First Steps

We’re based in Chicago, but we work with clients nationwide. Whether we first talk via email, a call, at your office or ours, we’ll talk about your brand, your goals, and your budget. We’ll learn as much as we can about your business, what makes it unique, and who your customers are. We’ll do a lot of listening, and ask some questions too. At the end, we’ll tell you what we think, and hopefully, we’ll decide we want to work together.

Pre-Production

Based on our conversations we’ll present rockstar concepts that we think would be perfect for your brand. We’ll talk about them, and hone them, and when you’ve picked one, we’ll write a script. We develop many of the concepts we execute, and sometimes we collaborate with advertising agencies (we’re flexible like that). Our goal is to find a balance between rational and emotional arguments that will suit your business, communicate the story of your brand, and get your target audience to take action.

Oh, and we’ll also plan a film shoot. That involves casting, scouting locations, finding props, hiring crew, and planning lunch, among many many other things -- as you’ll see, there’s a lot that goes into a well-executed production.

Production

Now we shoot, in a studio or on location, with the best people and equipment available. Our experience producing videos across a broad spectrum of industries enables us to strike the perfect balance of concept, direction, quality, style and content each and every time whether your video is intended for TV, the web, or elsewhere.

Post-Production

For us, editing, motion graphics and visual effects (VFX) are not an afterthought, they’re integral to how we approach every project. We’ve invested a lot of money in a high grade post-production studio where we add the finishing touches to your video to help it stand head-and-shoulders above the competition. From Hollywood style special effects, to motion graphics animations, to color grading, sweetening and audio mixing, our in-house post-production team takes everything we accomplished up to this point, and puts a big, beautiful bow on it.

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