The Best Video Production Agencies in DC

List of the Best Washington Video Production Agencies

Looking for top video production agency in Washington?

Video production agencies create content that can be of substantial value to your business. Using video to enhance your website or app is a creative way to help your company stand out.

To assist you in your search for a partner, we’ve compiled this list of the top video production companies in Washington. Browse descriptions, feedback, and awards to find which can best suit your company’s needs.

  • 1

    LAI Video

    LAI Video capitalizes on the role video plays in marketing by specializing in video production. Based in the heart of Washington, D.C. with a second office in Chicago, LAI Video was founded in 2013 and has a team of 39 employees. They create videos for branding and communications campaigns, commercials, and events.

    Notable Project

    LAI Video helped an education nonprofit partner recognize educational professionals at an awards ceremony by creating tribute videos for each recipient. The partnership began two years ago and requires producing eight, two-minute videos for the ceremony. To keep the videos unique, LAI Video used its trademark approach to gathering information: They interviewed each award recipient, pieced the information together to create a storyboard, held multiple video shoots, and wove the stories together. They orchestrated a surprise moment to capture each recipient being notified to show the real emotion and impact of the award. It created an unpredictable story with an authentic feel.

    "Their project manager will reach out to us months ahead of filming to start intro conversations. LAI is flexible and they always bring new ideas to the table. They’re customer-oriented and do a great job of implementing our insights into the final vision." – Development Manager, Education Nonprofit Partner

    Former clients
    Real Estate Arts
    National Retail Federation
    DC Education Fund
    NRF Foundation
    No Kid Hungry
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $10,000+
    group10 - 49 Employees
    place Washington, DC
    5.0
    5.0
    11 Clutch reviews
    Awards

    2013 Telly Awards (7 total), Television, Internet and Video Association of DC: , Peer Awards (8 total)

  • 2

    Early Light Media

    Founded in 2012, Early Light Media is a media production company that offers video production services to their enterprise, mid-market, and small business clients in the advertising and marketing industry. Their 10 employees are based out of Baltimore, Md.

    Notable Project

    Early Light Media recently worked on video production for an internet marketplace. They created short-form reputational videos for that client.

    “We've gotten great feedback, as far as it being well produced and professional looking. It was very good movie-grade material and very compelling with how it all came together.” — Senior Content Creator, Internet Marketplace

    Former clients
    Microsoft
    Amazon
    D.C. United
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer

    Undisclosed

    group2 - 9 Employees
    place Severna Park, MD
    5.0
    5.0
    14 Clutch reviews
  • 3

    5:00 Films & Media

    5:00 Films & Media is a video-focused creative agency headquartered in Columbia, Md. Founded in 2004, they are an 8-person company that primarily does video production, but also does some broadcast video and web design. Their clients are mostly in the non-profit industry.
     

    Notable Project

    5:00 Films & Media did marketing films for a trade association. The client puts on a large conference each year, and they wanted to create video content to market the conference. The client provided content to the company, and they produced and filmed the video for the client. The video included a variety of interviews, and the client was happy with the company’s work, and they received positive feedback. 

    “Their work is really good. We're getting very high marks for the new program. It’s completely different and better than what we’d done before.” — Director of Communications, Trade Association
     

    Former clients
    Association of Fundraising Professionals
    Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems
    George Mason University
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $5,000+
    group10 - 49 Employees
    place Highland, MD
    5.0
    5.0
    17 Clutch reviews
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  • 4

    DCV - Digital Creative Visionaries

    Digital Creative Visionaries is a video production agency headquartered in Washington, D.C. Founded in 2014, this team of five video production specialists delivers video campaigns for agencies and brands. They offer strategy, production, post-production, and distribution services for many of their projects.

    Notable Project

    Digital Creative Visionaries created a promotional video for a volunteer group that operates as part of an international development organization. The video informs viewers about the group's youth empowerment efforts. After writing a script and finalizaing the story, Digital Creative Visionaries filmed content for the video and provided post-production services. Their efficiency and constant support made for an enjoyable partnership.

