Looking for a top commercial video production agency in San Francisco?

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 San Francisco. Browse descriptions, feedback, and awards to find which can best suit your company’s needs. If you need more support, tell us about your project, and we'll match you with recommended companies.

List of the Best San Francisco Commercial Video Production Services

  • 1
    $25,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    Walnut Creek CA

    BX Films is a concept-to-consumer video agency based in Walnut Creek, Calif. founded in 2010. With a team of 12 professionals, they offer assistance in video production to clients from startups to enterprises, with a focus on advertising and marketing. They produce various video types, including commercial videos, brand videos, and explainers.

    Clients
    Cisco
    VSCO
    JBL
    Fellow Products
    Industries
    Notable Project

    A private equity firm commissioned BX Films to produce a video for recruitment purposes aimed at undergrad students. The video ended up being of higher quality than previous projects done by the firm, and it made candidates more interested in the firm than before.

    "From a project management standpoint, their team was awesome. The team at BX Films is organized, collaborative, and flexible. With video production, there are a lot of pieces and people involved. We really appreciated that they were willing to work with everyone’s schedules by getting different teams to participate. They were well-organized throughout the entire process." - VP of Marketing, Private Equity Firm

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  • 2
    $25,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    San Francisco CA

    ALCHEMYcreative is a San Francisco-based video production company that started in 2010. Equipped with 9 employees, this firm provides video production and content marketing services to mainly mid-market and enterprise companies. They focus on commercial video, corporate video, and documentaries, with skills in 2D animation and motion graphics.

    Clients
    Adobe
    PayPal
    Seagate
    Advance Auto Parts
    Industries
    Notable Project

    ALCHEMYcreative produced a short video to support branding efforts for an auto part supplier. After collecting the requirements, they led the filming, performed still photography, and led multiple rounds of edits. After being presented internally, the video received great acclaim from the client’s employees and board of directors for its ability to capture the client’s aesthetic.

    “We appreciated that they were down to earth despite their creative talent. Although they listened to our input, they were innovative and were able to create a fantastic product.  We were lucky to connect with them.” – VP of Professional & Product Marketing, Auto Parts Retailer

  • 3
    $10,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    San Francisco CA

    Cowan Agency is a San Francisco based creative agency. They were founded in 2013 and have a team of three employees who specialize in video production, advertising, and branding.

    Clients
    Coca-Cola
    Koniku
    Shadow
    Notable Project

    Cowan Agency created an explainer video for a health technology provider. The video was split into three parts, explaining the product generally, then how it works, and finally showing some user testimonials. The client used this video to explain their product at conferences and said that it has received a lot of praise.  

    “Since Cowan Agency and I worked on the project together, the end product is strong. It’s a high-quality, professional set of clips.” – Co-Founder, Health Technology Provider
     

  • 4
    $5,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    San Francisco CA

    BLARE Media is a video production company based in Fresno, Calif., with additional locations in Glendale, Calif.; San Francisco; San Jose, Calif.; Sacramento, Calif.; San Diego; Las Vegas; Seattle; and Dallas. Founded in 2005, this company has 24 employees. BLARE Media specializes in video production for businesses of various sizes.

    Clients
    Moss Adams
    Cengage Learning
    Clear Channel
    Industries
    Notable Project

    BLARE Media produced a full-length feature film for a health services provider. The project involved storyboarding, scripting, filming, and editing. 

    "We don’t have any success metrics at this point, but we know we’ll never work with a different production company. Without question, they dedicate themselves to make sure the work is good so it always exceeds our expectations." - CEO, Health Services Provider

  • 5
    $10,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    San Francisco CA

    Slow Clap Productions is a video production company located in San Francisco. It was founded in 2014 and has a team of 10 employees.

    Clients
    Sony Playstation
    Capital One
    Notion
    Blue Shield of California
    Notable Project

    Slow Clap Productions has produced more than 10 videos over several years in an ongoing partnership with an insurance company. They also assist the client with messaging, storyboarding, and editing.

    “Their agility, ability to deliver high-quality products quickly, and ability to scale up or down for a reasonable price sets them apart.” – Director of Creative Communications, Insurance Company
     

  • 6
    $10,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    Berkeley CA

    Studio B Films Inc. is a creative and video production agency based in Berkeley, Calif. With a team of 20 employees, they have provided video production, broadcast video, and advertising for midmarket and enterprise businesses since 1992. They work with clients in the IT, consumer products, and advertising industries.
     

    Clients
    Facebook
    Adobe
    Grammarly
    Publicis Group
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Studio B Films Inc. created a video series for a public science center. They created drafts of the project during pre-production, filmed the video, and finished all of the editing and graphics work. Internal stakeholders were pleased with the final project, and the video series has already been used by over a million children across the United States.

