WE ARE A BOUTIQUE CHICAGO VIDEO PRODUCTION COMPANY KNOWN FOR OUR FEARLESS CREATIVE AND AUTHENTIC STORYTELLING. 

 

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. 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 the heart and soul of your mission. A living, breathing, compelling, tear-jerking, knee slapping funny, stand-up and take action tool that inspires and informs others with every view. 

That’s why you want to create a film.   

 

CLIENTS
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. Veuve Clicquot. Moet Hennesy. 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.

7 TIME TELLY AWARD WINNERS

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FIG FILMMAKERS

Are storytellers. Our philosophy is that good storytelling is the best way to reach an audience. People buy from people they like. Whether they are buying into a philosophy or buying an actual product. Our artists use their talents, social intelligence and creativity to tell stories that serve whatever purpose you can dream up. 

Collaborate well with others. Filmmaking is a collaborative sport. We know the value of working with personalities within the world of filmmaking and those outside of it. We value relationship and engagement to create and our 25+ years in the business have taught us about the importance of collaboration. If you are an agency looking to book talent, we can provide seasoned professionals that will know how to seamlessly integrate themselves into your production.

Scale up and down. We are a full service production house with the ability to scale up to scale down based on your budget and goals. Our film and photo teams can work in tandem seamlessly to create a consistent look across your media platforms. 

Guide you through the process. When you commission a film we guide you through the process from beginning to end. Our team will discuss your goals and present options for achieving them based on our experience and our experience within our industry. 

Exceed expectations. We start with your goals, then using our experience and expertise, we present to you a pathway on how a film will help you achieve your vision. We know our methodology works when our clients return year after year to create new work.  

 

OUR WORK

 

Featured: Sergeant Shriver Nation Center on Poverty Law. 

Our team had the privilege of interviewing Maria Shriver and Tim Shriver for an upcoming project celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Sergeant Shriver Nation Center on Poverty Law. As they celebrate their work, it is now more important than ever. 

 
Your work is beautiful and inspiring.
— Maria Shriver, Shriver Media / Sergeant Shriver National Center on Poverty Law

Featured: Lester Lampert

Absolutely one of the best videos I have seen! You could not have done anything differently. Filled w emotion, beauty, and passion. The store looks stunning and wow to have all those employees 30 years says a lot. Your family is one of a kind. “ Total gems,” since day I met all of you. Walking into your store is one of the most special experiences - the jewelry you design is hands down like no other. Congrats on all your success Lamperts!
— One of 66 Facebook Comments after client posted the video to his personal page.
OMG, I AM IN TEARS. THIS IS BEAUTIFUL. Thank you for telling our story so beautifully.
— Bonnie and Tracy, SHRED415 - Over 150K views on youtube.
Our client loves the response the films are getting! Can we book a few cuts for instagram?”
— Megan Abbott, Momentum Marketing - over 800,00 youtube views
The video is profound and moving. Absolutely perfect. There won’t be a dry eye in the house. Thanks so much!!
— Kirstin Chernowski, MPS Executive Director at Erie Neighborhood House - Over 100K raised after film screened.

CAPABILITIES

PRE-PRODUCTION
Research
Creative Development
Copywriting
Screen Writing
Storyboard Development
Location Scouting
Project Management  

FILM AND VIDEO PRODUCTION
Corporate  
Commercials
Non-Profit
Events / Live Events
Web Commercials
Brand Films
Educational
Training
HR Orientation
Social Media
Industrial
 

LIVE EVENT COVERAGE
Social Events
Conferences
Media / Sizzle Reels
Speaking Presentations
Interviews
Event Highlight Films 

POST PRODUCTION
Editing
Color Grading
Audio Mastering
Music Licensing Research


PROCESS

 

OUR PROCESS
We have a process for each of our capabilities outlined above. They all start with our basic process outlined below.  

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. 

DIRECTORs / EDITORs

 
 

JAMES GUSTIN

Michele GUSTIN

 
 

melissa fox

Joe Martinez

 
 

ELLE TERNES

CODI PALM