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Video production in Buffalo: Find the perfect crew

When you’re looking for an ideal location to shoot your next corporate video, it can pay to look north. Close to the Canadian border and the majestic Niagara Falls, Buffalo, New York could become your new filming headquarters.

Buffalo boasts the kinds of locations that can become impressive backdrops or B-roll features. The city is home to the NFL’s Bills and the NHL’s Sabres, which means there are world-class arenas in which to film. There are also historic theaters, performing arts venues and notable buildings designed by Frank Lloyd Wright.

You and your crew can find the best of all worlds in Buffalo. The city has great film infrastructure, so you can find studio space and gear, and it’s also less busy and bustling than larger metropolises, giving your production room to stretch out. With the right crew on your side, you’ll feel at home in Buffalo in no time.

Why work with professional video crews in Buffalo?

There’s one surefire way to settle into a new filming location quickly — by working with video production experts who already know the area. You can immediately understand important factors ranging from weather patterns to the parking situation, giving your creative personnel and on-screen talent more time to think about the shoot, empowered by less worrying about logistics.

Due to its northern location, Buffalo is no stranger to heavy snow. Your professional team will know when it’s safe to start filming outdoors during springtime without a surprise chill or late-season snowfall shutting down your shoot. Your locally versed crew can also point you to the best spots to film B-roll, or places where the downtown buildings can double for other cities, if you’re hoping to set a clip elsewhere.

Crews Control works with video professionals who are knowledgeable about their respective regions. They can guide you through the permitting process or help you find a great restaurant after a long shooting day, all while also contributing hard-earned technical and creative expertise to the production.

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Our video production services in Buffalo

Your video content should clearly express your brand identity and help your business achieve its objectives, whatever those may be. No matter which direction this takes your creative process, a team of video professionals can help you create the materials you need.

The finalized video can vary widely, from a seconds-long social media marketing clip to an extended event video that turns a conference into a well of content. Popular video types today include explainer videos that help your customers understand your products, along with training videos that keep your team informed and engaged.

Once you’ve established an effective video production routine in Buffalo, you can keep coming back to generate more content for your brand. Your Crews Control team can help you focus on quality, no matter what form those video productions take.

Our video services in Buffalo include:

  • Interviews and B-roll
  • Event coverage
  • Presentations
  • Drone production
  • Animation and motion graphics
  • Motion pictures
  • Live streaming
  • Panel discussion
  • Man on the street interviews
  • Corporate meetings
  • Behind-the-scenes footage
  • Commercials
  • Broadcast television media
  • Employee training materials
  • Sizzle reels
  • Time-lapse videos
  • Happy-face videos
  • Focus group recordings
  • Testimonials
  • Video news releases
  • Documentaries
  • Web conferencing
  • Red carpet coverage
  • Action and sports video
  • Product demonstration clips
  • …and whatever else you can imagine!

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What makes Buffalo a unique filming location?

No two cities are exactly alike, and knowing the traits of your chosen corporate video destination is important if you’re going to get the maximum value from the area. In Buffalo, this means understanding the weather patterns, knowing the best spots to capture urban and natural landscapes and mastering the permit submission process. A few useful take-aways for Buffalo-bound filming companies include:

  • Tread carefully in winter: Buffalo’s average high temperatures don’t pass 60 degrees Fahrenheit until May, and winter can bring multiple-inch snowfall. This doesn’t necessarily mean you can’t work in Buffalo in the colder months, though, as the city features multiple indoor studio spaces.
  • See the many sides of downtown: Locations in Buffalo range from industrial complexes to centuries-old municipal buildings, with a selection of modernist architecture and ornate performing arts spaces to boot. Whether you’re trying to simulate another city or embracing the city’s own charm, you can find a wide variety of different building aesthetics within convenient driving distance.
  • Trek to the falls: Buffalo is just a 20-minute drive from Niagara Falls, and this can be incorporated into your video shoot planning. While the giant waterfalls themselves might not fit into your production plans, they are part of a state park complex with trails and additional outdoor experiences to enjoy and capture on film.
  • Know how to secure a permit: The permitting system in the region is handled by the Buffalo Niagara Film Commission, and includes important stipulations such as alerting affected businesses and arranging for parking in advance. There are also specific requirements for special effects shots, and you’ll need to secure insurance.

Once you’ve gotten used to filming in Buffalo, it can become a reliable repeat location for corporate video productions of all kinds. With your Crews Control team by your side, this settling-in process won’t take long. 

Our Buffalo video production crews: Experience and gear

An experienced leader on a video shoot can make all the difference regarding planning, preparedness and fast adjustments. Even when the unexpected strikes, these videography professionals can complete the production on time and under budget. This is why every Crews Control director of photography has at least 10 years of industry experience, so they can provide a steady hand guiding video shoots to completion.

In addition to their industry knowledge, Crews Control professionals come to every job with high-quality video equipment, allowing them to capture impressive footage that will hold up and look and sound good in the years to come. With the latest and greatest in cameras, audio gear, video editing software and more, these experts can create any type of corporate video content. Crews Control teams use technology from Sony, Panasonic, Canon, JVC, Ikegami, Thompson (Philips), Hitachi, RED and Arriflex.


Check Out Our Extensive Camera List:

  • Silicon Imaging SI-2K
  • Silicon Imaging SI-2K Mini
  • Vision Research Phantom v12.1
  • Vision Research Phantom v640

8K, 4K, UHD & 2k


  • Arriflex ALEXA

AVC Intra (NTSC)


  • Sony HXR-NX5U
  • Canon EOS C100


  • Panasonic AJ-HDX 900


  • Panasonic AJ-HDX900E



  • Panasonic AG-HVX200E
  • Panasonic AG-HPX 171E
  • Panasonic AG-HVX 200E
  • Panasonic AG-HVX 200P


  • Sony PMW EX1
  • Sony PMW EX3
  • Sony PMW-EX1R
  • Sony PXW-X70
  • JVC GY-HM700U
  • Sony PMW 300
  • Sony PMW 320
  • Sony PMW-350
  • Sony PMW 400
  • Sony PMW-F3


  • Sony PDW-F355
  • Sony PDW-F350
  • Sony PDW-F330
  • Sony PDW-700
  • Sony PDW-F800
  • Sony PDW-335


  • Canon EOS C500
  • Canon EOS C300
  • Canon EOS C100

When you launch a Buffalo video production aided by Crews Control’s mixture of expertise and tech, you’re ready to release video content that will impress your target audience, internal or external. Request a free quote now!


By pairing expert crews with technologically sophisticated equipment, Crews Control delivers top-quality results for clients every time.


Some of our Happy Clients

Crews Control has spent over 30 years becoming the video production company of choice for countless businesses around the world. In that time, our portfolio of clients has extended from fast-moving and ambitious start-ups to over half of the Fortune 500 list. Your Buffalo video production can become the next Crews Control success story, and help your organization reach its loftiest goals.


Prepared, Creative, Professional and on the 10 scale an 11

I’ve been producing and directing videos for Broadcast (NBC/ABC/CNN/C-SPAN) and Corporate for over 30 years – and Matthew and Dan were one of the best crews I have EVER worked with.




The footage was well done.

Just got out of the edit. Tim did a great job. Considering the talent we gave him to work with, I would go as far as to say he’s a bit of a magician.

Thanks for the help!



Thanks for the great shoot yesterday.

Everything was great and I wanted to let you know that our Executive Producer said the footage we got from the different regions was the best footage he had ever seen come from remote crews that we didn’t have control over. That is a great compliment coming from him.

I appreciate all your help and look forward to working with you again!


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