Chicago Video Production

Video to engage your audience and drive them to action

World-class, broadcast-ready video production with the spirit of Chicago

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We make video for every story.

From Rogers Park to the Southside, we produce videos that make Chicago soar

From manufacturing to printing and publishing, to financial trade, Chicago is home to some of the best visionaries, dreamers, and achievers the world has to offer. At TOP, our talented team of directors, producers, and cinematographers are hard at work to deliver the stories that Chicago’s modern companies want to share with the world in informative and captivating ways. From short social media videos, to broadcast commercials, to corporate videos, our specialists skillfully know how to tell stories that connect with audiences and drive goals. Since our video team is apart of an extensive agency network, our team lines up video with distribution models, all ensuring maximum exposure for each individual piece of content.

  • – Full-service video content
    – Video that drives traffic and lead capture
    – Viral video creation
    – Live streaming video
    – Event video production
    – YouTube optimized video
    – Explainer videos
    – Documentary-style brand storytelling

A continuously booming and growing city supported by a hardworking history and whatever it takes work-ethic, Chicago is a city built on sweat, perseverance, and ingenuity. The beautiful balance of nature and urbanism provides a story within every crevice. Our video team is comprised of local experts who have an abundance of experience producing content all around the Windy City; creating Chicago content with global finish.

TOP possesses an extensive background when it comes to working with Chicago companies at any possible scale — From global enterprises to fresh startups to recognizable big brands to local service providers.

Our video expertise includes producing, scripting, shooting, editing, and mastering. It may seem simple from the outside looking in, but in order to tell and good and quality story that emotionally impacts our audience takes an extremely high level of skill and experience. This is why we’ve created cross-channel storytelling — a method allowing your video to completely integrate with the message you’re communicating across all marketing channels. If you want to create YouTube pre-roll video raising audience awareness while simultaneously driving to sale on a Facebook ad meant specifically for people who watched the entire thing, we’ve done it a million times before and we’ll do it a million times again. Not only are we at TOP creative, but we’re tactical.

It’s extremely important to produce video for a specific audience, so we always backward engineer our projects by making sure there is an audience to help reach our goal before applying local video knowledge in order to create video content that connects. Video that isn’t going to be seen isn’t worth producing, so we have complete distribution capabilities, including media planning, media buying, digital distribution, and organic viral marketing.

We locate your Chicago audience

By using our Chicago-based in-house research teams, we're able to establish target audiences before crafting impactful video messaging that rises above the competition. Our videos stick with audiences because we make videos specifically for them.

We tell the stories Chicago wants to hear

The content we create is the content Chicago is demanding to see, engaging the viewer and driving conversion. Stories themselves can be an extremely powerful vehicle to trigger action, so we test and optimize our videos in order to make sure we're telling stories that are simple, surprising, and significant — that is the key to virality.

We make sure Chicago sees your video

By utilizing our media planning and buying divisions — as well as our extensive network of influencers and journalists — we're able to create broader video distributions, We're even able to help optimize your video for SEO, helping it find an organic audience on social media.

We broadcast your brand across Chicago

All of the videos we create drive a specific message. We make sure to slow down — we know, slowing down is unheard of in Chicago — and take some time to properly understand the unique opportunities that come with your business and create bespoke messages to connect and stick to our audience.

Our creativity was born in Chicago

We love our Chicago video clients

Chicago is a city driven by culture, history, and of course, trains, all working together to keep this bustling city moving and improving. In a town that has skyscrapers filled with world-class companies — as well as more located in the Loop, Wicker Park, Old Town, and Bucktown — it’s not easy to stand out from the crowd. That’s where TOP comes in. We create custom content at scale in order to get you and your brand seen.

What we absolutely cannot do when it comes to Chicago video production is create cookie-cutter videos for every business. Each individual business is unique, and since our agency is deeply rooted in brand strategy, we make sure to create custom videos that meets each company’s unique set of opportunities and challenges. We’ve made video content for a long time, we know what works and what doesn’t.

If you want to transform your completed video into various pieces of content in multiple different formats, all across a wide range of channels and platforms, we’ve deployed our Test> Optimize> Perform methodology and created “stackable content” — an innovative new way to generate content that’s more efficient, effective, and scalable. Video can finally be apart of your daily marketing efforts rather than only when the budget allows.

Why hire a Chicago video production company?

One of the main benefits that occurs from working with a Chicago video production company is that we’re able to take care of all necessary technical and creative details in order to make sure your video content lands in the local and global markets. Hiring a professional with many years of experience — or even one that’s studied at the University of Chicago or Northwestern University — is an easy and handsfree way to continuously bring customers to your business.

We get to work in the city of Chicago every day, meaning you can find us capturing B-roll on the City hall rooftop or shooting cutaways at the 606. Our Windy City team has also skillfully executed creative work from SXSW to Cannes.

Where can I shoot amazing video in the Chicago?

A huge benefit of hiring a Chicago video agency is our personal knowledge of key locations. From Albany Park and Lincoln Square to Avondale and West Town — and let’s not forget the beauty of Foster Avenue Beach — we have a personal connection to regional video and we know just how to shoot it. We also have experience working for major corporate venues such as McCormick Place, Sofitel Chicago, and many other major corporate campuses. We’ve seen and experienced it all, we know just how to bring the story out of each location.

How can I stand out from Chicago competitors and beyond?

If you need to drive awareness for your next big project, or if people are already searching for the products you offer but want more information to understand exactly what you do, TOP is a Chicago agency that can help you better understand the objective of your video content and how it compares to the work your competitors have done. Most of our video projects begin with an in-depth review of competitor video in order to locate the whitespace that will allow us to shine in the marketplace. From Printer’s Row to Logan Square and down south in Hyde Park, we apply a data-driven approach to structured creativity — pushing for authentic and novel solutions with each unique project.

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