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.

After 20 years in business, BSDVP has become Chicago’s largest independent production facility. We believe that no job is too big or too small.

Big Shoulders 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.

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,
Bareheaded,
Shoveling,
Wrecking,
Planning,
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
battle,

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

Laughing!

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.

COVID-19 UPDATE

Hello!
We here at Big Shoulders Digital Video hope that everything is well with you and yours, and that you are able to stay out of harm’s way.
We wanted to share with you that we are still open and helping folks in myriad of ways.
We understand the seriousness of the ongoing outbreak and are going above and beyond the CDC guidelines in an abundance of caution.

Were safe. Were open. 312 540 5400

  • Editing
  • Graphics
  • Broadcast Quality Live streaming from anywhere @ anytime.
  • Live contactless broadcast studios from downtown Chicago or the suburbs
  • Live or recorded production from anywhere
  • Live Virtual Conferences, Trade Shows, Conventions, Music Festivals, etc.

Stuck where you are at? use you laptop or phone to send us clips. We’ll Take footage from your phone and edit it properly with Graphics, music, sound effects color correction.

We will edit them

  • Add music
  • Add graphics
  • Add sound effects.

We'll make them look broadcast quality and professional!

Want to enhance your virtual communications, we’ll drop off broadcast equipment

  • Lights
  • Microphones
  • Cameras
  • Robotically controlled cameras

Call us from any device and we can get it on any network, satellite or live streaming platform with color corrections, graphics and sound design.