Video Boutique

We create BIG content. No matter the size.

We know how important it is to stand out in today’s market. As a full-service boutique, we’re nimble and feisty. When you work with us you get our full attention, energy and love for making BIG content. No matter the size.

 

 

 
$10,000+
 
Undisclosed
 
2 - 9
 Founded
2013
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Chicago, IL
headquarters
  • 2105 W Concord Pl.
    Chicago, IL 60647
    United States

Portfolio

Key clients: 

- Complex

- Atlantic Records

- Dober

- Comed

- Tomy Toys (Disney, Nickelodeon, Target)

- FTI Consulting

- CTBC Bank

 

Reviews

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Equipment Rental & Support for Video Agency

“Every project is different, but they continually adapt their process and find the best solutions.”

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$200,000 to $999,999
 
2015 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

Pink Hippo Productions serves as an equipment provider on an ad hoc basis for a film and television company. They offer relevant recommendations and supply the necessary tools for each project.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Chicago, Illinois
Kevin McGrail
Owner, Dynamite Film Productions
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Throughout the multi-year engagement, Pink Hippo Productions has consistently fulfilled requirements and worked within set budgets and guidelines. As a partner, they’re communicative and flexible. Customers can expect a team willing to go the extra mile to find the best 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 head of production and co-owner of Dynamite Film Productions.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Pink Hippo Productions?

We’ve used Pink Hippo Productions as an equipment vendor for several projects.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

We begin each engagement by explaining the project’s needs and the type of equipment we’re looking for. Pink Hippo Productions then gives us recommendations on which tools would be most suitable for the job. From there, we come up with an equipment list and mutual budget, and their team provides us with the agreed upon tools.

What is the team composition?

I typically work with 1–2 people from their team. Nick (Owner, Pink Hippo Productions) is my main point of contact.

How did you come to work with Pink Hippo Productions?

Pink Hippo Productions is local to us in Chicago, so I reached out to see if they’d be interested in helping us.

How much have you invested with them?

We’ve spent around $500,000 on their services and the equipment.

What is the status of this engagement?

We’ve been working together on an ad hoc basis since 2015.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

We continue to use Pink Hippo Productions because we’re satisfied with the services they provide. They continually fulfill our needs, and we’ve had good experiences with their team.

How did Pink Hippo Productions perform from a project management standpoint?

Communication with Pink Hippo Productions is smooth. They do a good job of responding to our need, and we primarily use email. Their team works well according to our guidelines.

What did you find most impressive about them?

Every project is different, but they continually adapt their process and find the best solutions. Other vendors aren’t willing to be as flexible and open as Pink Hippo Productions—they handle challenging conditions other teams would shy away from. Their team knows the right approach for our needs and always completes the projects efficiently, which I appreciate.

Are there any areas they could improve?

There’s nothing they could be doing differently for us.

5.0
Overall Score I continue working with them because I’ve had only good experiences.
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    The equipment is delivered on time.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    They’re always willing to work with our budget.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    They provide everything as promised.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    They have a great reputation, so I’d recommend them to other people.

Video Production for Chemical Manufacturer

"The team understood our culture well, resulting in high-quality videos."

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

Pink Hippo Productions created two videos to showcase the unique culture of a chemical manufacturer to clients and job applicants. They helped refine the scope, ran filming, and led two rounds of edits.

The Reviewer
 
51-200 Employees
 
Woodridge, Illinois
John F Dobrez
Director of Marketing, Dober
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The videos debuted to praise from internal stakeholders. Pink Hippo Productions led a productive collaboration thanks to their consistent communication, personable approach, and quick understanding of the requirements. They demonstrated expertise and diligence at every stage.

The client submitted this review online.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

I’m the director of marketing for Dober, a specialty chemical company.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire Pink Hippo Productions?

We partnered with Pink Hippo Productions to produce two videos.

What were your goals for this project?

We wanted to digitally replicate the experience of visiting our office; that way, site visitors can feel more connected to our brand and our products before meeting with us in person.

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

We found them through a referral, and our initial interview impressed us enough to choose them.

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

Pink Hippo Productions helped us create two videos. The first showcases our culture to potential job candidates and prospective customers; we wanted to establish a connection to our team. The second video showcases how we differ from our competition.

For each video, we underwent a similar process. Pink Hippo Productions first did a walkthrough of our facility and met with a handful of people about a week before filming. This step helped them understand our culture and our vision for the video. We further defined that vision and the shots we wanted over a handful of emails. On the day of the shoot, we lined up each interview and then shot B-roll footage. After filming, Pink Hippo Productions conducted two rounds of edits before we felt that the video was ready to publish.

What was your vendors' project management or feedback process?