    "DCV has an infectious energy that carries over into every aspect of their business. Their ability to connect with us on a personal allowed them to deliver high-quality content that met our specific needs. We look forward to working with them again." – Financial Sector Specialist, International Development Institution

    Former clients
    Nationwide Insurance
    University of Maryland
    Politico
    Mastercard
    Doritos
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $10,000+
    group2 - 9 Employees
    place Washington, DC
    5.0
    5.0
    9 Clutch reviews
  • 5

    Five to Sixty

    Five to Sixty is a video production company with a team of 5 professionals based in New York, with offices in Los Angeles, New Orleans, as well as in Grasonville, Md. and Bethesda, Md. Since 2015, they've provided video production, corporate photography, and broadcast video services primarily to enterprises and midmarket businesses. They've worked in industries such as advertising & marketing, consumer products & services, and arts, entertainment & music.

    Notable Project

    A creative agency hired Five to Sixty to help produce three of their campaigns for one of their clients. Everything from pre-production to post-production was handled by Five to Sixty, including hiring, directing, and editing. The agency's client was impressed by the results.

    "The production value they brought was strong. Their vision throughout the collaboration made them a great creative partner. From the creative to the edits, we were happy. Their team used top-notch equipment, which was an added bonus for our team." - Senior Producer, Creative Agency

    Former clients
    Pepsi Co
    Spotify
    Maybelline
    Facebook
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $25,000+
    group10 - 49 Employees
    place Bethesda, MD
    5.0
    5.0
    4 Clutch reviews
  • 6

    Studio Center

    Studio Center is a marketing firm headquartered in Virginia Beach, VA, with offices in Richmond, VA, New York, NY, Washington, DC. Founded in 1966, Studio Center's team of almost 200 employees has over 50 years of experience in video production, print design, and web design. 

    Former clients
    Chipotle
    Disney
    McDonalds
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $5,000+
    group250 - 999 Employees
    place Washington, DC
    5.0
    5.0
    3 Clutch reviews
  • 7

    Creative Liquid Productions

    Creative Liquid Productions is a media firm based in Alexandria, Va. Founded in 2006, this company has three employees. Services offered by Creative Liquid Productions include video production, web development, and web design for companies of all sizes.

    Notable Project

    Creative Liquid Productions produced several promotional videos for an animal rescue shelter. The project also involved redesigning the client's database and website. The client reported that their donation campaigns have been highly successful since the implementation of Creative Liquid Productions' videos. 

    "They are always willing to go above and beyond. It was really nice that they pitched new ideas and were open to trying new things. They do amazing work. There aren’t enough positive things I could say about them." - Marketing & Communicatons Specialist, Animal Rescue Shelter

    Former clients
    U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
    National Business Aviation Association
    U.S. Army Research Laboratory
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $10,000+
    group2 - 9 Employees
    place Alexandria, VA
    5.0
    5.0
    1 Clutch review
  • 8

    Dorst MediaWorks

    Dorst MediaWorks is a video production company headquartered in Washington, D.C. The company was founded in 2002, and has a team of 2 people who solely provide video production services and specialize in documentaries, corporate videos, and commercial videos.

    Notable Project

    Dorst MediaWorks created a documentary that would detail an organization's work alongside the government of Ghana. The team met with the client, developed a brief, and then traveled internationally to film on location. The client praised the final cut of the video and cited improved online metrics.

    “First of all, they produced a beautiful video that was very visually appealing–we've posted it with pride on our website and social media channels. We believe that also led to an increase in online traffic and engagement.” — Deputy Chief, International Organization

    Former clients
    USAID
    World Bank Group
    AARP
    United Nations
    Red Cross
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $5,000+
    group2 - 9 Employees
    place Washington, DC
    4.9
    4.9
    6 Clutch reviews
  • 9

    Breadnbeyond

    Breadnbeyond is a firm based in Mount Rainier, Md. Founded in 2008 ,their team of 25 serves clients in the advertising and business services sectors. Services include explainer videos and 2D animation.

