Your Source for World-Class Video Content

Fog Coast Productions LLC is an award-winning video production company based in San Francisco, CA yet serving clients on a global basis.  We cater to a broad demographic of clients ranging from small businesses and startups, to large corporations and established brands.

Our company was founded on the idea that video production consumers want an inspiring, joyful, and collaborative work experience. Our mission is to produce outstanding video content that captures the essence of our clients’ message and brand, while ensuring they feel valued and respected throughout the process.

 

People love working with us because of the energy, enthusiasm, and concierge level of service that we bring to every project. We believe that by aligning our efforts we help reveal the unique story behind every great vision. As Michaelangelo said of his amazing sculptures…"simply remove the marble that doesn’t belong.”  Our logo image illustrates that Fog Coast removes the clouds and fog and navigates your brand to the clear and precise image…waiting to be revealed.

 

In sum, we reveal, illuminate and magnify your particular vision and in doing so create a unique, differentiated and authentic message.  We achieve these outcomes with our team of professionals that treat your project as an extension of our family and as personal passion projects.  Nothing jazzes us up more than to find that perfect image, story, or message that resonates most with your audience and our clients.  The result will be a remarkable video that completely captures your hopes, dreams, and aspirations messaged to your targeted constituents and customers.

 
$5,000+
 
$100 - $149 / hr
 
2 - 9
 Founded
2017
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San Francisco, CA
headquarters
  • 1161 Mission Street, 1st Floor
    San Francisco, CA 94103
    United States

Portfolio

Key clients: 

Glassdoor, Mixpanel, Lever, Instacart, Imprev, Pacific Park, T3 Advisors, Hearsay Systems, Growthplug, Porthos Home, San Francisco 49ers, Konversai, iCAD, Xoft

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Value Proposition Video Production for Online Platform

"Their overall timeliness and ability to interpret our vision to reality was fantastic."

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

Fog Coastal created a video intended to attract more users to an online platform. They worked on casting, location scouting, and concept development before producing the video.

The Reviewer
 
1,001-5,000 Employees
 
San Francisco, California
Senior Manager, Operations, Gig Economy Company
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

While the product has yet to launch, Fog Coastal's work has been praised internally, expecting it to be beneficial once shared. The team managed the project smoothly, turning around edits quickly. The onsite team was flexible, professional and efficient.

The client submitted this review online.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

I am a Senior Manager at a gig economy company headquartered in San Francisco. Our company has about 80K contractors across the US and parts of Canada.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire Fog Coast Productions?

We hired Fog Coast Production to help us create a video that shares why people have joined our platform.

What were your goals for this project?

We were looking to create an authentic video featuring real people sharing their experiences on the platform. A big goal of the project was to have people share their experiences with others who may be interested in joining the platform.

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

My team searched online for a video production company in the San Francisco area and identified 3 possibilities. We contacted each company and narrowed it down to Fog Coast after speaking with them on the phone and receiving their proposal. We selected Fog Coast based on their promptness, ability to give direct feedback and provide direction on best practices.

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

Once we selected Fog Coast Productions they started working with us to get to know our business and ultimate goals. We worked with them on casting, location scouting and concept development in order to ensure our final product was what we wanted. The end product is one 2 min video featuring 4 people shot across multiple locations.

What was your vendors' project management or feedback process?

They provided a three person filming crew for the on sight/ day of shooting. They were all professional, flexible and efficient at completing the shoot and managing various complexities that come from being on site. After filming we received multiple rough drafts that we provided feedback on. Fog Coast turned the edits around very quickly and we were able to within our timeline.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

We have not posted the video yet, however the internal team loved the final product and we are looking forward to sharing on a broader scale.

How effective was the workflow between your team and theirs?

Workflow and process with the team was great. Their overall timeliness and ability to interpret our vision to reality was fantastic.

What did you find most impressive about this company?

The team has been amazing throughout the process. Fog Coast is responsive, able to provide input and feedback on what has worked or not worked in the past to keep us on track and have listened to our needs to ensure the final product was exactly what we wanted.

