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The 5 Best Videographers in Calgary

The 10 Best Videographers in Calgary

How We Picked 

Videography skills We chose videography companies that are able to demonstrate originality, which is one of the factors to consider while providing videography services.  
CredibilityWe chose a videography company that has a track record of well-received output.
Customer serviceWe chose a company that is receptive to constructive criticism and revisions in order to get the results that their clients want.
Value for moneyWe handpicked videography companies with proven quality output at affordable packages and rates.

1. Conquest Outback Productions

Conquest Outback Productions

Website: https://conquestoutback.com/calgary-video-production/ 

Address: Calgary, AB T2J 5N8, Macleod Trail SE, #404, 440 10816

Contact: (403) 464-9560

Operating Hours: Mon-Fri: 9AM – 4PM, Sat-Sun: Closed

Google reviews score5/5
Nice Local reviews score 5/5
Total reviews5/5
Score consistency 5/5
Videography Skills5/5
Creativity5/5
Detail-oriented5/5
Efficiency 5/5
Credibility5/5
Reputation5/5
Experience5/5
Portfolio5/5
Customer service4/5
Value for money4/5

Pros

  • Has been in the industry since 2004
  • Work has been featured in international broadcast companies

Cons

  • No packages available
  • Some reports of slow responses to queries 

Conquest Outback Productions has been in the industry since 2004. They offer services in different areas, such as film and video production, website development, online marketing, social media management, and wedding photography.

Their team is composed of skilled professionals who work on commercials, business-to-business (B2B), and business identity videos. Their 20+ years of experience drive them to work with well-known businesses in North America.

They’ve worked with Westjet, Dodge, Kokanee, Columbia Outdoors, Canadian Tire and many more.

We were likewise impressed to learn that they have already produced content for international broadcast networks such as CTV, CBC, Global, NBC, NTV, YESTV, OLN, Sportsnet, NBC, CBS, FOX, and others.

Conquest Outback Productions is not only limited to videography. They also provide logo animation, audio recording and voice overs, specialty projects, UAV/drone filming, and closed captioning or formatting.

Clients in need of multiple creative services can just hire them for all of these instead of bidding out requirements separately.

We are just worried about their customer service as we hear that they can be slow to respond to queries. If you have an urgent project requirement, you may need to try one of the other videographers on this list.

Also, they don’t have package deals, unlike other videography companies that provide deals and discounts.

2. Symbol Syndication

Symbol Syndication

Website: https://www.symbolsyndication.com/ 

Address: 59 22 Ave SW #302 Calgary, AB T2S 3C7

Contact: (844) 577-5457

Operating Hours: Mon-Fri: 10AM – 7PM, Sat-Sun: Closed

Google reviews score5/5
Yably reviews score 5/5
Total reviews5/5
Score consistency 5/5
Videography Skills5/5
Creativity5/5
Detail-oriented5/5
Efficiency 5/5
Credibility5/5
Reputation5/5
Experience5/5
Portfolio5/5
Customer service4/5
Value for money4/5

Pros

  • 2021 National Excellence Award for Canadian Video Production 
  • Also offers free estimation

Cons

  • Small team
  • Company only has 1 videographer

Another top-notch videography service company on our list is Symbol Syndication. The company is trusted by well-known institutions and companies such as the University of Calgary, Subaru Lethbridge, David Automotive Group, and many more.

Their company has been producing quality video production since 2014. Aside from video production, they also offer photography and content marketing.

They have been awarded the 2021 National Excellence Award for Canadian Video Production and are among the 2021 top 3 videographers in Calgary by Three Best Rated.

They offer videos for educational (both live streaming and pre-recorded lectures), corporate and client projects.

In fact, one of the numerous videography services handled by Symbol Syndication is public speaking videography, in which they document extremely important moments from the speaker’s key message, anecdotes, and lessons.

What we like about their company is that they produce videos in High Definition resolution, which you can see on their website. Their portfolio really speaks on their behalf.

Their service also comes with free videography estimates. They typically respond within 24 to 48 hours, which isn’t bad at all.

Since they only have 1 videographer in the company, we think that they probably operate at a limited capacity. It’s best to book them in advance if you have your heart set on their services.

