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Top Video Production Companies

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Are you searching for a trustworthy video production company to elevate your brand presence and captivate your audience? DesignRush compiles the most reliable video production agencies renowned for their expertise in crafting compelling visual content that resonates with viewers. Tailor your search based on pricing, areas of specialization, location, and budget requirements to find the best match for your needs. 

After evaluating over 4,000 firms, we've handpicked the top ten video production companies, considering their creativity, portfolios, storytelling skills, technical mastery, accomplishments, and client testimonials. Learn more about our selection methodology and how we discover top performers in the video production industry.

The Number 1 Video Production Company as Selected by DesignRush Is:

1. Colormatics

Colormatics video-production
[Source: Colormatics]
  • Best for: Overall
  • Average hourly rate: $150
  • Minimum budget: $10,000 - $25,000
  • Founded: 2014
  • Size: Under 49
  • Location: Spokane, WA
  • Notable clients: Blockfolio, Fiverr, Centrum, Squatty Potty, Prizepicks

As a dynamic full-service video production company, Colormatics solves unique challenges using targeted video that increases awareness and conversions. It assists clients with planning, creation, post-production, animation, VFX/3D, graphic design, photography, as well as media strategy and placement. Its end-to-end solutions cover color grading, editing, motion graphics, and sound design. With expertise in branding and storytelling, Colormatics excels in ideation and writing for commercials and marketing campaigns.

Blockfolio, a mobile cryptocurrency investment app, sought to leverage its partnership with NFL draft pick Trevor Lawrence to solidify its position in the crypto market. It tasked Colormatics with conceptualizing, producing, and deploying a digital campaign.

Centered around the convergence of football and blockchain, the agency crafted a campaign that portrayed the dispersion of a football into blockchains and binary code, symbolizing the merging of crypto with the sport. The results of the campaign surpassed expectations, garnering 1,531,250 clicks with a CTR of .17% and 878,766,913 impressions.

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2. Demo Duck

Demo Duck video-production
[Source: Demo Duck]
  • Best for: IT industry
  • Average hourly rate: $50
  • Minimum budget: $1,000 - $10,000
  • Founded: 2011
  • Size: Under 49
  • Location: Chicago, IL
  • Notable clients: Lenovo, IBM, Logitech, Canon, Google

Demo Duck is a seasoned video production agency made of skilled animators, directors, creatives, and marketers. It offers diverse video production services, from simplifying complex concepts with explainer videos to showcasing customer testimonials and bringing a company's story to life. Demo Duck's capabilities span across various genres, including commercial, branded, educational, and social media video production.

Demo Duck partnered with Lenovo to produce an animated explainer video for the Lenovo ThinkSmart Manager platform, aimed at IT professionals. To tackle this, the agency delved into understanding IT specialists’ language and pain points. Based on the insights gained, it incorporated colorful shapes and elements into 2D and 3D animations to convey professionalism while injecting personality into the presentation.

This approach resulted in an eye-catching video that effectively communicated the platform's functionality and benefits to the target audience. Additionally, the video's quality and creativity were recognized with a Silver Telly Award in the animation craft category of Online Commercials — Fully Animated Piece.

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3. Covalent

Covalent video-production
[Source: Covalent]
  • Best for: Nonprofit industry
  • Average hourly rate: Inquire
  • Minimum budget: Inquire
  • Founded: 2012
  • Size: Under 49
  • Location: Pittsburgh, PA
  • Notable clients: Wheeling Island Greyhound Adoption Center, German Red Cross, US Acute Care Solutions, Health Carousel, GoDaddy Pro

Centered on fostering connections via storytelling that transcends the screen, Covalent’s creative team captures brand essence and turns it into impactful narratives. Its video production services range from traditional documentaries to modern animation techniques, including corporate videos, marketing masterpieces, or immersive training and internal communication videos. Covalent's offers also extend to motion graphics and inventive social media content.

Covalent took on a project for the Wheeling Island Greyhound Adoption Center, a nonprofit organization promoting retired racing Greyhounds. The agency crafted a compelling 30-second TV spot and a micro-documentary, showcasing the joys of Greyhound ownership and emphasizing the breed's suitability as pets. By capturing authentic stories and moments, it effectively communicated that Greyhounds are not just racing dogs but also loving companions.

Covalent's efforts were recognized with a Gold Telly Award in the NonProfit Campaign — Regional TV Category, validating the success of its work in raising awareness about the cause.

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4. Casual Films

Casual Films video-production
[Source: Casual Films]
  • Best for: Multinational enterprises
  • Average hourly rate: $150
  • Minimum budget: $1,000 - $10,000
  • Founded: 2006
  • Size: Under 49
  • Location: London, UK
  • Notable clients: BMW, Adobe, Rolls Royce, Marriott, Vodafone

Casual Films comprises a team of over 100 creatives, producers, filmmakers, editors, and animators across offices in six countries worldwide. It specializes in video content production for enterprises and manages over 1,000 projects yearly for Fortune 500 clients. It uses the proprietary Smart-Casual™ platform to revolutionize production by merging collaboration and creativity for timely delivery. Casual Films has multiple Cannes Dolphins Corporate Film Awards and New York Festivals World’s Best Television & Films Awards.

Casual Films worked on a project for the BMW Group, where the client wanted a "cool" recruitment video for its Facebook page. The agency leveraged pre-existing content from the entire BMW Group. German and English subtitles were added to broaden accessibility, ensuring the content is understood by a wider audience, which aligned with BMW's main target demographic.