    “We got a lot of positive feedback internally from the publisher; they were so happy with the work. We also got a lot of positive feedback from review panels and school districts on the quality of the videos and what they brought to the curriculum. The level of polish and engagement in the videos helped the curriculum stand out and sell as well as it has.” – Senior Producer, Science Center
     

  • 7
    $10,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    San Jose CA

    Colormatics is a studio founded in 2014 in Jersey City, N.J. with no more than 10 employees. They specialize in video production, advertising, and content marketing services for clients in the fields of consumer products and business services.

    Clients
    H&M
    The Macallan
    Fiverr
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Colormatics produced TV ads for a freelancer marketplace platform. The platform needed direct response TV ads for their product. So far the metrics are incomplete but the platform is satisfied with Colormatics’ work.

    “I didn’t need to tell Colormatics exactly what we needed; they already had a basic understanding of our product and our objectives.” - Director of Brand, Freelancer Marketplace Platform

  • 8
    $1,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    San Francisco CA

    Levitate Video is a media production company based in San Francisco with an office in Boca Raton, Fla. Founded in 2009, their team of 33 professionals provide video production, broadcast video, and translation assistance to clients ranging from small startups to large corporations. They produce videos such as explainers, corporate videos, interviews, and others.

    Clients
    Vogue
    nVision
    Sweetrush
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Levitate Video was subcontracted by a non-profit organization to explain their platform succinctly. Levitate produced the video, and the template was used by the organization's other branches to brand themselves as well.

    "Our member states love having the video, which is co-branded with their logos. We also love having it as a tool to better describe what we do." – Marketing & Communications Director, Non-Profit Organization

  • 9
    $5,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    Mountain View CA

    Picturelab is a video production company located in Mountain View, Calif. Founded in 2009, they comprise four employees specializing in storytelling, design, motion graphics, and live action video. They work with innovative clients, including global brands and startups.

    Clients
    Google
    NASA
    Apple
    Facebook
    Notable Project

    Picturelab produced two videos for a facilities services company. One video was straightforward, describing the company's services, and the second was an attention-grabbing advertisement. The videos received positive feedback from both the internal sales team and clients.

    “The team at Picturelab is great! All interaction was professional and very easy. We found Picturelab to be extremely fast and creative! We are in the process of launching these videos. So far, we have received great feedback from our sales team and a few clients we have shown.” – Director of Marketing, Facilities Services Company

  • 10
    $5,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    Alameda CA

    Ursa Major is a creative video production company founded in Alameda, Calif. in 2018 with fewer than 10 members. They specialize in video production solutions for various clients.

    Clients
    Ethos Life
    Newfront Insurance
    Project HEAL
    Notable Project

    Ursa Major produced a mission video for a nonprofit organization. The mission video served as an explainer for the organization’s goals. The organization is satisfied with the outcome of the project.

    “I have nothing but positive things to say about Ursa Major.” - CEO, Nonprofit Organization

  • 11
    $5,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    Santa Rosa CA

    Circa is a marketing solutions company from Santa Rosa, Calif. It was founded in 2009 and has a small team of 7 that handles an array of projects in advertising, graphic design, print design, branding, social media marketing, video production and more.

    Clients
    Microsoft
    Oakland International Airport
    Mechanics Bank
    Autodesk
    Industries
    Notable Project

    A cosmetics company was launching a new product and wanted a marketing strategy from the beginning. Circa developed a marketing plan for the product that had to be carefully advertised to a new demographic. This included social media and video content as well as print ads. 

    "They're extremely strategic and creative, putting a lot of work into their approach. They always go above and beyond and are some of the hardest workers I know. They’re passionate about their work and want to do it well." — Former VP of Marketing, Cosmetics Company

  • 12
    $1,000+
    Freelancer
    Emeryville CA

    LV Production is a freelance video service provider based in Emeryville, Calif founded in 2015. They specialize in video production for clients ranging from small firms to large enterprises in the fields of business services, advertising, and arts.

    Clients
    Lamborghini
    Forgerock
    Black Serum Tattoo
    Industries
    Notable Project

    LV Production produced videos for a law firm. LV Production not only produced a series of videos for the firm but also helped with the marketing strategy for Facebook ads. The firm is excited and positive about the project’s results.

    “They delivered incredibly high-quality work very rapidly, which was really impressive.” - Marketing Manager, Law Firm

  • 13
    $5,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    San Francisco CA

    Gold Front is a brand studio based in San Francisco. Founded in 2013, their team of fewer than 10 employees provides web design, marketing strategy, advertising, branding, and video production services to small, midmarket, and enterprise businesses.

