We are a full service video production company located in downtown Chicago.

We are one of the country’s leading providers of video services to national television networks, TV programs, agencies and corporations.

Our experienced full-time staff of talented professionals provides you the creativity and knowledge that your project deserves.

Our services are orchestrated by our creative team, account executives, coordinators and support staff so that you will always have the entire staff of BSDVP available to your team for all your needs.

We are proud to present our clients with the highest level of production and post production services. You will see that BSDVP will always provide you with the most responsive, personalized customer service in the industry. We want you to look at the Big Shoulders’ team as an extension of your team.

With nearly 30 years in business, BSDVP has become Chicago’s largest independent production facility. We believe that no job is too big or too small.

It’s never too early to call us for budget estimates, concept development, storyboards, permits, creative brainstorming, production and post services, and a great time.

Big Shoulders Digital Video Productions® is a team of creative and talented people who work as one to complete any task.

Our Mission

  • To obtain and master the very best video production / post equipment in the world.
  • To apply our skills, talents and equipment to craft the projects our customers bring to us.

We will do so by understanding the project, its goal, budget and audience. We will apply our craft and world-class facilities to ensure not only a successful completion, but also exceedingly professional results.

Our goal is to make everyone who walks in the door – from customers to employees to vendors – feel welcome and relaxed. You will enjoy your time with us; we love to have fun. Being the best is always fun 😉

Our Commitment

Big Shoulders provides a can-do attitude essential to ongoing video production. Our production and post production staff is comprised of some of the most experienced and talented individuals in the city.

Our company has been founded upon our dedication to personal service.

Why “Big Shoulders”?

Chicago by Carl Sandburg, 1914

Hog Butcher for the World,
Tool Maker, Stacker of Wheat,
Player with Railroads and the Nation’s Freight Handler;
Stormy, husky, brawling,
City of the Big Shoulders:

They tell me you are wicked and I believe them, for I have seen
your painted women under the gas lamps luring the farm boys.

And they tell me you are crooked and I answer: Yes, it is true I have
seen the gunman kill and go free to kill again.

And they tell me you are brutal and my reply is: On the faces of
women and children I have seen the marks of wanton hunger.

And having answered so I turn once more to those who sneer at this my city, and I give them back the sneer and say to them:

Come and show me another city with lifted head singing so proud
to be alive and coarse and strong and cunning.

Flinging magnetic curses amid the toil of piling job on job, here is
a tall bold slugger set vivid against the little soft cities;

Fierce as a dog with tongue lapping for action, cunning as a savage pitted against the wilderness,
Building, breaking, rebuilding,

Under the smoke, dust all over his mouth, laughing with whiteteeth,

Under the terrible burden of destiny laughing as a young man laughs,

Laughing even as an ignorant fighter laughs who has never lost a

Bragging and laughing that under his wrist is the pulse, and under his ribs the heart of the people,


Laughing the stormy, husky, brawling laughter of Youth, half-naked, sweating, proud to be Hog Butcher, Tool Maker, Stacker of Wheat, Player with Railroads and Freight Handler to the Nation.