    Notable Project

    Breadnbeyond created an explainer video for anti-theft parcel service. The team was open to suggestions and made any necessary changes along the way. The final product was well received and explains the product exceptionally.

    “Their workflow was fluid and efficient.” – Founder, Anti-theft Parcel Service

    Former clients
    Ecovista
    Tokky
    8 Securities
    MatchCraft
    Fluentize
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $1,000+
    group10 - 49 Employees
    place Mount Rainier, MD
    5.0
    5.0
    6 Clutch reviews
  • 10

    Lemonlight

    Lemonlight is a video productions agency headquartered in Marina Del Ray, Calif. It also has offices in Miami, New York City, Chicago, San Diego, and Austin, Texas. Its team of 39 employees specializes in video production, content marketing, and broadcast video. It was founded in 2010 and works mostly with mid-market firms. 

    Notable Project

    An independent school hired Lemonlight to produce branding videos to show prospective families.  Lemonlight scripted, produced, and gave feedback on the final, 90-second product. The client was so impressed by the video that they have asked the team at Lemonlight to film and create additional content. The client was impressed with the team at Lemonlight's professionalism. 

    "We were happy they were really easy to work with. The two onsite crew members that came the day of the shoot were fantastic. They were really considerate and thoughtful but also engaged with the people they were shooting. They knew all the right questions to ask which made everything easy and seamless." – Head of School, Independent School

    Former clients
    Hyatt
    Audi
    Uber
    Accenture
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $1,000+
    group10 - 49 Employees
    place Washington, DC
    5.0
    5.0
    10 Clutch reviews
    Awards

    2018 FORBES Best Entrepreneurial Companies in the United States

  • 11

    Henninger Media Services

    Henninger Media Services is a full video production and post-production company located in Arlington, Va. Founded in 1983, they have a team of about 26 individuals who specialize in broadcast television, documentaries, advertising, social media, and podcasts. They tailor services to clients in the media, advertising and marketing, and nonprofit industries.

    Notable Project

    Henninger Media Services filmed and produced videos for third-party clients of a strategic communications and PR agency. They provided full scale production services, dedicating team members who specialized in camera, light, and sound work to film and capture audio on location. After editing the footage, they delivered final products that satisfied multiple stakeholders and increased engagement for one client.

    “Their team is both talented and knowledgeable.” — CEO, Strategic Communications and PR Agency

    Former clients
    National Geographic
    PBS
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $5,000+
    group10 - 49 Employees
    place Arlington, VA
    5.0
    5.0
    1 Clutch review
  • 12

    TalkingTree Creative

    TalkingTree Creative is an event production company based in Halethorpe, Md., with an office in Washington, DC. Founded in 1993, TalkingTree Creative's team of 4 employees provides video production and AR/VR development services.

    Notable Project

    TalkingTree Creative was hired by a pharmaceutical company to produce video highlights of a medical conference. TalkingTree sourced all production equipment, crew, studio sets, and lighting, supplied innovative ideas for settings, and shot a series of 20 videos displaying interviews and panels with various experts. Within 24 hours of shooting, TalkingTree was able to edit, produce, and deliver the videos so that the client could distribute them over the next few days.

    "Thanks to their videos, we were able to reach a substantial number of external audience members in each respective market...We’ve worked with TalkingTree Creative for a few projects, now, and they’ve only continued to improve and evolve." – Medical Affairs Manager, Pharmaceutical Company

    Former clients
    The Washington Times
    GSK
    Cal Ripken
    Sr. Foundation
    American Cancer Society
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $5,000+
    group2 - 9 Employees
    place Washington, DC
    4.8
    4.8
    6 Clutch reviews
    Awards

    HCEDA Startup Award

  • 13

    Cyberstorm Digital

    Cyberstorm Digital is a video production agency based in Washington, D.C. with fewer than two team members. Since their founding in 1997, they have offered video production, broadcast video, and lighting design solutions for primarily small businesses.

