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Get matched with experienced Chicago camera crews with local expertise, advanced technical skills, and creative problem-solving skills.

Trusted by world news organizations, video producers, professional news bureaus, assignment editors, web producers, and clients like ABC and CNBC, Production Craft’s professional broadcast media camera crews specialize in creative shot composition and lighting techniques. We have deep experience in multi-cam, live and event shoots. We are dependable, flexible and insured with state-of-the-art equipment.

We’ve covered the red carpet, breaking news, press conferences, phoners and interviews with every U.S. president since Ronald Reagan, as well as other famous people such as Derrick Rose, Bono, Jennifer Hudson, Vince Vaughn, William H. Macy, Suze Orman, Buddy Guy, Kylie Jenner, Nick Cannon, Kermit the Frog and more.

What our clients have to say

“I wanted to thank you and your team at Production Craft for everything you did to make Friday’s interview a huge success! Everyone on the team greatly appreciated your hard work and early/late hours. Thank you for all of your help throughout the past few weeks – from the site survey, to the interview table selection to all of the setup troubleshooting and of course the day of the interview – it was so nice to work with you and hope we can work together again. . .”

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The perfect combination for delivering quality work
Advanced Technical Knowledge

Our video production camera crews have deep knowledge and advanced technical skills allowing us to simplify the complex. We take a comprehensive approach to every project we work on – no matter how big or small. We are detailed-driven and extremely organized, and have project managers available to assist with everything, including:

– pre-production coordination
– site survey and/or venue selection
– production schedules
– power, lighting and audio
– partial or complete crewing
– state-of-the art equipment packages
Experienced Creative Know-how

Our creativity comes in two forms: 1) artistic know-how, knowing how the elements of a shoot come together – visual composition, perspective, lighting and movement – it’s all crucial in creating the best story possible, and 2) creative problem solving, we generate solutions, no matter how tough the problem.

Our work has received numerous awards and for good reason – because every project we work on receives our commitment to excellence.

Production Craft wins video awards of distinction

Why work with us

We're reliable

We’ve been servicing world news organizations for over 30 years and understand that the news never sleeps, stories develop at different speeds, and shifting assignments can be a daily occurrence.

As the nerve center for news, you orchestrate a lot of moving parts. Our unparalleled preproduction process ensures you have the right kind of crewthat understands your goals – and brings all the right equipment to get the job done successfully, including anticipating and solving any hiccups that may happen along the way.

We're responsive

Our #1 goal is executing your vision and making your project a success.  Our award-winning teams work closely with you to understand your production needs, audience expectations, and communications goals.

By being flexible and responsive to your needs and those of your show, we make the process enjoyable and deliver the quality programming you deserve.

Why We Believe Our Crews Should Be Your Go-to's

Qualities to Look For In a Camera Crew

#1 We’ve got skills

Our camera crews have advanced technical skills. With this knowledge we can simplify complex assignments and quickly solve any last minute problems that may arise.

#2 Local expertise

As an established video camera crew provider for over 30 years, we’ve worked in most major venues in Chicago and the surrounding area.

#3 Flexible and fun

By honing our craft so well, we don’t have to sweat the small stuff. We are patient, easy to work with and love what we do, which makes us fun to work with. We’ll always be accommodating to all those involved in production.

#4 Detail driven

We don’t just show up with a van and ask you where to set up – we coordinate the logistics and take a comprehensive approach to make sure you get the shots you need.

Our project managers can assist with preproduction, from site surveying, managing locations issues, coordinating production schedules and more.

#5 Creative

Our creativity comes in two forms: 1) artistic know-how, knowing how the elements of a shoot come together – visual composition, perspective, lighting and movement – it’s all crucial in creating the best story possible, and 2) creative problem solving, we generate solutions, no matter how tough the problem.

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