The Best Commercial Video Production Services in The Windy City

Looking for a top commercial video production agency in Chicago?

As you search for the best commercial production company, remember to look for four characteristics during your conversations. First, ask if the production service outsources work, and if so, what type of work. This will ensure the most important steps in creating your commercial are done by the experts. Second, ask for demos and video reels, but focus most of your attention on examples from former clients and reviews. Third, get price quotes and proposals from 3-5 companies. Finally, communicate your vision and goals clearly so you find a company that aligns with your goals.

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

List of the Best Chicago Commercial Video Production Services

  • 1

    Umault

    Umault is a video production company based in Chicago. Founded in 2010, this company has six employees. Umault exclusively specializes in video production services for small, mid-sized, and larger businesses.

    Notable Project

    Umault produced an 8-part video series for a management consulting firm. The project involve pre and post-production processes, including the creation of teaser trailers. The final videos were viewed hundreds of thousands of times, triggering a great increase in site views and inquiries for the client as well.

    "They created a masterpiece that I’m personally proud of. More importantly, it’s had a dramatic impact on our audiences, substantially more views than the platform we launched it on usually sees." - Research Director, Management Consulting Firm

    Former clients
    Dell
    MassMutual
    Deloitte
    APA
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $50,000+
    group2 - 9 Employees
    place Chicago, IL
    4.9
    4.9
    18 Clutch reviews
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    Demo Duck

    Demo Duck is an animated explainer video company based in Chicago. Founded in 2011, Demo Duck's team of 16 employees offer video production services for clients from the advertising, education, and media industries. 

    Notable Project

    Demo Duck partnered with a clinical pathology organization, producing various educational and promotional videos. Stakeholders consistently give positive feedback on Demo Duck's videos. The client was impressed by Demo Duck's ability to produce quality and unique work despite multitasking or difficult circumstances. 

    "Everybody really loves their videos, especially the editing, the production, and how they convey emotion. I’ve heard nothing but positive feedback." - Senior Manager, Clinical Pathology Organization 

    Former clients
    Geico
    Netflix
    Blue Cross & Blue Shield
    Northwestern Mutual
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $5,000+
    group10 - 49 Employees
    place Chicago, IL
    5.0
    5.0
    8 Clutch reviews
  • 3

    Bottle Rocket Media

    Bottle Rocket Media is a video content agency headquartered in Chicago. They were founded in 2011, and their team of 9 employees provide video production and AR/VR development to their small, mid market, and enterprise clients.
     

    Notable Project

    Bottle Rocket Media produced video testimonials for an advertising software agency. They met with the client before filming to discuss goals and strategy, and then delivered a complete project on-time and on-budget. The finished project was well-received by viewers and provides credibility for the client.

    “The Bottle Rocket team was very quick to respond, thorough, and a pleasure to work with. Scheduling was easy and flexible.” – Product Marketing Manager, Advertising Software Agency
     

    Former clients
    Google
    McDonald’s
    Starbucks
    ADIDAS
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $10,000+
    group2 - 9 Employees
    place Chicago, IL
    5.0
    5.0
    19 Clutch reviews
    Awards

    Telly Awards (2008, 2009, 2016, 2017) , AVA Digital Awards (2016) , Daytime Emmy Awards (2004, 2005)

  • 4

    JV Studios

    JV Studios is a video production company based in Chicago and founded in 2012. Consisting of their 2 co-founders, they solely provide video production services for companies of all sizes.
     

    Notable Project

    JV Studios produced several videos for a family-owned farm. These videos included a documentary-style production as well as several clips for social media purposes. These promotional videos led to an increase in sales for the client.

    “Our sales have nearly quadrupled since we released some of the videos. Our investment in the project has already paid for itself because of how positively received the videos have been. Our internal team is delighted.” – Director of Finance and Marketing, Family-Owned Farm
     

    Former clients
    Sephora
    Ulta Beauty
    The Wit Hotel
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $10,000+
    group2 - 9 Employees
    place Chicago, IL
    5.0
    5.0
    4 Clutch reviews
  • 5

    Flightless Bird Creative

    Since its founding in 2015, Flightless Bird Creative has offered video production services to a wide range of clients. Their team of about five is based in Chicago, Illinois.

    Notable Project

    Flightless Bird Creative delivered end-to-end video production services to a Minnesota community college, helping to plan and script as well as film and edit the video. 

