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Video Production Company San Francisco
Video Production Background San Francisco
Filma, a global video production company, produces premium videos with San Francisco serving as one of our most exciting shooting locations worldwide. It comes as no surprise that hundreds of movies have been filmed in and around the idiosyncratically stunning San Francisco. From dramatic murder-mysteries to sidesplitting comedies, San Francisco’s movie history highlights the diversity and creativity in the Bay Area. In this article, we’ll dive into San Francisco’s wealth of locations and filming resources as well as how Filma facilitates all your production needs there. Our production teams will vitalize your brand’s vision through the most powerful marketing medium – video, ensuring your company remains distinctive for years to come.
San Francisco has featured prominently in popular culture, both in works of fiction and non-fiction. The Bay area has also served as the backdrop for numerous films since Hollywood’s inception, from classic films such as The Maltese Falcon, Escape from Alcatraz and Vertigo to more modern successes such as Milk, Zodiac, and The Social Network. The production industry can be divided into film and video. As far as markets are concerned, they’re very different. Video production companies focus on small and medium businesses to large brands who need video content for various purposes such as corporate training and advertising. These days, the use of video production is everywhere. Of all the internet users in the States, 85% watched online video content every month. With the digital consumption being as high as it is, it’s no surprise that 117 Billion USD was spent on digital ads last year. Companies are also investing more in video content as total expenses have risen by 12% yearly.
Common Types of Video Production in San Francisco
- Corporate video productions
- Event video productions
- Films (feature length and shorts)
- Music videos
- TV commercials
- Social media video productions
- Youtube Video productions
- Product review videos
- Viral marketing advertisements
- Employee / Client Interviews
- Tutorial Videos
San Francisco Video Production Locations
San Francisco’s previously low lying skyline has risen significantly, transforming into a cityscape of high-rise buildings.” Over the last 20 years, construction cranes have lingered above San Francisco, constructing sleek glassy towers where parking lots and run down buildings once stood. Since 2000, more than 15 skyscrapers over 30 stories have been built. San Francisco now has 160 buildings taller than 240 feet and more are planned or currently under construction. The Salesforce Tower is a soaring column of glass at 415 Mission that became the city’s tallest building at 1,070 feet when it opened in 2018. It overtook the 853-foot-tall Transamerica Pyramid that had long been the city’s tallest since its completion in 1972.
The epic 1.7-mile-long Golden Gate Bridge, an iconic structure of the San Francisco Bay region, connects the city of San Francisco to Marin County, California. The suspension bridge, when finished in 1937 was considered an engineering marvel when at the time it became the longest main suspension bridge span in the world. Today, the West Coast landmark attracts millions of travellers each year and has featured in many films set in The Bay area.
When it was first built in 1972, the Transamerica Pyramid was hated, and people actually picketed the site to try stopping it from being built, because it was so different from anything they’d seen. Now, the Transamerica Pyramid is accepted as iconic and branded to the city. The purpose behind the shape is to let sunlight reach the streets more quickly than a square building that blocks light, for example.
Thousands of houses, in Victorian and Edwardian styles, were built in San Francisco between 1849 and 1915 with many painted in bright colors. The most famous of these “Painted Ladies” has to be the row of Victorian houses at 710–720 Steiner Street, opposite Alamo Square park. Often referred to as the Seven Sisters or the “Postcard Row”, this block appears often in media and has appeared in an estimated 70 movies, TV programs, and ads.
Filming Equipment and Post-Production Availability
Filming Crew, Skills and Availability
Frequently Asked questions:
– Everyone who visits the US needs an ESTA visa, but if you’re shooting with a lot of equipment, you will need an I Work visa, which is tailored for radio, film and other media types.
Are shooting permits required?
– Permits are not required if you’re filming with hand-held equipment. You will need to pay $300 when using specialized equipment and we organize everything with local authorities.