3. Dan Kim Studios

Dan Kim Studios

Website: https://www.dankimstudios.com/ 

Address: T2J Calgary T2J Calgary (Alberta)

Contact: 403-629-8389

Operating Hours: Mon-Sun 8:30AM – 7:30PM

Google reviews score5/5
Yelp reviews score 5/5
Total reviews5/5
Score consistency 5/5
Videography Skills5/5
Creativity5/5
Detail-oriented5/5
Efficiency 5/5
Credibility5/5
Reputation5/5
Experience5/5
Portfolio5/5
Customer service4/5
Value for money4/5

Pros

  • More than 10 years of experience
  • Specialises in wedding films, life events and photography

Cons

  • Lean team
  • Reports on slow responses to queries 

As an independent videography and photography company, Dan Kim Studios has been shooting beautiful films for over 10 years now.

Their studio is run by real-life partners Dan and Claudia. They are both the videographers and editors at the same time.

Their expertise lies in filming weddings, life events and photography.

We like that they offer documentary feature films for weddings, which are 30 minutes to 3 hours in length. This includes the entire event’s ceremony, speeches, dances, and montages.

This is a great option for couples who want to relive every single moment of their wedding, or would like to share them with those who didn’t make it to their Big Day.

We also appreciate that they provide video packages that are cheaper than other videography services.

For instance, their prices for wedding films start at $1297 for ceremonial only. Elopement packages start at $1997 for 4 hours of coverage, and Standard Full Day Coverage from 8 to 12 hours starts at $2,997. 

We’re just concerned about their availability and responsiveness, considering that there are only two of them in their studio. 

Finally, note that their spring and summer dates are already fully booked. They only offer limited dates in November and December this year, so do reserve your slot with them as soon as possible.

4. Studio Lumen

Studio Lumen

Website: https://www.studiolumen.ca/ 

Address: 1835 20th Avenue NW Calgary, AB T2M 1H4

Contact: (403) 604-0193 

Operating Hours: Mon-Fri 10AM – 5PM, Sat-Sun: Closed

Google reviews score5/5
Yably reviews score 5/5
Total reviews5/5
Score consistency 5/5
Videography Skills5/5
Creativity5/5
Detail-oriented5/5
Efficiency 5/5
Credibility5/5
Reputation5/5
Experience4/5
Portfolio5/5
Customer service5/5
Value for money4/5

Pros

  • Owner-operated business
  • Experts in video storytelling, head shots, brand building, and weddings

Cons

  • Small team
  • No quotation request service

Another independent photography and videography company is Studio Lumen. Although they are new to the business with more than 5 years of service, they’re already generating some buzz due to the quality of their work.

As an owner-operated business, they get to build strong relationships with their clients. This helps them get a better handle on their personalities and preferences, which will influence the video output.

Their core strengths are video storytelling, head shots, brand building, and weddings.

They are one of the best at making wedding films or videos as they produce high-quality content in 4K resolution or ultra-high definition (UHD), so you can enjoy watching your wedding films in greater clarity.

We like that they don’t just stick to visual storytelling; they also make connections to other partners to help you with your needs, whether graphic design, marketing, websites, IT or even business automation.

They’ve worked with well-known companies such as TransCanada, ATB Financial, Sara Remmers, and Eau Claire Distillery.

However, since they are a relatively small team, they may only be able to handle a certain number of projects at any given time.

5. Dream Day Films

Dream Day Films

Website: https://dreamdayfilms.com/ 

Address: 7540 Fountain Rd SE, Calgary, AB T2H 0W8, Canada

Contact:+1 403-246-1082

Operating Hours: Mon-Fri 9AM – 5PM Sat-Sun Closed

Google reviews score4.9/5
Yably reviews score 5/5
Total reviews5/5
Score consistency 5/5
Videography Skills5/5
Creativity5/5
Detail-oriented5/5
Efficiency 5/5
Credibility5/5
Reputation5/5
Experience5/5
Portfolio5/5
Customer service4/5
Value for money4/5

Pros

  • Produces high-quality content in 4K
  • Offers payment plans

Cons

  • Does weddings only
  • 3-month turnaround time

If you want to make a wedding video as a remembrance, Dream Day Films is a go-to. They have been in the service since 2001 and have produced 300 quality wedding videos since.