Are there any areas for improvement?

We were very satisfied with their work.

5.0
Overall Score Would definitely recommend them to anyone looking to produce a high quality video.
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    Great - available when we needed and able to complete on time.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    In line with our budget and needs.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    The video was exactly what we were looking for.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    We have already recommended them to several other business partners within our organization.

Showcase Video for Bay Area City

"The final product is fantastic!"

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
Less than $10,000
 
Apr. - June 2019
Project summary: 

Fog Coast Productions was hired to produce a video that showcased a city and its employees as a recruitment tool. The team interviewed volunteers, shot on various locations, and selected music. 

The Reviewer
 
201-500 Employees
 
Burlingame, California
Sonya Morrison
Director of Human Resources, City of Burlingame
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

While the video hasn't been used externally as of yet, internal feedback has been extremely positive. Fog Coast Productions delivered a quality product that met expectations. Their communicative team took feedback and scope changes in stride. 

The client submitted this review online.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

I am the Human Resources Director for a full service, small city in the Bay Area.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire Fog Coast Productions?

We hired Fog Coast Productions to create a short video of the city, showcasing employees and why it's a great place to work.

What were your goals for this project?

We wanted to include all the employees who volunteered to be a part of the project, show some of the city, and create something fun that can be used as a recruitment tool to attract potential hires to the city.

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

We considered several companies before choosing this one.

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

We asked for volunteers to be a part of the video. We created a set of questions to interview current employees and showed Fog Coast Productions around the city so they could see some places they might like to shoot. We selected a couple of locations for shooting, and Fog Coast Productions obtained a permit to use a drone to shoot some aerial shots. We chose the music last.

What was your vendors' project management or feedback process?

We had several rounds of feedback, using a very simple online tool to provide feedback and suggested edits.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

The project has just been finished and shared with employees, who all loved it! It has not been used for the intended purpose yet.

How effective was the workflow between your team and theirs?

Communication was quick and effective. They were responsive to our feedback.

What did you find most impressive about this company?

The final product is fantastic! I couldn't be happier.

Are there any areas for improvement?

I would have spent more time selecting music with the providers, to understand their vision and ours, but we have an amazing final product and I am very happy!

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

Animated Video Production for Healthcare Company

“Fog Coast Productions delivered an amazing asset in a very short timeframe.”

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
Less than $10,000
 
Dec. 2018 - Jan. 2019
Project summary: 

Fog Coast Productions produced a demo video to accompany a product release. The animated clip features voiceover work and various visual effects.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Millbrae, California
Maureen Shay
Senior Director of Marketing, Luma Therapeutics
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

In producing the animated video, Fog Coast Productions effectively transformed the brand’s messaging strategy. The project’s success was a direct result of their unwavering commitment. Their team worked endless hours to create content of the highest quality. 

The client submitted this review online.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

Luma Therapeutics is a healthcare startup that specializes in home-based psoriasis treatments. As the senior director of marketing, I oversee the company’s physician and patient marketing.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Fog Coast Productions?

We wanted to make a product demo video to accompany our latest product release.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

Fog Coast Productions was required to develop an animated video that demonstrated the functionality and convenience of our products. We also wanted the videos to highlight the differences between similar treatments that are on the market. They began by drafting visual storyboards, which were later converted into full animations. To complete the final edits, their team provided voiceovers and visual effects.

How did you come to work with Fog Coast Productions?

I was referred to them by a colleague who had experienced success with them in the past. During our initial meeting, we were instantly impressed by their thoroughness and eagerness to work at all hours to assist us.

How much have you invested with them?

We spent less than $10,000 for their video production services.

What is the status of this engagement?

They worked on the video from December 2018–January 2019.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

Although it’s too early to measure the impact that the video has had on our business, we can verify that Fog Coast Productions has improved the way that we tell our story. The animation is featured on our corporate and patient websites, and we plan to show the video at the next industry conference. We have also added their work to our investor pitch deck and webinars for prospective patients.

