The Best Documentary Production Services in The Bay Area

Looking for a top documentary video production company in San Francisco?

The main benefits of hiring a documentary filmmaker are expertise and resources. A documentary company will have the equipment and trained video producers to create a stellar documentary. They also will have knowledge and experience of documentary storyboarding and production. Some documentary production companies even help you market your documentary using their connections in the industry.

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

List of the Best San Francisco Documentary Production Services

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    ALCHEMYcreative

    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.

    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

    Former clients
    Adobe
    PayPal
    Seagate
    Advance Auto Parts
    LinkedIn
    Salesforce
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $25,000+
    group2 - 9 Employees
    place San Francisco, CA
    4.9
    4.9
    7 Clutch reviews
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    Studio B Films, Inc.

    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.
     

    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
     

    Former clients
    Facebook
    Adobe
    Grammarly
    Publicis Group
    Salesforce
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $10,000+
    group10 - 49 Employees
    place Berkeley, CA
    4.8
    4.8
    6 Clutch reviews
    Awards

    Telly Award (2018)

  • 3

    Xpedition Media

    Video production and consulting agency Xpedition Media was founded in 2016. Headquartered in Los Angeles, with offices in San Francisco, New York, and Mountain View, Calif. they have a team of 23. They specialize in video production and marketing.

    Notable Project

    Xpedition Media worked with a search engine to produce a video and implement this video into a campaign. They worked on editing and sourcing throughout the production process. The client appreciated their positive attitude and flexibility.

    “From initial production to final strategy, Xpedition Media capably handled every step of the process.” – Associate Product Marketing Manager, Search Engine

    Former clients
    Google
    YouTube
    Android
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer

    Undisclosed

    group10 - 49 Employees
    place San Fransisco,
    4.5
    4.5
    1 Clutch review
  • 4

    Cut Canvas Creative

    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. 

    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

    Former clients
    TEDx
    Rodan and Fields
    Juventus
    Aspen Institute
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $10,000+
    group2 - 9 Employees
    place San Francisco, CA
    5.0
    5.0
    12 Clutch reviews
  • 5

    Most Likely To

    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.

    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

    Former clients
    City of San Francisco
    HBO
    airbnb
    Domino's
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $10,000+
    group2 - 9 Employees
    place San Francisco, CA
    5.0
    5.0
    7 Clutch reviews
  • 6

    Siege Inc.

    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.

    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

    Former clients
    Union Bank
    Yelp
    YMCA
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $1,000+
    group2 - 9 Employees
    place San Francisco, CA
    5.0
    5.0
    2 Clutch reviews
  • 7

    Production M

    Production M is a Los Angeles based video production company. They were founded in 2018 and have a team of four employees. They specialize in video production.

    Notable Project

    Production M made a short form show for a children’s media company. They produced the show to be aired on Facebook Watch. They provided the materials and talent, filmed the show, and edited it for the client. The client was impressed with the quality of their service.

    “The series has more than a million views. We were quite happy with that and our Facebook marketing efforts.” – Marketing Director, Children’s Media Company
     

    Former clients
    Trophy Smack
    Soul Pancake
    Firework
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $10,000+
    group2 - 9 Employees
    place Mountain View, CA
    4.9
    4.9
    6 Clutch reviews
  • 8

    Gold Front

    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.

    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

    Former clients
    Uber
    Slack
    Google
    Jawbone
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $5,000+
    group2 - 9 Employees
    place San Francisco, CA
    4.9
    4.9
    7 Clutch reviews
  • 9

    School of Thought

    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.

    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

    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $25,000+
    group10 - 49 Employees
    place Oakland, CA
    5.0
    5.0
    5 Clutch reviews
  • 10

    Video Spark Productions

    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.

    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

    Former clients
    Sally Christian Music
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer

    Undisclosed

    groupFreelancer Employees
    place Santa Rosa, CA
    5.0
    5.0
    1 Clutch review
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    Idea2Form

    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.

    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

    Former clients
    Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
    California Community Foundation
    Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $100,000+
    group10 - 49 Employees
    place Oakland, CA
    4.5
    4.5
    3 Clutch reviews
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