    Notable Project

    Cyberstorm Digital provided a live video service solution for a public service agency. Cyberstorm Digital handled the live stream of a yearly training summit for the agency. The client considered the summits that involved their partnership with Cyberstorm Digital to be successful.

    “They are professionals and they know their business.” – Public Service Agency

    Former clients
    Verizon
    IGS
    Montgomery College
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $5,000+
    group2 - 9 Employees
    place washington, DC
    5.0
    5.0
    1 Clutch review
  • 14

    DMV productions

    DMVproductions is a full-service digital media and video production company based in Washington, DC, with offices in Arlington, Virginia. Founded in 2016, they have fewer than 10 employees that serve mainly small businesses. They specialize in video production, social media marketing, advertising, and broadcast video services.

    Notable Project

    DMVproductions worked with this literacy non-profit to assist it with video production to showcase the client's program at an upcoming fundraising event. They created two videos, the first of which was eight minutes long and told three distinct stories, and the second of which consisted mainly of editing. Both videos contributed to the client's fundraising success which saw $500,000 in gifts and pledges.

    "It seems like everyone loves the videos they’ve helped us produce."  Development Director, Literacy Nonprofit

    Former clients
    Society for Women's Health Research
    ESPN
    World Bank
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $1,000+
    group2 - 9 Employees
    place Washington, DC
    5.0
    5.0
    3 Clutch reviews
  • 15

    Pro Cuts Editing Services

    Pro Cuts Editing Services is a studio based in Crofton, Md. with more than two employees. Since 2002, they have provided video production, web design, and web development solutions for clients in industries such as arts, business services, and consumer products.

    Notable Project

    Pro Cuts Editing Services provided audio and video editing services for a jazz band. The band wanted to create a music video that showcased their performance. The video was popular enough to be requested as soon as it was marketed.

    “I’d highlight their consistency and patience.” - Leader, Jazz Band

    Former clients
    Dr. Phill Butts' Big Band
    Great Give
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $1,000+
    group2 - 9 Employees
    place Crofton, MD
    5.0
    5.0
    1 Clutch review
  • 16

    Sutter Group

    Creative design and development agency Sutter Group was founded in 1987. With headquarters in the Washington, D.C. area, it provides solutions informed by three decades of experience.The 20-30 employees on staff strategize custom digital marketing campaigns for national businesses and associations.

    Notable Project

    Sutter Group developed a brand strategy that included specific events, collateral, design assets, and overall messaging. As part of an ongoing partnership, the team has produced creative content to smooth the transition for 15 acquisitions. The team seamlessly applied the cloud networking company’s brand guidelines to a high volume of new offerings amid stark changes in the company’s size and identity.

    “I work for an incredibly fast paced and understaffed company, and Sutter Group went above and beyond to produce deliverables on an instant turnaround time." – Director of Marketing, Cloud Networking Company

    Former clients
    Merkle
    American Society of Civil Engineers
    Land Rover
    Porsche
    Audi
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $5,000+
    group10 - 49 Employees
    place Lanham, MD
    4.8
    4.8
    5 Clutch reviews
    Awards

    The International Academy of the Visual Arts 2007 W3 Awards Gold Winner in two categories, “Self Promotion” and “Games and Gaming.”

  • 17

    Foster Web Marketing

    Foster Web Marketing is a web marketing company located in Fairfax, Va. Founded in 1998, Foster Web Marketing has around 40 employees who specialize in web design, SEO, and CRM consulting and SI, particularly for legal firms.The client appreciated Foster Web Marketing's ability to enrich their team's knowledge of best practices in web marketing through webinars and collaboration.

