Top Video Production Companies Northampton

Top Video Production Companies
February 5, 2024

All the best for video production, corporate video, video marketing, videography, film production and media production across Northampton & Northamptonshire!

When you think of video production companies, you probably don’t think of Northampton. And we don’t blame you! But this town has a long history and is well-known for its carnival, beer festival, and more. It also has one of the world’s largest collections of historical footwear at 13,000 pieces (!) and gave us figures like Francis Crick and Matt Smith. It also, by the look of it, has a bit of a presence when it comes to video production!

In this article, we will be drawing up a list of video production companies in Northampton. As ever, this list is by no means the final product as more will be added as time goes on, but it gives you, the reader, a chance to see what Northampton has to offer when it comes to finding the right company for your needs. Without further ado, let’s get straight into it!

The companies on this list are specially selected by us based on the quality of their work.

You don’t have to have read many headlines recently to see how much of a hit local independent creative businesses have taken with current events. Obviously, we’d love it if you got in touch with us, but if we’re not your cup of tea, please do buy locally and support any of the businesses on this list 😊

Simply Thrilled 

Looking for a creative partner to bring your vision to life? Look no further than Simply Thrilled, a leading video production company that turns ideas into captivating visual stories. Moving pictures, moving stories, moving people!

With our unparalleled expertise, fresh ideas, and passion for storytelling, we're here to make your brand shine in Northampton and beyond. Discover the power of video and embark on a thrilling creative journey with us.

Whether you’re looking for a:

  • promotional video 
  • animated video 
  • explainer video 
  • marketing video 
  • event video
  • product video
  • social media video
  • music video

…Simply Thrilled is your one-stop shop! 

Why Choose Simply Thrilled for Video Production Northampton?

You're in great company: From single-person start-ups to the largest blue-chip brands like Universal, Island Records, Wellpet, or Bose, we've worked with organizations just like yours in Northampton and beyond. The fruits of our labor have also been featured by global news outlets such as The Guardian and BBC News.

Our results are off the charts: Our work has gone genuinely viral, gaining a level of views and interactions others can only dream of: 59 million views on YouTube alone, not to mention hundreds of thousands of likes, comments, and shares.

Audience intelligence for the win: We use Viralpixel, our proprietary creative tool, alongside industry-leading research and social listening platforms to target your demographic with pinpoint accuracy in Northampton and the surrounding areas.

We're full to the brim with ideas: We have the creative savvy to make sure that our concepts land with a splash in the hearts and minds of your audience. As a general rule of thumb, for each open creative brief, we'll kick out at least 4 fresh ideas.

4k Freelance Ultra HD

Starting this list is the aptly-named 4k Freelance Ultra HD, a digital creative media company composed of a group of specialists in, you guessed it, HD video. Specifically, this Northampton-based but globally-operating collective is one that specialises in RAW ProRes HQ, HD film and video, and 4k Ultra RAW video. With a freelance team built up of cinematographers and videographers, 4k Freelance also works alongside other companies to shoot, edit and create engaging videos with the aim of pulling in a wide audience. 

This company offers a range of services including TV advertising, music videos, motion graphics and animation, promo videos, and product videos. 4k Freelance also offers services such as planning, scheduling, and producing titles, infographics, elements, logos, video displays, documentaries, sports and news videos, and they also work in the comedy, entertainment, science and technology, and travel genres. Past clients include the Minibike British Championship and Barclays.

Video Inn Production 

Founded 30 years ago, Video Inn Productions (or VIP) is a ‘complete audiovisual, events, and film production service provider’ that is involved in creating a wide range of audio-visual solutions for business. Based in Northampton at their onsite studio, they specialise in filming presentations, conferences, Q&As, streaming events, and other corporate events. Capturing these productions, Video Inn offers services such as staging, lighting, and sound expertise.

Video Inn allows the client to have their event filmed wherever they choose, and even offer a streaming service which means the event can be filmed and shown around the globe. The Video Inn team also offers an equipment installation and hire service for short and long-term projects. Past clients include the IPC, De Vere, Mercure, Sedgebrook Hall, and Addleshaw Goddard.

AR Media

Offering animation, an immersive experience technology, digital signage and studio hire, AR Media consider themselves a world-leading creative studio. The AR Media team creates products that suit their client’s every need, offering a script writing and storyboarding service to help get the final product right every time. Collaborating with third party agencies allows AR Media to provide and offer services which are even more enhanced. 

AR have worked with a variety of production teams throughout their time, working with the likes of Jeff Wayne for his staged tour of The War of The Worlds, creating digital signage for Jet2 and RoadChef and even creating immersive experiences with Denon, using augmented reality to launch a product prior to its manufacture. Working out of Northampton, this company was established in 2005 and has gone on to work in over 100 countries.

Up A Notch 

Turning it Up A Notch now, with Up A Notch, which provides a wide range of content from videos for businesses to multi-award winning feature films. Since 2015 this company has operated as ‘a complete script-to-screen video production company’ with a ‘friendly and talented team’ based in Northampton itself. Up A Notch works with businesses, charities, and agencies across the UK with the aim to inform, entertain, and sell products.

The Up A Notch team has been creating a range of films that have had their own cinema and DVD releases and it even has its very own in-house post-production space. Services Up A Notch offers include motion graphics (2D and 3D), event films, corporate films, training and instructional videos and more. Past clients who have worked with this company include The Open University, WD-40, Norbar, and SAI Global.

Menace Media

First founded in 2016 as ‘Deanabean’, Menace Media has upped the ante name-wise and boasts that they put their client’s vision ‘above all else’. Menace Media states that they are different from other Northampton videographers because they are a young team of professionals with specialisms in all kinds of digital media. While Deanabean focused on video for the automotive industry, these guys soon realised the demand for high quality video and rebranded themselves as Menace Media. 

