• VIDEOSTORY: YOUR GOALS COME FIRST. THEN IDEAS, PLANS, SCRIPT, EXECUTION.

    Producing a stellar video for your meeting, for the web, for point of sale, for training, for motivation takes a lot more than a person with a camera. After all, you're telling a story: a Videostory.

  • ABOUT VIDEOSTORY

    30 years redefining audio-visual communications in the Midwest. Turnkey offerings, from concept to completion. Meetings, Corporate, Fund Raising, Awareness, Training & Point of Sale. 10 years (so far) in the great Northeast. New horizons in video, like the web, timelapse, meeting technologies and more. We're not for everyone. Just the ones that want to succeed.

  • What We Do

    WE CREATE EXTRAORDINARY VIDEO FOR YOU.

    MEETINGS

    Your best opportunity to mold minds and impact the bottom line.

    We've produced major meetings for Walgreens, AT&T, Borden, Underwriters' Labs, Harley-Davidson, and so many more. Employees, dealers, prospects and more are the audiences. The atmosphere is electric. The results are proof. Hi-def multiscreen videos, industrial theater, original music, live concert performances... Our arsenal is massive.

    INTERNAL MESSAGING

    Motivating and informing Internal Audiences can change outcomes.

    A productivity roll-out for Mercury Marine. E-Learning for a major pest control company. New employee interactive training for Walgreens. Start the employment relationship right and you're on the path to success.

    EXTERNAL MESSAGING

    Your Customer. Investors. The Press. Volunteers and Contributors.

    Meeting them in their language on their turf and terms is paramount to build a working relationship that results in gains. We've produced fundraising videos, commercials, time-lapse stories, non-profit documentaries, international partnership appeals that win hearts and minds.

    MASS MEDIA

    30 seconds or 30 minutes... broadcast, cable, OTT, web.

    We write and produce TV programming from 30 second spots to extended documentaries. Success is measured in ratings and sales. That takes excellent content; we're known for that. Ask around.

  • HOW WE WORK

    Our results-oriented production flow keeps you and us in sync, and our eye on the prize.

     Photo credit: Leonardo Flaiban via Visual hunt / CC BY-ND

    Proposal

    The foundation.

    A proposal is more than a number. It's a living document born of interviews, research, and brainstorming. We meet with you, we investigate alternative approaches, we return with a living the document that proposes a solution, measures the results, and attached a detailed cost.

    Photo credit: Robert Bejil Productions via VisualHunt / CC BY

    Script

    Much more than words.

    A script is considered to be the words used in a video. Wrong.

    A script is everything-- words, pictures, sequences, music, graphics-- it is the blueprint for the emotional flow of a communications piece that will achieve your desired result.

    Photo credit: Robert Bejil Productions via VisualHunt / CC BY

    Production

    The creativity has just begun.

    Yes, there is videography. Plenty of it. Add lighting, framing techniques, pov, multiple angles, steadicam. There's audio. If you think sound is less important than picture, think again. Can you hum the "Star Wars" theme? Finally, graphics, effects, and editing. There are plenty of happy surprises left.

    Photo credit: Robert Bejil Productions via VisualHunt / CC BY

    Review and Release

    You have the final say.

    Proposal, script and final review all involve your approval-- have we produced a product that will reach your goal and exceeds your expectations? Next is preparing the media for its method of distribution. We know the requirements, from aspect ratios, to file requirements, to broadcast standards or web compression.

  • The VIDEOSTORY Blog

    Thoughts, musings, and ruminations.

    December 31, 2017 · Video Production,corporate producers,video length,Scriptwriting,meetings
    Yes, attention spans are shortening, and audiences are getting tougher. But the same people who can't handle more than five minutes of a whiteboard explainer video are quite content to sit through two hours of the latest "Star Wars" saga. This is no paradox. The answer is found in the content....
    September 7, 2017 · meetings,video,Corporate Video
    This should be no mystery so I'll keep it brief: the web and the ballroom are two different things. By different things, I mean different environments, requiring different communications approaches. The Internet The web, via Youtube, Facebook Live, and other hosts and site, offers diverse...
    April 4, 2017 · Scriptwriting,video,dictation
    You can live in your head, and keep your ideas and solutions prisoner, or you can test them by freeing them in group or one on one conversation. Talking out your ideas is the equivalent of an elevator pitch. Even if the listener is a trusted confederate, when you hear your stuff out loud you can...
    April 4, 2017 · Corporate Video,Video Production
    Every business or outreach video project has a client. The “client” is the person who requests, approves, or supervises the required video project for the company, agency, or non-profit that is contracting for the video. (or, “Customer”.) The video “producer” is the one person the client sees as...
    April 4, 2017 · Corporate Video,corporate producers,Video Production
    Last time, we talked about ways video customers frustrate video producers (suppliers). This time, the tables are turned. Here are ways to alienate your video clients (customers). Producers: 5. Don’t understand your client’s needs. This is not to be confused with “end client” needs. The end...
    April 4, 2017 · Video Production,video length,Corporate Video
    “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” will become the biggest box office success of all time. So much for short attention spans. In our sound-bite and text-byte world, we are told to keep it short. And in the corporate video production world, we’ve been told to make it shorter, then shorter yet. That’s...
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