Due to the collaboration, the employer brand film garnered significant engagement across LinkedIn, Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube. It accumulated 4,271,805 views, nearly 34 million impressions, and over 8,000 reactions/likes while generating 200 job applications from prospective candidates interested in opportunities at BMW.

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5. Next Day Animations

Next Day Animations video-production
[Source: Next Day Animations]
  • Best for: Professional services industry
  • Average hourly rate: $125
  • Minimum budget: $1,000 - $10,000
  • Founded: 2012
  • Size: Under 49
  • Location: Baltimore, MD
  • Notable clients: Efficiency Vermont, The World Bank, Universal Studios, Holiday Inn, American Lung Association

Next Day Animations is an award-winning explainer video production agency, with more than 10 years of industry experience. It creates professional animations that leave a lasting impression on the intended audience. It’s a team of expert illustrators, animators, and voiceover actors delivers a polished output in three days, with a standard processing duration of four to six weeks.

Efficiency Vermont, an energy management solutions provider, approached Next Day Animations to craft informative and entertaining ads that would draw attention while effectively highlighting its offers. Next Day Animations' series of 2D ads exemplified clean, simple, and fun visuals, leveraging humor to tie together the importance of energy efficiency.

Its impact was significant, reaching a wide audience with over 140,000 views on the client's YouTube page alone.

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6. Vidico

Vidico video-production
[Source: Vidico]
  • Best for: Software-as-a-service (SaaS) companies
  • Average hourly rate: Inquire
  • Minimum budget: $10,000 - $25,000
  • Founded: 2016
  • Size: Under 49
  • Location: Melbourne, Australia
  • Notable clients: Toggl, Salesforce, Digital Ocean, Bambee, Easy Agile

Specializing in both live-action videos and animations, Vidico has completed more than 1,200 projects for over 700 clients, receiving over 1.5 billion views. Its creations won The Drum and Muse Creative Awards and helped raise $15 million in crowdfunding campaigns. Vidico provides an end-to-end, fully managed production process for apps, walkthrough, brand, product demo, corporate, case study, and career videos.

Toggl, a prominent time-tracking software company, approached Vidico to launch its first live-action initiative to create a large-scale awareness campaign. Vidico handled all aspects of the production process, from conceptualization to scripting, storyboarding, and post-production. The campaign was distributed through YouTube Pre-Roll Ads, Facebook, and Instagram.

The product overview video had one million organic views on YouTube in less than a month. It achieved a 94.7% average view rate, while explainer video got a YouTube paid view rate of 33.54% from skippable ads. The overview video received a Gold Award at the international competition MUSE Creative Awards.

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7. Think Media Studios

Think Media Studios video-production
[Source: Think Media Studios]
  • Best for: Original music video production
  • Average hourly rate: $100
  • Minimum budget: $10,000 - $25,000
  • Founded: 2004
  • Size: Under 49
  • Size: 100 - 249
  • Location: Cleveland, OH
  • Notable clients: Machine Gun Kelly, Cleveland Cavaliers, Roppe, The University of Akron, FirstEnergy

Think Media Studios is a leading film and video production company. It delivers authentic moving images, that tell stories and evoke audiences' emotions. Its commitment to quality and excellence has earned over 30 major awards, including Telly, Emmy, AVA Digital, and MarCom Awards. The agency offers creative direction and design, original content development, video and film production, post-production, live webcasting, animation, and 3D modeling services.

Machine Gun Kelly, a rapper known for his dynamic music style, approached Think Media Studios to produce the official music video for his song "Let You Go." Despite his hip-hop roots, the artist ventured into rock music for this track, presenting a unique creative challenge for the agency.

The video production company delivered a visually stunning and emotionally impactful music video, featuring captivating visuals, dynamic performances, and compelling storytelling elements. It has captivated audiences worldwide, amassing an impressive 71 million views and earning 642,000 likes to date.

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8. Indigo Productions

Indigo Productions video-production
[Source: Indigo Productions]
  • Best for: Corporate video production
  • Average hourly rate: Inquire
  • Minimum budget: Inquire
  • Founded: 1990
  • Size: Under 49
  • Location: New York City, NY
  • Notable clients: Habitat for Humanity, NYU, McGraw-Hill, Deutsche Bank, ATL Private Equity

Indigo Productions’ expert team includes writers, directors, producers, cinematographers, designers, actors, stuntmen, stylists, voice artists, and camera crew members. Its services range from live-action and green screen shoots to documentaries with multicamera coverage, live streaming, time-lapse videos, and photography. Its capabilities cover the entire video production process, including previsualization, casting, location scouting, graphics, 3D animation, logistics, sound design, music scoring, color correction, and video finishing.

Indigo Productions took on the challenge presented by Habitat for Humanity's Women Build initiative, designed to empower women in construction. Leveraging its storytelling and cinematography expertise, the video production agency created three mini documentaries that highlighted the initiative's impact and garnered additional support for the cause.

The client expressed satisfaction with the outcome, praising the quality and reception of the resulting videos.

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9. VeracityColab

VeracityColab video-production
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  • Best for: Executive introduction video production
  • Average hourly rate: $150
  • Minimum budget: Inquire
  • Founded: 2008
  • Size: Under 49
  • Location: Covina, CA
  • Notable clients: Adobe, Intuit, eBay, RingCentral, Eventbrite

Throughout its 15+ years of video production, VeracityColab has delivered videos that showcase design and value, increase sales performance, inspire, delight, and educate. From small businesses to large corporations, its diverse portfolio showcases versatility, dedication, and innovation in storytelling. VeracityColab brings a fresh perspective and a keen eye for detail to every brand campaign or product launch it undertakes.