The team was very responsive and a pleasure to work with.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

It’s too early to see quantifiable results. However, our executive leadership praised Pink Hippo Productions’ work on both videos. They helped fill the gaps in our content marketing.

How effective was the workflow between your team and theirs?

The project ran smoothly from start to finish. Pink Hippo Productions communicated clearly throughout the process.

What did you find most impressive about this company?

The team understood our culture well, resulting in high-quality videos. They were easy-going throughout the project and acted as a partner to us.

Are there any areas for improvement?

We had some ambiguity going into the shoot about what the final product would look like. We could have done a better job fully understanding our vision in advance.

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 Content Creation Company

"They are a team of proactive problem solvers with great communication skills."

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

As a third-party, Pink Hippo Productions provides ongoing video production support for multiple projects. They supply a range of assistance and handle logistical information (e.g., scheduling, budgeting).

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Chicago, Illinois
John Cates
Owner & Creative Director, Cates Collaborative, LLC
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The Pink Hippo Productions team has produced multiple quality projects that result in continued business for their collaborator. They always meet deadlines and execute their tasks within the given budget. Their innovation, adaptability, and enthusiasm throughout projects are valued assets.

The client submitted this review online.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

I’m the owner and creative director of Cates Collaborative. We’re a creative agency specializing in advertising and content creation; we typically do video production for consumer-facing messaging.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire Pink Hippo Productions?

We need Pink Hippo Productions to execute our creative visions in practical terms. They provide production management for a range of our projects.

What were your goals for this project?

We want Pink Hippo Productions to transform our creative visions and materials into final products. Ultimately, we want them to deliver a series of videos with the highest production value within our budget.

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

We established a bid process with four local production companies, but Pink Hippo Productions impressed us by meeting our budget parameters and showing us their plan for executing the project.

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

We’ve worked with the Pink Hippo Productions’ team on multiple projects, but they all follow a similar process. First, we develop scripts and hire talent in coordination with our end-client. During pre-production, we transition responsibilities to Pink Hippo Productions that include organizing locations, scheduling, budgets, crew, and equipment. My team serves as the executive producer and creative director throughout project production, while their group assumes the majority of other tasks for this stage.

What was your vendors' project management or feedback process?

Most of the management and feedback is delivered in real time because we work together very closely. We communicate in-person on a daily basis throughout the project. We have a primary point of contact, but we are in touch with several key members of their team.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

For the majority of the projects we’ve partnered with Pink Hippo Productions on, the clients have returned for more business. All projects they’ve done for us have exceeded expectations when delivered.

How effective was the workflow between your team and theirs?

They are a team of proactive problem solvers with great communication skills.

What did you find most impressive about this company?

The projects we assign Pink Hippo Productions require producing a large amount of work within a tight timeframe, and they always successfully complete them. They work within a reasonable budget and are enthusiastic about achieving our shared goals. Their flexibility and resourcefulness allow them to meet our expectations consistently.

5.0
Overall Score
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    They produce high-quality work regardless of budget.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer

Production for Various Video Content

“Their team consists of engaging and positive people.”

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
Confidential
 
Jan. 2016 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

Pink Hippo Productions worked on a variety of video projects from pre-production to post-production. By creating an open and productive on-set atmosphere, the team continues to create visionary content.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Chicago, IL
Freelance Writer/Director/Producer
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The video content is praised and accepted by targeted audiences. With a prompt response time, Pink Hippo Productions continues to effectively manage projects and meet expectations. A key strength of their team is the constructive and pleasant attitude they bring to production sets.

The client submitted this review online.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

I’m a freelance video writer, director, and producer.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire Pink Hippo Productions?

I needed a production crew to work on various corporate and commercial video projects.

What were your goals for this project?

For all of my projects, the goal is to create meaningful and effective content within my clients’ budget and timeline restrictions.

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

Having worked with Pink Hippo Productions on multiple occasions, I appreciate the congenial atmosphere they create on each set. I continue to work with them for their open-minded, cooperative, and flexible approach to their work.

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

Pink Hippo Solutions provides excellent crew personnel to assure each shoot is successful. They handle the logistical elements to assemble an efficient environment on set. Their efforts assure the process runs smoothly, which allows me to fully concentrate on the creative components.

What was your vendors' project management or feedback process?

I work with different people at each stage in the process, from pre-production to post-production. Each resource is receptive to feedback and works collaboratively to create a final product that aligns with my vision.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

The videos are well-received by targeted audiences.

How effective was the workflow between your team and theirs?

Pink Hippo Solutions expertly manages our communication, scheduling, and expectations. We have honest conversations about requirements. Additionally, their response time is excellent.

What did you find most impressive about this company?

Their team consists of engaging and positive people. It’s much more enjoyable to work with them than plug-and-play crews.

Are there any areas for improvement?

There are no areas for improvement.

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