Real’s Favorite Films of 2023

By Kevin Bruinsma | January 9, 2024

A wise man once said, “Those who create film must also watch film, and those who watch film must also create a year-end-list of all of their favorites so that it can be made into a blog post.”   When…

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Bored. A Collaborative Art Exhibit.

By Kevin Bruinsma | August 24, 2023

Back in 2019 our Cofounder & Creative Director, Kevin Bruinsma, had the idea to do an 80’s themed fashion shoot for a local Northwest Indiana lifestyle magazine called HERE. Although the shoot was going to have a rad 80’s vibe,…

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By Kevin Bruinsma | May 1, 2023

As the pandemic is more and more in our rear view mirror we were looking forward to getting back to in-person events such as conferences and trade-shows. And what better way to kick off this year than attending one of…

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Major Award


By RealShawn | March 2, 2023

REAL VIDEO PRODUCTION CO. WAS NAMED ONE OF THE MOST-REVIEWED VIDEO PRODUCTION COMPANIES IN CHICAGO There are more and more companies that favor video content to help with their marketing and advertising efforts. At Real Video Production Co., we’ve seen…

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Real’s Favorite Films of the Year

By Kevin Bruinsma | January 6, 2023

Each year, the team at Real Video collectively watches hundreds of films. Whether they be rewatches of favorites, first time watches of classics, or a stumble upon some strange gem, watching films is one of our favorite pastimes.  As everyone…

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Year in preview

By Kevin Bruinsma | January 5, 2023

This past year has been awesome for Real Video. We had the opportunity to collaborate with some amazing people, brands, schools, nonprofit organizations and businesses. One of the best things about working with a wide range of clients is getting…

Read More problem solving for an international client.

By Kevin Bruinsma | September 21, 2022

One of the agencies we work with out of Chicago came to us with an international client who had been going through a major acquisition period and needed a messaging campaign that helped welcome and unite the core values with…

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Room Tone Recap

By Kevin Bruinsma | August 26, 2022

On August 25, 2022 Real Video hosted a networking event for videographers and photographers. This event had a little bit of a twist to it because we decided to include a guided discussion throughout the evening. The overarching topic for…

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Ben Wiersema joins the Real Video family.

By Kevin Bruinsma | August 16, 2022

Back in 2016 we were working on a little comedy short. (I’ll never forget this shoot because one of our Arri 1K lights exploded during production!) We invited a few kids on set who had expressed some interest in video…

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Look Ma, No Stands: A Simple Solution to Hang Light Modifiers on Your Next Shoot

By Kevin Bruinsma | June 7, 2022

The entire front of our studio is glass. For some projects, the natural light that pours into our space is a blessing. However, for other projects we find it’s best to control our own light. As requests for product videography…

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