Video Production Portfolio

Music Video | “Liberation” | Reggae | Chicago

I shot this Reggae band music video for Tony Aiken and Future at the Wild Hare in Chicago. This is an overdub performance shot multiple times from various angles then edited with some posterization and other lighting effects.

Text Only Video Production With Voice Over

This is a video for an actual real live workshop of mine. But it is also a sample of text only video with a voice-over. You will be able to guess pretty quick what I am explaining if you just look at a few seconds of the video. This kind of video production uses — you guessed it –text only — no graphics — no pictures — just text, only.

Some reasons to use this style of video is firstly rapid production. These are pretty quick to do compared to other kinds of video but not necessarily easy. There are a few steps involved and may be more involved than some of you might want to do on your own. But I’ll explain that next. Another reason to do a video that only uses text is to re-purpose articles or other written material into a video product in order to make that content available on video platforms like youtube or to make it available to people who prefer to consume their information via video.

Also they are oddly compelling because the viewer is actively engaged on the process. It is less passive than a typical video. It is not for every purpose but it is fairly ideal when you are faced with putting a lot of text on a web page where you risk having your visitors simply skim the material when you really need them to read it all and understand the content being presented. When you add the voice over it is even easier to consume because you can listen while you read along.

Now some people don’t like this kind of video because they prefer to read at their own pace or skim the material. But many people including me are both visual and auditory learners and for us the reinforcement of reading and listening is a win-win situation for better comprehension of the information on the first pass.

Traditional video with colorful graphics and visuals that aid comprehension is also good, but it can be a little more costly to produce, takes a little more planning and typically requires that you look “ready for company” if you plan to appear on camera.

To make a text only video you will need to have your script typed up in Word. Next you will need to format it so that it can be exported to PowerPoint with just a sentence or two per slide. This is a bit time consuming but easier once you know how to do it. Then you export each slide as individual jpgs and finally assemble them as a video using your favorite video editing software. This is where you can also add the the voice over that you have pre-recorded and any music or sound effects you want to include.

If you want assistance we provide that service at any step in the process. If you need help with writing, production, voice-over or the whole project just let me know. That’s why we’re here. Oh! And if you’re in the Chicago area and want to attend the Grow Your Business workshop that’s good too. Let me know how we can help. We provide a variety of marketing services for growing businesses.

Music video production Chicago

Music performance video production shot at the Roots Room in Chicago. We used two cameras and shot the song multiple times from various angles while the musician performed along to a pre-recorded track for synchronization. In post-production we added some additional visuals, lyrics and lighting effects. This is a perfect solution for a small budget demo, shot in one session and in one location.

Reno did an outstanding job putting together a music video for me for a good price. His work is very creative and emotionally resonant. He’s also a good guy and a pleasure to work. He was available to work quickly, and he delivered a final product within two days! I would highly recommend. -Brian J

Polish Center of Discovery & Learning Promo Video

Promotional video production created for the Polish Center of Discovery and Learning in Chicopee, MA. The museum is dedicated to collecting artifacts and sharing information related to Polish culture and the Polish-American experience.

Musician Profile Video Production

We will create a captivating “Musician Profile Video” through a live documentary style interview. The video can be uploaded to our Youtube channel and/or your channel. The uploaded video can then be embedded on your website to help your fans and booking agents better understand your musical journey. We will submit your video to Chicago Cable Access Channel to expose the artist to a wider audience. Other distribution options are also available. Contact us to learn more about the process. We are anxious to answer any questions you may have.

Polish Regional Costumes

Simple video production showing display of Polish Regional Costumes at that Polish Center of Discovery and Learning in Chicopee, MA featuring an impromptu performance of the Chopin Nocturne in E flat performed on the Polish Center piano by Julie Lovison.

Violinist iPhone Promo Video

This is a situation where the client had a few videos that were shot by someone attending an event where he was performing as a strolling violinist. He wanted to include the videos on his website to demonstrate himself “in action.” His first problem was the videos were shot in .MOV format which is difficult…

Facebook LIVE Video Production

For about ten years I have been shooting a lot of hospitality related video in the summer on behalf of my client This year we began to experiment with LIVE Facebook video. If you are not up-to-speed with this I’ll briefly explain that FB allows users to broadcast LIVE video via their FB app…