Bitter Jester Creative
838 Central Ave, Highland Park, IL 60035     847.433.8660

Chicago Video Production
since 2001

14
Years!

Video Galleries

Company Overview Videos

Documentary-style videos to showcase your business.

Staff Profiles

Short profiles showcase your stars and your company!

Elegant Video Testimonials

Client stories intercut with your own for greatest impact.

Simple Video Testimonials

"Talking head" testimonials. Singe location, simple focus.

Public Awareness & Tributes

Internal videos & awareness-building tools for the public.

Sales & Online-Specific

Interactive web content & videos for e-commerce sites.

Fundraising

Powerful tools for raising funds for your 501(c)3.

Videos - Public Awareness & Tributes

Ravinia Festival - A Tribute to Lucy Minor

BJC Video
Client:
Ravinia Festival (specifically The Ravinia Associates)
Producer:
Ravinia Associates
Format:
HD 720p
Runtime:
8 min

Produced for Ravinia Festival's annual Festa fundraiser, this short film screened in front of 250 guests at Festa. Each year Ravinia Associates hosts the gala event which raises funds to help support Ravinia and its REACH*TEACH*PLAY Education Programs.

The film pays tribute to Mrs. Lucy Minor, a Ravinia Associates' member and active participant in the Ravinia family, who was being honored at the event. It features many important figures from within the Ravinia family as well as students from Jonathan Burr Elementary in Chicago - one of the REACH*TEACH*PLAY partner schools.

American Medical Association - Meet Nancy

BJC Video
Client:
The American Medical Association
Producer:
Lou Beres and Associates
Format:
DV (24p)
Runtime:
2 min 17 sec

Nancy Nielsen is the President of the American Medical Association. She also lived her life for a short time when she was younger without insurance. Needless to say, she is particularly qualified to share her thoughts on this national tragedy. Please visit www.VoiceForTheUninsured.org to watch the other videos BJC created and to find out more about the AMA's plan for the millions of Americans who do not have insurance.

Chicago Renovation & Development - The Construction Process

BJC Video
Client:
Chicago Renovation & Development
Format:
DV
Runtime:
5 min 31 sec

This is a shorter documentary for Chicago Renovation that showcases the specifics of what their clients might expect once the all-too-messy construction process begins...

American Medical Association - Meet Jessica

BJC Video
Client:
The American Medical Association
Producer:
Lou Beres and Associates
Format:
DV (24p)
Runtime:
2 min 1 sec

Jessica was denied insurance coverage because she has anxiety and was considered to be too much of an underwriting risk for the insurance companies. Her story is just one of many that BJC filmed and edited for the AMA's "Voice for the Uninsured" campaign. Please visit www.VoiceForTheUninsured.org to watch the other videos BJC created and to find out more about the AMA's plan for the millions of Americans who do not have insurance.

Park District of Highland Park - Lakefront Initiative

BJC Video
Client:
Park District of Highland Park
Format:
DV (24p)
Runtime:
5 min 1 sec

This video is a short film that was created to help the Park District of Highland Park in their attempt to raise awareness and get votes to pass a 2008-2009 Lakefront Ballot Initiative. The concept was put to a community vote in the spring elections and the District needed to get the word out in a consistent way. The failing economy and other financial factors ultimately quashed the initiative and, as a result, the video was not widely seen or presented.

American Medical Association - Meet Curtis

BJC Video
Client:
The American Medical Association
Producer:
Lou Beres and Associates
Format:
DV (24p)
Runtime:
1 min 27 sec

Curtis is unemployed and has a series of serious health conditions. He has repeatedly been denied insurance coverage and can't afford insurance for his baby daughter. Curtis shared his story with BJC as part of the AMA's "Voice for the Uninsured" campaign. Please visit www.VoiceForTheUninsured.org to watch the other videos BJC created and to find out more about the AMA's plan for the millions of Americans who do not have insurance.

Career Resource Center 20th Anniversary Tribute

BJC Video
Client:
Career Resource Center
Format:
HD 720p
Runtime:
9 min 40 sec

The Career Resource Center (CRC) is a re-employment resource featuring individualized attention and coaching by industry professionals. The CRC has aided over 11,000 individuals over its twenty year history.

This video was a tribute to the institution and was shown at their 20th Anniversary Gala in front of a packed house of clients and associates of the CRC.