Our Favorite Video Production Companies in San Diego (2020)
San Diego — the “Birthplace of California,” “America’s Finest City,” whatever you call it, the oceanfront city offers an abundance of incredible locations, as well as amazing weather, beaches, and breakfast burritos. Peerspace is the go-to resource for finding one-of-a-kind filming locations for your next production, be it in greater San Diego or beyond. (The scenic waterfront beach house featured in the hero image above is one of many venues you can rent by the hour or day on Peerspace!) With so many picturesque places in San Diego, it’s no surprise the city’s home to plenty of award-winning video production companies that specialize in everything from marketing videos to music videos to docuseries. That being said, here are our favorite video production companies in San Diego.
Full-service media production company Rowlbertos Media has an entire brand and site that’s a play on tacos, offering to “beef things up” for their clients. You don’t need a psychic to inform you that these folks are a lot of fun to work with. The creative team at Rowlbertos specializes in producing video campaigns, so if you are looking for a robust video strategy along with excellent production quality, check out Rowlbertos Media — and maybe treat yourself to some delicious tacos afterwards. Their impressive client list includes SXSW, The San Diego Union Tribune, Amazon, and CBS Radio.
2. Pure Cinema
Pure Cinema is an innovative full-service video production company that describes themselves as “a content studio & production partner for agencies, producers, brands, and businesses.” They produce brand videos, commercial work, documentaries, and original programming. This is a dynamic team of craftspeople with a deep understanding of the amount of passion and labor that goes into making quality video. Their video production client list includes Bulleit Frontier Whiskey (as seen in the video featured above), Shaper Studios, Planck Aerosystems, and the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego.
Seeking a brilliant video production company that provides a robust list of production services and options? Check out FoxHouse Media, which specializes in directing, storyboarding, 4K aerial video, editing, motion graphics, as well as social media-focused content. The diligent team at FoxHouse Media comprise seasoned and diverse creatives who can help you develop a concept and take it through to post-production and even marketing. FoxHouse Labs is their marketing offshoot that can get your content seen. Among their vast list of clients: Farmers Insurance, Modelo, UFC, Wild Turkey Bourbon, and Alienware.
Perhaps you are wanting to produce a corporate video with a thoughtful, cinematic approach. San Diego-based Lola Pop Media should be your go-to. In fact, one of the company’s taglines reads, “Lure them with images, hook them with words.” These folks have an understanding of what it takes to produce top-tier video with strong storytelling. Lola Pop specializes in developing and producing effective video campaigns for brands, also providing digital marketing services. Their client list includes Costco, Netflix, Ronald McDonald House Charities, Fast Company, and the History Channel.
Taking a cinematic approach to their work, full-service video production company Paradeigm Films boasts a shooting style that is highly thoughtful and artistic — you can see the attention to detail that goes into each shot. The team at Paradeigm focuses on producing branded films, docuseries, and commercial-based projects. This ADDY-winning team also offers impressive photography services for clients. They have produced media for numerous clients, including the San Diego Brewers Guild, Mission Federal Credit Union, San Diego City College, Cal State San Marcos, Knockaround Sunglasses, and the San Diego Loyal Soccer Club.
Blue Barn Creative is a client-focused full-service video production company that is headquartered in the San Diego area. The agile team at Blue Barn Creative provides a wide range of services, with a focus on video production for creative brand films, as well as event videography and promotional video content. Among their long list of satisfied clients: San Diego Housing Commission, Victorinox Swiss Army, the Black Market Trust, and Swagg Seats.
Saint West Filmworks is among the most creative full-service video production companies in San Diego with a focus on creating diverse short-form video projects for various clients, as well as feature-length documentaries. The crew at Saint West Filmworks understands all that goes into visual storytelling, as they are skilled commercial producers comprising an Emmy-winning team. Their client list includes Qualcomm, Taylor Guitars, WIRED magazine, and Ubisoft.
In the market for one of the most trusted and tried-and-true San Diego video production companies? Look no further than Crystal Pyramid Productions, the city’s oldest video production company. Founded in 1981, Crystal Pyramid Productions provides a robust list of production services, including full video production for corporate videos and broadcast video. Their impressive client list is far too long to list, but notable clients are the likes of Adidas, Miller Brewing Company, the Ford Motor Company, and the Coca-Cola Company.
New Evolution Video is San Diego’s premier video production company with over 13 years experience and 5,000 productions under their belt. This team believes that good creative begins with a unique selling message that separates you from the your competition—it needs to be simple, concise, and memorable. New Evolution Video makes sure that every concept grows directly out of your product without any borrowed interest, gags, or gimmicks. With years of experience and industry awards, it goes without saying that their productions are unsurpassed and they work hand-in-hand with their clients every step of the way.
dk3studios is San Diego’s premier video and photo studio with over a decade in business. Offering their 1,200-square-foot studio space as well as grip gear and lighting for productions, dk3studios is located in Sorrento Valley and is perfectly placed in the business district of San Diego. With both a studio to rent for professionals as well as in-house studio production, they offer a full-service approach and their expectational reviews online demonstrate why they’re a top choice for studio rentals and video productions in San Diego.
San Diego is home to a seemingly endless number of talented and diverse video production companies. Next time you are planning a production in the birthplace of California, be sure to check out our favorite video production companies in San Diego. Happy shooting!