Arlington Heights Video Production Tag

South Barrington TV Commercial Video Production

Derick Dermatology | TV Commercial

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As a Chicago video production company, we’re always looking to push the creative envelope. Many would say it’s impossible but we were able to produce a complete TV commercial in Chicago and South Barrington with a cast and crew of 15 people…from concept to delivery…in a month! Here’s how we did it:

Derick Dermatology is a dermatologist with medical offices in the Northwest Chicago suburbs of Arlington Heights, Barrington, Crystal Lake and Lake Zurich. Shortly after the New Year, their team contacted us about producing a commercial in time to air during the 89th Academy Awards Oscars TV broadcast. The deadline for delivery of the TV spot to Comcast was exactly a month from the day we met. To come up with a concept, storyboard, script, assemble a cast and crew of 15 people, scout multiple locations, film, edit, color, and mix all within a month is no easy task but we were of course up to the challenge!

South Barrington TV Commercial Video Production

We had worked with the Derick Dermatology team in the past and they’ve been an amazing partner. Whenever, we’re presented with a short turnaround project, the ability to communicate back and fourth with our clients quickly is paramount to meeting deadlines. The Derick Dermatology team was amazing and were always available any time of the day to quickly make decisions. Given the complexity of this project, we knew that having them as a client again for this short turnaround TV commercial project would be a perfect fit.
TV Commercial Spot Creative Treatment
THE CONCEPT

Our client wanted to launch a new “Live In Your Skin” marketing campaign. It would include a multi-platform approach with digital, broadcast, and print involved. After presenting several concepts to our client, they came up with the idea of wanting to show a potential patient in everyday situations where they were clearly comfortable in their skin. We brainstormed different locations and were limited due to the time of year (January) in Illinois.

Beautiful Chicago Pool TV Commercial

We scouted several potential locations and were able to find a beautiful pool in Chicago, a warehouse space (also in Chicago), and a home in South Barrington where we could film the commercial. A huge thanks to the team at 73 East Lake in Chicago for being so accommodating to our talent and crew and Heidi Seagren of Jameson Sotheby’s International Realty in Barrington who coordinated filming in the South Barrington home.
South Barrington Commercial Video Production

Credit: Peter Thompson Photography

We also worked with our client to cast talent for five on-camera roles. All of the roles were filled in about two weeks.

South Barrington TV Commercial Production

THE TIMELINE

With a month from first meeting to delivery, the turnaround on this project was quick. Within 10 days of our first client meeting, we provided a creative concept, storyboard, potential filming locations, talent selections, and script. After decisions were made at the creative meeting, we worked on finalizing talent contracts and negotiating locations for filming. We also worked with our voiceover talent on voicing the script before filming even occurred. That way, we had that part in the bag already. We filmed everything over a very busy two days. The day after the final shoot, we started on editing. All of the final scenes were selected, tweaked, colored, and sound was mixed. We worked over the weekend to get everything done. Post production was finished in five days.

1/6-First client meeting
1/16-Presented creative concept, filming locations, talent options, and script
1/31 & 2/1-Field Production & Filming
2/6-Final delivery to client

The final spot was then delivered to Comcast for broadcast during the E! Live from the Red Carpet Preview party.

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Rosenberg, Eisenberg & Associates // TV Commercial

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The Law Offices of Rosenberg, Eisenberg & Associates is a law firm with offices in Arlington Heights and Stockton, Illinois. Their attorneys have represented injured clients for nearly 40 years.

We were hired to produce a Comcast cable television commercial for the law firm. We worked with them to identify content and a storyline for the video. For their commercial, we opted to go with an interview style approach. The firm has a great story and you can hear from their own words, the care and concern they have for each of their clients. We wanted that to come across in this cable television commercial.

We filmed for one day at their Arlington Heights office with a makeup artist, Director of Photography, sound technician, and Grip. The cable television commercial was converted to Comcast broadcast specs and captioned for hearing impaired audiences. The video aired in various targeted Comcast markets, on the law firm’s social media channels, and website.

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Chicago nonprofit video production

Children’s Advocacy Center // Fundraising Video

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The Children’s Advocacy Center of North & Northwest Cook County provides resources that empower and heal abused children. They also provide resources to help prevent abuse and violence against children.

The nonprofit organization is based in Hoffman Estates with satellite offices in Evanston, Northbrook, and Streamwood. Through forensic interviews conducted in cooperation with local law enforcement authorities, children are able to share their stories of abuse one time in a safe place. The interviews are recorded for investigation and legal purposes. About 400 children are interviewed each year at the The Children’s Advocacy Center. Before this nonprofit organization was founded, children would often have to tell their story of abuse several times in less than ideal settings.

For this video production, the nonprofit wanted to raise money for its aging video recording system. Over the course of one day, we filmed several interviews and b-roll. In this video, we not only wanted to show viewers what the video recording system looked like but also why the system needed to be replaced. So, we used some video footage captured from the system and included it in the video to show the poor audio and video quality they currently get from the system.

After our video was played at the event, the nonprofit raised over $25,000, which exceeded their goal!

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