Film production one of the largest industries in Vancouver

Film production companies are alive and thriving in Vancouver

Video production and film companies Vancouver is one of the largest industries in this lovely town. And we happen to be one of them.

Affordable film and video production equipment and an influx of investment capital from outside our country have kept and allowed independent film companies Vancouver to thrive. And it continues to thrive with a lot of strong local producers.


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Film companies Vancouver are becoming popular internationally. Sadly, it is mostly a service industry for Los Angeles, New York and other major broadcast centers in the United States.

As primary distribution methods have moved to the web, social and online advertising, a reduction in film production length, production size and complexity has continued. Overall, it’s been surprising to see budgets decrease and quality increases.

And for the purpose of this article, I’m going to consider film companies, video production companies and filmmaking in general as similar, if not identical, markets in Vancouver.

But for what it’s worth, film companies and commercial production are completely separate industries.

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Right creative team vital to film production’s success

Film companies Vancouver crucially depends on picking the right creative team to bring an idea to life. This obsessive control over quality has a direct tie to the profitability and success of the final product.

This means company owners better make a great selection of talents who can really deliver and are creative enough to come up with a good script.

Key elements in video and film production

  • Powerful script
  • Great idea or concept
  • Budget
  • Great location
  • Cast or talents

A powerful script can definitely make your viewer squeal with excitement. And after creating one, you begin developing some of the key production elements.

The most important element of film companies Vancouver is the idea or the concept, which can be like a treatment or a one-pager.

This document can summarize an entire production in a quarter page. When well-written, its narrative storytelling flow can give you goosebumps and make you spend your marketing budget in a heartbeat.


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When complimenting any great idea, you want to build out more emotion than Ryan Gosling in “The Notebook.”

Majority of the pre-production time is spent on sourcing, auditioning and vetting the talent, locations, and properties.

For years that I worked in casting for Best Buy, Future Shop and other large brands, I developed close connections with casting agents and casting directors. We usually source out great talents using websites like casting workbook.

A strong director is extremely careful with his talent selection. The talent should really lead the spot and a detailed back and forth process is crucial to find the right fit.

Another important element is a great location.

Our company has been producing commercials for almost two decades, which is seen as complementary to film companies in Vancouver. We have a massive roster of over forty studios in town which cater to a variety of production companies looking for rental space.

In the age of Airbnb and online location listings, it is becoming easier to scout and acquire great locations. However, be extra careful in scouting for a good location. You must include lighting considerations, audio and location sound as well as the right amenities to complement your concept.

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Working with film companies in Vancouver

When clients are looking for film and video production, they may be referring to the cinematic and high production value look of a professional studio film production.

There are only a few distinct methods of creating a high-quality film and video production look.

I’m talking about proper production standards, which means having high-quality development, pre-production, production, and post-production workflow with an experienced producer.


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But any smart director or creative producer is going to focus on just one of these four things.

If you’re looking to work with a great film company and stunningly handsome producers in Vancouver, look no further than my email on the contact page. It’s pretty easy to quickly help with some ideas and work samples to give you a glimpse of what working with us might be like.

Please send us an email and we’ll discuss your project!

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About the Author

Colter Ripley is the Executive Producer for Red+Ripley and a Video Producer.

We’ve been producing videos for over 18 years after winning film festivals nearly two decades ago.

Colter is certified in digital film with a specialization in cinematography. In addition, he has a multimedia diploma and handles project management and is a certified business coach.

His main focus is on collaborative and custom video production which guarantees lots of customer service and a final product that clients are excited to share!

If you’re looking at working with a great producer for animated explainer video production, definitely give us a call or fire us an email. We’ve been doing this for so many years so it’s pretty easy to quickly help.

Email us to discuss your production!

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