How did Fog Coast Productions perform from a project management standpoint?

The project was highly successful because both of our teams were committed to creating the best product that we could make. Fog Coast Productions encouraged us to give feedback during every stage, which made the process remarkably smooth.

What did you find most impressive about them?

Fog Coast Productions delivered an amazing asset in a very short timeframe. We were also delighted by their customer-first approach to business; their dedication to the project was unwavering, despite our exhaustive list of requirements and strict deadlines.

Are there any areas they could improve?

We did not experience any issues while working with them.

5.0
Overall Score We had a fantastic experience working with Fog Coast Productions.
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    Their team never missed a deadline.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    Animated videos can be expensive, but Fog Coast Productions’ rates were reasonable for our budget without sacrificing quality.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    We are receiving a ton of praise for the video.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    Based on our positive engagement, I would highly recommend them to any company.

Video Production for Real Estate Company

"Their workflow and communication were great."

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

Fog Coast Productions created five testimonial and informational videos. They handled scriptwriting, filming, post-production, and on-screen animation design. 

The Reviewer
 
11-50 Employees
 
Bellevue, Washington
Meghan Cheeney
Director of Marketing, Imprev, Inc.
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Clients gave the videos rave reviews, while staff recognized their impressive marketing potential. Fog Coast Productions planned the shoot meticulously and delivered revisions promptly. Their knowledgable advice, attention to detail, and keen compositional skill propelled the project to success. 

The client submitted this review online.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

I'm the director of marketing at a real estate marketing automation company that serves brokerages of all sizes. I oversee all branding, content development, lead generation, and marketing operations.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire Fog Coast Productions?

We have many amazing clients who can share fantastic stories about the value of our service. In the past, we've always tried to capture the stories in dry case studies and short quotes. This time, we wanted to create short testimonial videos to better showcase their personalities and successes.

What were your goals for this project?

We hoped to use the video during our sales demos, in follow-ups, on the website, and at trade shows.

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

I visited a conference in San Francisco that I knew many of our clients would attend. I Googled video production companies in San Francisco, and Fog Coast Productions appeared. After speaking with several other companies and reviewing examples, Fog Coast Productions won because of their solid proposal, suitable budget, and professional and easygoing attitude. I felt confident that they knew what they were doing, that they would guide me, and that they would deliver a quality product.

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

We decided to do create five videos: one client-focused testimonial, two best practices videos, and one company-focused video. We also requested on-screen text to add visual interest.

We discussed what types of questions to ask clients beforehand. During the video shoot, I asked our clients questions. I knew that gathering enough material for the videos would depend on the answers we received. After filming, we didn't have enough unique material to make the second best practices video, so we created a shorter compilation to use on social media.

What was your vendors' project management or feedback process?

They provided a three-person filming crew and all the appropriate equipment.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

We felt proud to share the videos with our clients, who were happy with how professional they looked. We've gotten great feedback from clients and plan to use the video at our 2019 trade shows! 

How effective was the workflow between your team and theirs?

Their workflow and communication were great. A few weeks in advance, we talked about the flow of the shoot and discussed the questions we would ask. They gave helpful suggestions since this was our first time creating a video.

Their clear, timely feedback showed me what to expect on the day of filming. They had the first iteration ready for review soon after the shoot, and the post-production and editing moved quickly.

What did you find most impressive about this company?

Their flexible approach made the location and lighting work well. Amazingly, they also found the best clips without much input. Most of my edits related to choosing an intro/outro and adjusting on-screen text. The client shots were spot-on, and they did an awesome job of choosing the highest-impact dialogue.

Are there any areas for improvement?

The only thing that I'd request is to receive advice about clothing earlier. Their work and communication were high-quality, though, so I have no complaints.

5.0
Overall Score
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    It was highly competitive.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    The filming and editing were outstanding. We had several hours of raw footage, but they found all the gold nuggets!
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    I would definitely recommend them.

