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

Chicago Video Production
since 2001

16
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 - Sales & Online-Specific

United States Postal Service - Flat Rate Shipping Website

BJC Video
Client:
United States Postal Service
Producer:
AKQA
Format:
HD 720p
Runtime:
2 min 5 sec

BJC directed and shot the online content for the USPS's new Priority Mail Flat Rate Shipping website, www.PriorityMail.com. In these segments, Al, the USPS Flat Rate Shipping spokesman, walks Internet users through the simple steps of signing up to receive their free shipping kit. One of the great things about working with this client was that BJC was allowed to inject some humor into the production, which you can see in the "idle messages" section of this compilation clip.

Stried Painting - Trade Show Clip

BJC Video
Client:
Stried Painting
Format:
HD 720p
Runtime:
1 min 17 sec

A snippet from a longer promotional package created for Stried Painting, a corporate interior/exterior painting company based in Grayslake, Illinois. This video was part of a series that was used at trade shows (video played at their booth to attract customers) as well as featured on their website.

The Cash Coupon - Why Advertise with Us?

BJC Video
Client:
The Cash Coupon
Awards:
2010 Bronze Telly Award
Format:
DV
Runtime:
3 min 47 sec

The Cash Coupon is your one-stop shop for all things coupons in the Milwaukee and northern Illinois area. This video, part of a series BJC did for www.TheCashCoupon.com, has both clients and employees of the dot com discuss the value of advertising with The Cash Coupon. Done in a simple, yet clean and professional way, this is a great example of a light-hearted video that breathes a little bit of life and energy into a business.

WatchAndTrain.com - Sample Video

BJC Video
Client:
WatchAndTrain.com
Format:
DV
Runtime:
3 min 51 sec

www.WatchandTrain.com is an e-commerce website where the commodity being sold is literally the content of the site itself. As such, Jeff Millman (one of Chicago's premiere dog trainers) knew he needed exceptionally high production value and a crew familiar with multiple-camera shooting. We discussed Jeff's wants and needs during pre-production to make certain Bitter Jester created content for his website that matched his expectations. In the end, Jeff said "I want to express my deepest gratitude to the Bitter Jester team. I could not have found a more intelligent, hard-working, creative team - anywhere. They constantly amazed me with their attention to detail, their work ethic and their ability to understand not only the technical and creative details of the filming, but their business acumen and understanding of how to appeal to a target audience and to create a compelling and entertaining product."

The Cash Coupon - Why Become a Member?

BJC Video
Client:
The Cash Coupon
Awards:
2010 Bronze Telly Award
Format:
DV
Runtime:
2 min 48 sec

This video for The Cash Coupon (an online coupon book) features "Members" talking about the features and benefits of the online coupon services. Members can earn money as they attract new users, advertisers, and members to the site. As with all videos, the key to "selling" is having a great cast of characters - The Cash Coupon did a great job of getting qualified and camera-friendly people who weren't afraid to talk passionately about what they believed in.