Creative Production Services

Full services commercial production company. 

 
$5,000+
 
Undisclosed
 
2 - 9
 Founded
2008
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Montreal, Canada
headquarters
  • 4030 Rue Saint-Ambroise, #430
    Montreal, QC H4C 2C7
    Canada

Portfolio

Key clients: 
AirMiles,Banque Nationale, Bell Media, Baileys, Budweiser Canada, Canadian Tire, CBC, Dove, Ford Canada, Hewlett-Packard, IKEA, IÖGO, Johnson & Johnson Inc., Michael Kors, Microsoft, Moroccanoil,  Nestle Waters Canada, PepsiCo Beverages, Samsung Canada, San Pellegrino, Shaw Media, Sport Chek, The Tite Group, Ubisoft, UFC, Under Armour, Well.ca, World Series of Poker, Yahoo!, YTV

Mega Construx: Breakout Beasts!

Breakout Beasts: Series 2


Director & Editor: Ben Goloff

Cinematography: Josh Usheroff

Produced by Black Box Productions


Client: Mattel (Mega Construx)


https://www.blackboxproductions.tv

Introducing Neptune Duo


Director & Editor: Ben Goloff

Cinematography: Josh Usheroff

Produced by Black Box Productions

Client: Neptune


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Ubisoft: Passion at Work

Directed by Ben Goloff & Josh Usheroff

Cinematography by Josh Usheroff

Editing by Ben Goloff

Produced by Black Box Productions


Client: Ubisoft


https://www.blackboxproductions.tv/


Reviews

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Culture Video for Customer Services Provider

"We loved working with them and are very pleased with the results." 

Quality: 
4.5
Schedule: 
3.5
Cost: 
4.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$10,000 to $49,999
 
Jan. - May 2019
Project summary: 

Black Box Productions Ltd. created a two-minute video highlighting the client’s culture and people. They captured employee interviews, prepped subjects with make-up, and delivered a French-language version.  

The Reviewer
 
5,001-10,000 Employees
 
Montreal, Canada
Philip van Leeuwen
VP of Communications, Nordia
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Internal stakeholders were satisfied with both the process and final production. Black Box Productions Ltd. were quick to latch onto project requirements, but they were also flexible when they changed. They were especially patient cost-aware.

The client submitted this review online.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

Nordia is Canada's largest provider of customer services solutions. I’m the VP of Strategy and Corporate Communications.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire Black Box Productions Ltd.?

We wanted to create a short corporate video to show off our people-centric culture and aid our recruitment initiatives.

What were your goals for this project?

We wanted the video to be fun and engaging. It had to communicate our company culture and the people who work here.

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

We researched potential suppliers on the web, looked at their portfolios, and conducted a short evaluation process to find the best fit.

Describe the video(s) and the process in detail.

The main project was a two-minute video, which includes mostly on-location shots with music and a voice-over. One location contains employee testimonials and required sound and make-up services. The other location (in a different city) was handled by another local production company. English and French versions were produced, as well as two other video projects of 40 seconds and three minutes respectively.

What was your vendors' project management or feedback process?

We communicated face-to-face and over email, phone, and comments left on video proofs on Vimeo.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

Can you share any outcomes from the project that demonstrate progress or success?

We loved working with them and are very pleased with the results.

How effective was the workflow between your team and theirs?

Very effective.

What did you find most impressive about this company?

Their ability to grasp and deliver ideas and concepts was outstanding. They were also open to changes and always tried to find the best solutions. We can be a very demanding client, but Black Box was patient, responsive, and cost-conscience.

Are there any areas for improvement?

No.

5.0
Overall Score
  • 3.5 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    Usually very responsive.
  • 4.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    Reasonable.
  • 4.5 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    Very good.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    Great team to work with.

Video Production for Monarch Butterfly Protection Initiative

“We often face complicated constraints on our side, but they were always patient with us and accommodated our needs.”

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$10,000 to $49,999
 
Oct. 2018 - Feb. 2019
Project summary: 

Black Box Productions Ltd. developed six Q&A videos that promoted environmental initiatives to protect monarch butterflies. The videos would have a television spot and stream on various digital channels.

The Reviewer
 
201-500 Employees
 
Montreal, Canada
Simon Lemieux
Marketing Coordinator, Espace pour la vie
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Currently, the videos are supporting an ongoing marketing campaign and have earned positive responses. Black Box Productions Ltd. worked closely with the internal communications team. They allocated time for regular feedback to ensure that the final product aligned with the key messaging and vision.

The client submitted this review online.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

I’m the marketing coordinator for Espace pour la vie, a government-funded museum group that offers visitors an immersive experience by combining science, art, and emotions. We consist of four museums, including the Biodome, the Insectarium, the Botanical Garden, and the Rio Tinto Alcan Planetarium. Our mission is to celebrate life.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire Black Box Productions Ltd.?

Since 1992, the Insectarium has worked to raise awareness for the environmental issues that monarch butterflies face, engaging citizens in concrete actions to protect the species. To support that effort, we wanted to produce a series of six Q&A videos to mobilize the public and inform them about various programs and events. We tasked Black Box Productions Ltd. with filming and editing these videos according to our communications team’s different requests. 

What were your goals for this project? 

Our main goal was to use the videos to position ourselves as a leader in safeguarding monarch butterflies. The videos would support our marketing campaigns.

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

My team did some research online and compiled a list of three agencies. We chose Black Box Productions Ltd. based on the quality of their work. 

