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We connect.

 

Why is it that some stories connect and some don’t? How does a brand tell its story in a way that audiences will choose to watch? We believe today’s empowered viewers demand a reason to believe, which is why they respond to truth and authenticity. It’s about understanding people’s different points of view while recognizing the elements that are universal to everyone. Every story requires extensive research and planning, but also the ability to “shoot from the hip” with an eye for the real moments that naturally present themselves along the way. It’s this deeper connection to our stories that we feel define us and our work.

We execute.

 

Our style is rooted in the balance between content that feels captured versus produced, real moments versus perfectly executed images. We aim to create real situations we can capture so that it feels believable instead of scripted. We work as a small, tight-knit crew, able to recognize and adapt to the changing situation around us. In sacrificing total control, we’ve discovered a style that feels authentic yet can still look beautiful. The alternative is often a heavy-handed production process that slows things down and ends up missing the moment. This doesn’t mean that we don’t love cool tech as much as the next camera geek. We just think it should work for the story rather than our demo reel.

We deliver.

 

Brands and agencies alike are both scrambling to figure out a production model that is efficient and effective enough to be capable of meeting the new demands of social media. It’s a medium that requires more content, more quickly and with less resources. It’s an immediacy that traditional production models don’t offer, but we’ve become quite proficient at executing. Plus with so many different channels for repurposing content, we’ve been known to deliver remote satellite feeds while also completing fully edited stories… all before even leaving set. It’s pretty cool to watch Facebook likes start coming in while on the way home from the shoot.

We’re truth-seekers. Empathetic curators of great stories and heartfelt moments. One Tree Forest was born out of the need for clients who need to see the forest for the trees when it comes to video production. We believe that conceptualization, production and post are all part of the same goal and shouldn’t be treated as separate entities. This holistic approach is imperative for cohesive storytelling with tighter deadlines and serves as the foundation of One Tree Forest’s position as a one-stop-shop production company that has the sensibility of an agency. Our core team members work with your idea from conception through delivery, providing a collaborative process that ensures your content is on point and on time. We are making possible that which was previously inaccessible.

WHAT WE DO

WHO WE ARE

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Chad Cooper

Founder / Director

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Chris Kauten

Production Manager

Collin

Collin Mauro

Editor

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Maggie Bowman

Producer / Collaborator

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Eric Maloney

Los-Angeles based Producer

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Tim Weidelman

Motion Graphics

WHO WE WORK WITH

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WHAT WE’VE BEEN UP TO

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WHERE YOU’LL FIND US

VISIT US

 

333 N Oakley Blvd. Suite 106, Chicago, IL 60612
(773) 828-9027
info@onetreeforestfilms.com

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