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Find an award-winning crew for your San Diego video production

Imagine a seaside location with welcoming weather year-round, easily accessible and ready to serve as the backdrop for your next corporate video shoot. This is what you get when you decide to produce content in San Diego.

Since San Diego is a popular location for companies to set up offices, you may have experience working with clients or attending corporate functions there. If you explore beyond the city’s suit-and-tie side, however, you’ll find even greater rewards: miles of beaches, the exciting Gaslamp Quarter, the world-famous San Diego Zoo, and proximity to well-preserved deserts are just a few of San Diego’s attractions.

As a contrast to the commercial film production hub of Los Angeles, San Diego has a more relaxed energy, allowing your company to make its mark and create ambitious video content whether you’re working on location or in the studio. Crews Control professionals can be your guides to San Diego, providing the local know-how and video production skills to create a compelling video and bring your project in on time and under budget.

Find an expert video crew in San Diego

From securing filming permits to navigating traffic, choosing B-roll locations to finding great caterers and restaurants, video production teams perform all the essential tasks that keep a shoot running. Since not many businesses have full-scale video production departments on the payroll, Crews Control experts can step into this role and help your business thrive in San Diego.

Since Crews Control’s local video crews know their respective areas, this means you’ll be paired with experts who can make the most of San Diego’s natural and cultural charms. For example, experts can help you set up outdoor shoots during the Santa Ana season between September and October, a time when atmospheric conditions are perfect for long visibility and beautiful sunsets.

In San Diego, your Crews Control team can also guide you to locations that have been used in major blockbusters over the years. Not only was the original 1986 Top Gun shot in San Diego, so was the legendary Citizen Kane, as well as Anchorman, a movie proudly set in the city.

Whether you’re hoping to capture an iconic sight such as Balboa Park or you’re simply taking advantage of the truly outstanding weather and seaside vistas, a San Diego video shoot led by an experienced professional can be an ideal experience for your business, whatever your target audience.

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Our video production services in San Diego

Once you’ve settled on San Diego for filming, you may be wondering what kind of video content you can create for internal audiences or potential customers. There are very few limits on your creativity when you work with a video production company like Crews Control. From quick-hit social media clips and explainer video content to extended live event videography, fully produced TV commercials and everything in between, you can realize your video production goals like never before.

Our video services in San Diego 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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Unique filming factors about San Diego

There’s more to San Diego than the sun, sea and zoo. When you’re scouting for filming locations in the city or planning a shooting schedule, it pays to think about other factors that make the city like nowhere else on earth. Crews Control directors of photography are ready with numerous tips to help you make the most of San Diego, including the following:

  • Find natural beauty spots around town: When you’re looking to explore nature around San Diego, you have plenty of choices. LaJolla Cove provides stunning views on land or under sea, while Anza Borrego State Park is home to breathtaking desert landscapes.
  • Capture stunning city views: San Diego is a city that looks great at twilight. If you want to see the city at its best, you can frame it from Point Loma, home of the picturesque Old Point Loma Lighthouse. For close-up views of the city at its finest, you can walk the old neighborhoods surrounding Balboa Park, or the Gaslamp Quarter.
  • Apply for fast, free permits: San Diego is a city that makes filming videos easy. You will have to apply for a permit, but the process is simple and – for many beloved B-roll locations – it’s also free.
  • Plan out your transportation route: Whether you rent a van or take your own vehicles, you’ll likely find it’s easy to get around San Diego. The city is crisscrossed by freeways and, unlike fellow Southern California metropolis Los Angeles,  doesn’t have a reputation for gridlocked traffic.

Our San Diego video crews: Experience and gear

To make the most of your San Diego video production, you should team up with video production experts who can handle every step of the process, from lens selection and mic placement to editing and post production. That’s what you get when you work with Crews Control: Each of our directors of photography has over 10 years of experience to draw on when navigating any unexpected factors on a video shoot.

In addition to expertise and tenure, Crews Control production teams have access to the latest and most advanced gear, ready for location and studio shoots. This ensures your finished video won’t suffer from a lack of visual or audio clarity. The final film will impress viewers, and help your brand stand out among markets awash in hi-def video marketing. Our teams use the latest equipment 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

A San Diego video production is set up to succeed, with outstanding weather and talent available. You can further improve your chances by choosing to work with video experts, equipped with the latest and greatest gear. 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

Over more than three decades as a video production company, Crews Control teams have been valued partners for companies of all sizes and kinds, ranging from ambitious start-ups to multinational corporations. Our client list includes over half of the Fortune 500, and your organization could be the next Crews Control success story.

Here’s what our clients say about us.


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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