and live streaming. It's also the region's only full-scale content warehouse - complete with glamour room, green room, two-storey white fashion cyclorama and black film zone.

As Jonathan Forrester wrote on RiotACT, "Josh and the team at DCS are among the best videographers I have ever worked with, you know you are getting award-winning video when Josh is on board. He is not only an intelligent and ambitious strategist but divers inspiring and creative content."

Shoelace Creative

Experts in video production, Shoelace Creative provides end-to-end solutions for clients that pave the way for business growth. Highly trained, passionate videographers, working under seasoned creative directors, bring concepts to life, exceeding expectations and driving meaningful metrics. Shoelace Creative operates as a support team or fully self-sufficient crew.

Videography expertise is just one feather in this full-agencies cap. Other services include brand and marketing strategies, creative concepts, campaigns, and photography. Planning processes are based on the rigorous Project Management Body of Knowledge.

Shoelace Creative’s videography services are world-class. Using only the best gear and software, the energetic team specialises in a no-fuss approach, with rapid delivery times. Collaboration and a detailed approach are key to ensuring clients enjoy high satisfaction levels and achieve goals.

On Google, Sherrin Strathairn wrote, "The guys at Shoelace Creative were so easy to work with and the finished product was outstanding. They took the time to talk to us about what we wanted and produced high quality videos for our website that increased hits to our page."

Newcast Studios

Newcast Studios in Braddon is a digital video production company offering live streaming, video production, post-production (editing and broadcast graphics), social media video strategies, as well as virals, promos and commercials.

Its team has over 30 years of TV broadcast experience with roles at SBS, ABC, Foxtel, Fairfax Media, Federal Government, MTV and Channel 4 in the UK.

Client Betty shared her experience with Newcast Studios on Google Reviews, "Newcast created an amazing video collage for our exhibition. They are fantastic and know what they're doing."

Say Hello to Forever

The storytellers behind Say Hello to Forever are passionate about capturing the most precious moments of their clients’ wedding days. From the vows to intimate behind-the-scenes interactions, Say Hello to Forever preserves your special day in an artful professionally crafted video.

Its small team of videographers keep out-of-shot and try their best to be unobtrusive. You, your partner, and your loved ones are captured naturally, creating a unique and authentic finished product.

Client Damien shared this glowing review of Say Hello to Forever's videography services, "They were unbelievable, incredibly talented people. We met with them a few times before the wedding and they got the highlights video and speeches back to us pretty much straight away, They were really professional."

Jmacqueen Media

Jmacqueen Media has delivered high-quality videography, editing, and post-production services across Canberra since 2013. Its past clients range from the Federal Government to real estate agencies and start ups.

Client Alexandra shared her feedback on Google Reviews, "Jason [from Jmacqueen Media] is a reliable and punctual, providing wonderful footage including drone and time lapse work. Really happy with the video content he’s created for me. Highly recommend!"

Sanguineti Media

Sanguineti Media is an award-winning Canberra film and video production company. It produces corporate videos, documentaries, promotional videos, TV commercials, event filming, music videos and wedding films. It also offers post production and video editing services.

Client Kirsty had this to say on Google Reviews, "I’ve worked with Daniel for the past year. He has produced several corporate case studies and short website videos. All the videos have been of high quality and when I was unsure on what to include in the video Daniel provided great creative direction. He is fair priced and professional - highly recommended."

Canberra Film

Founded by George Tsotsos in 2013, Canberra Film produces authentic creative content. Its client list includes WIN News Canberra, Australian Defence Force Academy, UNSW, Lockheed Martin, ACT Health, End2End Events and the CIO Network.

George is ready to film your wedding video, event, advertisement, music video or corporate film. With a keen interest in motion graphics and other visual effects, he can also help you produce everything from basic infograms to detailed VFX scenes for film.

As one satisfied client, Sarieda Kamilo, writes in their Google review, "George and his team were nothing but FANTASTIC on the day of my wedding! (...) He filmed beautifully and he was so kind to all the guests and worked well with them all! His price is amazing and such a deal!! The short film of our wedding captured the essence of our wedding better than our photographer did! (...) Thank you so much for capturing our day so beautifully!"

Whilst you’re looking for videographers, you might also like to read our articles on the best photographers, the best aerial photographers, the best marketing agencies and the best billboards and digital signage in Canberra.

Your experience with videographers in Canberra

Thanks to our commenters who have provided insightful feedback. If you believe we have got it wrong, please let us know.

Have you had experience with any of the videography businesses listed above? Share your feedback in the comments below.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I get the raw footage from my videographer?

This depends on the purpose of the footage. While most wedding videographers include the raw footage in the package, marketing videographers most likely won't provide raw footage as it is not the finished product. However, it's worth checking with your videographer to see what they are willing to do for you.

Can I advise on editing style?

Absolutely. Whether it's a wedding, a marketing campaign or a training video, your videographer understands that your stylistic tastes and requirements come first. That being said, they will have their own unique style to offer, so keep an open mind to their professional suggestions!

Do videographers also do photography?

Not all of them, but some can, especially wedding videographers. If you need a photographer as well as a videographer, make sure you ask ahead of time if your videographer is able to do both or if they can recommend a good photographer for you.

Which camera brand is the best for taking video?

There are numerous things to consider when shopping for a video camera versus a photography camera, such as attachments, resolution, microphone, memory space and, of course, price tag, but luckily there are plenty of resources online to help you narrow down your choices. In 2020, the top three videography cameras were the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 6K, the Panasonic Lumix GH5S and the Canon EOS-1D X Mark II.

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Rushanthan Vfx6:52 am 21 Oct 19

Josh is an excellent videographer & director, I’m working with him for 3 years & In his work, Josh is consistent, dedicated and passionate, enthusiastic, cheerful, and a pleasure to work with. Strongly recommend him for his stunning execution and excellent communication. Hire DCS to take your business to the next level!

Jonathan Forrester8:35 am 26 Sep 19

Josh and the team at DCS are among the best videographers I have ever worked with, you know you are getting award-winning video when Josh is on board. He is not only an intelligent and ambitious strategist but divers inspiring and creative content.

DCS has always performed exceptionally on projects, always delivering on time and within budget, with excellent communication throughout the project. So if you’re looking for a team that can turn your creative ad to life or add some flair to your corporate video, DCS is the place to go.

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