From a small two men crew to a large 30+ people crew, we’ve done it all.

(Helium Films USA – San Diego Video Production)

From a small two men crew to a large 30+ people crew, we’ve done it all. A well staffed shoot, with the right talents, the right gear and the right preparation makes all the difference in the world when it comes to the quality of the final videos.

At Helium Films USA, we’ve built relationships with some of the best talents San Diego has to offer, and that talent shows in the quality of our video productions. We pride ourselves not only to work with the best, but to push them to create some of their best work.

The shoot part of a live action production being often the most expansive part, we run ours like clockwork, with every hour of the day accounted for and aimed at gathering the best material in the least amount of time. That discipline is what allows us to say that we’re always on budget, and on time.

Every video production project is different however, so your shoot won’t look the same as your competitor. As a nimble and agile enterprise, we can produce at the scale that is right for you, your brand, and your budget.

As we mentioned, preparation is key, and for any successful shoot we prep extensively. Our preparation process usually goes like this:

-Analysis of the specific resources needed based on the script and/or creative direction

-Shot list

-Location scout as needed / Location booking

-Crew and gear booking

-Talent booking

-Crew schedule


We’ve produced videos with all kinds of camera gear (and have relationships with rental houses to get our hands on everything under the sun) but our preferred cameras are:

-Canon C-series (C100-C300) for doc style, run and gun, smaller production. These cameras have great color science and are super easy to work with when we have a small crew and need to be mobile quickly.

-RED Cine or ARRI Alexa for our higher end commercial projects. Definitely less of a small, simple set-up, but these cameras offer a true cinematic look that fits most of the broadcast projects we produce.

Ready to make magic happen? Schedule a free consultation and elevate your brand to the next level of video production!