    Notable Project

    Foster Web Marketing worked with a law firm to revitalize its website. Foster Web Marketing provided web design and development, including improved mobile responsiveness. Once the website was complete, Foster Web Marketing stayed on to provide 20 hours of support every month.  

    "We’ve had great success with the site; it’s increased over 19% in organic traffic since October 2016." – Director of Marketing, Legal Firm 

    Former clients
    Molly B. Kenny
    Keller & Keller
    Cardoza Law Corporation
    Cuddigan Law
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $5,000+
    group50 - 249 Employees
    place Fairfax, VA
    4.9
    4.9
    21 Clutch reviews
  • 18

    Studiio Box

    Bennett Street Media is a full service digital production agency based in Washington, DC. Founded in 2012, Bennett Street Media specializes in video production, digital strategy, and branding. Bennett Street Media works primarily midmarket businesses in a range of industries, especially healthcare, non-profit, and media. 

    Notable Project

    A charity hired Bennett Street Media to produce a promotional video. The client's goal was raise awareness about their upcoming fundraising event. Bennett Street Media used the client's script, coached staff members included in the video, and provided editing and production services. The client noted that the video helped their company break fundraising records compared to previous years. 

    "The video helped us raise over $4,000 in 3 hours. During a similar event last year, we raised $1,700 within that same period." - Team Captain, Charity

    Former clients
    National Geographic
    The Shelby
    Family Equality Council
    Nutrisystem
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $1,000+
    group10 - 49 Employees
    place Washington, DC
    5.0
    5.0
    1 Clutch review
  • 19

    ApolloBravo Inc.

    ApolloBravo Inc. is a digital marketing firm headquartered in Alexandria, Virginia. Founded in 2005, their team of 5–6 employees serves mostly enterprise-level clients. They specialize in social media marketing and mobile app marketing, but they're also experienced in creating explainer videos.

    Notable Project

    ApolloBravo Inc. augmented a strategic communications agency's internal team by providing experiential and social media marketing to third-party customers. They worked on various projects for major clients. Their exceptional work often surpasses the end-client's goals.

    "They’re masters in the arena of online marketing. They’ve never dropped the ball and always deliver what we need." — Principal & Executive Creative Director, Strategic Communications Firm

    Former clients
    Jagermeister
    Revlon
    Coors Light
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer

    Undisclosed

    group2 - 9 Employees
    place Alexandria, VA
    5.0
    5.0
    1 Clutch review
  • 20

    Essence Studios

    Essence Studios is a video and animation production company based in Guragaon, India, with offices in Washington, D.C., and London. The company, founded in 2018, has more than 50 employees and provides video production and graphic design services to enterprise, midmarket, and smaller-sized companies and institutions.

    Notable Project

    A mobile app development company hired Essence Studios to produce app videos to generate traffic for its apps in Google Play. The video was to explain how the apps work and why customers should download the apps. The video increased the daily downloads of the apps by 15%-20%.

    "Their video quality and on time project delivery impressed us." - CEO, Moblie App Development Company

    Former clients
    Tesmus
    JC Academy
    Bombay Sappers
    MicroApps4u
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $10,000+
    group50 - 249 Employees
    place Washington D.C., WA
    5.0
    5.0
    3 Clutch reviews
  • 21

    Social Driver

    Social Driver is a digital agency founded in 2011 with a team of over 10 members. Based in Washington, DC, they offer web design, social media marketing, and digital strategy solutions for clients ranging from small firms to large businesses in the fields of health care and nonprofit, among others.

    Notable Project

    Social Driver designed and launched a website for a nonprofit organization. Social Driver worked closely with the organization throughout the project, constantly guiding them during the process. The website has received positive feedback from the community.

    “They have a very effective in-house approach to project management, which guided us very well through the process of launching the website.” - Former Director of Communications, Nonprofit Organization

    Former clients
    Elizabeth Dole Foundation
    Goodwill Industries International
    Honda North America
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $10,000+
    group10 - 49 Employees
    place Washington, DC
    4.9
    4.9
    28 Clutch reviews
  • 22

    LGND

    LGND is a digital storytelling agency based in Washington, D.C. The agency, founded in 2016, has a team of less than 20 that provides, among others, web design, video production, and web development services to various companies and organizations.

