Looking for a top production agency for directing in Chicago?

As you look for a video production company to help create your next video, think about the skills and experience the production company needs to be successful for your project. Ask yourself – do I have a vision? Do I know who will be featured? Do I need animation?

Video production companies with directing experience handle the creative side of your video. This means you should have a goal for the video, but you don't necessarily need the vision for what to include and how to execute.

To assist you in your search for a partner, we’ve compiled this list of the top production services for directing in Chicago. 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 Chicago Production Agencies for Directing

  • 1
    $10,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    Chicago IL

    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.
     

    Clients
    Google
    United Airlines
    Kenmore
    Digitas
    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
     

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  • 2
    $5,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    Chicago IL

    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. 

    Clients
    GEICO
    Canon
    Crohn's and Colitis Foundation
    Netflix
    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 

  • 3
    $25,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    Chicago IL

    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.

    Clients
    Dell Technologies
    MassMutual
    Fresenius Kabi
    James Hardie
    Industries
    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

  • 4
    $10,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    Chicago IL

    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.

    Industries
    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

  • 5
    $10,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    Chicago IL

    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.
     

    Clients
    Google
    Bosch
    Kraft Heinz
    Essence
    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
     

  • 6
    $5,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    Chicago IL

    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.

    Clients
    Navistar
    Edisun Microgrids
    Glassdoor
    Industries
    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

  • 7
    $50,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    Chicago IL

    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.

    Clients
    Marvel Studios
    Warner Brothers
    Lionsgate
    High Dive
    Industries
    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

  • 8
    $1,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    Naperville IL

    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.

    Clients
    Ecolab
    Dukane
    Gold Eagle
    Power Wellness
    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

  • 9
    $5,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    Chicago IL

    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.

    Clients
    Urban Carry
    Hiccapop
    Tribe Fitness
    Iron Rebel
    Industries
    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

  • 10
    $5,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    Chicago IL

    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.

    Clients
    Coyote Logistics
    Johnson Controls
    La-Z-Boy
    Family Bridges
    Industries
    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

  • 11
    $1,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    Warrenville IL

    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.

    Clients
    Rush Hospital
    Weiss Hospital
    Kwak Brothers
    Beyer Natural Health Solutions
    Industries
    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

  • 12
    $5,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    Chicago IL

    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.

    Clients
    Gino's East of Chicago
    The Second City Training Center
    The Comedy Bar
    SMS Assist
    Industries
    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

  • 13
    $1,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    Chicago IL

    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.

    Clients
    CASHE LLC
    Industries
    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

  • 15
    $5,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    Chicago IL

    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.

    Clients
    Rémy Martin
    Cresco Labs
    Allergan
    Chalet Nursery
    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

  • 16
    $5,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    Grayslake IL

    Mock Design Group, Inc. is a design agency based in Grayslake, Ill. Founded in 1995, their team of around 5 employees specializes in branding, social media marketing, and logo design. 

    Clients
    Abbott Laboratories
    AbbVie
    ACCO Brands
    Avizent
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Mock Design Group, Inc. designed a logo for a cleaning services company. They worked to ensure that the logo represented the company and their values. The team also created business cards featuring the logo.

    "The team consists of kind professionals who always made us feel comfortable when we visited their office." – Owner, Cleaning Service Company

  • 17
    $5,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    Palatine IL

    Pepper Group is a marketing firm headquartered in Palatine, Ill. The 15-person team launched in 1994 and offers branding, direct marketing, PR and corporate communication, and marketing strategy. Their clients work in a variety of sectors, including IT, financial services, and manufacturing.

    Clients
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    Industries
    Notable Project

    Pepper Group provided product marketing consulting to a FinTech company, cutting down the client's range of services to meet their customers' needs. They also built a corporate website, designing wireframes and conducting multiple feedback sessions. The client grew 20% year-over-year as a result.

    "Pepper Group is skilled at finding a deeper level of understanding and context. That sets them apart." – CMO, FinTech Company

  • 18
    $5,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    Chicago IL

    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.

    Clients
    SchoolSparrow
    Aristocrat Plastic Surgery & MedAesthetics
    THE 4 MORES℠
    Industries
    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

  • 19
    $10,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    Chicago IL

    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.

    Clients
    AIG
    Pyrex
    Children's Research Fund
    The Mart
    Industries
    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  

  • 20
    $10,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    Chicago IL
    Established in 2018, Local Legend Films is a video production agency. The small team focuses on video production, content marketing, broadcast video, digital strategy, and more. The firm is located in Chicago, Illinois.
    Industries
  • 21
    Undisclosed
    50 - 249 Employees
    Chicago IL
    INXPO Inc is a Chicago, Illinois-based AR/VR development company. The midsize team specializes in AR/VR development, marketing strategy, and video production and was founded in 2004.
  • 22
    $25,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    Chicago IL
    Launched in 2008, ODDMACHINE is a small video production agency. Their services include video production. The company is based in Chicago, Illinois; Chicago, Illinois and Burbank, California.
    Industries
  • 23
    $10,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    Chicago IL
    Jump Point is a video production agency established in 2016. Located in Chicago, Illinois, their small team offers video production and corporate photography.
    Industries
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    $5,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    Chicago IL
    Established in 1984, Production Craft Digital Video is a video production agency. The firm provides video production, broadcast video, content marketing, and public relations and has a small team. The firm is in Chicago, Illinois.
    Industries
  • 25
    $10,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    Chicago IL
    Alrojo Films is a small video production company. Founded in 2007, the company is headquartered in Chicago, Illinois. Their team focuses on video production and broadcast video.
    Industries
  • 26
    $1,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    North Riverside IL
    Located in North Riverside, Illinois, CDM Productions LLC is a video production agency. The company provides video production, content marketing, and social media marketing and is small.The company was launched in 2020.
  • 27
    $10,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    Chicago IL
    Big Teeth Productions is a small video production company. Headquartered in Chicago, Illinois, the firm was launched in 2005. Their services include video production, advertising, and content marketing.
    Industries
  • 29
    $5,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    Chicago IL
    CITY FILM, LLC is a Chicago, Illinois-based video production company. The company specializes in video production, social media marketing, content marketing, and broadcast video and is small.The company was founded in 2018.
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