    "Their ability to work with us and make sure that we were getting something that we were happy with in the end was an incredible blessing. As a result, we were able to authentically represent the college in a way that excited many stakeholders with different interests." — Marketing & Communications Manager, Community College

    Former clients
    Aveeno
    Disney
    HBO
    Kaplan University
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $5,000+
    group2 - 9 Employees
    place Chicago, IL
    5.0
    5.0
    3 Clutch reviews
  • 6

    Furnace FPS

    Furnace FPS is a Chicago-based video production firm founded in 2011. Their roughly 2 employees mostly serve small businesses from a variety of industries. They specialize in commercials and documentaries, and they handle all aspects of production.

    Notable Project

    Furnace FPS created a video for a data analytics company. They collaborated with the client on concept creation and scripting before actual execution. Their work enabled the client to build robust awareness campaigns.

    "Their team struck a great balance between conforming to our vision and incorporating their suggestions. They were a very trusted partner in this entire process, acting as a consultant." — Senior Product Marketing Manager, Data Analytics Company

    Former clients
    Northwestern University
    National Suicide Prevention
    Vox Media
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $10,000+
    group2 - 9 Employees
    place Chicago, IL
    5.0
    5.0
    2 Clutch reviews
  • 7

    Leeway Films LLC

    Leeway Films LLC is a video production company based in Seattle. The team of 4 has specialized in video production since 2014. They work primarily with clients in the consumer products and services industry.

    Notable Project

    Leeway Films LLC worked on video production for an engineering startup. They collaborated with an in-house team to develop a marketing video for investor presentations. In addition, the team assisted with the creative process, script development, filming, and editing. The client appreciated their responsiveness throughout the project.

    “They were awesome. They were really on top of everything as far as communication was concerned. Whenever we would reach out to them, their response was very prompt. It was the same thing for the editing process—very quick.” – Co-Founder, Engineering Startup

    Former clients
    Seattle Sounders FC
    Krave Jerky
    BorrowUp
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $10,000+
    group2 - 9 Employees
    place Chicago, IL
    5.0
    5.0
    3 Clutch reviews
  • 8

    Innova Digital

    Founded in 2017, Innova Digital is a video production agency. Their team of around 5 employees is based in Chicago. The team focuses solely on video production.

    Notable Project

    Innova Digital produced a video for a startup. The team was responsible for scripting, storyboarding, filming, and post-production. The video has received positive feedback from viewers.  

    "We are off to an incredible start on the business, and much of that is thanks to this video, that helps new users explain how the product may become a part of their lives." – Founder, Startup

    Former clients
    Tribe Fitness
    Prophet and Tools
    Serman Brands
    Leather and Cotton
    Iron Gate Motor Condos
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $5,000+
    group2 - 9 Employees
    place Chicago, IL
    5.0
    5.0
    6 Clutch reviews
  • 9

    Real Video Production Co.

    Real Video Production Co. is a full-service production company headquartered in Crown Point, IN. The company, founded in 2010, has a team of 3 people who exclusively provide video production services. In particular, they deliver branded videos, commercial videos, and corporate videos to their clients.

    Notable Project

    Real Video Production Co. created a marketing film for a home restoration company. The client wanted to increase their sales and distinguish themselves from their competitors. Real Video Production Co. created scenarios and a script to develop a one-minute promotional film. They used voice-over technology in the video as well. The client received positive feedback about the video.

    “...everyone that views the video is as impressed as we are. ... I’m very impressed with them. I plan on working with them again and recommending them to my colleagues.” — Operations Manager, Home Restoration Company
     

    Former clients
    Faith Church
    Fair Oaks Farms
    Krause Construction
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $5,000+
    group2 - 9 Employees
    place Crown Point, IN
    5.0
    5.0
    11 Clutch reviews
  • 10

    Sarofsky

    Sarofsky is a design and creative firm based in Chicago with more than 10 experts. They have offered video production, broadcast video, and graphic design solutions since their founding in 2009. They work with clients in the fields of advertising, arts, and consumer products.

    Notable Project

    Sarofsky provided creative solutions and studio production assistance for a marketing agency. The agency had a client that wished to work with Sarofsky. The project was a success overall.

    “She had a great project management style.” - Creative Director, Marketing Agency

    Former clients
    Marvel Studios
    Warner Brothers
    Lionsgate
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $50,000+
    group10 - 49 Employees
    place Chicago, IL
    5.0
    5.0
    7 Clutch reviews
  • 11

    Pink Hippo Productions

    Pink Hippo Productions is a film production company that was founded in 2013. The company is headquartered in Chicago and consists of 6 employees. They specialize in video production, branding, and marketing strategy and have a client focus of small and midmarket businesses.

    Notable Project

    Pink Hippo Productions partnered with an advertising where they assisted in helping implement their client's goals. Specifically, they provided video production support for their client’s projects as well as planned schedules and budgets for the projects. The client was pleased with the team's work. 