    Notable Project

    LGND was hired by an Education Nonprofit to develop a digital data story to present the Nonprofit's research to their intended audience. The end product, presented through a social media campaign, was well received by external stakeholders and audiences.

    "Their greatest strengths were their creativity that could be translated into actionable steps" - Director of Engagement, Education Nonprofit

    Former clients
    Toyota
    Google
    Aireon
    Iridium
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $50,000+
    group10 - 49 Employees
    place Washington, DC
    5.0
    5.0
    2 Clutch reviews
  • 23

    MOS Creative

    MOS Creative is a mobile, web, and digital company located in Columbia, Md. Founded in 2005, they have six employees specializing in content marketing, website design and development, UX/UI design, video production, and digital marketing. They work with small and midmarket clients, particularly in business services and consumer products.

    Notable Project

    MOS Creative provided an IT services company with digital marketing and design services. Their work included trademark creation, collateral design, web development, and video production. MOS Creative’s products and effective workflow impressed the client.

    “I have used MOS Creative for a wide variety of creative, artistic and digital services. They have been very collaborative in executing the various projects they have participated in. I have and will continue use them and highly recommend them.” – CEO, IT Services Company

    Former clients
    LabRecyclers
    HealthReel
    Senseware
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $1,000+
    group10 - 49 Employees
    place Columbia, MD
    5.0
    5.0
    1 Clutch review
  • 24

    Capitol Interactive

    Capitol Interactive is an AR/VR development company in Washington, DC. In addition to AR/VR development, they also do video production and advertising. They have 5 people on their team and were founded in 2016.

    Notable Project

    Capitol Interactive created an interactive experience to market stamps for the postal service. They built a virtual stamp gallery that enables unique and individual engagements. Their work was viewed by thousands of students in a few days. They were accommodating and great to work with.

    “Joey was always available and made sure that we got through the pressure moments.” – CTO, Media Company

    Former clients
    US Postal Service
    AARP
    Discovery
    TedX Tysons
    The Kennedy Center
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $5,000+
    group2 - 9 Employees
    place Washington, DC
    5.0
    5.0
    1 Clutch review
  • 25

    ESB Advertising

    ESB Advertising is a full-service advertising agency located in Falls Church, Va. Their small team of 17 specialists has been offering media planning and buying, advertising, and PPC to their clients since the founding of their company in 2012.
     

    Notable Project

    ESB Advertising provides advertising and branding for an HVAC contractor. They coined the tagline for the client’s business, and have managed all TV advertising services since 2013. The most recent project included a Super Bowl commercial that starred a major celebrity. The rapid growth of the company can be partially attributed to their cohesive marketing strategy.
     

    Former clients
    Michael & Sons
    Mattress Warehouse
    Long Roofing
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer

    Undisclosed

    group10 - 49 Employees
    place Falls Church, VA
    5.0
    5.0
    1 Clutch review
  • 26

    KME.digital

    KME.digital is a pay-per-click, SEO, and social media marketing firm based in Fairfax, Va. Founded in 2005, their team of 25 serves small and medium businesses in the IT and consumer services sectors. Services include SEO, multimedia marketing, and digital asset management.

     

    Notable Project

    KME.digital created a website and manages digital marketing for a renovation practice. The team uses Google Ads, Facebook Ads, and a regular newsletter to manage their presence. The team is excellent at fulfilling requests, even if they’re made on the same day.

    “They’ve been prompt at changing our ads for certain areas we want to target.” - Marketing & Advertising Director, Home Services Company

    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $1,000+
    group10 - 49 Employees
    place Fairfax, VA
    4.8
    4.8
    3 Clutch reviews
    Awards

    2018 American Graphic Design Award

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