They are one of the best at making wedding films or videos as they produce high-quality content in 4K resolution or an ultra-high definition (UHD), allowing their clients to enjoy viewing their wedding films immersively.

Videography services can be expensive, so we were happy to learn that they offer a workable payment arrangement for their services. A third of the fee serves as an initial downpayment, while another third will be due 2 months before the wedding.

The final third should be settled a week before the Big Day.

This is an extremely helpful arrangement for engaged couples who are already splurging simultaneously for other suppliers.

Their Premium package offers 2 videographers and 12 hours of coverage.The price of this package starts at $4000, a little bit pricey than their other counterparts who offer $2997 only for the same package. 

In addition, you will get a 10-12 minutes wedding film and you will have a separate video from the ceremony and the reception. 

We like that they also offer extra services like same-day edits (for elopement videos only) and live streaming. 

However, you have to wait for 3 months to have your full-length edited version of your wedding. This may be too long a period for excited honeymooners and their families.

6. Red Finch Studios

Website: https://redfinchstudios.ca/

Address: 20 Skyview Shore Rise NE, Calgary, AB T3N 0C6, Canada

Contact: 403-397-6300  |  contact@redfinchstudios.ca 

Operating Hours: Open for 24 hours

Google reviews score5/5
Total reviews5/5
Score consistency 5/5
Videography Skills5/5
Creativity5/5
Detail-oriented5/5
Efficiency 5/5
Credibility5/5
Reputation4/5
Experience5/5
Portfolio4/5
Customer service5/5
Value for money5/5

Pros

  • Does livestreaming
  • Rates are available here
  • Can travel

Cons

  • Does weddings only

It is important to make memories on a wedding day. With Red Finch Studios, your wedding video will definitely be one for the books.

What’s great about them is they work with all kinds of couples. They love to work with adventurous couples but they can also provide service to couples who’d rather watch Netflix than climb a mountain. 

You do not need to worry about your data getting lost because they have backups on backups. Unlike others, all of their cameras have dual card slots.

Plus, they have multiple cameras, that captures various angles, with multiple audio recorders going at the same time.

What makes them stand out from their competitors is how most of their standard wedding packages include 100km of total travel from downtown Calgary. And only 0.75/km is charged thereafter.

the only catch here is that they only cover weddings. So if you will be having a different kind of event, Red Finch Studious may not be for you.

7. Day One Media

Website: https://www.dayone-media.com/

Address: 802 9 St SW, Calgary, AB T2R 0C5, Canada

Contact: 403.277.9903 | hello@dayonemedia.ca

Operating Hours: Monday to Friday – 9.00 am to 5.00 pm 

Google reviews score5/5
Total reviews5/5
Score consistency 5/5
Videography Skills5/5
Creativity5/5
Detail-oriented5/5
Efficiency 5/5
Credibility5/5
Reputation4/5
Experience5/5
Portfolio5/5
Customer service5/5
Value for money5/5

Pros

  • Serve clients continent-wide
  • 5-man team
  • Donates at least one tenth of their gross income to charity

Cons

  • Base rates are unavailable on their website

Next on our list is Day One Media. Unlike the other ones on this list, they tell deep stories that connect businesses with their market emotionally.

What we love about them is their two new drones which they use for spectacular aerial video and photography.

Aside from this, they are one of the few videography providers that also offer other related services. some of these are motion graphics, graphic design, livestream, and more!

Not to brag, but they have already served brands that are known both locally and internationally.

Another reason why we prefer them is how they treat all clients with the same precise focus and interse service to deliver what they need to be known by their market. Whether you are a start-up, small, or non-profit company, they have your back.

From large to small, multinational to startup to non-profit, our approach is the same: a precise focus and intense service to deliver what you need to be seen and heard by your market.

8. Springtide Media

Website: https://www.springtidemedia.ca/

Address: Calgary

Contact: info@springtidemedia.ca | 403.633.9207

Operating Hours: Contact for more information

Google reviews score5/5
Total reviews5/5
Score consistency 5/5
Videography Skills5/5
Creativity5/5
Detail-oriented5/5
Efficiency 5/5
Credibility5/5
Reputation5/5
Experience5/5
Portfolio5/5
Customer service5/5
Value for money5/5

Pros

  • Luxury wedding videography
  • More than 200 weddings filmed
  • Pricing available on website
  • A custom tailored package can be made for you

Cons

  • Operating hours unavailable

Springtide Media was started by Liam Hawryluk, a wedding videographer based in Calgary, Alberta.

