Video Branding & Creative Development: creative, video, concept, writing, copywriting, storyboards, preproduction, corporate, communication


One of our favorite challenges is creating a video brand from scratch. We’ll discover the most dynamic way to deliver your message; through exploration, collaborative decision making, and expression. For the duration of your project, we'll not only become an extension of your team, but will also understand your brand, goals, and how best to communicate them. 

Video Production in Columbus: director, production, planning, camera, gear, lighting, sound, leadership, video, video production, lighting camera, grip, electric


Planning. Creative. Logistics. Execution. Financing. Hotbed brings the A Game to your project, ensuring it’s handled professionally and flawlessly.  With our core team in Columbus, and a strong San Francisco presence, Hotbed will maximize your video dollar, regardless of location and budget.

Video postproduction: postproduction, video, video production, editorial, edit, motion graphics, footage, color correction, audio, computer


Our talented post-production specialists are the final pillars to Hotbed’s success. With our filmmaking and music video roots, we firmly believe that we make magic in post. From crackling editorial and slick motion graphics to our roster of voiceover talent and music composers, we’re bringing an indie edge to your commercial project. No need for production? No problem! Hotbed regularly builds commercials, branding videos, training videos and social media teasers that originate totally in post. Bring your idea and let’s make it happen.

Video strategy: Hotbed Media in Columbus: planning, media, web, brand, broadcast, tradeshow


Our goal isn’t just to create killer work (although it’s what originally brought us to video). We’re here to make sure that your Hotbed video is making a splash. What’s our brand of aftercare? We’ll consult on positioning and trafficking to tracking and maintenance. Hotbed can help build your web channel, YouTube station, broadcast media buy, and more. Let’s maximize that ROI!


Why Hotbed?

Why Hotbed?


Experience:  We have an extensive production background and an authentic narrative style. Filmmaker Stokes McIntyre, who financed and released his own feature film called “Valley of the Sun”, founded Hotbed in 1997.

Creative Integrity:  Hotbed has a roster of talented professionals and creative artists who truly love what they do. There are no account managers or sales representatives here – just direct access to innovative, efficient and effective video.

West Coast Connections:  With our maiden office in San Francisco, our access and know-how stretches coast to coast. Take advantage of our crews, locations and talent on the ground.

Central HQ:  Headquartered in Columbus, OH, Hotbed is more accessible than ever to our clients across the country. Our centralized locations and branches allow us to maximize your budget to its full marketing potential.

It Takes a Village:  To make something truly great, it often takes the collaborative effort of many. This is especially true with video production. Our company flexes with each project and brings in the right crew to get the job done perfectly.

The Business Behind the Business: Hotbed Media is tucked and tied. We possess all the appropriate insurance, workers compensation, and payroll capabilities to launch a proper campaign, no matter the size.

At the End of the Day:  We want you to love the end product. That's why we at Hotbed Media are committed to guiding you toward your ultimate marketing goals while ensuring your vision is fully realized.