This video from Stephen Colbert is hilarious, unless you are a Samsung Galaxy Note 7 customer. In that case, it’s not so amusing because you probably have burn scars and insurance claims to file. And if you’re Samsung marketing department, have another handful of TUMS.
Samsung needs to extinguish this and video is a part of that.
Ryan Holiday makes a very good case for how journalism is regressing. Since writers are paid based on how many clicks their articles get on the web, sensation drives the news, as it did in our rush to war with Spain in 1898.
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T.W. Li, Producer
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.
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.
Suzanna Boelter, Project Manager
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 returned to Chicago to manage production for a video company where she supervised projects for global clients, like scholastic publishing giant, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, global insurer Marsh MMC, and Chicago art-film champion, MusicBox Films.
Audio is often the least considered when making a video. But without the proper equipment and care, bad sound can sink your video project. Our microphones and mixers are of the highest quality. Good sound is a high priority for us, and that’s what separates the experienced from the newcomers.
We have several cameras and we know how to use them. Some are best for 4K quality, while others are best for running and gunning. Ultimately, gear is the easy part; it’s our people and their skills, both technical and personal, that set us apart.
We’re big believers in being well prepared. From scouting locations and casting talent, to storyboarding and pre-visualization, there’s no such thing as too much planning.
Messaging & Scripting
Words are still the basic building blocks of all communication. You cannot make a good video with a bad script. Our writing starts with a deep understanding of your message and audience, and we keep it clear and concise.
Mason Thorne, Co-Producer
Mason Thorne graduated from Columbia College Chicago with a degree in Film & Video. He has over 7 years of experience producing and directing commercial and narrative content for a diverse assortment of clients and creatives. His own body of work ranges from art installations to corporate how-to’s and everything in between. The goal is to never stop learning.
Good lighting is one of the most important ingredients in a high quality video. We’re experts at lighting and approach it with great care. All the people in your video deserve to look their best (not just your CEO).
Kenneth Reed, Production Manager
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.
Joe Winston, Producer
Joe has worked professionally in film and video since 1990. His documentary film, “What’s the Matter with Kansas?” was named “one of the Ten Best Documentaries of 2009” by Roger Ebert. Recently, he did field producing for “Citizen Koch,” a new documentary which debuted at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival. His specialty has been editing documentaries and docu-style television, but he has always produced independent projects as well.
Ewelina Wiszowata, Image Specialst
Before her BFA in Film Production, Ewelina was performing in front of the camera as a model & dancer. She also managed two parishes at the Archdiocese of Chicago. Ewelina was a freelance videomaker and photographer for Cobra Music Co., Catholic Charities, Pass Out Love Foundation and Akira.
Ewelina’s short films and photographs have been exhibited in galleries in the Chicago area.
Ernest J. Ramon, Image Specialist
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.
Editing & Animation
Dijana Kadic, Content Specialist
Since her high school days, Dijana has been working with film and video. From large movie sets to no-budget art movies and one-woman productions, her experience in video production varies as much as her role on set.
Dijana has made videos for the US Department of Homeland Security, TimeOut Chicago, the School of the Art Institute and several small local businesses as well as large national brands. She has a graduate degree from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.
Dawn Kraemer-Meseck, Accounts Manager
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.
Charles Jevremovic, Producer Director
Plying his craft behind the camera, producer/director Charles Jevremovic has been creating compelling images for more than three decades. He has worked on a broad spectrum of award winning projects, from web-based content, commercials and industrials to corporate presentations for clients including MIT, Jeep, Motorola, Invisalign and CVS.
Jevremovic draws on his expertise and background in teaching, fine art and broadcast engineering to help a range of diverse clients achieve their communication goals and reach their intended audience. His own work has been screened at The Museum of Modern Art, The American Film Institute and Artprize.