    “All projects they’ve done for us have exceeded expectations when delivered.” – Owner an Creative Director, Advertising Agency

    Former clients
    Disney
    Complex
    Atlantic Records
    Comed
    Tomy Toys
    FTI Consulting
    CTBC Bank
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $10,000+
    group2 - 9 Employees
    place Chicago, IL
    5.0
    5.0
    4 Clutch reviews
  • 12

    Indrik

    Imagination to Capture is a video production company headquartered in Chicago with additional offices in Lombard, McHenry, and Wauconda, Ill. It was founded in 2015 and currently has a team of 2 employees. Imagination to Capture is entirely dedicated to video production services. They primarily work with small businesses.

    Notable Project

    A real estate broker wanted to have a promotional video to attract and impress clients. Imagination to Capture came up with the concept and then filmed and edited an elaborate video with various camera angles that positively showcases the company to potential clients. 

    "The entire process was seamless and easy. I can't imagine anything that could have been improved on. It was a great experience all around." — Managing Broker, Realty Company

    Former clients
    Navistar
    Edisun Microgrids
    Glassdoor
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $5,000+
    group2 - 9 Employees
    place Chicago, IL
    5.0
    5.0
    3 Clutch reviews
  • 13

    Northwoods Revolution

    Northwoods Revolution is a video production company based in Chicago. The company, founded in 2009, is a partnership of less than ten that provides video production services to various companies and institutions.

    Notable Project

    A jewelry business hired Northwoods Revolution to produce story and homage videos for its 50th anniversary. The videos had since been featured at trade shows and on the business's website and social media, receiving positive feedback.

    "Northwoods is a small team, yet they accomplished so much and in such a timely fashion." - Director of Operations, Jewelry Business

    Former clients
    Optimum Nutrition
    Fitbit Ionic
    Isopure Infusions
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $10,000+
    group2 - 9 Employees
    place Chicago, IL
    5.0
    5.0
    1 Clutch review
  • 14

    True Productions

    Delivering media services to their clients since 2000, True Productions has earned a reputation in web development, video production, and design. Their team is made up of seven employees and is headquartered in Chicago, Illinois.

    Notable Project

    The True Productions team handled the e-commerce web and software development project of a web-based digital curriculum provider. They executed all deliverables quickly and with great attention to detail, satisfying all project stakeholder requirements. 

    "We’ve been able to successfully automate every aspect of the digital sales process, from customer acquisition and fulfillment, and they continue to improve the process and systems that they’ve put in place, so I am completely satisfied." — Owner, Digital Curriculum Company

    Former clients
    Weber
    McDonald's
    The Home Depot
    Gerber
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $5,000+
    group2 - 9 Employees
    place Chicago, IL
    5.0
    5.0
    13 Clutch reviews
    Awards

    The Telly Awards: Bronze Winner, Craft - Promotional Video (Nerd Audio, 2019) , Inc.: No. 222 among 250 Most Successful Companies in the Midwest (2020

  • 15

    Cultivate

    Cultivate is a brand agency based in Chicago that was founded in 2005. Their team of 92 employees offers a range of services including branding, mobile app development, UX/UI design, digital strategy, web development, and video production.

    Notable Project

    A youth non-profit that had been around for 50 years found that their messaging, image, and brand needed to be modernized. Cultivate developed their new messaging for newsletters, fundraising pitches, marketing, and social media. Additonal services they provided included designing a new website and logo.

    "We've heard positive feedback from people who saw our website and our newsletters. Cultivate made a big difference for our organization, helping us transition to modern times." — CEO, Youth Non-Profit

    Former clients
    IGC Brands
    First Choice Logistics
    Rock Solid Stabilization & Reclamation
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $10,000+
    group10 - 49 Employees
    place Chicago, IL
    4.9
    4.9
    12 Clutch reviews
  • 16

    Acclaim Media

    Acclaim Media is a video production company founded in 1998 and located in Naperville, Ill. The team of fewer than 10 employees offers video production services to small businesses and enterprises in the advertising, marketing, and media industries.

    Notable Project

    Acclaim Media provided video production services, creating a short video that showcased a healthcare IT group’s services. The team managed to simply explain technical language in the content, and their work led to an increase in traffic. 

    “We have seen an improvement with our website traffic and what type of customer we are targeting.” – Owner, Healthcare IT Group

    Former clients
    Ecolab
    Dukane
    Gold Eagle
    Power Wellness
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $1,000+
    group2 - 9 Employees
    place Naperville, IL
    5.0
    5.0
    3 Clutch reviews
  • 17

    Vision One Agency

    Vision One Agency is a creative video agency based in Chicago. The agency, founded in 2020, has a team of less than ten that provides video production, corporate photography, digital strategy, and social media marketing services to small and midmarket companies in the hospitality & leisure, energy & natural resources, gaming, and other industries.