Describe the video(s) and the process in detail. 

Black Box Productions Ltd. produced six Q&A videos, overseeing all filming and editing. They worked with us every step of the way to make sure that we approved all of their work before moving forward. 

What was your vendors' project management or feedback process?

For each key phase in production, they asked us to provide feedback and incorporated our comments where appropriate.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

Can you share any outcomes from the project that demonstrate progress or success?

We’re now using the videos to support our marketing efforts. Although we’ve just started our campaign, our colleagues and fans have given amazing feedback so far. We plan to broadcast the videos on Télé-Québec in 2019 in addition to various communication channels such as the Espacepourlavie.ca website, social media platforms (e.g., Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Instagram), and digital advertisements. ​

​​​​​​How effective was the workflow between your team and theirs? 

They delivered quickly and were super easy to work with. We often face complicated constraints on our side, but they were always patient with us and accommodated our needs.

What did you find most impressive about this company?

Their work ethic has been one of the greatest that I’ve ever seen.

Are there any areas for improvement?

No, I can’t think of any.

5.0
Overall Score
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer

Video Production for Toy Company

"Black Box Productions prioritizes taking care of the customer."

Quality: 
4.0
Schedule: 
4.5
Cost: 
4.5
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$200,000 to $999,999
 
2017–Ongoing
Project summary: 

As part of an ongoing engagement, Black Box Productions produces multiple videos for a toy company. They manage several campaigns and handle all post-production work.

The Reviewer
 
Toronto, Canada
Salman Sajun
Manager of Creative Studios, Mattel
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The videos have satisfied the project requirements and have been successful in business’ efforts. The Black Box Productions team’s defining traits are their flexibility and attention to detail. Their willingness to create strong work in a timely manner has earned them a continued engagement.

A Clutch analyst personally interviewed this client over the phone. Below is an edited transcript.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I'm the Manager of Creative Studios, Mattel.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Black Box Productions?

We needed video and content production for several of our company’s campaigns.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

To begin each project, we brief Black Box Productions on our needs and they come back to us with proposals. After this, they take us through their approach and incorporate our feedback. Once the pre-production process is complete, they launch into developing the content and receive our insight along the way. In the post-production sessions, they give us a rundown on the evolution of the project and deliver the final product.

What is the team composition?

We work directly with Josh (Co-Founder, Black Box Productions) and Ben (Producer, Black Box Productions).

How did you come to work with Black Box Productions?

We’d engaged with Black Box Productions in the past and had been delighted with their work. For this project, we had an information meeting and got to know more about their production skills. From there, their team bid on our projects and won a majority of them.

What is the status of this engagement?

We began working together toward the end of 2017 and the engagement is ongoing. We just wrapped up a few projects with them and have a few more coming up.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

What evidence can you share that demonstrates the impact of the engagement?

The results are confidential but our internal team is very satisfied with their work. The campaigns they’ve worked on have been successful for our business.

How did Black Box Productions perform from a project management standpoint?

One of the main reasons we continue to work with Black Box Productions is the way they manage projects. We primarily communicate through email and they’re very open to feedback. They adjust their approach if our needs change and they keep us involved in their process.

What did you find most impressive about them?

Black Box Productions prioritizes taking care of the customer. They’re easy to work with and are dedicated to delivering the best possible work. Additionally, their team is nimble and flexible.

Are there any areas they could improve?

We have no issues with their approach—they should continue with what they’re doing.

Do you have any advice for potential customers?

Make sure your goals for deliverables are clear. We went into deep detail with Black Box Productions and ensured they understood the creative vision we wanted. Having a list of tangible requirements makes the process easier.

4.5
Overall Score
  • 4.5 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
  • 4.5 Cost
    Value / within estimates
  • 4.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    I’d 100% recommend them.

Ongoing Video Production for Social Production Agency

"...they’re always willing to go the extra mile to deliver amazing content." 

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$200,000 to $999,999
 
Jan. 2013 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

Black Box Productions Ltd. provides comprehensive production and postproduction services on an ongoing basis.

The Reviewer
 
11-50 Employees
 
Toronto, Canada
Ian Buck
Managing Director, Notch Video
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Throughout a years-long partnership, Black Box Productions Ltd. has earned a reputation for solving every production problem in their path. Their professional manner and effortless collaboration make them easy to work with. Customers can expect a driven team that strives for success.

The client submitted this review online.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

I'm the managing director at Notch Video, a full-service social video production agency.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire Black Box Productions Ltd.?

We’ve used Black Box as a go-to production company for many projects since 2013.

What were your goals for this project?

We were looking for solution-oriented video production, which Black Box has always delivered on.

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

After thorough online research, Black Box seemed like the kind of production company we wanted to work with.

Describe the scope of their work in detail.

They’ve supported us with full production and postproduction services across a variety of projects.

What was the team composition?

I work closely with the company principals; they build the perfect team for each project, depending on our specific needs.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

Can you share any outcomes from the project that demonstrate progress or success?

Black Box always delivers. They're very collaborative and easy to work with, and they’re always willing to go the extra mile to deliver amazing content.

How effective was the workflow between your team and theirs?

It’s been smooth. They’re highly professional in their approach.

What did you find most impressive about this company?

They always devise the perfect solution for our video production problems. Furthermore, they're fun to work with.

Are there any areas for improvement?

We've never had any issues.

5.0
Overall Score They're one of my favorite partners to work with.
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    They're easy to work with.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    They deliver on our visions.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    I often recommend them to others.