    Clients
    Uber
    Slack
    Google
    Jawbone
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Gold Front sharpened the client's brand and positioning. They worked on creating a new landing page, exploring brand position statements, designing a new logo, fonts, sales pitch decks, and other website elements. The client's brand video received more shares than anything else it had ever posted.

    "They are more than designers; they guide you through how you should think about a brand or positioning problem, and then deliver above expectations." – Marketing Department, Instructional Content Platform

  • 14
    $5,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    San Francisco CA

    Founded in 2008, Capitola Media is a video production agency based in San Francisco, Calif. They work with midmarket and enterprise businesses primarily in the advertising and marketing industry. 

    Clients
    HP
    Disney
    Microsoft
    Samsung
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Capitola Media produced an introductory video for a university ethics center. They delivered on time, and the internal team was pleased with the final product.

    "The quality of the end product was much better than in past experiences." – Associate Director, University

  • 15
    $10,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    San Francisco CA

    Most Likely To is an advertising agency from San Francisco. It was founded in 2017 and now has a team of 6 that works on advertising, branding, digital strategy, media planning & buying, content marketing, and video production for companies of varying sizes.

    Clients
    City of San Francisco
    HBO
    airbnb
    Domino's
    Industries
    Notable Project

    A law firm needed help filling open positions and Most Likely To worked on the brand and online image in order to attract the right candidates. After that project, Most Likely To now conducts out of home advertising campaigns as well as managing their social media presence.

    "They keep us well-informed of all the metrics involved—from click rates to the number of impressions our outdoor advertising has seen. We have been very pleased with their results." — HR Generalist, Law Firm

  • 16
    $10,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    San Francisco CA

    Cut Canvas Creative is a creative agency based in San Francisco. The agency, founded in 2012, has a team of less than ten that provides video production, digital strategy, social media marketing, and content marketing services. Cut Canvass Creative serves small and larger-sized companies in various industries that include health care & medical, business services, and consumer products & services. 

    Clients
    TEDx
    Rodan and Fields
    Juventus
    Aspen Institute
    Industries
    Notable Project

    A yoga studio hired Cut Canvas Creative to produce a short video about the studio's main teacher, her teaching approach, and her personal story. The engagement was later expanded to producing virtual courses and promo videos for albums and events. In all of these, Cut Canvas Creative met all of the studio's expectations.

    "We were most impressed by the quality of the footage and the creative editing." - Events and Training Coordinator, Yoga Studio

  • 17
    $1,000+
    50 - 249 Employees
    Palo Alto CA

    Prolific Studio is a marketing firm based in Palo Alto, Calif. with over 50 members. Founded in 2018, they specialize in social media marketing, email marketing, and SEO solutions for clients that work in various industries, including real estate, arts, and business services.

    Clients
    Toyota
    Techcrunch
    Suzuki
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Prolific Studio worked on multiple design projects with a digital marketing company. Prolific Studio provided the company’s clients with logo services, web development, and more. The clients are very satisfied with Prolific Studio’s work.

    “So far, my experience has been terrific with them.” - Owner, Digital Marketing Company

  • 18
    $1,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    San Francisco CA

    Novaby is a 3D/AR creative technologies studio based in Seattle and founded in 2018. Their team of more than 10 specializes in video production and AR/VR development solutions for clients in the fields of arts, advertising, and gaming.

    Clients
    TOTO USA
    AirTerra
    Swire Hotels
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Novaby created a promotional game video for an educational gaming company. The video was to be published on both Google Play and the Apple App Store to advertise the game. The client was satisfied with the results.

    We found the workflow very effective.” - President, Educational Gaming Company

  • 19
    $10,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    San Francisco CA

    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.

    Clients
    Accenture
    Adobe
    Amazon
    Coca Cola
    Industries
    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

  • 20
    $1,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    San Francisco CA

    Siege Inc. is a creative agency based in San Francisco and founded in 2019 with over two members. They offer video production and social media marketing solutions to clients in the industries of arts, entertainment, and advertising.

    Clients
    Union Bank
    Yelp
    YMCA
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Siege Inc. produced videos for a sports firm. The firm worked with Siege Inc. on various video-related projects. Internal stakeholders are so far pleased with the results provided by Siege Inc.

    “Very smooth and efficient. They are always available via email, phone or text.” - Athletic Director, Sports Firm

  • 21
    $10,000+
    50 - 249 Employees
    San Jose CA

    Midsize logo company Citrus Animations Inc, is located in San Jose, California. They offer logo, video production, and other design and were launched in 2012.