Video Creation for Nonprofit

"Their combination of skill, knowledge, agility, creativity, and responsiveness was impressive."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
4.5
The Project
 
$10,000 to $49,999
 
Sept. - Oct. 2018
Project summary: 

Fog Coast Productions created two videos, scoping the project from start to finish. They collaborated closely with the in-house team, completing three rounds of edits to achieve the final product. 

The Reviewer
 
51-200 Employees
 
San Francisco
Angela Ingel
Marketing & Communications Director, Jewish Community Federation of San Francisco
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Fog Coast Productions was creative and communicative, holding regular meetings and quckly addressing any problems or concerns. They worked on the project until they met all requirements. The videos have received positive feedback and will be used for quite a long time.

The client submitted this review online.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

I'm the marketing and communications director for the Jewish Community Federation and Endowment Fund, a philanthropic catalyst that connects Bay Area Jews to the power we have as a community to improve the world. We partner with donors, organizations, and foundations to address the pressing issues facing our community, and we develop innovative strategies that result in deep and lasting impact locally, in Israel, and around the world.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire Fog Coast Productions?

We needed to create several videos: one to highlight the impact of our work and one to present to a community leader. Both were critical because they'd be viewed by some of the wealthiest philanthropists and donors in the Bay Area.

What were your goals for this project?

We wanted the videos to inspire and educate the audience on who we are and what we do. We also wanted them to entertain and purposely poke a little fun at the winner of our annual Sinton Award, which goes to an extraordinary life-time leader who has given time consistently to the Jewish and general communities.

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

One of our employees referred them.

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

They started off by explaining the entire lifecycle of the process in advance, so expectations were set from the beginning. We collaborated on the videos, and they posted them onto a platfom that allowed us to provide edits, suggestions, and feedback on specific frames. We had three rounds of feedback until all the different complicated video components were streamlined and looked effortless.
 

What was your vendors' project management or feedback process?

Communication was key to making this effort successful, and their process had the perfect mixture of meetings, listening to our needs, and creative collaboration. They were highly creative in their approach, and responsive and professional. They also made it very clear that they wouldn't leave without us being absolutely satisfied with the final product, which we were.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

The videos were well received, and one of them will be used throughout the year in all of our distribution channels to help people understand the nature of our work. We continue using them now to make our blog and social media presence more dynamic.

How effective was the workflow between your team and theirs?

Since there are only two of them, we always felt attended to. Their success depended on our team having a unified vision.

What did you find most impressive about this company?

Their combination of skill, knowledge, agility, creativity, and responsiveness was impressive.

Are there any areas for improvement?

With this being a new professional relationship, we look forward to working with them. We're still improving how we communicate our needs and their translation of those needs. We did find it very helpful to have both of them in the room when explaining the projects.

5.0
Overall Score
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    I'm pleased with the entire process, from idea inception to final product.
  • 4.5 NPS
    Willing to refer
    The only thing that would prevent me from recommending them would be a limited budget.

Website Animations for Growth Marketing Agency

"They worked efficiently while communicating every step of the way." 

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
Less than $10,000
 
Oct. 2018
Project summary: 

Fog Coast Productions animated parts of seven illustrations without affecting a website’s speed. Contending with problematic web design and development, they managed to deliver on time and budget.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Los Angeles, California
Aaron Mellman
Head of Growth, Growth Drivers
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Users stay on both individual pages and the wider site longer since Fog Coast Productions delivered their animations. They provided constant communication and collaborated effectively with an in-house resource. Their ability to modify their work style to fit each client is a key selling point.

The client submitted this review online.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

I'm the head of growth at Growth Drivers, a marketing agency specializing in scaling startups and small to mid-sized businesses in the tech industry.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire Fog Coast Productions?

We needed to animate seven illustrations on our client’s website in a short time.

What were your goals for this project?

Our client wanted to increase their site’s production value with more user interactivity.

