The Best Filming Companies in The Bay Area

Looking for a top filming company in San Francisco?

Hiring a film production company means you don't have to purchase all the materials needed to create a high quality video. Filming companies will have a tripod, camera, camera light, headphones, audio recorder, lenses, light reflectors, and more. They know the best locations, timing, and set-up to capture the best video footage.

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

List of the Best San Francisco Filming Companies

  • 1

    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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    BX Films

    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.

    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

    Former clients
    Cisco
    VSCO
    JBL
    Fellow Products
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $10,000+
    group2 - 9 Employees
    place Walnut Creek, CA
    5.0
    5.0
    13 Clutch reviews
  • 3

    Picturelab

    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.

    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

    Former clients
    Google
    NASA
    Apple
    Facebook
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $5,000+
    group2 - 9 Employees
    place Mountain View, CA
    4.9
    4.9
    4 Clutch reviews
  • 4

    Rocketwheel

    A video production company based in San Francisco, Rocketwheel was founded in 2007. Their team of fewer than 10 employees primarily services enterprise and midmarket businesses in industries such as health care and medical, advertising and marketing, and business services.

    Notable Project

    Rocketwheel created an animated explainer video for a financial services company’s newest product. The video served to educate customers on the benefits and uses of the product. The team’s final product was visually appealing and effective.

    “The videos were extremely successful in the launch of our product. They allowed for much faster and greater adoption and were used extensively during the sales and implementation processes.” — Vice President of Marketing, Financial Services Company

    Former clients
    Amazon
    Salesforce
    Bloomberg
    Dell
    Fidelity Investments
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $10,000+
    group2 - 9 Employees
    place San Francisco, CA
    4.9
    4.9
    23 Clutch reviews
  • 5

    Capitola Media

    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. 

    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

    Former clients
    HP
    Disney
    Microsoft
    Samsung
    Visa
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $5,000+
    group10 - 49 Employees
    place San Francisco, CA
    5.0
    5.0
    4 Clutch reviews
  • 6

    Cowan Agency

    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.

    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
     

    Former clients
    Coca-Cola
    Koniku
    Shadow
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $10,000+
    group2 - 9 Employees
    place San Francisco, CA
    4.8
    4.8
    6 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

    LV Production

    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.

    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

    Former clients
    Lamborghini
    Forgerock
    Black Serum Tattoo
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $1,000+
    groupFreelancer Employees
    place Emeryville, CA
    5.0
    5.0
    1 Clutch review
  • 9

    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
  • 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
  • 11

    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
  • 12

    Zero One Digital Media

    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. 

    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. 

    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $10,000+
    group2 - 9 Employees
    place San Francisco, CA
    5.0
    5.0
    2 Clutch reviews
  • 13

    Wild Road Films

    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.

    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

    Former clients
    Nama Fiji
    Google
    Facebook
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $5,000+
    group2 - 9 Employees
    place Berkeley, CA
    5.0
    5.0
    2 Clutch reviews
  • 14

    Digital Lamb Productions

    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. 

    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

    Former clients
    Live Fit Gym
    Gap Inc
    Oakland Museum of California
    SLINK Jeans
    Real Money
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $1,000+
    group2 - 9 Employees
    place San Francisco, CA
    4.9
    4.9
    4 Clutch reviews
  • 15

    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
  • 16

    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
  • 17

    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
  • 18

    Clutch Creative House

    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. 

    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

     

    Former clients
    Be All
    ERVE
    eToro
    Bancor
    hereO
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $10,000+
    group10 - 49 Employees
    place San Francisco, CA
    5.0
    5.0
    7 Clutch reviews
  • 19

    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
  • 20

    WKND Digital

    WKND Digital is a digital agency based in Sacramento, Calif. in 2018. Their team of over 50 specializes in advertising, social media marketing, and email marketing solutions for clients ranging from small startups to large businesses.

    Notable Project

    WKND Digital provided social media marketing solutions for a logistics company. The solutions were carried out on Facebook and Instagram. This has resulted in a number of appointments being set for the company.

    “Their turnaround time for questions is faster than we have seen with any other digital marketing company. It is usually less than 1 hour.” - Owner, Logistics Company

    Former clients
    Coca-Cola
    Disney
    Nickelodeon
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $10,000+
    group50 - 249 Employees
    place San Francisco, CA
    5.0
    5.0
    2 Clutch reviews
  • 21

    Syiree International

     

    Syiree International is a design company based in Mumbai, India, with an office in San Jose, Calif. The company, founded in 2018, has a team of less than ten that provides, among others, web design, interior design, and brandin services to midmarket and other-sized companies in the e-commerce, advertising & marketing, arts & music, and business services industries. 

    Notable Project

    Syiree International was hired by a video game developer to update and improve its website to increase website traffic and game downloads. The resulting website was optimized and easy to maintain and update by the developer's team.  

    "Their team also went the extra mile to accommodate some last-minute changes as well." - Partner, Video Game Developer

    Former clients
    TVH
    Alcor Enabling Cloud
    ICICI Direct
    M-Educate Liberalize Learning
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $1,000+
    group10 - 49 Employees
    place San Jose, CA
    5.0
    5.0
    1 Clutch review
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