VeracityColab produced an innovative and detailed explainer video for Adobe, targeting Chief Marketing Officers (CMOs) with the introduction of its marketplace. It developed the idea of a moving dot within a Rube Goldberg Machine-style setup to captivate viewers.

The moving dot served as a visual guide, leading the audience through the various offerings of CMO DOOOT COM, ensuring that the message is both engaging and informative. Adobe was satisfied with the video whose average viewer engagement rate was 85%.

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10. Testimonial Hero

Testimonial Hero video-production
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  • Best for: Franchising industry
  • Average hourly rate: $250
  • Minimum budget: $1,000 - $10,000
  • Founded: 2018
  • Size: Under 49
  • Location: Somerville, MA
  • Notable clients: Capriotti’s, BatteriesPlus, Meineke, Wingzone, Symmons

Testimonial Hero is a video production agency that puts together compelling customer stories and testimonials. It leverages consumer experiences to accelerate decision-making, drive brand awareness, attract new customers, speed up sales cycles, and close deals. Its creative producers conduct the interviews to ensure each review is polished and ready for studio editing, while its global network of videographers capture these authentic stories.

Capriotti's, a rapidly expanding restaurant franchise, sought to enhance its franchising efforts through testimonial videos. It struggled with lengthy video shoots that disrupted operations. Testimonial Hero addressed this through user-friendly processes and remote capabilities, enabling seamless video creation without significant restaurant downtime.

The agency produced 30 videos, including 19 full stories and 11 microcontents — all of which provided a relatable perspective, fostering transparency and trust within the franchising network. The content also addressed specific inquiries from potential franchise partners.

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How We Picked the Best Video Production Agencies

To identify the top video production companies with outstanding proficiency in the field, we evaluate each company’s clients, feedback, reputation, recognition, team expertise, and leadership effectiveness. Detailed analysis allows us to pinpoint the companies adept in various aspects of video production.

DesignRush's executive selection team uses a stringent set of criteria, as follows:

  • Verified reviews: Agency's authority in the domain, work quality, and client satisfaction
  • Solid portfolio: Successful video production projects supported by case studies
  • Awards and press mention: Recognition within the industry for thought leadership, creativity, and innovation
  • Team bios: Employee profiles to assess relevant experience and specializations crucial to video production
  • Video production expertise: Proven skills in conceptualization, scriptwriting, filming, editing, motion graphics, animation, and post-production, plus proficiency in understanding client needs, audience segmentation, storytelling, brand alignment, and distribution strategies across different platforms

Discover more about our selection procedure by visiting the DesignRush Agency Ranking Methodology page.

10 Most Popular Video Production Companies Compared

Agency nameLocation Hourly rateSizeBest for
ColormaticsSpokane, WA$150Under 49Overall
Demo DuckChicago, IL$50Under 49IT industry
CovalentPittsburgh, PAInquireUnder 49Nonprofit industry
Casual FilmsLondon, UK$150Under 49Multinational enterprises
Next Day AnimationsBaltimore, MD$125Under 49Professional services industry
VidicoMelbourne, AustraliaInquireUnder 49Software-as-a-service (SaaS) companies
Think Media StudiosCleveland, OH$100Under 49Original music video production
Indigo ProductionsNew York City, NYInquireUnder 49Corporate video production
VeracityColabCovina, CA$150Under 49Executive introduction video production
Testimonial HeroSomerville, MA$250Under 49Franchising industry

List of the Best Video Production Agencies

Rankings updated: June 25, 2024
  • Propaganda Creative

    DesignRush Design Award Winner
    You bring the steak, we'll bring the sizzle.
    Propaganda Creative is a full-fledged visual communication, design, and marketing agency providing services which include; branding, graphic design, website design & development, and digital  [... view the full profile of Propaganda Creative]
    Spokane, Washington
    Under 49 Inquire $10,000 - $25,000
  • Design In DC

    A Digital Agency For The Future
    We create websites and apps that are fully customized, scalable, easy to manage, and have a creative twist. Everything we build for you at Design in DC is made with the future in mind. We are a  [... view the full profile of Design In DC]
    Washington DC, Washington DC
    50 - 99 $190/hr $10,000 - $25,000
  • Big Brand Experience Put to Work for Small Business, Nonprofits and Startups Startups
    Big Brand and Fortune 500 experience put to work for Small Businesses, Startups and NonprofitsThe Smartest People In The World Work With The Bureau Of Small Projects.Literally rocket scientists and  [... view the full profile of The Bureau Of Small Projects]
    Los Angeles, California
    Under 49 $150/hr $10,000 - $25,000
  • Indigo Productions

    Capturing Excellence.
    Indigo Productions: Mastering Corporate Video ProductionWe are a diverse and innovative full-service creative video production company based in NYC. We handle various projects, including  [... view the full profile of Indigo Productions]
    New York City, New York
    100 - 249 Inquire Inquire
  • Crft Video

    Explainer Videos That Drive Results
    Specializing in explainer video production and whiteboard animation services, we offer a variety of video types that caters to your different needs and goals.   [... view the full profile of Crft Video]
    New York City, New York
    Under 49 $50/hr $1,000 - $10,000
  • Kano Studio

    DesignRush Design Award Winner
    Design driven motion graphics studio. We create films for brands.
    We are Kano Studio! What we really do? Design Driven Motion Graphics Studio, creating films for brands. Founded by Daniel Kano in 2023.  [... view the full profile of Kano Studio]
    Sao Paulo, Brazil
    Under 49 $70/hr $1,000 - $10,000
  • Colormatics

