Who We Are
Our team has been working together since 2007, and combined, we have over 100 years of video production and editing experience. For us, it’s personal. We don’t outsource our work to the young filmmaker with the lowest rate. Instead, we’ve placed a premium on service by understanding your needs firsthand. That’s why we’re personally invested in getting you the video you want.
Producer / Director
T.W. has been making video and film for more than 25 years. Since 1989 he has directed or photographed over 500 videos for businesses, including Reebok, VH-1, Chanel Fine Jewelry, Discovery Channel, Sears, and MTV Productions.
As a lighting and camera specialist, he directed the photography of 13 feature films including What’s the Matter with Kansas, based on the best selling book by Thomas Frank, and Pilot Season, directed by Sam Seder, and starring Sarah Silverman, Marc Maron, David Cross, and Isla Fisher.
T.W. has taught Cinematography at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and Columbia College Chicago, and his technical articles have been published in International Cinematographer, the magazine of the International Cinematographers Guild Local 600.
After getting her degree in electrical engineering from University of Illinois Chicago, Suzanna started her career supervising projects for a video game production company in Atlanta.
She then traveled all over the US, Canada, and Europe, managing tours for folk/roots bands.
Kenny earned his MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2007. He has done camera and audio work for several networks, including MTV, Food Network, Fox, as well as several Chicago based production companies.
Kenny is an experimental filmmaker, and his short films have been shown in Italy, Germany, Canada, Australia, the Ukraine, and all over the United States.
With a degree from Columbia College Chicago, Adam has primarily worked in documentary, both directing and shooting for many different series and films. He is interested in exploring unique perspectives and giving a voice to social issues.
Adam brings his passion for people and nonfiction storytelling to Video Parachute with the goal of instilling life and story to all the content he produces.
Ernest J. Ramon
Ernest is from Texas. He shoots photographs, makes documentaries, and draws graphic novels. He’s been a creative and technical consultant for nearly two decades. His creative work has shown at South by Southwest Media Festival, Chicago Underground Film Festival, Dallas Film & Video Festival, and the Field Museum of Natural History, among others. In 2007, he received his MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.
After high school, Dawn began her career in the automotive industry, where she learned the intricacies of accounting on 12 column green ledger paper. This experience led her to a degree in finance, which she obtained magna cum laude from the University of Wisconsin Platteville. She has broad experience in several finance and accounting roles, focusing on client services.
Thank you SO MUCH for helping us get our video and presentation together. It looks great and we really appreciate your indulgence and extra effort. Your team is awesome!!
These guys are fantastic to work with. I’d recommend them to anybody. They collaborate well with all our stakeholders, both internal and external. Video Parachute is a valuable and trusted part of our team. We’ve worked together many times.
Video Parachute is a dream vendor. They came on to our project at the 11th hour, and did not BLINK in jumping in, organizing an efficient and speedy flow of pre-event content, managing the on-site logistics seamlessly, and coordinating the edit with thoughtful, creative insights. Every step of the way they understood what we were going for. And they did all this for a price that fit our budget.
Thank you, thank you, thank you for all you did to make yesterday's event a success. This was a high-caliber guest list and your team delivered a high-caliber experience for them. Your professionalism, flexibility, patience and your ability to anticipate LGC staff's needs were so appreciated. Our at-home guests were so grateful to be included in such a meaningful (and cool!) way.
I just wanted to let you know that I think the videos are excellent. They look and sound really good. Thanks for the great and professional job that you did. We’ve received universally positive feedback, so again, great work on this project and thanks.
It was a thrill to work with Video Parachute once again and everyone else at PCC now realizes why Kimberley and I were so excited to work with your company for the 2020 Golden Trumpet Awards. Everything was perfect from the interactive platform to on-screen graphics to the virtual shoots to handling Q&A for attendees during the ceremony. Thank you for being wonderful partners. Truly a great production all around. We look forward to keeping the partnership going!
Video Parachute is always a joy to work with. They were very involved at the initial stage of our project and stayed there every step of the way. They are efficient and always keep our goals and vision in mind, both on the shoots and in the edits. Our videos are always on time and better than we originally envisioned.
Thanks for all your work on our marketing video. I really appreciate all your proactive attention to detail with the product features. Our senior management team was very pleased, and we plan to make more to continue this series of videos. Great job, and thanks again.
T.W. is my first call for shoots in Chicago. We get frequent last-minute production requests, and he's always able to accommodate our schedule. Working on-site with these guys, you get more than just a camera crew, you get creative collaborators. I've also dispatched them on their own with high level clients. I can always count on their production acumen, professionalism, and eye for detail.
Thanks very much for pulling this off so quickly. The footage looks excellent. We love the view of snowy Chicago in the background, really brilliant!
A Chicago Video Production Company
Video Parachute is a proud Minority-Owned Business (MBE) certified by the City of Chicago, Cook County, and the State of Illinois
The members of our Chicago-based team are highly skilled and deeply experienced in all facets of video. We adapt to the way you want to work, putting your priorities first while understanding that every marketing department has different stakeholders throughout their organization.
Don’t worry, we’ll work to ensure that they are just as excited about your final video as you and your audiences are.