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

We'd worked with Fog Coast Productions before, and their high-quality work, expert knowledge, and competitive prices made them a no-brainer. They were also easy to communicate with and willing to work within our process.

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

The illustrations were custom, and, once animated, had to fit within the space where they lived on the website. All of them had to be the same speed too. I requested specific parts of each illustration be animated and received an estimate quickly. We had to do a lot of problem-solving to fit the scope of work. The tricky part was that the animations had to be extremely high-quality but couldn't slow down the website.

On top of this, we had to make some changes because the animations wouldn't work perfectly with the site as it was designed and developed. Steve (Co-Founder, Fog Coast Productions) took this in stride, and we found a solution to complete the project on time and budget.

What was your vendors' project management or feedback process?

The entire project was managed via a Google sheet I created with specific instructions for each animation. We also created a folder system within Google Drive to manage which animations needed approval and which ones had been approved.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

Our client is exceptionally happy with the animations and sees both longer session duration and time on page.

How effective was the workflow between your team and theirs?

Because this was a one-off project, we didn't have Steve work within our normal project management system. Still, everything went smoothly. We communicated through Slack daily and had zero issues finishing the project.

What did you find most impressive about this company?

They worked efficiently while communicating every step of the way. Steve fit within the process I’d outlined and cooperated extremely well with our developer, which made my life easier.

Are there any areas for improvement?

No, not off the top of my head.

5.0
Overall Score
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    Zero issues.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    He worked within budget and the quality and value was well worth the cost.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    The animations are crisp and beautiful!
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer

Promo Video Production for Alternative Health Facility

"The end product was phenomenal!"

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
Less than $10,000
 
July 2018
Project summary: 

Fog Coast Productions created a video to use on the website and for digital marketing purposes. They conducted research and provided a questionnaire in order to come up with a script.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Larkspur, California
Amy Adams
Owner, Body Treat Med Boutique
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

While the video hasn’t been posted yet, Fog Coast Productions surpassed expectations with their careful planning and stress-free video shoot. Their organizational skills and knowledge are hallmarks of their work.

The client submitted this review online.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

I’m a physician with an IV vitamin and alternative health facility.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire Fog Coast Productions?

I wanted to create a promo video that I could use for digital marketing and place on my website.

What were your goals for this project?

I was looking for a fun and upbeat way of attracting people to my business. I also really wanted to capture the atmosphere at the business, since I think that’s a big drawing point for our clients.

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

They were recommended to me by one of my employees.

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

We met in person to discuss my ideas for the project. Fog Coast Productions researched my website and business to get an idea of my style. They did everything from giving us questions to answer so we wouldn't have to script things ourselves to helping us send emails to the clients who would be in the video. We got a detailed outline of the day of the shoot; nothing was left to chance. It was all well planned, which made me feel comfortable and confident that the shoot would be seamless.

What was your vendors' project management or feedback process?

We had two very knowledgeable people to handle filming, one of which was the owner of the company! We kept on schedule the entire day and even finished early. We had three rounds of drafts to use, but we only needed one. We only switched one word on the captions and added a five-second blurb about a service we have, and we were done!!

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

I haven't posted the video yet, but I expect great things!

How effective was the workflow between your team and theirs?

There was a seamless interaction with all the staff involved.

What did you find most impressive about this company?

They were organized and delivered exactly what they promised. It sounds like it’s not a lot to ask for, but you would be surprised with how often that doesn't happen. They also exceeded my expectations, which is really hard to find. The end product was phenomenal!

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

Marketing Video for Crowdfunding Campaign

"They not only knew how to perform the technical work, but were also easy to hang out with."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
Less than $10,000
 
Apr. 2018 - Apr. 2018
Project summary: 

Fog Coast Productions shot a video to be used as the main promotional material for a crowdfunding campaign. They handled the shoot and helped refine the script.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
San Francisco, California
Natelle Fitzgerald
Marketing and Communications, Koodini Design
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Although the campaign had not yet launched, the shoot progressed smoothly and efficiently. Fog Coast Productions dealt with technical challenges and script issues in an easygoing mannner. Their technical knowledge was perfectly complemented by their flexible, creative attitude. 

