Your Business Needs Video!

Top Notch Cinema is a video production company in New York dedicated to helping businesses grow their brands via video. We specialize in creating videos that will not only help get your business exposure but will turn prospects into customers. Top Notch Cinema takes care of the entire video process, including scripting, location, casting shooting, editing, voiceover, and distribution.

 
$5,000+
 
Undisclosed
 
10 - 49
 Founded
2014
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New York, NY
headquarters
  • 25-04 Broadway Astoria
    New York, NY 11106
    United States
other locations
  • 442 Broadway, 2nd Floor
    New York, NY 10013
    United States

Portfolio

Key clients: 

T-Mobile, Reese’s, Dollar Shave Club, Krispy Kreme Doughnuts, Plated, Four Seasons Hotel, Venmo, AmTrust Financial, Daily Mail, Bombas, Elite Daily, and many more!

Over 4 years ago we had a vision to bring companies of all shapes and sizes, top video production services for all platforms. To show how much our services have benefited our clients, here's our own promotional video. This video captivates the necessities of video marketing to help your business grow.


To find out more about our services and how we can help your business grow, please visit topnotchcinema.com

or call us!

Dollar Shave Club

Top Notch Cinema created a promotional video for Dollar Shave Club. For the project, Top Notch Cinema interviewed Michael Dubin, the founder and interviewed key supporting players to showcase the brand and connect with customers. 

T-Mobile

This is a fun viral piece that received 12.3 million views, 5 million from YouTube and 7.3 million from Facebook. Because of the success of this video, T-Mobile green-lit a second season which we also shot and edited. T-Mobile was very specific in wanting their branding to be subtle within the video and this was executed by the backdrop lighting and small insert shots that included their logo.

A long standing client of ours, Shux approached us with their new line of performance wear that was specifically engineered to be packable in a unique pouch. This new line also featured a detachable hood that is compatible with any style of shirt, the only product of its kind. This Nike-esque video was shot in several locations across the country, including New York, Chicago, Seattle and the Grand Canyon.

Top Notch Cinema created a promotional video for Pintail Coffee. Wanting to showcase their process of creating the perfect cup of coffee. Based on the camera angles, the customer is brought through the entire process and ends the video craving a cup of coffee. 

This 30-second TV spot for UnicornTV.net, a new show on Bloomberg TV, featured actor Asia Kate Dillon (lead actor on the Showtime hit Billions and Netflix’s Orange is the New Black)as their spokesperson. Asia’s magnetic screen presence and delivery really captured the overall essence of this dynamic new show. UnicornTV.net, similar to Shark Tank, is the only equity crowd-funding platform of its kind, giving up-and-coming

business owners the opportunity to pitch their brand to investors from all over the world.

Reviews

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Commercial Production for Insurance Agency

"We’re happy with how the commercial turned out."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
4.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
Less than $10,000
 
Aug. 2019
Project summary: 

Top Notch Cinema managed full-scale production of a video advertisement to support TV and digital marketing efforts for an independent insurance agency.

The Reviewer
 
2-10 Employees
 
Schenectady, New York
Michael Venezio
Owner, Northeastern Insurance Agency
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

With impressive technical abilities, Top Notch Cinema delivered a satisfying final product. The team followed project guidelines exactly and managed the project well, resulting in a successful collaboration.

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 owner of an independent insurance agency that sells auto, home, and commercial insurance.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Top Notch Cinema?

We had an idea for a TV commercial and a social media commercial that we thought would help to bring in some additional business. We wanted to create an advertisement.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

Top Notch Cinema filmed and edited our advertisement. For the commercial, I wanted to kick a green lizard through a wall. Then, the video would be an advertisement involving our office and our whole team. Their team worked on the idea with me and brought all the equipment necessary to the set.

What is the team composition?

We worked with two people. I coordinated the project with the co-owner and engaged with a camera guy.

How did you come to work with Top Notch Cinema?

Top Notch Cinema had an ad on Facebook and Instagram where they kicked a guy through a wall. I thought the technology involved was good. When I spoke to other companies, they showed me what they could do, and the technology wasn’t as good.

How much have you invested with them?

The project cost between $5,000–$6,000.

What is the status of this engagement?

Top Notch Cinema filmed, edited, and released the commercial in August 2019.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

It worked out well. I was very happy with what they produced for us.

How did Top Notch Cinema perform from a project management standpoint?

We communicated by text, e-mail, and phone calls. We did everything every which way. Top Notch Cinema handled everything well.

What did you find most impressive about them?

The completion of the commercial was the best part. We’re happy with how the commercial turned out.

Are there any areas they could improve?

No, they did everything I asked of them and I’m happy with their work.

Do you have any advice for potential customers?

When you contact them, bring ideas of your own and have a plan in place. They didn’t bring a whole lot of ideas but I brought them the idea for the commercial.

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

Testimonial Videos for Plastic Surgeon

"The team was receptive to ideas and very helpful in transforming those ideas into a final product."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
Confidential
 
June - Oct. 2019
Project summary: 

Top Notch Cinema filmed and produced patient testimonials for a plastic surgeon. The team recorded women discussing their experience with breast reconstruction surgery.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Long Island, New York
Brittany Corstange
Project Coordinator, Dr. Neil Tanna
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Using shorter clips that Top Notch Cinema produced specifically for social media, the client has been able to drive traffic on its Facebook and Instagram accounts. Responsive and collaborative, the team functioned as a true partner. Their flexibility and professionalism set them apart.

The client submitted this review online.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

Dr. Neil Tanna is a plastic, reconstructive and microsurgeon whose primary focus is breast reconstruction for breast cancer patients and plastic/aesthetic surgery.