    Notable Project

    An energy group hired Vision One Agency for an ongoing engagement to provide video and photo production services. These services include producing recap videos, highlight reels, leadership highlights, and photography of leaders during their speaking engagements. Vision One has delivered excellent productions within the given budget.

    "Will gets the job efficiently with little to no extra costs in terms of people and equipment." - Founder and CEO, Energy Group

    Former clients
    Rémy Martin
    Allergan
    Chalet Nursery
    Ignite Gaming
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $5,000+
    group2 - 9 Employees
    place Chicago, IL
    4.8
    4.8
    2 Clutch reviews
  • 18

    Viewstream

    Viewstream is a creative digital agency with offices in San Francisco, Chicago, and Austin, Texas. Founded in 2000, they have just under 30 employees on their team. Their services include advertising, video production, and branding, and they primarily serve enterprise clients.

    Notable Project

    Viewstream provided branding services for an eSports and gaming platform. Their responsibilities included brand creative and positioning, presentations, design, web development, and video production. The project multiplied traffic and overall feedback on the project was positive. Their talented team brought the brand to life. They were organized and their workflow was seamless.

    “I would say the combination of service and creativity is unmatched in any agency that we have worked with.” – CEO, eSports Gaming Platform

    Former clients
    Accenture
    Adobe
    Amazon
    Coca Cola
    PayPal
    UPS
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $10,000+
    group10 - 49 Employees
    place Chicago, IL
    4.9
    4.9
    5 Clutch reviews
    Awards

    Telly Awards , Hermes Awards , San Francisco State University , Sony Electronics , QuickTime Film Festival , ResFest Film Festival , International Film Festival Rotterdam

  • 19

    Thatch Films

    Thatch Films is a studio based in Chicago and founded in 2015. With no more than 10 employees, they specialize in video production and broadcast video solutions for small and mid-market firms in the fields of advertising, arts, and media.

    Notable Project

    Thatch Films produced a PV for a cashmere company. The video lasted one minute and showcased the brand of the company. The video was met with positive feedback after it was shared.
    “I was very pleased with them.” - CEO, Cashmere Company

    Former clients
    CASHE LLC
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $1,000+
    group2 - 9 Employees
    place Chicago, IL
    5.0
    5.0
    1 Clutch review
  • 20

    TruFocus Productions

    TruFocus Productions is a video production agency founded in Lisle, Ill. in 2013 with more than two employees. They are experts in video production for small and mid-market agencies in the fields of business services, healthcare, and more.

    Notable Project

    TruFocus Productions provided video and photography services for an equipment supplier. These services involved the filming of the suppliers’ various installations. The footage was shot professionally in 4k resolution.

    “They were very transparent on pricing, so we could access and build out our own pricing sheets depending on what we were selecting.” - Director, Equipment Supplier

    Former clients
    Weiss Hospital
    Rush Hospital
    Kwak Brothers
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $1,000+
    group2 - 9 Employees
    place Lisle, IL
    5.0
    5.0
    4 Clutch reviews
  • 21

    p3 mediaworks

    p3 mediaworks is a Chicago-based video production agency founded in 2003. Their team of approximately 11 employees serves midmarket and enterprise-level clients across a variety of sectors. In addition to video production, they also provide marketing strategy. Their production specialties are 2D and 3D animation, motion graphics, and green screens.

    Notable Project

    p3 mediaworks has provided video production support for a Chicago-based nonprofit. Over a partnership that's now over a decade long, they've taken on messaging projects of all sizes. The client has always been impressed by their ability to work within budgetary restraints without even slightly sacrificing quality.

    "I can just give them a project scope for a video and trust that they’ll give me a final product as per the required specs." — Creative Director, Nonprofit

    Former clients
    The Salvation Army
    La-Z-Boy
    The University of Chicago
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $5,000+
    group2 - 9 Employees
    place Chicago, IL
    5.0
    5.0
    1 Clutch review
    Awards

    Emmys: Midwest Emmy Nomination (2015) , Tellys: Tellys Award (2019) , IndieWire: Project of the Week

  • 22

    2 East 8th Productions, LLC

    2 East 8th Productions, LLC is a full-service media production house based in Chicago. The production house, founded in 2016, has a team of less than ten that provides video production services to midmarket and small companies in various industries that include advertising & marketing, arts & entertainment, and automotive.