    Extraordinary outcomes mobilized faster.
    At Colormatics, we specialize in crafting comprehensive 360 programs designed to inspire at every consumer touchpoint. With a focus on delivering extraordinary outcomes within accelerated timeframes  [... view the full profile of Colormatics]
    Spokane, Washington
    Under 49 $150/hr $10,000 - $25,000
  • BuzzFlick

    Your ultimate video animation agency for every requirement.
    BuzzFlick is a global motion graphics company, renowned for its expertise in crafting high-quality logo animations, illustrations, branding materials, videos, and designs. As dedicated partners in  [... view the full profile of BuzzFlick]
    Houston, Texas
    50 - 99 $50/hr Inquire
  • Brandefy

    DesignRush Design Award Winner
    Unveil Your Story, Brandefy Your Impact.
    Brandefy, a leader in branded video production, offers cost-effective video solutions, emphasizing the power of storytelling. Our experienced team is your partner from development to distribution  [... view the full profile of Brandefy]
    Los Angeles, California
    Under 49 $125/hr $1,000 - $10,000
  • Anideos

    DesignRush Design Award Winner
    Anideos is an innovative video production house.
    Headquartered in New York, Anideos is an independent video production house. Our video solutions help brands navigate through the digital space and drive results in real-time. Every step, measured and  [... view the full profile of Anideos]
    New York City, New York
    100 - 249 $80/hr Inquire
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  • Savvy Animations

    Award Winning Animated Explainer Video Production Company
    Savvy Animations is a top animated explainer video production company that excels in the power of visual storytelling.  [... view the full profile of Savvy Animations]
    Sheridan, Wyoming
    Under 49 $50/hr Under $1,000
  • eDesign Interactive

    An Award-Winning Digital Experience Agency
    eDesign is known for its stunning web designs, landing pages, and interactive campaigns. Clients come to us for a complete rebranding and digital transformation. We also provide digital advertising  [... view the full profile of EDesign Interactive]
    Morristown, New Jersey
    Under 49 $200/hr $50,000 & Up
  • BS LLC

    BS LLC - Strategy, Branding, & Marketing
    We help our clients discover their place in the world and build from purpose.  [... view the full profile of BS LLC]
    Cincinnati, Ohio
    Under 49 $200/hr $10,000 - $25,000

    We create for the result. Get in touch!
    We are a creative team that works to make your product known to everyone. We create explainer animation videos for your business as well as other 2D animations. We take care of the entire production  [... view the full profile of STYLE-VIDEO.COM]
    Birmingham, United Kingdom
    Under 49 $60/hr $1,000 - $10,000
  • Baunfire

    A Silicon Valley Agency | B2B Marketing Websites
    Baunfire is a digital agency based in Silicon Valley, delivering elevated corporate websites for leading technology brands, B2B companies, venture capital firms, and their funded portfolio businesses.  [... view the full profile of Baunfire]
    San Jose, California
    50 - 99 Inquire $50,000 & Up
  • Azuro Digital

    Award-Winning Web Design, Development & SEO
    Get a beautiful, user-friendly, cutting-edge website for your business. As an award-winning web design agency with over 100 ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ reviews online, we consistently exceed our clients’  [... view the full profile of Azuro Digital]
    Ottawa, Canada
    Under 49 $150/hr Inquire
  • Live Animations

    Award-winning AR/MR solutions for brands
    We are a leading developer and supplier of the best innovative loyalty programs for large retailers and manufacturers of products for children and families around the world, created on the basis of  [... view the full profile of Live Animations]
    Melville, New York
    Under 49 $49/hr $25,000 - $50,000
  • Orizon

    World class App design, Websites, Brands, 3d & Webflow development
    We design world-class digital products and help startups & Fortune 500 companies delight humans on the other side of the screen.  [... view the full profile of Orizon]
    Montreal, Canada
    Under 49 $95/hr $25,000 - $50,000
  • Joy Films

    Keep Smiling
    Joy Films is one of the most prolific Film Production companies in UAE. We have a great network and the necessary resourcefulness to make anything possible.  [... view the full profile of Joy Films]
    Dubai, United Arab Emirates
    Under 49 Inquire Inquire
  • Beacons Point

    Break the scroll, demand attention.
    Beacons Point is a leading video production company headquartered in San Diego, specializing in crafting immersive videos that engage audiences through expert storytelling, innovative perspectives  [... view the full profile of Beacons Point]
    Encinitas, California
    Under 49 $150/hr $1,000 - $10,000
  • LanternSol

    We'll Lead The Light
    Web design, built, and grow e-commerce stores. With over $100,000,000 in e-commerce sales, 600+ custom store builds, and thousands of keywords on the front page of Google our e-commerce experts will  [... view the full profile of LanternSol]
    Cincinnati, Ohio
    Under 49 $149/hr $1,000 - $10,000
  • Groove Jones

    DesignRush Design Award Winner
    Award-Winning AR / VR / XR / AI / WebGl Experiences
    Groove Jones is an innovative technology company that specializes in creating VR/AR software solutions for a wide range of industries, including advertising, entertainment, marketing, health, and  [... view the full profile of Groove Jones]
    Dallas, Texas
    Under 49 $150/hr $50,000 & Up
  • Covalent

    We are a creative video production company that specializes in crafting unique stories to help you better connect with your customers and audiences.  [... view the full profile of Covalent]
    Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
    Under 49 Inquire Inquire
  • Favoured

