Chicago, St. Louis and Detroit as just a few of the Midwest cities where stellar studio facilities are available for the asking
From gigantic sound stages and post-production services to high-quality 3D animation, the Midwest offers plenty of renowned filmmaking facilities — and the experts that go along with them — to help you get the job done.
Chicago Studio City in the Heart of the Midwest
Just five minutes away from Downtown Chicago nearby to some of the Windy City’s best shooting locations, Chicago Studio City is another mega-movie magic house. Don’t let the term “independent studio” fool you. This 30-acre studio has been going 50 years strong and has an expansive production arsenal to lend for your next production. Here you’ll have 4 soundstages (6,000 to 30,000 square feet), onsite rentals (equipment, vans, generators), and a pro staff ready to assist you in any production obstacles. You probably have heard of some of their clients: Does Netflix, Universal Studios or Paramount sound familiar to you?
VisionTracks in St. Louis, Missouri
Vision Tracks is an impressive studio situated approximately 20 minutes away from central St. Louis. This local studio lends itself to TV and film producers and can accommodate multiple sets at once. Here you’ll have access to their 3,600-square-foot soundstage with a 3-sided cyclorama wall and acoustically constructed walls and ceiling. Additionally, there’s an Audio Studio to rent with the guidance of an award-winning sound engineer.
Beverly Boy Productions in Michigan
The team at Beverly Boy Productions is known for being local video production experts. While they’re renowned and have several locations around the nation, the Detroit location offers TV and film producers in the Midwest or those looking to utilize the Midwest with top production value. They also lend their mighty video arsenal to create corporate marketing videos and TV commercials. Works you might know that have had the Beverly Boy touch are the Sonic and VH1 TV commercial or the Rio With Jesse Eisenberg interview. Recent clients have included Take 5, Sonic, Wayfair and World Poker Tour.
Indianapolis, Indiana FME Studios
A colorful creative agency situated in Indianapolis, FME Studios is ideal for smaller productions. FME offers producers pre-production services like scriptwriting, storyboards and casting as well as post-production services including editing, color, animation, and 3D. Their recent works have been with notable brands such as Scholastic and the American Heart Association. Recent clients have included LiftMaster, Splendia, Eli Lilly, Delta Faucet and Republic Airways.
The Chicago Production Center in Illinois
The Chicago Productions Center is a proud production center committed to producing best-in-class content for your television, film, or commercial. Its gigantic sound stages and award-winning staff are one of the best in the entire Midwest. Besides a 9,000-square-foot stage with a motorized Desisti lighting system, Chicago Production Center includes 4 fully equipped soundstages, editing services, and graphics. Additionally, there are roomy dressing quarters, restrooms, showers, makeup rooms, and wardrobe rooms for the convenience of your production. Chicago’s Production Center even has field production crews that are experts in XDcam (HD or SD), Sony F5 CineAlta Camera, and GoPro Hero3+. Past clients have included 20th Century, ABC and AT&T.
CVP Productions in Lenexa, Kansas
CVP Productions is a creative powerhouse located in Lenexa, only 15 minutes away from Downtown Kansas City. Along with 30 years of expertise and experience, CVP offers high-quality 2D and 3D animation, Drone videography, and photography. CVP has a unique portfolio that includes work for the NFL, MLB, and NBA. This video production company is best suited for TV productions, commercials, or new media channels such as YouTube videos. Other services include special effects, outdoor field production, and audio production. Recent clients have included Ace Hardware and Golf Course Superintendents Association of America.
Milwaukee, Wisconsin Take7
Situated in Milwaukee, Take7 is an energetic and vibrant video production company. A majority of their clients are brands and businesses that are young and super successful such as Doordash and Redbull. Aside from supporting you with your TV commercial, Take7 has also produced music videos for many up-and-coming musicians and docu-films. Recent clients have included DriFri Outdoor, Dashin’ Mike, Redbull and Doordash.
PINstudios in Sioux Falls, South Dakota
PINStutios is a crafty video production company that offers services in all phases of production. Here you have a crew of cinematographers, editors, and creative visionaries to help you with pre-production, production, and post-production. They specialize in music videos, podcast production, studio production, and docu-films. PINstudios has worked with thriving brands like TEDx and Simon mall. Recent clients have included Harley Davidson, Reliabank and Humane Society.
Top photo: FME Studios in Indianapolis, Indiana
By Gabriela dos Santos
Additional reporting by Nicole Partis
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