We are an award winning corporate video production company based in Chicago.
We have an in-house creative team that has worked together since 1994. We are storytellers. We listen. We create and cultivate. We guide you through the process. We value your opinion. We know our methodology works because our clients return year after year to create new work. With over 3,500 films under our belts, we are speaking from experience. Based in Chicago, the world is our set, we actively shoot photography in tandem with our video/digital film product and as such, our team is indispensable on locations across the globe. We intergrate new operations with every film, and get a real buzz as our processes evolves. Art directors and marketers still exclaim that they didnt know how they got by without us!
We have collectively created over 3,500 films for our clients.
We think that speaks volumes about our work.
With multiple awards to date including 7 telly awards for corporate video production our award-winning team is availalble to consult on all your projects, engage in your challenges, and to create your next award winning media piece so call us. Our extremely creative team has developed and collaborated over last 10+ years and we use those skills to integrate our clients at whatever level or experience. Our technique is based on active listening, we know what to listen for both with our clients and with an eye for what is relevent and evergreen in current media.
Our clients have seen 25% more social media engagement, fundraising and business bookings as a result of our videos. Now that's results!
How we think . . .
evergreen [ev-er-green]adjective ; Retaining its relevance, popularity, usefulness, etc.; enduring.
Our clients come to us knowing that they need “video.” And we say “video,” with quotation fingers in the air. Yes, technically what we create is video. Technically we are a video production company. But this is where we differentiate ourselves. We are filmmakers. We tell stories. Our process engages the principles and mastery of the best filmmakers. It just happens that our medium is digital video. Your mission is so much more than a “video” or hiring a “videographer.” You want something that reflects heart and soul. A living, breathing, compelling, tear-jerking, knee slapping funny, stand-up and take action tool that inspires and informs others with every view. We want to create media that is evergreen. That lasts. That’s why you want to create a film.
How we are different . . .
We use the big toys but only if you need them.We love playing with drones, steadycams, big cameras, lights, large crews and shots that require us to “cue the chopper,” but let's get real. Do you need that? We will select the best techniques to work with and educate you on the costs of using them.
We integrate into your process. We want our films to feel like you created them. We value getting integrated into your team. Our creatives immerse themselves into your culture. They keep updated on branding changes, marketing initiatives and shifts in your strategy through thoughtful questions and touch points. This allows us to stay current with your company lingo and brand.
We consider the social-emotional content first. Feelings connect us to each other and to our world. Even in a corporate setting, we consider the social-emotional impact of your audience and work to create something they can connect with.
We use your people. Our philosophy is that using your people not only celebrates your culture but allows your films to feel authentic. We will work with you to create the best images possible pulled from your talent pool or cast people that help with that goal.
We can accomidate your budget. We educate you on the costs of video up front and walk you through creative solutions for all budget types. From small buisness up to fortune 500 companies, we can expand and contract to fit your needs.
How we work . . .
CREATIVE DEVELOPMENT We start every project with a creative brief, thoughtful research and a few blue sky meetings where we toss around ideas with your team. This process is not only fun, it focuses our mission and saves you money.
WRITING / CONCEPT Our team takes everything we worked on in development and scripts your project from beginning to end. Every script is different based on your creative needs. This allows you to see your project on paper before your production dollars are spent and gives your team a chance to have input on your final product. We assemble mood-boards, storyboards and inspirational visuals. For live events or event filming, we work on a creative document and timeline to help focus our team creatively. Once you have signed off on your creative, our team assigns the strongest director for your project.
PRODUCTION Action! We bring our script to life with a team that fits both your needs and the creative goals outlined in our script.
POST-PRODUCTION All our films and videos are processed with in-house editors that are trained in our process. Editors are expected to present work to our creative teams on a weekly basis for feedback. By the time you get our project, our team has tested and screened the film several times to present you an informed edit. Your team gives us notes directly on the videos for real-time feedback and we adjust till you are so excited with your project, you can’t wait to share.
Our Clients . . .
Rolling stone. BMW. Hermes. Mariano's. Sophisticated Living Magazine. The Shriver Center. Veuve Clicquot. Moet Hennessy. Michigan Avenue Magazine. International Truck and Engine. Starwood Hotels. Sugar Fix Dental. The Resort at Paws Up. Saks Fifth Avenue. Shred415. The Peninsula Hotel Chicago. Virgin Hotel Chicago. USLBM Holdings. Chicago Social/Modern Luxury Magazine. Forbidden Root. UnleashWD.Virgin Hotels. UnleashedWD. Erie House. Shred415. Bonnie and Tracy. Marianos. Chicago Social Magazine. SPLASH Magazine. Michigan Avenue Magazine. Glossed and Found. Dwayne Wade Foundation. Unleash WD. The Almanac Mag. The Peninsula Chicago. Jango SMTP. Mario Tricocci. Lester Lampert. Taylor Johnson. The University Club. Dyson. International Truck and Engine. Starwood Hotels. The Resort at Paws Up. Rock for Kids. Center for Conflict Resolution. Circesteem. Aids Foundation. Chicago Committee. Holy Trinity High School. St. Clement. Center for Economic Progress. Alternatives. BUILD Chicago. GNMAA. Teach for America. Chicago Yacht Club. Ruth Rothstien Core Center. Ardbeg. Astellas. Interlake Mecalux.
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