The Best Educational Video Companies in The Windy City

Looking for a top training and educational video production companies in Chicago?

What makes a good training video? A training video production company will know! We've all sat through tedious educational videos, where a few people stand in front of a camera and speak from a script. Don't let your company's educational videos use this template. A good training video takes information and facts and weaves them into a story. It includes actionable steps and breaks to practice new skills on real-life projects.

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

List of the Best Chicago Educational Video Companies

  • 1

    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)

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  • 2

    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
  • 3

    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
  • 4

    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
  • 5

    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

  • 6

    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
  • 7

    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
  • 8

    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
  • 9

    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

  • 10

    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
  • 11

    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

  • 12

    Pepper Group

    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.

    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

    Former clients
    EconPTW
    Permatron
    RegenX
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $5,000+
    group10 - 49 Employees
    place Palatine, IL
    5.0
    5.0
    1 Clutch review
    Awards

    Chicago’s 101 Best and Brightest Companies to Work For (2013-2019) , Inc. 5000: #4602 (2015) , Daily Herald Business Ledger: Best Places to Work in Illinois (2015)

  • 13

    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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