A training video that’s FUN to watch!

Happy 20th Anniversary Baerclaw Productions – Part 4

As part of Baerclaw Productions 20th Anniversary Celebration, we are re-releasing some of the early videos that we produced and sharing a few of our memories from those videos.

A training video that’s FUN to watch! Have you ever heard of such a thing? Now you have and we made it happen in the late 90’s. The Baerclaw Productions team was contracted by St. Joseph’s Hospital in Phoenix, Arizona, to come up with a way to produce a training video that shared critical information that had to be known across the hospital for an upcoming accreditation process. With the help and direction of our client, we came up with a take-off of Jeopardy using doctors, nurses, administrators and hospital staff. We used multiples cameras, make up people and our AVID editing system to shoot the video in the basement of the hospital. There was no set, just a wide-open space that we had to set-up, light and come up with creative ways to make it look like it was a spacious studio with a place for the three contestants to stand side by side. The on-location shooting was easy, but we were also tasked with creating the graphics for a board with all of the questions, tallying up the score after each question and adding in sound effects.

One of the bigger challenges that we had was how to give each of the three contestants a clicker that they could use before answering a question. Since we didn’t have the budget to do it all live, we ended up using candles, wrapped in electrical tape with a cord coming out of one end that in each contestants’ hands looked very realistic. Since the entire project was scripted, we knew who was going to answer each question and then we added in the sound effects in post-production. Another fun part of this was the opportunity to use Jeff Munn, then the public-address announcer for the Phoenix Suns, as our studio announcer.

If you’d like to see a training video that’s fun to watch, click here.

This was a great project to work on and it was very successful. The feedback from across the hospital was positive and the accreditation was achieved.

If you need to make a creative training video that doesn’t put your team to sleep, Baerclaw Productions is who you need to contact.

Experience, creativity, and professionalism have always been a big part of what makes Baerclaw Productions special and remains the foundation for our award-winning staff. Combine that with state of the art equipment and a commitment to the customer and it’s easy to see how we consistently meet or exceed our clients’ expectations.

Since 1997, Baerclaw Productions has been producing award winning videos for a wide array of clients ranging from small start-ups to Fortune 100 companies. Over the years, the Baerclaw Productions team has produced corporate videos, web videos, sales videos, training videos, testimonial videos, award videos, new product launch videos, television programming, infomercials, documentaries, green screen videos, nonprofit videos, commercials and PSA’s.

Whether you need a training video, corporate video, web video, promotional video or sales video, our team can take your vision and turn it into a video to tell your story!

If you have a need for video production to share your story with the world, let us be Your Resource For ALL Things Video! Give us a call at 602-789-8396 for a free consultation.

The Wilson Coalition – still making a difference and still going strong!

Wilson Coalition, a Phoenix, Arizona nonprofit organizations

As part of Baerclaw Productions 20th Anniversary Celebration, we are re-releasing some of the early videos that we produced and sharing a few of our memories from those videos.

Not long after opening our doors in 1997, we were approached by Bank of America to produce a video for the Wilson Coalition, a Phoenix nonprofit organization that they supported on many levels.

This was a wonderful project to work on and it was an honor to sit down and interview a wide array of folks who were involved with the Coalition. In all, we talked with almost 30 stakeholders ranging from employees of Wilson Elementary School District, city of Phoenix officials, government officials and a wide array of community volunteers who donated time, money and expertise to the Coalition as they made a much-needed difference in the community.

The Wilson Coalition is still making a difference and still going strong! Their mission is quite simple – The purpose of the Coalition is to identify the needs of the neighborhood and to identify resources that can be employed to improve this neighborhood.

If you’d like more information on the Coalition and the Wilson School District, please visit their website at by clicking here.

You can watch the video by clicking on this link – https://youtu.be/O69KcX_gVTo.

One other memory that we have from that nonprofit video production, our contact at Bank of America explained to us that, while they had a Phoenix video production company that they worked with, they had so much work and their current vendor couldn’t handle this project because of all of the other work that they were doing for the bank. He wondered when that was going to happen to us. I challenged him to try us and explained that we would never be in that situation and I can honestly say that after 20 years, it’s never been a problem even when we were working on weekly half hour television programs on top of everything else that we were doing.

Experience, creativity, and professionalism have always been a big part of what makes Baerclaw Productions special and remains the foundation for our award-winning staff. Combine that with state of the art equipment and a commitment to the customer and it’s easy to see how we consistently meet or exceed our clients’ expectations.

Since 1997, Baerclaw Productions has been producing award winning videos for a wide array of clients ranging from small start-ups to Fortune 100 companies. Over the years, the Baerclaw Productions team has produced corporate videos, web videos, sales videos, training videos, testimonial videos, award videos, new product launch videos, television programming, infomercials, documentaries, green screen videos, nonprofit videos, commercials and PSA’s.

If you have a need for video production to share your story with the world, let us be Your Resource For ALL Things Video! Give us a call at 602-789-8396 for a free consultation.

Do you remember what you were doing in 1997?

What Were You Doing in 1997? – Part 1.

Perhaps you were mourning the passing of Princess Diana and Mother Teresa.

Maybe you were stunned when boxer Mike Tyson bit Evander Holyfield’s ear in the ring or watched in amazement as 21-year-old Tiger Woods became the youngest winner of the Masters.

Were you were waiting in line to buy the Nintendo 64 Game System, the world’s first true 64-bit video game system for the list price of $169.99.

Maybe you just curled up with a good book like say ‘Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone’ which was released in the UK in June of 1997.

While we remember all of those, we also remember 1997 as the year that Baerclaw Productions became the newest full service video production company in Phoenix, Arizona.

Happy 20th Anniversary to Baerclaw Productions – part 1.

After more than a decade as an award-winning anchor, reporter and producer working for every major network, our owner, Bill Baer, decided that it was time to take his storytelling and producing skills in a different direction. Instead of reporting on the news of the day, he wanted to share the stories of exciting and interesting people, places, organizations, and activities. Sitting next to Dan Rather was fine, but he knew there had to be more for someone who could tell compelling stories in a clear and concise way.

As part of Baerclaw Productions 20th Anniversary Celebration, we are re-releasing some of the early videos that we produced and it makes sense that we start with our very first video – our demo reel to promote our services and explain where we came from. Looking back at what was state of the art then and what we are doing now brings a smile to our face but if you have a couple of minutes to kill, why not sit back and take a trip back in time with us to see where our 20-year run started.

Click here to view our 1997 demo reel.

Experience, creativity, and professionalism have always been a big part of what makes Baerclaw Productions special and remains the foundation for our award-winning staff. Combine that with state of the art equipment and a commitment to the customer and it’s easy to see how we consistently meet or exceed our clients’ expectations.

Since 1997, Baerclaw Productions has been producing award winning videos for a wide array of clients ranging from small start-ups to Fortune 100 companies. Over the years, the Baerclaw Productions team has produced corporate videos, web videos, sales videos, training videos, testimonial videos, award videos, new product launch videos, television programming, infomercials, documentaries, green screen videos, nonprofit videos, commercials and PSA’s.

Whether you need a corporate video, web video, promotional video, sales video or training video, our team can take your vision and turn it into a video to tell your story!

If you have a need for video production to share your story with the world, let us be Your Resource For ALL Things Video! Give us a call at 602-789-8396 for a free consultation.