Chicago Video Production for Anything.

Getting a professional videographer has never been this easy or affordable.

  • Amazing Service.

    Our dedicated customer support team can answer your questions, call us 7 days a week at (866) 948-4336 — Press 1.

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  • Trusted by Thousands.

    Vanilla Video™ is a first-of-a-kind video production company. We are unmatched in price, quality and customer satisfaction.

    5-Star Rated on Yelp

  • Online Ordering.

    Our website is smart. For the first time ever, we've made it possible to order a pro video directly from our website. It's easy too!

    Customize a Video Package

  • Transparent Pricing.

    Vanilla Video is affordable video production in Chicago, with simplified pricing that's easy to understand and even easier to order.

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Order Online   Questions?.. (866) 948-4336

Step 1.   Give Us the Details

You'll need to provide this information before we can give you pricing / availability.

Once you've got the details, you can order videography service online, by phone, or by emailing customer support.

Regardless of how you order, we'll always need these few details before moving forward.

Start by getting your details.

  1. What are we filming?

  2. Date / time of service.

  3. How long should we film?

  4. Where is this taking place?

  5. Email for delivering the video.

Placing an order  

Step 2.   Place an Order

After the basic information, you can optionally add notes or specific instructions. Just choose your favorite order method:

Please note:

All online orders require manual review.

Once we have verified the order information, we'll send a payment link to pay via credit card. Review may take a few hours — up to 24 hours.

Reserve it by paying  

Step 3.   Pay to Reserve

All orders are treated as a 24-hour temporary reservation, and are not guaranteed until paid.

Full payment is required to reserve.

Once paid, your order is automatically confirmed, and our availability is reserved for you.

Don't worry — we have stand-by videographers in case one of our team members is unable to make it. We always show up.

Payment policies:

  • Credit & debit cards only.

  • Orders are 50% non-refundable.

  • No refunds after filming / service.

  • We do not accept cash, checks, or PayPal — and please, no tips.

Get excited, we're filming!  

Step 4.   Filming the Video

Our videographer will be ready, and have all the notes you specified earlier when ordering.

Every Vanilla videographer is an in-house employee. You always get one of our team members — never a random freelancer. Our team is friendly, professional, and fun to work with.

We really care about customer service, and your complete satisfaction.

  • We arrive at least 30 minutes early.

  • We check in with you upon arrival, to go over any last-minute details / changes.

  • You can direct us / the video production at anytime — we are there for you!

A few days later  

Step 5.   Getting the Video

Delivery typically happens within 2 weeks. We have a render queue that processes videos for archival & delivery.Vanilla Video has dedicated servers for quick rendering and delivery.

Build a videography package  

Privately delivered online through our website, so you can decide what to do next.

  • You can watch / stream / enjoy your videos to your favorite devices.

  • You can download your Hi-Def videos through our website at any time.

  • You can share your videos with others, or just keep them to yourself.

  • You can manage your videos, order editing, make DVDs and more.

We made ordering video production easy.

4,104 video production projects + 23,462 videos and counting in our portfolio.

  • We employ full-time video professionals in Chicago.

    Our Chicago videographers are all in-house. Your project will be handled by one or more of our trusted video professionals. Each of our team members works on about one hundred projects per year, and that's all year-round. We are all highly experienced, talented, and knowledgeable when it comes to video. Also providing Rockford Videography, Milwaukee Videography, Indiana Videography and nation-wide videography services to any US City.

  • No deviation. We focus on video and video production alone.

    Vanilla Video™ is fully committed to video production across the gamut, we offer several levels of service for any budget. We are solely focused on video production, and don't deviate from our expertise whatsoever. We are masters in video production — focusing our full range of talents entirely on video, nothing else.

  • Passionate. And creative like none other. Budget-friendly videography.

    We are unmatched in the video industry when it comes to using web technology. We re-invent our brand, our systems, and ourselves on a consistent basis. Choosing to work with Vanilla Video™ is choosing to work with the future of video, because we are designing it.

A quick introduction to Vanilla Video™

Videographers in Chicago — videography services for Chicago, Milwaukee, Rockford, Indiana and Nationwide.

We've redesigned video production to be a great experience. Plus, easy to afford Videography.

  •   Flexible Coverage.

    Choose exactly the coverage you want for your event. Or for planned video productions, we can accomodate any schedule.

  •   5-Star Rated.

    We are Chicago's highest and top rated video production company. Customer satisfaction is our thing, across thousands of projects.

  •   Film On-demand.

    We know you're busy. That's why we have standby video professionals available every day of the year, ready to work.