Menace Media has a global reach, delivering quality video with quality equipment. They list a variety of cinema cameras and DSLR/Mirrorless cameras from Panasonic to Sony as at their disposal. Editing is done within their Adobe suite, colour grading takes place on Davinci Resolve, and anything that requires the use of 3D elements is done within Cinema4D. Menace offers a variety of services that includes photography, motion graphics design, drone filming, live streaming, video production, and graphic design, and they also have a music studio available to hire. Past clients include Red Bull, PC Specialist, and Konami.

RYG Films

Next on our list is RYG Films, formally known as Raise Your Glass Films. Their motto is ‘Hand Crafted Films for Hard Grafting Industries’ and they produce bespoke videos that aim to inspire and inform audiences. Founded in 2013 by Emma and Michal, their creative team has an attention to detail in all of their respective fields whether it’s editing, lighting, or filming. They work from start to finish with affordable prices to produce content that engages audiences.

RYG Films offers a full production service for a variety of sectors including manufacturing, construction, design and engineering, SMEs, and the arts. The services they offer also come in a variety, including promo videos, talking head videos, testimonials, social media video content, live events filming and more. They also feature blog posts on their website covering story strategy and name branding. Past clients include the Samaritans, Soo Yoga, Northampton Tourist, and the Ambassador Theatre Group.

AKA Film and Video

Here we have AKA Film and VIdeo, another Northampton-based corporate video production company. They are a specialist video production team which works with SMEs all the way up to large multinational corporations and understand the importance of video in today’s modern business sphere, especially for business-to-business (b2b) organisations. The AKA team also knows that not all businesses have massive budgets, and like to offer a variety of services that suit all kinds of budget requirements.

AKA offers production expertise for YouTube and web content, highstreet vox pops, corporate marketing videos, as well as broadcast commercials and documentaries. As an additional service, the AKA team also offers a drone service with a drone quadcopter that they boast enables them to get unique shots. They are CAA approved and licensed and their pilot holds a PPL, so they can fly in all sorts of areas, indoors and outdoors. AKA has clients like Healgel, Mercedes-Benz, Acision Rich Messaging, Autoglass, and Italians in Bedford. They’ve also worked with John Cleese!

Minty Slippers

A bit different on this list so far is the bespoke wedding videographer Minty Slippers. Confused by their name? We are too! But with 14 years of experience the Minty Slippers team has plenty of know-how when it comes to capturing special stories. They state that they capture authentic moments ‘that flutter with vibrancy and life’. They work across the UK to create cinematic films and state that they are one of the top videographer companies in the UK in their field.

Minty Slippers states that they produce a lot of wedding content for fellow creatives, from television producers getting hitched in Canterbury to Liverpool-based creatives celebrating their wedding with art and artistry. As a small team, they take on a limited number of weddings and start their packages at a cool £10,000, depending on location and date, and offer all-day coverage and social media-friendly packages for all kinds of clients.

Gnu Films

Gnu Films is a Northampton-based video production company that believes that video and animation should be three things: smart, passionate, and collaborative. With this in mind, they state that they specialise in high-end production services that are London quality but regional prices. For this they have won a range of awards and have worked with TalkTalk, the NHS, Bic, Argos, WIlliam Grant & Sons, and Puma.

Offering a wide range of services from audio services to almost every video production need, Gnu has them all. They offer their clients 2D and 3D animation, TV commercial production, corporate videos, film production, motion graphics, training videos, talking heads, case studies, voiceovers, kinetic text animations, and the list goes on. Gnu supports social media campaigns and YouTube and LinkedIn promos. Whatever their client is looking for Gnu aims to meet those targets by pulling in the right audience, no matter the type or size of the business.

J Motion Video Productions

J Motion is a video production company and a creative video agency that considers itself one of the most innovative in the UK. Based in southern Northamptonshire, they have a start-to-finish process from creative concept development to storyboarding, filming, and editing, and also offer a special package for clients who want the whole hog. The J Motion team describes itself as a ‘dynamic fusion’ of professionals with broadcast industry experience who want to maximise investments.

As a creative video production partner, J Motion likes to provide video for schools and colleges, the health sector, community projects, and so on, and offers products and services like training videos, motion VFX, TV formatting, and aerial video. Since 2002 J Motion has been striving to innovate their audio and visual capabilities and have since created media for Xtaper, New College Leicester, All Hallows Catholic School, and Fair Farming.

Simply Thrilled

You know the drill! We have to get a bit of self-promo in at the end ;)

Simply Thrilled is a friendly, passionate, and experienced video production company based in Nottingham, an easy hour’s drive from Northampton. We love working across the Midlands, the UK, and indeed the entire world to make video content that thrills. Whether you’re after social media content, a video for your freelancing website, or a film of your big event, we’re the team you need. 

Simply Thrilled is composed of highly skilled directors, camera operators, editors, animators, and more. We’re a well-oiled machine with a huge range of thrilled clients, from local start-ups to huge corporations and organisations like the NHS, Universal Studios, and the University of Nottingham. Our portfolio has hit over 53 million views online alone and that’s thanks to our creativity, our skill, and our proprietary ViralPixel technology, which we use to get data on what audiences want and love to watch. That means you get a beautiful video with bite.

Contact us today and let’s have a chat about what we can bring to your next video project.

www.simply-thrilled.com

And that’s all folks! We hope you enjoyed this whistle-stop tour through Northampton’s video production scene. Be sure to check out our website, which is filled with exciting blog posts and of course our winning portfolio. Did we mention we’ve worked with Vicky McClure?

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