About Us

Cognitive Films is a full-service video production company based in Austin, Texas.  We are equipped to handle every part of the production process: Strategy, script, planning, production, interviews, editing, color, sound, titles, and animation.  We specialize in interview-based documentary stories and have experience in producing explainers, social media ads, live streams, and even long-form educational course content.  

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Carson Coots

Carson started Cognitive Films in 2010 with a background in advertising and web design. His roles include creative strategy, writing, cinematography, editing, color, and motion graphics.

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Eleanor Griffin

Eleanor teamed up with Carson in 2015 after working ten years as a multimedia journalist. Her roles include project management, producing, interviewing, and editing.


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Frequently Asked Questions

Over the course of 14 years, we’ve produced around over 300 videos for 100+ clients. We’ve created almost any kind of video you can think of.  We specialize in interview and documentary style videos for companies and nonprofits.  We’ve made commercials, courses, explainer videos, and tradeshow displays, and more.  We can write scripts, draw storyboards, scout locations, cast actors, source voice artists, hold auditions, scout locations, light sets, shoot scenes, record audio, edit, composite, source music, and create motion graphics.  What do you need?  Let’s talk.

How much do you want to spend?  Seriously.  We customize the cost for each video based on what it takes to create something great.  And we don’t deliver videos that aren’t great.  Some of the things that influence the cost are pre-production needs, crew required, equipment needs, people involved, location for filming, number of videos, length of each video, and the turnaround time from planning, to production, to editing.  Will it have graphics? Effects? Music?  We want to understand what is most important to you so we can prioritize and price it to fit into your budget.


We are in Austin, Texas!  Our studio space is located near the intersection of South Congress Ave. and Ben White Blvd.  We are less than 5 minutes from the center of Downtown and less than 15 minutes from the airport in regular traffic conditions. We’d love for you to visit and check it out!  Please email [email protected]