San Francisco Video Production

Video to engage your audience and drive them to action

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

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We make video for every story.

From Silicon Valley tech to non-profits in the Mission, we produce videos that make San Francisco soar

Home to some of the most revolutionary companies in the world, San Francisco is the hub for thinkers, dreamers, and doers. At TOP, our team of directors, producers, and cinematographers, work hard to tell the stories of San Francisco’s modern companies in compelling and informative ways. Whether you need a short video for social media, a broadcast commercial, or corporate video, our specialists know how to tell stories that connect with audiences and drive goals. As part of an extensive agency network, our team aligns video with distribution models ensuring maximum exposure for all 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

Cutting edge technology set against a backdrop of rich history and amazing natural beauty makes San Francisco a city like no other. The rich tapestry of San Francisco and the surrounding area provides an abundance of opportunities for storytelling. Our team of local experts has produced content around the city and the bay area; this allows us to create San Francisco video with a global feel.

We have extensive experience working with San Francisco companies at any scale — from enterprises to startups and big brands to local service providers.

Our video expertise encompasses producing, scripting, shooting, editing, and mastering.  It sounds simple, but to tell a good story that engages our audience on an emotional levels takes skill and experience.  That’s why we created cross-channel storytelling — a method that allows your video to fully integrated with the message you’re communicating in other marketing channels.  Want to create YouTube pre-roll video that provides audience awareness, while driving to sale on a Facebook ad only for those who watched the whole thing?  Yup, we’ve been there and done that.  We’re super creative but we’re more than just your creative team.

Because it is paramount to produce a video for a specific audience, so we often backward engineer a project by aligning a goal with an audience and then applying our local video knowledge to create video that connects.  Because video that is not going to be seen is not worth producing, we have complete distribution capabilities including media planning, media buying, digital distribution, and even organic viral marketing.

We find your audience.

We utilize our in-house research teams to establish target audiences and then craft key video messaging that cuts through the noise. Our videos resonate with audiences because we make videos for them.

We create compelling stories

We create in-demand content that engages the viewer and drives conversion.  Because stories are powerful vehicles to trigger action, we test and optimize our videos to make sure we'll telling stories that are simple, surprising, and significant — the raw ingredients of virality.

We make sure your video is seen

We utilize our media planning and buying divisions — along with an extensive network of influencers and journalists — to create broader video distributions.  We can even optimize your video for SEO and help it find an organic audience on social media.

We amplify your brand

We make videos that drive a message. We take the time to understand your business and your unique opportunities and craft bespoke messages that connect with resonate with audiences.

Our creativity was born in San Francisco

We love our San Francisco video clients

San Francisco sits at the crossroads of culture, finance, ethnicity, and technology, which makes it one of the most unique and interesting cities in the world. In a town with a lot of world-class companies — plus you’ve got even more down the road in San Mateo, Menlo Park, Palo Alto, or Sunnyvale —it takes a lot of work to stand out.  Here’s where TOP helps. Our custom content makes sure you’re seen and we create this content at scale.

The one thing we can’t do when it comes to Bay Area video production is create cookie-cutter videos for every business. Each business is unique and because we have our roots in brand strategy, we create custom videos that meet every company’s unique challenges and opportunities. We’ve been making video content long enough to know what works and what doesn’t.

Want to transform your initial video into multiple pieces of content in different formats, across a wide range of channels and platforms?  We deployed our Test > Optimize > Perform methodology to create “stackable content” — a bold new way to create content that is more efficient, more effective, and more scalable.  Finally, video can be a part of your everyday marketing efforts instead of “only when budget allows” type event.

Why hire a San Francisco video production company?

One of the key benefits of working with a Bay Area video production company is that we’ll take care of the necessary creative and technical details to make sure your videos connect with local markets and beyond. Hiring a professional with years of experience — or even one who has studied or worked at Stanford or Berkeley — is a hands-free way to drive customers to your business on an ongoing basis.

Not only do we work in San Francisco every day — you can find us getting B-roll on the Embarcadero and shooting cutaways near Lands End — but our Bay Area team has also executed creative work from SXSW to Cannes.

Where can I shoot amazing video in the Bay Area?

Another massive benefit of hiring a video agency in San Francisco is our knowledge of key locations.  From Napa and Somona wine country to Monterey and Big Sur — plus that one park in SoMa that has amazing natural light — we understand regional video and how to shoot it.  We’ve also worked in major corporate venues including Moscone Center, the Fairmont hotel, and major corporate campuses.  We’ve seen it all and know how to make each location tell a story.

How can I stand out from Silicon Valley competitors and beyond?

Do you need to drive awareness for the next big project? Are people already searching for the products and need to better understand what you do?  As a San Francisco agency we can help you better understand the intent of your video content and how that compares to what your competitors have done.  Many of our video projects start with a thorough review of competitor video to find the white space that will help us shine.  From the Financial District to the East Bay and down south to San Jose, we take a results data-driven approach to “structured creativity,” pushing for new and innovative solutions with each project.

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