He started filming weddings in 2016, and has since filmed more than 200 weddings.

What we like about him is he bridges the gap between totally natural classic reportage and a modern editorial style, and strikes a perfect balance between the two.

He only provides minimal guidance rather than full on direction, making sure he is discreet. This way, he allows the wedding day naturally unfold and become as authentic as it can be.

We find that his films make the ones watching them feel like they were in the event, experiencing it for themselves, rather than as an onlooker seeing it all from the outside.

Overall, we think his wedding films are timeless, authentic, and stunning.

We like that he makes an effort to find the best angles, he even goes to the site beforehand to determine these.

He also works quickly and his turnover time is very reasonable.

He believes that wedding videography should be accessible to everyone, so even if he has packages and pricing available, he can come up with a custom tailored package for you that will fit into your budget.

You truly get luxury wedding videography with Springtime Media. We can’t help but highly recommend!

9. GM Photo & Film

Website: https://www.gmphotofilm.com/

Address: Tuscany, NW Calgary

Contact:

gmphotofilm@gmail.com

403-818-7069

Operating Hours: Contact for more information

Google reviews score5/5
Total reviews5/5
Score consistency 5/5
Videography Skills5/5
Creativity5/5
Detail-oriented5/5
Efficiency 5/5
Credibility5/5
Reputation5/5
Experience5/5
Portfolio5/5
Customer service5/5
Value for money5/5

Pros

  • Formally trained and highly professional photographers
  • Professional level equipment
  • Clean, emotional and cinematic styling
  • Excellent customer service
  • Pricing and packages available

Cons

  • Operating hours unavailable

GM Photo & Film is ran by formally trained photographers who are highly professional and highly skilled, so we think that they’re capable of handling any wedding day challenges.

If you want to ensure that you have beautiful photos and film on your wedding day, while working with a fun team you can easily work with, we believe that they’re a perfect option.

They use professional level equipment, like Canon full-frame stills cameras, various lenses, Cinema-Class Canon Video Camera, Various Lighting, Microphones and other things that will capture the event effectively.

We like that their approach is to capture the true essence of the wedding day through photography and film, with clean, emotional, and cinematic styling. We find their work to be very authentic and we love it!

Their team also provides the highest level of care, understanding & artistic passion to each of their clients.

The results they send back is absolutely amazing. We love how they know exactly how to capture the best moments in a wedding day.

They have their pricing and packages available on their website, but we like that these are flexible and can be tailored to your needs and preferences.

All in all, we highly recommend!

10. Studio Spero

Website: https://studiospero.com/

Address: 1235 11 Ave SW, Calgary, AB T3C 0M5, Canada

Contact: info@studiospero.com / (403) 837-9588

Operating Hours: Mon-Sat: 8AM – 6PM

Google reviews score5/5
Nice Local reviews score NA/5
Total reviews5/5
Score consistency 4/5
Videography Skills5/5
Creativity5/5
Detail-oriented5/5
Efficiency 5/5
Credibility5/5
Reputation5/5
Experience5/5
Portfolio5/5
Customer service5/5
Value for money5/5

Pros

  • Highly skilled editors and photographers
  • Unique and creative approaches employed
  • Inclusive and comprehensive packages

Cons

  • Flat rates unavailable
  • Closed on Sundays

Studio Spero is a video production studio that aids small businesses and entrepreneurs alike in making their businesses stand out and have a wider reach online, especially when it comes to the right audience through creative means.

From visual effects to extensive editing needs, they are fully equipped and manned for the job to ensure clients that the deliverables they require will be delivered in stellar quality and in a timely fashion. 

They have also experienced working with various industries such as Hisea, MiNo Homes, and The Real Estate Journal which says a lot about their experience in the field and the success they can contribute to companies that they handle as well.

However, note that they do not have flat rates when it comes to their rates so clients may need to inquire with them beforehand for a quotation of their fees and an idea of their budgeting.

Nonetheless, with their fresh take on videography, excellent application of each production approach, and highly skilled and equipped personnel on the job, we highly recommend them to business owners looking to debut or promote themselves online.

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