As his Project Coordinator, I manage many aspects of his practice from surgical scheduling to community outreach and social media, and everything that falls in between.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire Top Notch Cinema?

Top Notch Cinema was utilized to spend the day with patients of Dr. Tanna's who are on their journey through breast reconstruction to hear and film their testimonials in an effort to educate people around the world about their breast reconstruction options.

What were your goals for this project?

The goals for this project were to

  • Educate about breast reconstruction options
  • Share real women's journeys through breast reconstruction
  • Utilize videos for websites, YouTube, social media outlets
SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

We have worked with this team before. They are highly professional and produce high quality work in a timely and efficient manner.

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

After working with Top Notch Cinema to obtain a date for filming, the goals of these patient testimonial videos were laid out. They understood how to portray each woman as an individual on their own journey.

The process was seamless from start to finish. Each video demonstrates a clear story as we asked.

What was your vendors' project management or feedback process?

Top Notch Cinema allowed us to take the reins for the project and relayed helpful ideas to make it 100% effective.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

The videos are being rolled out over Breast Cancer Awareness Month. So far there has been much success over the shorter cuts that were created for us to be under 60 seconds for Instagram and Facebook. We have seen more traffic on both social media outlets.

How effective was the workflow between your team and theirs?

Response time via email and phone was very quick. The team was receptive to ideas and very helpful in transforming those ideas into a final product.

What did you find most impressive about this company?

The video quality and professionalism was most impressive about Top Notch Cinema. They were very easy to work with, flexible with our scheduled and the outcome was exactly what we were looking for.

Are there any areas for improvement?

Everyone can always make improvements, but from out time working with this team everything was A+.

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 Legal Forms Startup

"They go the extra mile, taking the time to learn about your project."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$10,000 to $49,999
 
June 2019
Project summary: 

Top Notch Cinema produced a video for an online legal forms startup. Their team was responsible for a branding video and three commercials. They wrote a script, scouted locations, and filmed the videos.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Hasbrouck Heights, New Jersey
Sam Awad
Owner, Shariawiz, LLC
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The videos have received positive feedback from the internal team. Top Notch Cinema is collaborative and communicative. Professional and prompt, their team produces quality work through an open feedback process.

The client submitted this review online.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

I am the owner/founder of online legal forms startup.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire Top Notch Cinema?

Branding video and several launch commercials.

What were your goals for this project?

Introduce the business and brand to a specific demographic

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

Interviewed many vendors like Top Notch. Top Notch stood out and review of previous projects was impressive.

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

Top Notch spent a lot of time researching and understanding my project. Reviewed all the materials I provided them. Wrote a solid script. Worked with me to revise the script until I was 100% satisfied. They selected the best location for the shoot. Traveled to the shoot and set up and recorded 100 takes to make sure it was perfect.

What was your vendors' project management or feedback process?

Professional. Prompt. Creative. On-time. All-around amazing work product and pleasure to work with Top Notch. Greg - Top Notch's director and producer - is brilliant and genuinely cares and takes pride in his work product. That is why you get 1000% out of Top Notch.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

Professional. Prompt. Creative. On-time. All-around amazing work product and pleasure to work with Top Notch. Greg - Top Notch's director and producer - is brilliant and genuinely cares and takes pride in his work product. That is why you get 1000% out of Top Notch.

How effective was the workflow between your team and theirs?

No issues. Smooth. And you have at least three people on your project. Always able to reach them.

What did you find most impressive about this company?

They take pride in their work product. They go the extra mile, taking the time to learn about your project. The branding video was amazing and the three commercials are coming along beautifully. I plan to hire them to produce at least one commercial a month going forward.

Are there any areas for improvement?

Nope.

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

Corporate Video Production for Real Estate Firm

"They're willing to go above and beyond for the customer."

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

Top Notch Cinema produced a corporate video to premiere at an international investment event as well as a charity gala.

The Reviewer
 
11-50 Employees
 
New York, New York
Ken Chester Jr
Chief Communications Officer, New Land Capital
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Top Notch Cinema delivered the project on time, and viewers around the world were enthusiastic about the video quality. The team led an effective workflow, touching base quickly whenever there was a client concern and revising their work as necessary.

The client submitted this review online.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

New Land Capital is a real estate private equity firm based in New York City. Our firm has completed many successful transactions and manages a diverse portfolio in the New York metro area.

We specialize in retail, office, development, residential, industrial, hotel properties, and bridge loans. I'm the Chief Communications Officer at New Land Capital.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire Top Notch Cinema?

Corporate video production

What were your goals for this project?

We needed a corporate video that was inspiring and engaging enough to show in front of an international audience at the world's largest family office investment meeting in Monaco, as well as at a private charity gala this fall.

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

We researched vendors online, starting from Google search results, followed by reading customer reviews, and then having a call with the producers.

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

The team had a chat with us, discussed our goals, and told us what resources they'd need from us in order to carry forward with our vision (such as logos, etc).

What was your vendors' project management or feedback process?

Top Notch Cinema's staff was constantly in touch with us via email and phone late into the evenings and on weekends even, continually engaging with us in back-to-back conversations, screenshots with comments, and feedback regarding our creative process.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

They delivered on time on all occassions and impressed us with their combination of speed and professionalism. People from around the globe complemented positively about the quality of their work.

How effective was the workflow between your team and theirs?

It was very effective. We never missed a beat and they were in touch with us almost instantly after we reached out. They're very good about replying via email quickly.

What did you find most impressive about this company?

They're willing to go above and beyond for the customer. We made many, many revisions, but they were extremely flexible when many other companies might have walked away, particularly after they collected the final payment from us. These guys stick with it!

Are there any areas for improvement?

They're doing an amazing job!

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