The client submitted this review online.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

Koodini Design is a blooming design team that invents retail products. My position involves marketing and communications.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire Fog Coast Productions?

Fog Coast Productions shot part of a video series for our upcoming crowdfunding campaign.

What were your goals for this project?

The video is our campaign's main marketing piece. We needed to shoot portions of a story that illustrated the use and benefits of our new product. The goal is to create collateral that will be used to attract backers on social media and on the crowdfunding page. We wanted to tell the story through video so that we can ultimately raise enough money to take the product to market.

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

I was part of the team who chose them. We had used another video production team months before with unsatisfying results.

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

The video series portrays several people meeting because of the necessity of our product. The script had already been written, but it was constantly changing to make the product storyline more believable. We made some decisions on the fly as small challenges arose.

What was your vendors' project management or feedback process?

Fog Coast Productions was thorough and communicative before, during, and after the shoots.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

We have not launched our crowdfunding campaign yet, so we don't have any results. Their first video included a variety of shots and angles to tell the story well. It had great lighting and composition. 

How effective was the workflow between your team and theirs?

The workflow was effective, and communication was easy and accessible. They explained beforehand what we should bring to the shoot for easy and efficient transfer of the footage upon completion. 

What did you find most impressive about this company?

They were very personable. They not only knew how to perform the technical work, but were also easy to hang out with. That was invaluable in a low-budget startup scenario. They clearly worked well together, had a smooth workflow, and understood each other's roles and strengths. This gave me confidence in their overall process.

Challenges inevitably came up during the video shoot, especially because we were working with dogs and windy weather. They were flexible, making suggestions to improve the process (through location, lighting, and timing) and developing creative solutions when we needed another perspective on the storyline. It was all hands on deck, which our small team greatly appreciated.

5.0
Overall Score
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    I was not involved in this.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer

Video Production for Medical Marketing Company

“[Fog Coast’s] range of capabilities made them stand out from other firms.”

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
Less than $10,000
 
Oct. 2017
Project summary: 

Fog Coast created and executed a video showcasing the capabilities of a dental office. Services included script writing, directing, and editing.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
San Jose, California
Anthony Palavi
Co-Founder, Growthplug
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Thanks to Fog Coast’s skilled production efforts, the video received a positive reception from the client. The team’s creativity, prompt delivery, and impressive value for money continue to impress.

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

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

My name is Anthony Palavi and I’m a co-founder of GrowthPlug Inc. We provide marketing services for doctors and dentists.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Fog Coast Productions?

One of our newest clients asked us to create a video for them to leverage on social media platforms and YouTube. We don't have the capability to do that in house, so we needed to hire a video production firm.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

To begin, they helped me map out the general idea for the video. They created an actual storyline instead of just talking head interviews with the doctors. They broke the video down in to different scenes, and then created scripts for the doctors. Each doctor had 1-2 sentences of information about their speciality and why viewers should come to the practice. All of that was about a two week process.

Filming took place over one day. They directed the shoot, helping the doctors get comfortable talking to the camera. They did a lot of editing, adding cutaways and different angles.

What is the team composition?

My primary contact is the executive producer, and there were three people working on the video.

How did you come to work with Fog Coast Productions?

Vetting different potential vendors was a huge process. We narrowed it down from about 15 vendors to five, and then I had a phone call with Fog Coast. My first impression was very positive, as they were really interested in drilling down to the essence of the video.

I liked that Fog Coast offered many different options, such as using a drone to take aerial footage or doing animation. Their range of capabilities made them stand out from other firms. A lot of the other videos that I saw were flat — no storyline, no build in the music — but I liked the vibe of Fog Coast’s videos.

How much have you invested with them?

We spent between $6000-$6500.

What is the status of this engagement?

