The Best Storyboarding Services in The Windy City

Looking for a top storyboarding service in Chicago?

Storyboarding allows you to visualize the flow of a video, presentation, or marketing campaign before investing time and resources in creating a finished project. In the storyboarding phase, you can quickly experiment with the flow of information to determine what to share first. If you understand your goal for video production but are unsure how to execute, make sure the video production companies you speak to focus on storyboarding. Quality storyboarding ensures you can shape the final product even without video production skills and experience.

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

List of the Best Chicago Storyboarding Services

  • 1

    Umault

    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.

    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

    Former clients
    Dell
    MassMutual
    Deloitte
    APA
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $50,000+
    group2 - 9 Employees
    place Chicago, IL
    4.9
    4.9
    18 Clutch reviews
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  • 2

    Demo Duck

    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. 

    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 

    Former clients
    Geico
    Netflix
    Blue Cross & Blue Shield
    Northwestern Mutual
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $5,000+
    group10 - 49 Employees
    place Chicago, IL
    5.0
    5.0
    8 Clutch reviews
  • 3

    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)

  • 4

    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
    3 Clutch reviews
  • 5

    Furnace FPS

    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.

    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

    Former clients
    Northwestern University
    National Suicide Prevention
    Vox Media
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $10,000+
    group2 - 9 Employees
    place Chicago, IL
    5.0
    5.0
    2 Clutch reviews
  • 6

    Real Video Production Co.

    Real Video Production Co. is a full-service production company headquartered in Crown Point, IN. The company, founded in 2010, has a team of 3 people who exclusively provide video production services. In particular, they deliver branded videos, commercial videos, and corporate videos to their clients.

    Notable Project

    Real Video Production Co. created a marketing film for a home restoration company. The client wanted to increase their sales and distinguish themselves from their competitors. Real Video Production Co. created scenarios and a script to develop a one-minute promotional film. They used voice-over technology in the video as well. The client received positive feedback about the video.

    “...everyone that views the video is as impressed as we are. ... I’m very impressed with them. I plan on working with them again and recommending them to my colleagues.” — Operations Manager, Home Restoration Company
     

    Former clients
    Faith Church
    Fair Oaks Farms
    Krause Construction
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $5,000+
    group2 - 9 Employees
    place Crown Point, IN
    5.0
    5.0
    11 Clutch reviews
  • 7

    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
  • 8

    Innova Digital

    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.

    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

    Former clients
    Tribe Fitness
    Prophet and Tools
    Serman Brands
    Leather and Cotton
    Iron Gate Motor Condos
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $5,000+
    group2 - 9 Employees
    place Chicago, IL
    5.0
    5.0
    6 Clutch reviews
  • 9

    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

  • 10

    Attack Studios

    Attack Studios is a video production company based in Chicago. Founded in 2013, the team of 2 specializes in video production, broadcast video and advertising.

    Notable Project

    Attack Studios worked on video production for a law firm. They developed a video game trailer, a trailer based on a convention and an animated video for a pre-recorded voiceover. The client was extremely impressed with the work the team produced.

    “Sometimes, their animations are so flawless that they look effortless. Out of all the videos on our YouTube channel, this video game trailer has the most views, as well as on our Twitter and LinkedIn accounts.” – Director of Marketing, Law Firm

    Former clients
    AAA
    FEMA
    Nissan
    OREO
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $10,000+
    groupFreelancer Employees
    place Chicago, IL
    5.0
    5.0
    2 Clutch reviews
  • 11

    Cultivate

    Cultivate is a brand agency based in Chicago that was founded in 2005. Their team of 92 employees offers a range of services including branding, mobile app development, UX/UI design, digital strategy, web development, and video production.

    Notable Project

    A youth non-profit that had been around for 50 years found that their messaging, image, and brand needed to be modernized. Cultivate developed their new messaging for newsletters, fundraising pitches, marketing, and social media. Additonal services they provided included designing a new website and logo.

    "We've heard positive feedback from people who saw our website and our newsletters. Cultivate made a big difference for our organization, helping us transition to modern times." — CEO, Youth Non-Profit

    Former clients
    IGC Brands
    First Choice Logistics
    Rock Solid Stabilization & Reclamation
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $10,000+
    group10 - 49 Employees
    place Chicago, IL
    4.9
    4.9
    12 Clutch reviews
  • 12

    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
  • 13

    Thatch Films

    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.

    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

    Former clients
    CASHE LLC
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $1,000+
    group2 - 9 Employees
    place Chicago, IL
    5.0
    5.0
    1 Clutch review
  • 14

    Vision One Agency

    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.

    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

    Former clients
    Rémy Martin
    Allergan
    Chalet Nursery
    Ignite Gaming
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $5,000+
    group2 - 9 Employees
    place Chicago, IL
    4.8
    4.8
    2 Clutch reviews
  • 15

    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)

  • 16

    Yellow Box

    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.

    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

    Former clients
    SchoolSparrow
    Aristocrat Plastic Surgery & MedAesthetics
    THE 4 MORES℠
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $5,000+
    group10 - 49 Employees
    place Chicago, IL
    5.0
    5.0
    5 Clutch reviews
  • 17

    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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