    Notable Project

    A media production company hired 2 East 8th Productions, LLC to help them film eight episodes of their web series that they want to showcase at film festivals and distribute online. The company discussed what they wanted with 2 East 8th Productions, LLC, and the latter produced the episodes accurately. The resulting episodes exceeded the expectations of the company.

    "Their ability to find solutions and bring their own creativity to the project is what sets them apart from other companies." - Owner/Co-Founder, Media Production Company

    Former clients
    Gino's East of Chicago
    The Second City Training Center
    The Comedy Bar
    SMS Assist
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $5,000+
    group2 - 9 Employees
    place Chicago, IL
    5.0
    5.0
    2 Clutch reviews
  • 23

    Attack Studios

    Attack Studios is a video production company based in Chicago. Founded in 2013, the team of 2 specializes in video production, broadcast video and advertising.

    Notable Project

    Attack Studios worked on video production for a law firm. They developed a video game trailer, a trailer based on a convention and an animated video for a pre-recorded voiceover. The client was extremely impressed with the work the team produced.

    “Sometimes, their animations are so flawless that they look effortless. Out of all the videos on our YouTube channel, this video game trailer has the most views, as well as on our Twitter and LinkedIn accounts.” – Director of Marketing, Law Firm

    Former clients
    AAA
    FEMA
    Nissan
    OREO
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $10,000+
    groupFreelancer Employees
    place Chicago, IL
    5.0
    5.0
    2 Clutch reviews
  • 24

    Noble Digital

    Noble Digital is a creative growth agency that was founded in 2012. They have three employs working out of Santa Monica, Calif., where they provide brand strategy and planning, digital campaigning, video production, and UX/UI design. They work with small, midmarket and global companies, primarily in e-commerce, business services, consumer products, and finance.

    Notable Project

    Noble Digital produced a series of videos for an insurance company. They also created an advertising campaign. Their videos and advertisements increased ad-to-landing page conversions for the client.

    “Several months after the campaign started, Noble reviewed our media data and recommended changes to optimize the efficacy of the campaign. These changes resulted in increased ad-to-landing page conversions.” – Director of Advisor Marketing & Operations, Insurance Company

    Former clients
    Biohm Health
    Mutual of Omaha
    Plated
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $5,000+
    group10 - 49 Employees
    place Chicago, IL
    4.9
    4.9
    4 Clutch reviews
  • 25

    Yellow Box

    Yellow Box is a digital agency founded in 2010 with fewer than 50 employees. They offer digital strategy, email marketing, and web development solutions from their office in Chicago. They work primarily with small and medium-sized businesses.

    Notable Project

    Yellow Box provided content marketing services for a tech startup. The startup needed to spread awareness of their business. Yellow Box has significantly improved the startup’s digital presence, with videos garnering tens of thousands of views on social media.

    “It has been so successful.” - Founder & CEO, Tech Start-Up

    Former clients
    SchoolSparrow
    Aristocrat Plastic Surgery & MedAesthetics
    THE 4 MORES℠
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $5,000+
    group10 - 49 Employees
    place Chicago, IL
    5.0
    5.0
    5 Clutch reviews
  • 26

    D-Point Solutions LLC

    Based in Chicago, D-Point Solutions is a technical and online solutions company. Since 2020, the small team of two specializes in web services that include design & development, logo design, and video production for small businesses. 

    Notable Project

    A gymnastics organization hired D-Point Solutions to upgrade their web platform. The team uploaded content and provided consultation services. The site met client expectations. 

    "I would highly recommend [them] to help anybody that's interested in web design and creation."–Owner, Gymnastics Organization

    Former clients
    Mansa Group fo Companies
    Gymnastics Beat
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $1,000+
    group2 - 9 Employees
    place Chicago, IL
    5.0
    5.0
    3 Clutch reviews
  • 27

    Kindred Content

    Kindred Content is a full-service content agency based in Chicago. The company, founded in 2013, is a team of less than ten that provides video production, content marketing, and broadcast video services to various companies.

    Notable Project

    Kindred Content was hired by a Wealth Management Firm to make a company profile video, which expanded to include commercials that promote the Firm and videos for the Firm's financial literacy campaign. Kindred Content's work contributed to the sevenfold increase of business that the Firm has enjoyed since the beginning of their engagement.

    "Our media profiles on radio and TV have grown due to the quality of work the team has done." - President, Wealth Management Firm  

    Former clients
    Welspun
    Pyrex
    Binny's Beverage Depot
    Lincoln Park Community Service
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $10,000+
    group2 - 9 Employees
    place Chicago, IL
    5.0
    5.0
    5 Clutch reviews
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