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