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Video One Productions is a Chicago video production company providing video production, video editing, disc duplication, and multimedia services. We assist a wide variety of clients from businesses and government agencies to non-profits and individuals with the use of video to achieve their goals.

 

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Drone Video & Photography

There’s nothing like the dramatic and informative point of view a drone video provides to help you rent or lease your property, or enhance your marketing or event videos. We’re the Chicago area drone video experts.
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Video Production

We specialize in corporate, event, promotional, training and other business videos. Our experienced Chicago videographers will work closely with you to take your project from concept to completion. Learn more…

Video Editing

Our expert video editors appropriately blend information and entertainment, resulting in motivating the viewer to learn something, use your products and services, and generally feel good about your company or organization. Learn more…


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ABOUT US

For the past 30 years, Video One Productions has been fueled by a talented staff, creative vision, and loyal client base. We offer professional video services at affordable prices.

When Video One first started, our sole focus was video production. In response to our clients’ requests for other related services, we expanded our repertoire of multimedia offerings. Saying yes to accommodate our clients’ needs helped Video One become the complete service video production company that we are today. Read more

Irwin Myers

President/Producer Irwin is an award-winning producer with more than 25 years in the video production industry, shooting, editing, duplicating and much more. He oversees marketing, sales, production, editing, duplication, etc. assuring that our clients are provided with excellent quality, great service and exceptional value.

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Ryan Bedore

Producer/Videographer/Editor Ryan is an expert in creative filmmaking and storytelling. After receiving his Masters in Digital Cinema from DePaul University in 2011, Ryan worked on a multitude of projects for a wide variety of talented professionals, including Penny Marshall, Morgan Spurlock, Steve James, and others.  Ryan is an adept cameraman who loves putting images to film and then editing them to tell our client’s story.

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Jason Herrick

Producer/Videographer/Editor Since graduating from Full Sail University in 1998, Jason has consistently worked in production, post production and photography for Alfred Music, Relativity Textiles, the Cartoon Network, Philadelphia Film Society and now, Video One Productions. He is expert at producing and directing, motion graphics, editing and other aspects of video production.

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Todd Lillethun

Producer/Videographer/EditorTodd is an award-winning producer with more than 10 years of experience producing and editing commercial, non-profit and arts productions. He has worked with Cadillac, the Wisconsin Philharmonic, Planned Parenthood, the Chicago Sun Times, the Supportive Housing Providers Association, Live Bait Theatre and Chicago Opera Vanguard.

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TESTIMONIAlS

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OLC Promotional Video Production

Promotional Video Production

We were asked by a client of ours to film a promotional video production for the OLC Education and Conference Center in Rosemont, Illinois. The OLC is a full-service, state-of-the-art venue designed specifically to meet the demanding requirements of high-tech learning environments for medical, corporate and association events. They have state-of-the-art technology and flexible space, offering a multifunctional venue for conferences and hospitality events, meetings, classroom lectures, symposiums, live streaming, corporate meetings, surgical procedures training, and hands-on bio-skills training.

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First We Filmed Video Interviews

The video is used for promotional purposes to attract clients to this multi-million dollar facility. We produced this 10-minute promotional video for OLC and then cut it down to a shorter version. First, we filmed a series of interviews of key players in the OLC organization. We put them in front of various backgrounds to keep things interesting.

It’s customary for us to upload the interviews and ask the client to choose the segments that they feel are important to highlight in the final video. If we don’t do this, we’re playing a guessing game and hoping that we pick out the best segments. We put timecode on the raw interview footage, upload it to Vimeo.com, a video sharing site, and then ask the client to make an edit decision list for each interviewee.

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VIdeo Interview of Key Member

Next We Shot Plenty of Cut-Aways

We then shot lots of cut away video to integrate with the interviews and voice over. After we have the segments of the interview chosen, we then assemble the interview and cutaway footage into a coherent video. We add text, graphics, titles, music, and other elements to make it more enjoyable to watch.

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If you’re interested in a promotional video for your company, please feel free to contact us.

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Event and Interview Video Example

Event and Interview Video Example

We were hired to film and edit a unique event and interview video for Jennifer Walker. She has a circus act consisting of 6 trained zebras performing for ‘children of all ages’. Parents generally take their children to see this unique show. Based in Florida, she travels throughout the country performing her act.

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Jennifer’s Zebra Act

We filmed this with only one camera, as the budget was small. We filmed her interview first and then filmed the event. For post production we included an animated title and interspersed the interview and event footage with Jennifer’s voice over. Editing cut-aways along with voice over of the interviewee is an effective way to mix things up and create variety in the video.

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Interview Video of Jennifer

Cutaways Enhance Any Video Production

As I’ve mentioned in other videos, b-roll or cutaways are the best way to liven up an interview. Depending on the nature of your video, charts, graphs, and graphics are also good additions to not only create visual interest, but to convey important information to the viewing audience.

On-screen text is another way to create ‘eye candy’. This not only supplements and break ups just seeing a ‘talking head’, but can convey information and accentuate what the speaker is saying. Animated text, combined with appropriate video transitions, are perfect additions to any video. This is especially true with an video interview.

Here is the finished promotional video we produced for Jennifer:

Please feel free to contact us if you would like us to help you with your event, interview, or promotional video production.

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Adding b-roll and Cutaways to Your Interview Video

Cutaways for Your Interview Video

As I mentioned in my last blog, b-roll or cutaway footage is video we use to break up the monotony of just looking at a speaker in your interview video. In addition to using more than one camera to film a subject, adding cutaway footage is another element that you can add to retain viewer interest. Here’s an example of what we did for a Canadian company:

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Cutaway Shot for Interview Video

Types of Cutaway Footage for Interview Videos

Cutaway footage could consist of the subject matter the speaker is discussing or something not so directly related. For instance, if we’re interviewing architect Helmut Jahn, we could inter-splice images of some of the buildings he has designed within his interview. A not so directly related cutaway might be a shot of the Chicago skyline, which is indicative of buildings and architecture in general. The point is that we don’t have to be completely literal when it comes to cutaways. However, cutaways really help bring life to your video!

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Another cutaway shot for our interview video

Getting Cutaway’s for Your Interview Video

If you don’t have the time, budget, or opportunity to get b-roll for your interview video, what can you do? You can obtain stock footage or photos to spice things up. A good source for photos and stock footage is iStock. They have a tremendous amount of images, video footage and templates that can be used to integrate into your video. When producing a professional video, never just ‘appropriate’ images or video from other sources! Make sure it’s licensed.

If you would like a price quote to produce your interview or testimonial videos, please contact us.


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