Looking for a top production agency for directing in San Francisco?

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 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 Production Agencies for Directing

  • 1
    $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

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  • 2
    $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

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

    Explainly is an animation company headquartered in Novato, Calif. and founded in 2018. The team of fewer than 10 employees provides video production services, with a specific focus on explainer videos. Their clientele is composed of enterprises, midmarket businesses, and small businesses in the advertising and marketing and arts, entertainment, and music industries.

    Clients
    Visa
    HubSpot
    Stanford
    Morning Brew
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Explainly produced an animated explainer video to generate leads. Their work involved writing the scripts and creating the visual design, and the deliverable led to an increase in both inquiries and revenue.

    "We have had numerous prospective customer and active customers tell us they were interested in evaluating [us] based on the Explainly video." – Sr. Sales Manager, Influencer Marketing Company

  • 4
    $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

  • 5
    $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

  • 6
    $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
     

  • 7
    $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

  • 8
    $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

  • 9
    $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

  • 10
    $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

  • 11
    $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

  • 12
    $10,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    San Rafael CA

    Zero One Digital Media is an entertainment company based in San Rafael, California that was founded in 2012. Their team of around five employees works with mostly enterprise companies, as well as some mid-market businesses, in the advertising, media, and arts industries. 

    Industries
    Notable Project

    Working with a software company, Zero One Digital Media provides ongoing video production, delivering everything from full-length documentaries to promotional clips for social media. The client praises their creativity and collaboration, as well as their deft narrative hand. 

  • 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
    $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

     

  • 15
    $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

  • 16
    $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

  • 17
    $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."

  • 18
    $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

  • 19
    $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."

  • 20
    $5,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    San Francisco CA
    Evolve Media is a video production agency. They are located in San Francisco, California and New York, New York and have a small team. Their services include video production, broadcast video, and marketing strategy. The agency was founded in 2007.
    Industries
  • 23
    $1,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    Santa Clara CA
    Located in Santa Clara, California, Spiral Moon Media is a video production agency. The small team specializes in video production. The firm was founded in 2010.
    Industries
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    $10,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    Emeryville CA
    ViV Management, a corporate photography company, was established in 2013. Their small team is located in Emeryville, California. The company provides corporate photography and video production.
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    Hurricane Images Inc.

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    $1,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    Oakland CA
    Hurricane Images Inc., a video production agency, was founded in 2007. The small team focuses on video production, corporate photography, branding, and marketing strategy. The company is headquartered in Oakland, California.
    Industries
  • 29
    $5,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    San Francisco CA
    Broadcast video company Suite Spot was launched in 2004. The small New York, New York-based team focuses on broadcast video, video production, AR/VR development, and graphic design.
    Industries
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