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.
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!”
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.”
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.”
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 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.”
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
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