    Founded by former Apple marketing lead.
    We're Favoured, and were here to help you get more customers and boost your profits - simple as that.  [... view the full profile of Favoured]
    London, United Kingdom
    Under 49 $125/hr Inquire
  • Clay

    Top UI/UX design, web design, and branding agency in San Francisco.
    Clay is a UI/UX, web design, and branding agency based in San Francisco. They create world-class digital products, websites, and brands for startups and Fortune 100 enterprises.  [... view the full profile of Clay]
    San Francisco, California
    50 - 99 $175/hr Inquire
  • Kobe Digital

    Well-rounded perspectives to achieve effective marketing outcomes.
    Kobe Digital is a unified team of performance marketing, design, and video production experts. Our mastery of these disciplines is what makes us effective. Our ability to integrate them seamlessly is  [... view the full profile of Kobe Digital]
    Los Angeles, California
    Under 49 $150/hr $1,000 - $10,000
  • Starfish

    The brand experience is the brand.
    Starfish is an illustration, branding, visual communication, and creative communications agency founded on the philosophy that the brand experience is the brand. It is our strong belief that a brand  [... view the full profile of Starfish]
    New York City, New York
    Under 49 $150/hr $25,000 - $50,000
  • TAPS Media

    Visual Storytellers
    TAPS Media is a full service video production house and advertising agency located in Phoenix, Arizona. Since 2012, TAPS Media has specialized in helping organizations raise brand awareness through  [... view the full profile of TAPS Media]
    Phoenix, Arizona
    Under 49 $200/hr $1,000 - $10,000
  • Pulse Pixel

    Delivering Tangible Results
    At Pulse Pixel, we leverage our expertise in both storytelling and marketing to produce impactful strategic videos that drive conversions, differentiate your brand from competitors and generate a  [... view the full profile of Pulse Pixel]
    Birmingham, United Kingdom
    Under 49 $150/hr $1,000 - $10,000
  • Moburst

    Growth Done Right
    Moburst is a digital & creative full-service, mobile-first marketing agency that helps companies to scale and become category leaders.From Fortune 1000 brands to startups our key clients: Google  [... view the full profile of Moburst]
    New York City, New York
    Under 49 Inquire $25,000 - $50,000
  • Wildfire

    We grow our clients' business while we lower their blood pressure.
    Wildfire didn't start by accident. It began intentionally out of a human instinct to fill a gap within our marketing community. Predominantly project based, Wildfire opened its doors in 2002, and  [... view the full profile of Wildfire]
    Winston-Salem, North Carolina
    Under 49 $110/hr $1,000 - $10,000
  • Kaleidoscope CFA

    Kaleidoscope CFA is more than just a production company. We are a creative films agency.
    Kaleidoscope CFA is a video production company based in Newcastle Upon Tyne. We have been working in the corporate and commercial filmmaking industries for 10 years, within the UK and across Europe.  [... view the full profile of Kaleidoscope CFA]
    Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
    Under 49 $1500/hr $1,000 - $10,000
  • Internut

    Award-winning mobile app development agency
    We've delivered over 200 projects in 15 years to do with mobile apps, web and motion.  [... view the full profile of Internut]
    Gold Coast, Australia
    Under 49 Inquire $10,000 - $25,000
  • Fishfinger

    Become extraordinary with the right branding solutions
    We are a close-knit team of passionate creatives driven by our love for crafting extraordinary stories. Our expertise lies in the realms of startup branding, animation, and web design, where we  [... view the full profile of Fishfinger]
    London, United Kingdom
    Under 49 $100/hr $10,000 - $25,000
  • Qream

    For brave marketers & founders
    𝐇𝐢! 𝐐𝐫𝐞𝐚𝐦 𝐭𝐞𝐚𝐦 𝐡𝐞𝐫𝐞.We're a full-stack design agency allergic to mediocrity. Marketers & founders come to us when exhausted from bad ideas & poor  [... view the full profile of Qream]
    Kyiv, Ukraine
    Under 49 $80/hr $25,000 - $50,000
  • Machiavel Studios

    Become the black sheep through video marketing.
    The video marketing agency for black sheep, Machiavel Studios. Created from the merging of our marketing knowledge and our experience in video creation, we work with entrepreneurs to help them break  [... view the full profile of Machiavel Studios]
    Montreal, Canada
    Under 49 $150/hr $1,000 - $10,000
  • Fireart Studio

    Product design and Development
    Fireart Studio is a UI/UX design and software development company driven by excellence and oriented to the client's success.  [... view the full profile of Fireart Studio]
    New York City, New York
    50 - 99 $60/hr Inquire
  • ROAS

    Ads & Video Animation Services
    We are a Ukrainian-founded animation studio launched in 2022. Our professionals create animation that unites visual aesthetics and commercial success for clients' businesses.  [... view the full profile of ROAS]
    San Francisco, California
    Under 49 $50/hr $1,000 - $10,000
  • Ascendant Group

    Global Leader in CEO, Executive, and Corporate Branding
    Ascendant Group is a top-ranked and award-winning PR and branding firm, specializing in CEO branding development and corporate branding strategy. With a proven track record, we have worked with  [... view the full profile of Ascendant Group]
    Newark, Delaware
    Under 49 Inquire $10,000 - $25,000
  • 2 Gems Media

    Inspired Video Production & Photography
    2 Gems Media is a video production company spawned from raw passion and determination. A company founded in self belief, dedicated to following dreams and nurturing a burning desire to create bespoke  [... view the full profile of 2 Gems Media]
    Brisbane, Australia
    Under 49 $250/hr $1,000 - $10,000
  • Zamratech