  •   Editing is Optional.

    Raw footage is free with every order. By default we won't edit your event or video production unless you decide we should.

  •   High Quality.

    Our digital download is higher quality than DVDs and physical media. Our cameras can easily film at broadcast-level quality.

  •   Control Everything.

    With our Video Package Builder you can customize every detail of the event or video production exactly as you see fit.

What is a Vanilla Video?

It's a hi-definition, ready to watch, master copy of everything we film for you. It's everything we film delivered online.

  • It's all the Raw Footage

    Vanilla Video is literally everything we film, with no missing moments. We designed Clips as a complimentary product.

  • Filmed Per Your Notes

    We require very little direction from you to capture amazing video. However, if you do want us to film a certain way, just let us know prior to filming.

  • Delivered Online Quickly

    Our video render farm allows us to speedily edit and deliver videos to you. Our backend cloud infrastructure allows access to your videos through our website.

  • That's free to Copy / Share

    You own the copyrights, and can distribute, copy, and share your videos freely. We will never restrict the way you use your videos.

  • Using High-end Equipment

    Every videographer is outfitted with nearly $8,000 worth of equipment. That doesn't include our back-end server infrastructure.

  • With Professional Sound

    Our videography outfits are resilient to dynamic needs / situations. We have wireless audio kits, along with several backup microphones.

Watchable without the Editing

Our videographers use a form of in-camera editing, carefully selecting & preparing shots before pressing record. Then we perform additional sound editing prior to delivery to make it an enjoyable video — complete and awesome for any purpose.

Vanilla Video is professional videography, without cheesy effects, editing or music. Our videographers record what actually happens, without an artistic angle, in a universally accepted videography style. Our service is designed to help you build a professionally made home video collection.

How is a Vanilla Video made?

You should know that all of our videographers are in-house employees who receive great pay and benefits — each of us really cares about your video and awesome customer service.

Vanilla videographers undergo rigorous training, receive constant internal feedback / review, and are some of the most talented and experienced professionals in the industry.

Part of the reason we produce consistently amazing video is because our videographers film so frequently — this allows our team to improve and refine skills day after day. Our quality controls are comprehensive and strict.

Professional Videography

Vanilla Video is a "show up and film" service. Our video professionals will adjust and compensate for any situation to capture the event / production to the best of their abilities.

Vanilla Video is designed to achieve the highest possible quality with the least amount of planning. It's perfect for business, home / personal, musicians, events, and almost any situation you want to take video. We don't add logos, graphics, or effects by default — it's "vanilla" videography.

Vanilla Video for anything?

Yes — Part of the magic behind Vanilla Video is that it's just good videography. If you want to film and remember an event, the best way to capture it is Vanilla Video + Clips. If you want to do more with your Vanilla Video, you can always have us create a Montage, or even a specially edited video.

What about Video Editing?

For events, you can easily order editing afterwards, or even send the Vanilla Video (everything we film) to someone else.

However, if you would like us to film a scripted video, movie-like video, or a planned production (e.g., cinematography, particular shots, specific equipment, specific settings) you'll need to let us know prior to filming. We have an exceptional team that can handle just about anything.

Award-Winning Video Production Company

Vanilla Video has served thousands of customers Worldwide — Headquartered in Chicago

  • Video Production Services.
    Corporate Videos, Weddings, Events and more.

    If you are seeking Chicago video production services, our team of video professionals are here to help. Our unique team of Editors, Videographers, Creative Directors, and Website Developers are capable of video consulting, brainstorming, filming, editing, post-production, and offering guidance with marketing and distributing your video on the web. Get started by exploring our website.

  • Video Editing Services.
    Affordable video editing services for everyone.

    Our graphic designers, font artists, and video editors are more than capable of bringing your concepts to life. Vanilla Video's team has decades of combined experience working across thousands of events, training videos, corporate productions, brand films, weddings, and much more — including website development and marketing. Get in touch with us about your project to see if we can help.

Chicago Video Production for Any Purpose.

Looking for videography in Chicago? We are Chicago-based videographers.

If you are seeking video production in Chicago — or Milwaukee, Rockford, and Northwest Indiana, our videographers can assist you and your team in reaching your video goals. Our video production services range from brainstorming and ideation, scriptwriting, production, and post production. We can even assist your team with marketing and distribution. We are the only video production company in Chicago with a full-time Software Engineer on staff. We service Chicago, Milwaukee, Rockford, St. Louis, Missouri, Iowa and Indiana. Vanilla Video can also travel nationwide for special projects at an extra cost.

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