The engagement took place in October 2017.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

The video hasn't been live for that long, but we’re very pleased with the quality. I really like the different angles in the video. There’s multiple shots for each interview, and they cut away every 15-20 seconds to make it more interesting. The doctors loved it; they’re happy with the creative aspects and how good it looks.

How did Fog Coast Productions perform from a project management standpoint?

They’re very proactive about getting any input from our end. They came to the doctor’s office prepared with an overview of all the shots they wanted, and they took the wheel in leading the production.

What did you find most impressive about them?

I really love their wide variety of capabilities, which not every company can offer. The team was fantastic; they know what they're talking about, they know their industry well, and they know what they're looking for on a shoot.

Are there any areas they could improve?

I can't really think of any time where I wasn't satisfied.

Do you have any advice for potential customers?

Understand completely what your customer wants, and then articulate that vision to Fog Coast. Then just trust them and their process.

5.0
Overall Score I really loved my experience with them.
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    They're on top of all deadlines.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    They exceeded my expectations.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    The customer service and the editing was top notch.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    I have already referred them.

Video Production for E-Learning Company

“They were efficient and always provided great videos.”

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$10,000 to $49,999
 
Jan. - Aug. 2017
Project summary: 

Fog Coast filmed, edited, and produced over 50 interview videos for promotion on social media. The videos were meant to raise brand awareness and bolster website content.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
San Jose, California
Ellyn Howard
Director of Digital Engagement, Konversai
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Fog Coast’s work accurately communicates company goals and platform applications. Their skillful approach to conducting interviews creates quality content without being invasive. They were flexible to rescheduling and produced deliverables quickly without hard deadlines.

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 director of digital engagement at Konversai. I work in marketing, social media, and event planning. We’re a conversation platform for sharing knowledge via live video.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Fog Coast Productions?

The biggest challenge we face is communicating to users that they should share the full breadth of their experiences and not just specialties. To accomplish this, we wanted to create several impactful videos of users detailing their backgrounds. We wanted the interviews to function as content on our platform and advertisements on our social media channels. Communicating who users can connect with on the platform was the goal.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

Fog Coast produced over 50 videos for us including the filming of a company event. We provided the majority of interviewees from our user base but Fog Coast brought in a few people as well. They conducted interviews, performed the editing and production, and provided all necessary equipment. I sat in on the interviews initially to ensure they were getting the material we needed. It quickly became clear they were going in the right direction so we gave them the space to deliver.

What is the team composition?

3 different crew members helped us over the course of the engagement. They’d usually work in teams of 2.

How did you come to work with Fog Coast Productions?

We used another vendor previously, but their quality of work wasn’t up to the level we needed. Fog Coast was referred to our CEO by a business consultant. Once we met with them, there wasn’t a need to consider anyone else.

How much have you invested with them?

We spent over $10,000.

What is the status of this engagement?

We worked together January 2017–August 2017.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

Their work’s had a huge impact on how we’re able to interact with our followers on social media. The videos exemplify the user’s ability to share any life experience or teach any topic using our platform. Fog Coast provided a great product that functions as our best resource when advertising the company’s capabilities.

How did Fog Coast Productions perform from a project management standpoint?

We’re flexible with deadlines and turnover rates and Fog Coast never took advantage of that. They got videos back to us within a week. Fog Coast was organized, always available on call, and reliably accommodated our changing needs.

What did you find most impressive about them?

Their ability to get people to open up during interviews was spectacular. An issue with our platform is that it makes people feel vulnerable. Fog Coast was friendly, helpful, and made people feel comfortable. This allowed them to ask interesting questions without being intrusive.

Are there any areas they could improve?

I can’t suggest any improvements from our point of view. We had a great experience and would recommend them to anyone.

Do you have any advice for potential customers?

Let them do their job. They know what they're doing and if you give them the objective, they will perform.

5.0
Overall Score They’re awesome.
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    They were flexible if we had to reschedule something and provided a quick turnaround with or without a deadline.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    They were reasonable in comparison to other companies that do this level of work.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    They were efficient and always provided great videos.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer