Video Production and Creative Agency ~ NY, LA

Highline specializes in creating premium digital content, with a realistic price tag. We are a one-stop shop.  Our workflow has been tried, tested, and proven. We get the bigger picture. Branding, identity, and social. This enables us to work with our clients on many different levels. We are not just gear heads and camera geeks. Please call us today to discuss how we can help with your next media project. 

We opened our first office above the High Line on 23rd St. on the west side of Manhattan. At the time, the High Line was in a serious state of disrepair. The abandoned railway, only known to local residents and urban explorers was even slated for demolition at one point-  but was eventually saved by conservationists. In 2009, it was completely transformed into an above-ground park. The High Line is now one of NYC’s biggest attractions. We have always been obsessed with the High Line.

 
$5,000+
 
$150 - $199 / hr
 
2 - 9
 Founded
2004
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Los Angeles, CA
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  • 7083 Hollywood Blvd, 1st Floor
    Los Angeles , CA 90028
    United States
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Video Production for Asset Management Firm

"Damon was really good at getting the results that we wanted."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
4.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
Confidential
 
Dec. 2019 - Mar. 2020
Project summary: 

Highline Studios helped to produce a testimonial video. They also reviewed the script to make sure it was useful to achieve the client's goals.

The Reviewer
 
11-50 Employees
 
Greenwich, Connecticut
Head, Asset Management Firm
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The video produced by Highline Studio's received positive feedback from the CEO featured in the video and the internal team. They did a good job accomodating the client's quick shift in focus and completed everything in a reasonable timeframe. Their work contributed to the client's success.

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 head of investor relations for an asset management system.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Highline Studios?

We needed help creating content for our site.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

They helped produce a video that was like a testimonial with a CEO that we worked with. I wrote the script but they gave us some help around making sure that it was useful for the format that we were trying to achieve.

What is the team composition?

Damon (Producer) was our main point of contact and he had some people that helped him the day of shooting.

How did you come to work with Highline Studios?

They worked with our firm prior to my joining the company and they'd been very happy with it.

What is the status of this engagement?

We worked together from December 2019–March 2020.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

People internally were happy with it and the CEO who did the interview was happy with it as well, so I think it was a good outcome. We plan to use them again going forward.

How did Highline Studios perform from a project management standpoint?

Our focus can shift very quickly and they did a good job of managing that and keeping us on task. Everything was completed in a timeframe that was exceedingly reasonable and worked for us, which was great.

What did you find most impressive about them?

Damon was really good at getting the results that we wanted, which included coaching the CEO a little bit. It can be tricky because a lot of times the people we’re interviewing for this type of video are doing it as a favor and sometimes you have to be sensitive about it, and he did a great job.

Are there any areas they could improve?

No, not really.

Do you have any advice for potential customers?

The clearer you are about what you’re looking for is very helpful in this type of work. It’s hard for a service provider like that to read minds and not have the right guidance. I would encourage anyone who is doing this type of producing to just be clear about the outcome you’re looking for.

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

Video Production for Civil Engineering Firm

“The video they produced helped put our company on the map in Los Angeles.”

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
4.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$200,000 to $999,999
 
April - May 2016
Project summary: 

Highline produced a video for internal and external use, capturing content that involved a large installation on a building from different perspectives and drone footage.

The Reviewer
 
10,000+ Employees
 
Los Angeles Metro Area
Katia Nisenberg
Director of Global Brand, AECOM
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Highline captured beautiful, unique angles of the company's installation that was shared at important events where it was very well received and celebrated. In addition to exceeding project goals, they were also great to work with overall–flexible, responsive, and timely.

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 global brand at AECOM, the largest civil engineering firm in the world.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Highline Studios?

We were having a sign of the company's name placed on a building in Los Angeles over 50 feet high, which involved helicopter transportation of the 16-foot-tall letters. We wanted to capture both stagnant video content of the sign itself, as well as drone footage of the letters as they were being transported over the city skyline.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

Highline captured stationary video of our sign, along with drone footage of the letters as they were installed via helicopter and a crane. They also hired the helicopter, got FAA approval to film the installation, and provided editing of the final video.

What is the team composition? 

Damon (Producer, Highline Studios) was our main point of contact, but he had a team of others involved in filming and editing. 

How did you come to work with Highline Studios?

They were introduced to me about five years ago by a former colleague. We considered a few other firms, but ultimately liked that Highline was willing to work with us and understood our goals. They weren't just yes-men; they provided a lot of creative ideas and feedback off the bat. 

How much have you invested with them?

We invested between $50,000–$100,000. We've also worked with them on other projects, ranging in price from $20,000–$100,000 depending on the scope of involvement. 

What is the status of this engagement?

This particular project took place between April–May 2016. We didn't come to them with a lot of forewarning, but they were extremely flexible and willing to do what it took to make it happen.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

The video they produced helped put our company on the map in Los Angeles. We used to joke about being the largest company and employer in the city that no one knew about. When we played the video at our unveiling event, it significantly boosted awareness of our name and attracted a lot of new hires. It's also helped boost morale and employee retention. A lot of employees were proud of the video and shared it on their own social network profiles.

How did Highline Studios perform from a project management standpoint?

They're very proactive, responsive, and quick to turn around deliverables. During the latest project, we held multiple creative calls with their team to storyboard the video.

They were also realistic about what was doable and what wasn't, avoiding making any empty promises to us. They've been very flexible in working with us over the years as well, despite the complexity of work we often give them.

What did you find most impressive about them?

Their creative point of view sets them apart. They captured beautiful, unique content and provided a lot of great ideas throughout the engagement.

Are there any areas they could improve?

I would love for them to grow and expand to other cities, so we're able to do even more work with them. 

5.0
Overall Score
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    They delivered on time and adapted well to a tight timeline.
  • 4.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    They're not the cheapest, but they offer a great value.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer

Corporate Video for Construction Company

“Their approach to video production resulted in a high-quality, creative final product.”

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
Confidential
 
Feb. - Aug. 2018
Project summary: 

Highline Studios produced a video for a construction company. They compiled highlights and footage for several projects, added informational features, and edited the final product.

The Reviewer
 
5001-10,000 Employees
 
Los Angeles, Metro Area, California
Jorge Casado
VP Investor Relations & Corporate Communications, Tutor Perini Corporation
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The video has received positive feedback and compliments from customers, stakeholders, and internal members of the business. Highline Studios used their extensive skillset to create a final product that fulfills expectations. They brought a unique perspective and effective approach to the work.

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 VP of investor relations and corporate communications for Tutor Perini Corporation. We primarily work on large, civil-infrastructure construction projects. Our company also does specialty contracting projects, including electrical, mechanical, plumbing, heating, and ventilation services.  

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Highline Studios?

We hired Highline Studios to create a corporate video to showcase several projects we’re involved in. Our goal was to display the scale and breadth of work we’ve done and continue to do.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

We spent quite a bit of time planning with Damon (Founder & CEO, Highline Studios) before beginning filming. We showed their team a few of our major projects so they could gain a sense of who we were. From there, Damon and his team went to several locations and captured footage of the work we were doing. They consolidated the content into one video that displayed key information, such as price, highlights of each project, and other aspects of the fieldwork.

What is the team composition?

Damon was our primary point of contact, though he had a full team working behind him. I only had to communicate with one person throughout the engagement, which streamlined the process for me.

How did you come to work with Highline Studios?

We researched a few companies that produce corporate videos and commercials. We saw the work Highline Studios had done for not only our competitors but also for others outside of our industry. We were impressed with their portfolio, so we began a dialogue with Damon and continued from there.

What is the status of this engagement?

The project took roughly six months, running from February–August 2018.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

We now have the video on our website and YouTube channel, meaning more people can see the work we do. We’ve received a great amount of feedback from customers, shareholders, and people within our company who are impressed with the final product. Instead of a simple five-minute presentation, we’re able to show the video to potential clients and they’ll see what we’re capable of.

How did Highline Studios perform from a project management standpoint?

They were a very organized, attentive team. Throughout the engagement, Damon effectively managed all the schedules and deadlines, while keeping us involved. All of the right resources were allocated to the project and required little oversight from our team. The coordination between our teams was smooth and all of the expectations were clear.

What did you find most impressive about them?

Their approach to video production resulted in a high-quality, creative final product. Everything from the pre-production, filming, editing was handled with strong attention to detail. Damon moved through the process with a great flow and had clear ideas that translated into the work.

Are there any areas they could improve?

They excelled in supporting us, so there’s nothing I can suggest they improve on.

Do you have any advice for potential customers?

Be prepared to provide the key information you want to convey in the videos, and be as specific as possible. The better Highline Studios understands your company and vision, the more likely they’ll produce something great for you.

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 Financial Services Company

“Highline Studios has done a great job of getting our investors excited about the work we're doing.”

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$50,000 to $199,999
 
Mar. 2015 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

Highline Studios provides video production services, creating a 5-10 minute video each year that includes music, editing, and animation.

The Reviewer
 
51-200 Employees
 
New York, New York
Avery Olbrych
Event Coordinator, The Raine Group
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Highline Studios' creative videos have been very well received by the company's partners and investors each year. In addition to the quality of their work, they've also been very responsive to feedback, timely, reliable, and proactive in their approach. 

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 event coordinator at The Raine Group.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Highline Studios?

We needed to create a video for an event that highlights some of the work we're doing for our investors. 

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

Highline Studios creates a 5-10 minute video showcasing our portfolio each year for an event, incorporating music, transitions, and some animation. 

What is the team composition? 

I work with Damon (Producer, Highline Studios) each time.

How did you come to work with Highline Studios?

We were already working with Highline Studios when I came into this role, but we always go back to working with them based on the quality of their work and the ease of our relationship.

How much have you invested with them?

We invest $15,000–$20,000 per video each year.

What is the status of this engagement?

We've been working with them since March 2015. We try to give them as much time as possible to work on the project, but they've turned it around for us as quickly as six weeks when needed.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

Highline Studios has done a great job of getting our investors excited about the work we're doing. They've been very open to our suggestions for ways to spice things up and added elements of their own creativity as well.

How did Highline Studios perform from a project management standpoint?

They've always been very flexible with our timelines, accommodating last minute requests and edits as needed. They're also easy to reach, responsive to our feedback, and very collaborative overall. 

What did you find most impressive about them?

Damon is very responsive and a pleasure to work with; we can always count on him.

Are there any areas they could improve?

No.

Do you have any advice for potential customers?

Reach out to their team early in the planning process to give them as much time as possible.

5.0
Overall Score
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    They always deliver on time, even on tight deadlines.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer

Video Production for Welding Equipment Manufacturer

"They listened to what our needs were and then delivered."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
Less than $10,000
 
October 2019
Project summary: 

Highline Studios produced a video for a welding equipment manufacturer. The video detailed how the client's product works and was shot by the team on site. 

The Reviewer
 
11-50 Employees
 
Adelanto, California
Neil Andersen
V.P., Andersen Industries
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The video recieved positive feedback when shown at a trade show and successfully explains the product. Highline Studios establishes a smooth workflow to ensure customer satisfaction. The team is creative, hard-working, and knowledgeable.

The client submitted this review online.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

I am the VP of Andersen Industries. We are a manufacturer of welding equipment.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire Highline Studios?

We manufacturer a welding boom for companies to improve production along with providing a safer work space. The welding industry as a whole has struggled to understand how this product can work in their facility.

What were your goals for this project?

Demonstrate how the boom works, and how easy it is to operate.

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

Contacted 3 companies off of the search of the internet. High line studios was very responsive and put a proposal together within 24 hours. we felt that they would do the best job for our product.

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

We asked them to come out to our plant and view the product in action so they could see and understand how it works

What was your vendors' project management or feedback process?

while at our facility we were able to develop an outline and direction of what we were looking for.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

The week after we finished the project we used the video at a trade show. I had a customer comment of the video and said " The video really show how easy it is to move around the welding area" We had people stopping to watch the video, which was engaging enough to hold their interest for the 1 minute and 48-second video.

How effective was the workflow between your team and theirs?

Very effective.

What did you find most impressive about this company?

They listened to what our needs were and then delivered.

Are there any areas for improvement?

very satisfied

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 Real Estate Group

"They are professional, courteous and really pay attention to the details."

Quality: 
4.5
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$10,000 to $49,999
 
Sept. - Nov. 2019
Project summary: 

Highline Studios produced a video for a real estate firm. The team co-wrote, produced, and edited the video.

The Reviewer
 
51-200 Employees
 
Beverly Hills, California
Partner, Real Estate Group
 
Not verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The video met the expectations and requirements of the internal team. Highline Studios joins creates high-quality content through a collaborative process. The team invests themselves in the project and communicates effectively.

The client submitted this review online.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

I am a partner at a Los Angeles Real Estate firm.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire Highline Studios?

We had a need for a high quality video production in effort to tell a story to a city municipality.

What were your goals for this project?

Intelligent, clean and precise story telling. Cinematography, production design and sound to tell our story.

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

We were introduced by another vendor. And thank goodness we were!

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

Highline co wrote, produced, and edited this piece. They paid great attention to detail and worked tirelessly to deliver. It seemed not job was too small for their team.

What was your vendors' project management or feedback process?

Highline worked with our teams to make sure everyone was happy with the work. Again, they never said NO to a request.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

The video came out perfect. There are a bunch of personalities with great taste and opinions. Highline was great in balancing all.

How effective was the workflow between your team and theirs?

Seamless. Working with the Highline team felt like they worked at my company.

What did you find most impressive about this company?

The quality of the work is magnificent. At first, to myself, I said, "these people are so calm and wonderful, I wonder how the end product will look." They killed it. I am beyond happy.

Are there any areas for improvement?

I think everyone has the opportunity to improve, always. I can say with ease, and I (rarely) write reviews, Highline was a good choice. They are professional, courteous and really pay attention to the details.

5.0
Overall Score Grade:A (see review)
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    On time
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    On budget and fair
  • 4.5 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    See review
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    See review