    Your Gateway to Tech Excellence
    Zamratech, a globally recognized company based in the United States, has become a leading worldwide application developer. We provide a comprehensive range of digital services, including web design  [... view the full profile of Zamratech]
    Cincinnati, Ohio
    100 - 249 $35/hr $1,000 - $10,000
  • Titan Growth

    Guaranteeing the knowledge of a superior team
    At Titan Growth, our highly skilled team, deeply rooted in paid media, amazon marketing, and technical SEO, utilizes their extensive experience and proprietary technology to empower our clients in  [... view the full profile of Titan Growth]
    San Diego, California
    50 - 99 Inquire Inquire
  • Musemind

    An Experience Design Agency focusing on building functional, simple, human-centered digital products
    Musemind design agency blends UX with design thinking and digital know-how. This is why our UI/UX designed projects is rooted in accurate, actionable insight. Well provide you with a mix of  [... view the full profile of Musemind]
    Sheridan, Wyoming
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Video Production Company Hiring Guide

What is a video production company? 

A video production company is a specialized company that produces video content for businesses, organizations, individuals, and other media companies. 

Video production companies create commercials, promotional videos, corporate videos, documentaries, films, music videos, training videos, social media reels, and more. Their teams include directors, producers, cinematographers, camera operators, photographers, audio and digital imaging technicians, editors, scriptwriters, as well as costume and set designers. 

A video production agency can focus on specific niches or industries, such as entertainment, education, or healthcare, while others may cater to a broader range of clients. The size and scale of video production companies can vary from small boutique studios to large-scale production houses with extensive resources and facilities. 

What services do video production agencies offer? 

Video production agencies offer a suite of services aimed at creating high-quality visual content tailored to effectively communicate the clients' message, engage their target audience, and achieve their marketing goals. 

Here's a detailed breakdown of the services a video production agency typically offers: 

Pre-production services

  • Concept development: Brainstorming and developing creative ideas and concepts 
  • Scriptwriting: Writing compelling narratives or scripts that tell a unique story 
  • Storyboarding: Visually representing the script through illustrations or sketches and outlining the sequence of shots and scenes 
  • Location scouting: Identifying suitable filming locations aligned with the project’s concept and requirements  
  • Casting: Finding suitable talent for the production, if actors or presenters are required

Production services

  • Filming: Using professional-grade equipment and techniques to capture high-quality footage, including cameras, lighting and audio equipment, and other specialized gadgets 
  • Directing: Guiding the on-set activities, actors, and presenters to ensure the proper execution of creative vision  
  • Cinematography: Crafting visually appealing shots and framing the composition to enhance the storytelling 
  • Audio recording: Capturing clear and crisp sound using professional microphones and recording equipment 
  • Motion graphics or animations: Integrating animated elements to improve visual appeal and convey information more clearly 
  • Drone videography: Using drones to capture aerial footage, providing unique perspectives and adding production value to the video 

Post-production services

  • Video editing: Stitching together raw footage into a cohesive narrative and adding transitions, effects, and graphics 
  • Sound editing or mixing: Enhancing and balancing audio elements, such as dialogue, music, and sound effects, to create an immersive auditory experience 
  • Color grading: Adjusting the video’s color and tone to achieve a consistent look and enhance the mood and atmosphere 
  • Visual effects (VFX): Incorporating computer-generated imagery (CGI) or special effects to create captivating visuals or enhance realism 
  • Titles and graphics: Designing and incorporating titles, lower thirds, and other visual components to provide more context and information 
  • Voiceover recording: Narrating or complementing the video content by voiceover artists 
  • Final review and approval: Collaborating with clients to review the initial versions of the video and incorporating feedback until the final version is approved

Distribution and marketing services

  • Video optimization: Ensuring compatibility and optimal performance of various video formats across different channels and devices 
  • Search engine optimization (SEO): Implementing strategies to improve the videos’ visibility and discoverability on search engines and video-sharing platforms 
  • Social media integration: Crafting strategies for sharing and promoting videos on social media platforms to maximize reach and engagement 
  • Analytics and performance tracking: Monitoring video performance metrics, such as views, engagement, and conversions, and providing insights to optimize future video marketing efforts 

Additional Services

  • Live streaming: Providing live broadcast services for events, conferences, or webinars 
  • Virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR): Developing immersive VR or AR experiences to engage audiences in innovative ways 
  • 360-degree video production: Creating interactive 360-degree videos for virtual tours, immersive storytelling, or experiential marketing campaigns 

What is the difference between a video production company and a video marketing agency? 

The difference between a video production company and a video marketing agency lies in their services, focus, goals, and approaches to achieving the clients' objectives. While video production companies create video content, focusing on scripting, filming, and editing, video marketing companies strategically distribute and promote video content to achieve specific marketing goals. 