    Industries
    Notable Project

    A production company hired Citrus Animations Inc for animated video. The goal is to deliver a high-quality 60-second animated video within the end client’s creative vision.

    "They have met the deadlines."

  • 22
    $5,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    Berkeley CA

    Wild Road Films is a studio based in Berkeley, Calif. with more than two members. Since 2011, they have provided video production and corporate photography solutions for clients in various industries, including arts, IT services, and hospitality.

    Clients
    Nama Fiji
    Google
    Facebook
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Wild Road Films provided various video services for a sales training firm. These services included graphic design, animation, video editing, and more for a client. The firm’s client was satisfied with the results.

    “The client was extremely happy with the outcome.” - Sales Training Firm

  • 23
    $10,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    San Francisco CA

    Founded in 2006, Clutch Creative House is a video production and graphic design agency based in New York, New York. They also provide web design, advertising, branding, and UX/UI design services. 

    Clients
    Be All
    ERVE
    eToro
    Bancor
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Clutch Creative House produced a promotional video for a gaming company to promote a new product. The client was pleased with the end result. 

    "We were very pleased with how professional they were." – Creative Manager, Gaming Company

     

  • 24
    $1,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    San Francisco CA

    Digital Lamb Productions is a video production company with around 10 employees. They were founded in 2016 and are based in San Fransisco. They provide mainly video production and broadcast video services to primarily small businesses. 

    Clients
    Live Fit Gym
    Gap Inc
    Oakland Museum of California
    SLINK Jeans
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Digital Lamb Productions provides a range of video production support services to a music distribution company. They created reels of footage, product videos, and provide editing and production services. Their efforts have yielded positive results and continue to meet the expectations of clients. 

    "His work ethic and level of perspective is great." – President & Founder, Music Distribution Company

  • 25
    Undisclosed
    Freelancer
    Santa Rosa CA

    Video Spark Productions is a freelance studio based in Santa Rosa, Calif. Since 2010, they have offered video production and corporate photography solutions for small and mid-market firms in the fields of arts, advertising, and business services.

    Clients
    Sally Christian Music
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Video Spark Productions produced videos for a music company. The company wanted to educational and performance videos to promote their YouTube channel. The videos have helped generate digital purchases and revenue for the company.

    “Apart from handling all the filming and editing, Video Spark Productions also helps us develop the script and story of each video.” - Business Manager, Music Company

  • 26
    $25,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    Oakland CA

    School of Thought is an advertising firm based in San Francisco. Founded in 2008, their team of 25 serves clients in the nonprofit sector. Services include marketing strategy and SMM.

    Industries
    Notable Project

    School of Thought executed a multi-channel campaign for an anti-pollution nonprofit. The team delivered high-quality work. Their research skills were a highlight of the engagement.

    “Their creativity and stakeholder management stands out.” – Director, Anti-Pollution Nonprofit

  • 27
    $25,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    San Francisco CA
    Based in San Francisco, California, Bonfire Labs is a video production company. The small company was launched in 1991. Their team provides video production, broadcast video, branding, and marketing strategy.
  • 28
    $25,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    Kentfield CA

    Artenergy is a Kentfield, California-based web design agency. The small firm was established in 2000. Their team focuses on web design, graphic design, branding, print design, and more.

    Industries
    Notable Project

    In need of a UI design for a touch screen POS project, a software company hired Artenergy. They were tasked with the wireframe, architecture, and designs that featured a user-friendly, modern and intuitive UI.

    "We were pleasantly surprised by their level of expertise and ability to understand customer needs."

  • 29
    $5,000+
    Freelancer
    Daly City CA

    HUVIDEOS, an advertising company, was established in 2018. Their small team is headquartered in Cairo, Egypt and London, United Kingdom. The agency provides advertising, broadcast video, video production, and social media marketing.

    Notable Project

    HUVIDEOS was hired by a news channel to provide video production services. This involves capturing the client’s vision through the video editing of short documentaries, news stories, and other video content.

    ‘‘They’re great at understanding the work and the client’s vision to implement it on the deliverables.’’

  • 30
    $100,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    Oakland CA

    Idea2Form is a full-service collaborative design studio founded in 2018 and based in Oakland, Calif. Their team of more than 10 offers branding, social media marketing, and web design solutions to clients that work in industries such as nonprofit, education, and arts.

    Clients
    Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
    California Community Foundation
    Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Idea2Form provided branding solutions for an entrepreneur social organization. The organization tasked Idea2Form with developing a design and communications strategy for their brand. Idea2Form helped secure funding for the organization for multiple years.

    “Idea2Form appears a values-driven firm that delivers fresh work for contemporary initiatives.” - Director of Partnership Mnagement, Entrepreneur Social Organization

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