Films and videos are among the most effective ways to engage with your audience, whether it’s prospective clients, employees, or students. But creating compelling content is far from easy, which is where a skilled video production company comes in. Not only will they have the expertise to make things happen but the equipment to deliver exceptional results.

In New Orleans, you’ll find some of Louisiana’s most talented video production companies, who can create everything from explainer films to animated commercials and employee training videos. We’ve scoured the talent to find 10 of the best the city has to offer.

New Orleans Video Productions

Two men do business in a boat [New Orleans Video Productions]

Award-winning director, producer, and cinematographer Ed Holub is the man behind New Orleans Video Productions, which has created content for United Way, HBO, CNN, and Nike. He’s traveled around the globe working on various assignments, several of which have featured at festivals in the United States and Europe. Aside from branded commercials, his team also produces documentaries and feature films, as well as shooting music videos and broadcasting live events. New Orleans Video Production can assist in all stages of production and use state-of-the-art equipment.

Counter Take

A sepia photograph used in one of Counter Take’s videos [Counter Take]

Based in New Orleans, Counter Take is an award-winning video production company that specializes in making commercials and digital content for brands. Its diverse team of creatives has a wide range of talents and can assist with everything from concept creation to production and post-production. In addition to corporate brand films, they are also skilled at making social media content and explainer videos, with previous clients including Microsoft, Twitter, KIA Motors, and ESPN SportsCenter.

NolaVid

An industrial video by NolaVid [NolaVid]

NolaVid was founded in the spring of 2013 by Max Cusimano, who first began making videos at the USC Film School. After graduation, he worked at Ridley Scott’s production company, Scott Free, before moving back to Louisiana and establishing his own company. Since that time, NolaVid has produced TV commercials, brand, and corporate videos for a wide range of clients, including Abita Brewing, Raising Cane’s, and Marriott. While NolaVid is a small business, they offer years of experience, outstanding customer service, and cutting-edge technology.  

Fat Happy Media

A still from one of Fat Happy Media’s commercials [Fat Happy Media]

Fat Happy Media has produced content for both local and international clients since 2009 and describes its team as a “flock of black sheep”. They thrive on the challenge of captivating audiences, whether they are producing animated explainers, brand films, or broadcast videos. Fat Happy Media is a full-service video production company, offering clients help with concept development, scriptwriting, and animation, as well as sound production, graphic design, and equipment rental.

Implicted Media

Implicted Media’s showreel [Implicted Media]

With more than a decade of experience in the industry, Implicted Media is a Telly Award and Suncoast Regional EMMY Award-winning film and video production company that calls New Orleans “home”. Whether you’re looking for a corporate video, a brand commercial, or just need help with creative consulting, Implicted Media’s talented team will deliver. They specialize in branding and production logistics and collaborate closely with all of their clients to turn ideas into memorable videos.

Worklight Pictures

An Airbnb “Meet the Host” video by Worklight Pictures [Worklight Pictures]

With Bruno Doria and Lizzie Guitreau at the helm, Worklight Pictures has established a reputation as one of New Orleans’ top video production companies and has collaborated with clients that include Spotify, Airbnb, Draft Kings, and Krewe. It all began in 2013 on digital and 8mm + 16mm film cameras and has resulted in more than 100 projects completed to date. These range from commercials to music videos and branded content pieces, as well as short films and social media videos.

Fire on the Bayou

A man runs in front of white picket fence during a commercial [Fire on the Bayou]

Specializing in TV commercials, brand videos, and corporate communications, Fire on the Bayou has more than 20 years of experience working in the advertising industry. They’ve worked with big-name brands that include RedBull, The Home Depot, Copeland’s, and City Park and say that telling brand stories is their passion. In particular, Fire on the Bayou has developed a strong reputation for its business communications, whether it’s investor relations films, sales presentations, or convention sales videos.

Elephant Quilt Productions

A still from one of Elephant Quilt’s videos [Elephant Quilt Production]

Elephant Quilt Productions is owned and led by Jason Rhein, who also co-founded the New Orleans-based Marigny Recording Studio. He previously worked on the Emmy-winning Disney television series “Imagination Movers” and the public radio show “American Routes”. In addition to educational content, explainer videos, and TV commercials, Elephant Quilt Productions creates video marketing content and documentaries for both corporate and non-profit clients, such as The Elks National Foundation, Tulane University, and the New Orleans Tourism & Marketing Corporation.

Montoto Productions

A bride reacts as a groom reads his wedding vows [Montoto Productions]

Comprising four talented filmmakers who are also great friends, Montoto Productions is a wedding videography company that is passionate about storytelling. For more than 15 years, they have been capturing stunning films to celebrate couples’ special days, with a style that is highly artistic yet unobtrusive. They are skilled at documenting meaningful moments and weaving them into moving narratives and have received numerous awards that include “The Knot’s” Best of Weddings seven years in a row.

Comfy Stone

A man smiles in a Comfy Stone commercial [Comfy Stone]

Comfy Stone is the brainchild of Josh and Keith, who are on a mission to help their clients “effectively and efficiently define their message and brand with creative storytelling.” “Comfy Stone” is an oxymoron they created and means to “make the best out of a situation” or “take the good from the bad”. With all of the stresses and complexities of life and video production, they are here to keep things comfortable for their clients by creating visually stunning films that make an impact.

Find a location in New Orleans for your next film or photo shoot, meeting, or event.