Let's have a more in-depth understanding of these distinctions: 

Aspect  Video production company Video marketing agency 
Primary focus Creating high-quality videos Strategizing and promoting videos to achieve marketing goals 
Expertise  Videography, cinematography, and editing techniques Digital marketing, market analysis, and audience engagement strategies 
Goal  Creating visually appealing and engaging videos Using videos as a strategic tool to achieve marketing objectives and business growth 
Target clientele Businesses, individuals, organizations seeking high-quality video content Businesses looking to increase the visibility of their video content and boost engagement and conversions 
Relationship with clients Typically, short-term or project-base with focus on delivering video products Collaborative and consultative, involving strategic planning and ongoing support 
Success metrics 
  • Video quality (resolution, sound) 
  • Client satisfaction 
  • Engagement metrics (views, likes, shares) 
  • Conversion rates 
  • Return on investment (ROI) 
Examples of output 
  • Promotional videos for a new brand 
  • Demo videos for a new product 
  • Internal communications or corporate events videos 
  • Documentaries 
  • Testimonial videos 
  • Video ad campaign for a product launch 
  • Short video content for social media channels 
  • Video series for a brand's YouTube channel 

A video production company primarily specializes in video creation, without necessarily engaging in marketing or advertising activities. Meanwhile, a video marketing agency offers broader services which may also cover video creation or production and extends its expertise to strategic promotional initiatives. 

How much do video production services cost? 

On average, video production services cost $5,000 to $500,000+. A short, branded video content may cost $5,000, whereas the costs for a big business's commercial shoot may go up to $500,000 or higher. 

Several factors influence the pricing, such as:  

  • Number of filming days  
  • Video length  
  • Locations  
  • Equipment  
  • Logistics  
  • Crew size  
  • Talent  
  • Wardrobe, makeup, and accessories 
  • VFX and animation  
  • Music and B-rolls  
  • And more 

It's also important to note the crew members' daily rates. In the production phase, these are the average daily fees for the following professionals:  

  • Producer: $800 to $1,500  
  • Director: $800 to $1,500  
  • Director of photography: $700 to $1,500  
  • Senior videographer: $500 to $1,250  
  • Junior videographer: $400 to $600  
  • Production assistant: $250 to $600  
  • Sound technician: $300 to $700  
  • Lighting specialist: $300 to $700  
  • Drone operator: $500 to $1,200  
  • Grip: $200 to $500  

During the post-production stage, you can expect to pay these average daily charges:  

  • Video editor: $200 to $800  
  • Motion graphics and animation editor: $500 to $1,400 

The top 50 video production companies on DesignRush charge an average of $170/hour. 

Why should I hire a video production agency? 

You should hire a video production company to benefit from their expertise in crafting high-quality video content that effectively communicates your message and engages your target audience. These companies bring many creative ideas, advanced technology, and experienced personnel to ensure your project stands out in a highly competitive video market. Let's look more deeply into why you should hire a video production company: 

  • Professionalism and expertise: These agencies have experienced professionals whose expertise in each aspect of production ensures high output quality. 
  • Access to advanced technologies: Professional service providers invest in the latest equipment and software, such as professional-grade cameras, lighting paraphernalia, editing software, and other tools necessary to produce excellent videos. 
  • Creative direction: They provide valuable input and insights on storytelling techniques, visual aesthetics, and other creative elements. 
  • Scalability and flexibility: Whether you need a single promotional video or a series of video marketing content, video production agencies can scale their services to adapt to changes in project scope, timeline, and budget, ensuring the video production process remains flexible and efficient. 
  • Time and cost-efficiency: Hiring a video production agency allows you to focus on profitable business activities while experts handle the creative and technical aspects of video creation. 
  • Consistency in branding: Video production companies understand the importance of maintaining cohesive branding in visual style, tone, and messaging. 
  • Access to talent and networks: They can leverage their connections to a network of talented professionals, including actors, voiceover artists, and crew members, assembling the right team so all aspects of production meet your standards. 
  • Market insights and trends: Video production companies are updated with the latest industry trends, best practices, and emerging technologies so they can adapt the video strategy accordingly. 
  • Compliance and legal considerations: They are well-versed in industry regulations and legal considerations related to copyright, licensing, and intellectual property rights, making sure your videos comply with relevant laws and regulations and minimizing the risk of legal issues or copyright infringement. 

A case study published by Thinkmojo further illustrates the value of hiring a video production agency: 

The client, Zendesk, tasked Thinkmojo to develop and scale a self-service video guide called "What's Good," aiming to improve user engagement and retention across its brand. In response, the agency conceptualized and produced multiple enterprise product explainers and personalized account-based marketing (ABM) pieces. The collaboration helped Zendesk surpass an annual revenue of $500 million, marking it as one of the world's fastest-growing customer service platforms. 

How do I choose the best video production company for my brand?

Choose the best video production company for your brand by following these strategical steps: 

  1. Set project goals and a budget: Identify your goals for the project and the types of videos you want to develop. Determine your budget by exploring average pricing for similar projects in the industry, considering production quality, duration, and the specific services needed 
  2. Build a long list of candidates: Browse online directories, like DesignRush, to find prospective video production companies with experience in your niche. Consider each company's experience, expertise, and creativity. 
  3. Inspect portfolios and case studies: Compare their most recent projects with your vision. Also, evaluate the consistency of their work quality and standards.  
  4. Read reviews and testimonials: Gather feedback from previous clients or employees to gauge reputation and performance. 
  5. Assess team’s expertise: Evaluate their technical skills and knowledge to ensure they meet the required standards. 
  6. Refine your list to five candidates and submit an RFP: Based on your initial assessments, trim your choices to a shortlist of up to five candidates. Communicate with them about the possibility of working together. Send them your scope, budget, idea or concept, location, and visual inspirations together with a video production request for proposal (RFP).  
  7. Schedule final interviews: Invite the shortlisted candidates for an interview and discussion of proposals. Ask about their design assets, production processes, equipment and software, and project management tools. Inquire about availability of marketing services, ensure transparency of fees, and be aware of hidden costs.  
  8. Make a decision: Evaluate and compare the agencies and finalize your choice. 
  9. Sign a contract: Clarify the project scope, deadlines, payment terms, cancellation processes, and confidentiality terms before getting into an agreement. 

