About Sanner Video Services

Video Services is my second career.  It is one of self-fulfillment rather than one of necessity.  In my first career I was a pharmacologist in the Department of Biological Research at G.D. Searle & Co. in Skokie, Illinois.  While there, I became interested in movie photography as a hobby.  I was quite serious about it, and won several awards in local movie contests.  After 22 years, I got a chance for early retirement, so I grabbed it and turned my movie/video hobby into a business.
I like the challenge of being a mini-entrepreneur with a minimum of financial pressure.  My video career gives me a chance to combine some artistic freedom with the technical expertise and objectivity of my scientific background.  My goal is to provide good quality video at a reasonable price.  Above all, my finished work must satisfy me, the primary critic.

My clients include the Chicago Botanic Garden, the Deerfield, Bannockburn, Riverwoods Chamber of Commerce, Trialvision/Depovision in Chicago, the Chalet Nursery, and the Deerfield, IL Park District.

John H. Sanner, Ph.D.

Member, Illinois Videographer's Association
Listed in Marquis Who's Who in the Media and Communications

Services Offered

Promotional Videos and Training Tapes

This is the highest level of service that I offer.  It is a complete production service consisting of consultation and advice, story development, layout, scripting, shooting, and editing.  (Everything except professional narration, animations, and commercially printed labels.)  Shooting may be done in several locations and times.  I employ high definition digital formats and nonlinear editing to achieve broadcast quality.
    Price: $750 for each minute of finished video.  ($750 minimum)    

Business Meetings, Lectures, Seminars, Management Communications, Parties

Most editing will be done in-camera.  Slides, overhead transparencies, posters, etc. can usually be duplicated adequately during the presentation.  I include a beginning title, cassette labels, and cases.  If a more polished video is required, visual aids can be dubbed in later for an additional editing fee.
    Price: $500 for the first hour of shooting and $75 for each additional hour

Travel Videos

I have considerable experience in producing award-winning travel videos. Locations and subject matter are open to negotiation.
    Price: Negotiable

Photo Montages

Your favorite prints or slides transferred to video with a musical background.  Includes limited superimposed titles and comments.  Often used for anniversaries or as an introduction to weddings and bar/bat mitzvahs.
     Price: $3.00 per photo

Professional Video Editing
Nonlinear, digital editing can be done from your original or mine.  Original formats can be VHS, S-VHS, 8mm, Hi-8, Digital-8, DV, DVCam, Betacam, or 3/4 inch tape.  Includes time-base correction, color correction, and audio enhancement.  Custom labels and plastic sleeves or boxes are included.
      Price: $50 per hour

VHS and DVD Copies

VHS or DVD copies can be made from VHS, S-VHS, 8mm, Hi-8, DV, DVCAM, Betacam SP,or 3/4 inch tapes or from DVD-R or DVD+R discs.  Includes time-base correction, audio enhancement, labels, tape, and plastic sleeves or boxes.
     Price for one copy:          
           Less  than 60 minutes:  $25
           60-120 minutes:  $30
           More than 60 minutes:  $35

 30% discount for additional copies recorded from the same original at the same time.

How To Contact Me

Sanner Video Services
PO Box 199
Deerfield, IL  60015
Phone (847) 945-4351
e-mail:  JohnSanner@Comcast.net

See a sample video on the left.