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 - Elegant Video Testimonials

Landmark Merchant Solutions - Dominic's Kitchen

BJC Video
Awards:
2009 Bronze Telly Award
Format:
DV (24p)
Runtime:
1 min

An example of a short and sweet, but very dense video testimonial, this piece allowed Landmark the ability to show how great of a company they are while also thoroughly promoting their client - in this case Dominic and his kitchen supply store. It's a win-win and a great strategy!

Chicago Renovation & Development - Zabel Testimonial

BJC Video
Client:
Chicago Renovation & Development
Awards:
2008 Bronze Telly Award
Format:
DV
Runtime:
2 min 46 sec

An example of an intricately-shot and edited Client Video Testimonial, this piece serves two important purposes. First, the in-depth segment gives both Brad Ashman (the business-owner) and his client (the subject) ample time to discuss the nuances of working together. In doing so, it quickly becomes clear how happy Brad's client is with the work he did! And since there was ample time to explore the subject material, we were simultaneously able to show-off the skills, talents, and craftsmanship that Brad's company CRD brings to the table. We did this through the use of cutaways and other visual support material. This is something that a 30-second testimonial cannot achieve to quite the same degree. The end result is a short video with a compelling story, great visuals, and a solid reason for Brad's prospects to pick up the phone and give him their business.

Stried Painting - Pro Bono Client Testimonial

BJC Video
Client:
Stried Painting
Format:
HD 720p
Runtime:
2 min 43 sec

This is an example of a straightforward yet elegant online video testimonial that BJC produced for Stried Painting. Unlike other elegant video testimonials, this clip was shot with a single camera in one location, Stried Painting's headquarters. Still photographs were later intercut with the interview footage. The intimacy of the subject matter and the budget of the client dictated a more streamlined approach. In this clip, one of Stried's clients discusses how great it was to work with a company that truly cared about the quality of their work as opposed to the amount of money they were going to make doing it - in this case, none.

Landmark Merchant Solutions - Shorewood Family Dental

BJC Video
Awards:
2009 Bronze Telly Award
Format:
DV (24p)
Runtime:
1 min

Another example of a quick yet elegant testimonial, this video again gave Landmark the chance to promote themselves while simultaneously promoting their client - in this case Dr. Funk (yes, that's really his name!) and his Dental office. These kinds of testimonials are good for BJC's clients and their clients, too!

Chicago Renovation & Development - Shaffer Testimonial

BJC Video
Client:
Chicago Renovation & Development
Awards:
2008 Bronze Telly Award
Format:
DV
Runtime:
3 min 53 sec

As with the CRD Zabel testimonial, this, too, is an example of an intricately-shot and edited Client Video Testimonial. Having a healthy amount of time to delve into the nuances and results of a project gives the viewer a chance to better appreciate the impact that CRD has on its clients.

Stried Painting - Property Manager Client Testimonial

BJC Video
Client:
Stried Painting
Format:
HD 720p
Runtime:
1 min 41 sec

Another example of a straightforward yet elegant online video testimonial for Stried Painting, this was also shot with single camera but on two days in two locations. Stried Painting works with a lot of property managers and BJC and Stried felt it was important to showcase someone in that position talking about their experiences working with Stried. Painting as a selling point to other potential clients.