DesignRush can help expedite your search for the ideal video production company. Visit our Marketplace and share your project specifics with us. We'll sift through our comprehensive Agency Directory to identify the most qualified candidates that align with your requirements — for free. 

What questions should I ask before hiring a video production agency?

Questions you should ask before hiring a video production agency include the following: 

Its Relevant Background 

  1. What is your team's expertise in video production? 
  2. Can you provide examples of projects you've completed? 
  3. Do you have experience in our industry? 
  4. What similar projects have you worked on and what was the outcome? 

Company Services and Processes 

  1. Do you provide additional services like marketing and distribution? 
  2. Can you walk me through your typical project workflow? 
  3. How do you ensure that the project stays on schedule and within budget? 
  4. What is your approach to revisions or feedback during the production process? 
  5. How do you communicate with clients? Do you arrange meetings or prefer emails and project management tools? 
  6. What equipment and technology do you use for video production? 
  7. Do you outsource certain aspects of the production process, or do you have in-house capabilities for every phase of the project? 
  8. Who will scout and secure locations (permits included)?  
  9. Who handles catering, transportation, props, music playlist, casting, and glam squads? 

The Project 

  1. How will you immerse your team in our goals and vision for a project? 
  2. Can you provide video content recommendations based on our objectives and target audience? 
  3. What trends do you think we should incorporate in our video and why? 
  4. What is the estimated timeline for completing our project? 
  5. Who will be working on this video and what roles will they have? 
  6. How will you measure the success of our video project? 

What are the most popular locations for video producers?

The most popular locations for video producers can vary based on factors like industry trends, access to talent, living expenses, and proximity to major clients or media hubs. However, some areas are consistently recognized for their thriving video production scenes:

What are the best video production companies in the U.S.?

The best video production companies in the U.S. are: 

  • Colormatics 
    • 4.3 stars on DesignRush (1 review) 
    • 5.0 stars on Google (8 reviews) 
    • Top clients: Blockfolio, Fiverr, Centrum, Squatty Potty 
  • Demo Duck 
    • 4.8 stars on Google (8 reviews) 
    • Top clients: Lenovo, Netflix, Logitech, IBM 
  • Covalent 
    • 4.9 stars on DesignRush (10 reviews) 
    • 5.0 stars on Google (20 reviews) 
    • Top clients: German Red Cross, Health Carousel, Go Daddy Pro, Rosetta Stone 
  • Next Day Animations 
    • 5.0 stars on Google (52 reviews) 
    • Top clients: The World Bank, Universal Studios, Holiday Inn, American Lung Association 
  • Indigo Productions 
    • 4.9 stars on DesignRush (13 reviews) 
    • 5.0 stars on Google (242 reviews) 
    • Top clients: Habitat for Humanity, NYU, McGraw-Hill, Deutsche Bank 

Find more information about these companies and explore the other top performing video production agencies. All of them were chosen based on previous projects, industry reputation, client feedback, and team competence. You can also tailor your search to your preferences; use the filters to refine results based on location, team size, reviews, or budgets. 

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Video Production Expertise

Video production agencies on DesignRush are highly proficient in creative vision, strategy, and planning, pre-production, logistics management, and scriptwriting. They excel in storytelling, sound design, graphic design, filming, photography, editing, post-production, as well as video content distribution and promotion.

These competencies showcase their comprehensive expertise and capacity to deliver successful video solutions for businesses of all industries and sizes.

Agency Credibility Indicators

The top video production companies demonstrate their high-quality work through notable recognitions, including the Creative Media Awards, Telly Awards, Muse Creative Awards, Digiday Awards, EVCOM Clarion Awards, Digital Impact Awards, Summit Creative Awards, Davey Awards, The Drum Awards, AVA Digital Awards, and Brand Film Awards.

These awards indicate their ability to consistently deliver top performing results and reliability for businesses looking for top-notch video production solutions.

Video Production Awards logos: Creative Media Awards, Telly Awards, Muse Creative Awards, Digiday Awards, EVCOM Clarion Awards, Digital Impact Awards, Summit Creative Awards, Davey Awards, The Drum Awards, AVA Digital Awards, and Brand Film Awards

Their competencies and expertise have been accredited and certified, including but not limited to:

  • Adobe Premier Pro Certification
  • Apple Final Cut Pro X Certifications
  • DaVinci Resolve Professional Certification
  • After Effects Certification
  • Avid Certified User: Media Composer
  • YouTube Certification
  • Professional Photographers of America (PPA) Certification
  • Digital Imaging Technician by International Colorist Academy (ICA) Certificate
  • And more
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Agencies’ Supported Technologies

Adept at using state-of-the-art technologies and facilities, video production companies are proficient in various industry-standard tools and software, including but not limited to:

  • Video editing: Adobe Premier Pro, Final Cut Pro X, Avid Media Composer
  • Video recording and live streaming: OBS Studio, mimoLive, Vimeo Livestream
  • Graphics and special effects: After Effects, Adobe Photoshop, HitFilm Pro
  • Sound editing: Avid Pro Tools, Adobe Audition, Audacity
  • File-sharing: Dropbox, Google Drive, OneDrive
  • Team collaboration: Evercast, Slack, Microsoft Teams
  • Mobile apps: Adobe Premier Rush, iMovie, FiLMiC Pro
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