Corduroy Media is a San Francisco based video production company and creative agency.
Since 2003, Corduroy Media has provided creative storytelling and production services to a host of clients.
Whether the story is about new technology, a social issue, a non-profit, a corporation or an individual we help our clients successfully engage their audience and communicate “their” story.
Before we even get to the medium in which our clients want to display their work, we get down and dirty with the concept. We provide creative direction, concept development, script writing, and storyboarding services. The way we see it, every idea is like a seed. That seed needs to be nurtured, watered, and maybe even moved around to a different part of the garden before it can flourish. Ideas need concept development to make sure the execution (whether video content, still photography, or animation) translates into something unique. No, we don’t work within your organization, and this is a good thing! Ever heard someone tell you not to edit your own work? This applies to creative production as well. Let’s face it, you are too close to your mission. You are emotionally involved. As creative professionals, we absorb your ideas, let them swirl around our overactive imaginations, get excited, bounce ideas all over the place, and come up with concepts that illustrate your mission clearly.
Welcome to our site, take a moment to look around in our motion portfolio, you’ll find a variety of work from Animation, to Testimonial to Documentary style productions. In our still portfolio you’ll find photography that ranges from outdoor lifestyle and adventure to corporate headshots and portraits.
Each one of our projects starts with a conversation so give us a call. We would love to hear about your story and share our ideas about how we can tell it in an engaging way.
I look forward to speaking with you,
Carl D. Brown | Executive Creative Director
Bravo! The final edition [UCSF Neuro – 2017 Weill Award Recipients] really has received some special treatment indeed. The visual story keeps me well engaged and supports the narrative thread beautifully. The color is rich and music crisp and coordinated to augment the pace and story line.
Thank you so much for another successful partnership bringing film objectives to fruition. I know we present our challenges, with so many stakeholders being involved as one of the trickiest, but I appreciate your commitment and creativity invested to get the job done with brilliance.Elise Carlaccini
We looked at several production companies, and boy are we glad we chose Corduroy Media. The team offers unparalleled value – we were blown away by the polish of the final product. They crafted a story and flow that took our seed ideas and made them vastly better. And they did it all on the tightest of timelines. Collaborating with Corduroy is a no-brainer.Scott Buchanan
Thank you so much for producing such moving videos this year. I am very happy with them! I also appreciate your creative guidance/direction once we had filmed all of the footage. It is easy to get “stuck” in the original concept and it’s nice to have an experienced video producer walk us through the process of what makes the most sense for our needs with what we have available. The end result is perfect for our needs!Vanessa Chan
I first starting working with Carl and Corduroy Media five years ago, and I’ve continued to hire them because I know that the final piece will be extremely professional and effective. But more than that, I know that the process will be creative, collaborative, and fun – qualities that are often hard to find in one place.Dave Yanofsky
Carl Brown has the whole package. He is an extremely talented shooter, a thoughtful and creative storyteller, and a pleasure to work with. I have hired him repeatedly, and I would not hesitate to recommend him for any project.Liz Nord
Corduroy Media was able to tell the story I wanted to convey creatively and in an informative fashion. They are communicators in the true sense of the word by being active listeners, collaborators, and ensured the story is told in an authentic and impactful manner through film.Chau H. Vu
When we set out to create videos for our annual Gas leadership meeting, we were looking for something fresh and compelling. We had difficult concepts to get across to our employees and little time in which to do it. We turned to Corduroy Media to help us with this challenge. The videos they created for us were a huge success and set the bar for how our future video content will look and feel. The Corduroy Media team has a rare combination talent of gorgeous cinematography and rich storytelling. We are delighted with our Corduroy Media experience and will definitely be using their talents again for future projects.Hailey Wilson