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

Chicago Video Production
since 2001

16
Years!

Video Galleries

Basic Preservation Package

The following are examples from BJC's basic LifeStory package. Using high quality audio recording and professional lighting to make each person look and sound their best (but without any editing), this is a simple but elegant way to make sure your story is preserved.

LifeStory Package

Clips from BJC's highest-level LifeStory package; this is a pair of scenes from an hour-long LifeStory video BJC produced about Harry Bekenstein, a 97 year-old WWII vet who comes from a very interesting family.

Videos - LifeStory Package

The LifeStory of Harry Bekenstein - Music Excerpt

BJC Video
Awards:
2010 Bronze Telly Award
Format:
DV
Runtime:
4 min 25 sec

This is a scene from the feature-length Lifestory of Harry Bekenstein. Harry was born in 1916 in Charleston, West Virginia and grew up in a very musical home. His father was the founding Concertmaster of the Charleston Symphony. As such, Harry met musical legends such as Arthur Rubenstein, Yasha Heifetz, Nathan Milstein, and The Budapest Quartet.

Jonas Gerard: A Distinctive Voice - Preview

BJC Video
Client:
Jonas Gerard
Awards:
2009 Platinum Hermes Creative Award, 2009 Gold Aurora Award • 2008 Bronze Telly • Official Trailer Selection at the 2007 Asheville Film Festival
Format:
DV
Runtime:
2 min 38 sec

Jonas Gerard is quite a character and his life is as colorful as his art. Born in Casablanca, Morocco, Jonas immigrated to the United States at a young age and spent time making movies and painting in New York as a teenager. His travels took him around the United States and Mexico and his stories are incredible. This clip is a trailer for the feature film about Jonas' life, philosophy, and art.

For more information about Jonas, please visit his website!

The LifeStory of Harry Bekenstein - WWII Excerpt

BJC Video
Awards:
2010 Bronze Telly Award
Format:
DV
Runtime:
3 min 39 sec

This is a scene from the feature-length Lifestory of Harry Bekenstein. Harry was born in 1916 in Charleston, West Virginia and entered the Pacific Theatre of WWII as a young man. Among his stories about WWII is the tale of the sinking of the USS President Calvin Coolidge and being stranded on a Japanese Island for many months with nothing to eat but coconuts. When food was dropped to the men two months later, it was canned coconut meat.