Your company has decided there is a definite need for a video production in your business. Experience on your part in this area may be limited. Where do you turn? RDR Productions, Inc. with over 30 years of experience in the corporate and industrial market, will provide every aspect necessary... from conception to completion. At RDR, we speak your language. We will clear the air of confusing technical jargon enabling your message to be clearly conveyed on DVD, Blu-ray or the Internet. During this pre-production phase, such details as scripting, locations, on-camera and/or voice-over talent, shooting and editing schedules, graphics and/or animations are comprehensively addressed.

Field Production

If your video production requires location shooting, we can bring the studio to you. Our experienced crews can transform your office, warehouse, laboratory, plant, or any other location into a broadcast-quality soundstage. Every element from custom lighting, sound support, to set construction and talent coordination is made available to insure the integrity of your project. As the shooting progresses, each shot selection is overseen, reviewed and approved by your company representative.  We have the versatility needed to produce your project in the most cost effective and dynamic 
ways possible.

Studio Production

We can enhance your video production utilizing our 20x30 production studio, complete with chromakey walls & floor. Our 30 ft chromakey wall allows us to shoot head-to-toe video. We can create a virtual environment placing talent "anywhere in the world." No need for chromakey? No problem. We can also provide a variety of backgrounds to accommodate product demonstrations, interviews, corporate training, webcasts, auditions or a variety of other productions.

Our studio is available for rental on an hourly, half-day or full-day basis with or without production equipment. Call for rates.

Virtual Sets

Virtual sets are economical way to enhance your video by placing your talent in any environment. No need for expensive carpenters, electricians or painters to build your set. Our team of 3D artists can customize your set to meet all your needs. Whether its a late night talk show, a game show, a news set or any virtual environment, our 27 foot wide green screen can accommodate up to 3 cameras and visually enhance your production in a way may have not thought possible.

Webcasting and Webinars

Webcasting helps you reliably deliver your message to a large, global audience. It is a powerful way to reach sales prospects, clients, employees or members. Broadcast audio, video, and/or PowerPoint slides live or on-demand to attendees anywhere in the world. We can provide a branded player with your colors, logo, and other graphic elements and your choice of layouts and sizing for video and slides.  Choose from available features like searchable transcript, links to additional resources, Flash content, video, or other rich media. Choose to either webcast from our centrally located Chicago area studio or on-location.

Webinars are the ideal solution for full-service, turn-key events that engage your audience and achieve results. Our webinar services are easy to use for presenters and participants of all skill levels. We handle every step of the production process to ensure the success of your event, and back it up with the most comprehensive technical assistance in the industry – before, during, and after your event. Webinar services are priced per event, per minute, or per user. Our per event flat rate plan includes everything you need to produce a successful web event. Budgeting will be easy – no hidden costs, no extra production fees, no surprises!

Post Production

Our video editing suites, designed exclusively for corporate, industrial and commercial video production along with our staff of talented editors, have all the capabilities to bring your vision together. Whether its high definition, standard definition or any multimedia needs, we have the capability and the experienced staff to get the job done.  Our facility includes two HD capable Avid Media Composer 6 edit systems and an Avid Xpress Pro HD. Each edit suite is outfitted with it's own soundbooth for voiceover recording.

Our video editing facilities, located in Northbrook, Illinois, a north shore suburb of Chicago is where our post production creativity takes place.  Our preference is to have you sit in on the edit but if that’s not possible, our ability to send video files to your computer makes long distance editing a reality.  We can update you on the progress of your project by posting your video on our secure website.

DVD Authoring

DVD or Blu-ray Authoring takes your video production to the next level. By adding menu screens, animations, and other multimedia content to your video, it creates an interactive experience for the viewer.

In 2010, Sears Holdings Corporation commissioned RDR to produce a menu driven DVD series covering their line of home improvement equipment including their full lineup of specialty power and lawn and garden tools. Over 4500 copies were reproduced for all Sears and Kmart stores to provide better product knowledge to sales associates selling these products. Additionally, RDR produced a highly interactive DVD for Sears that focused on new corporate philosophies since the multi billion dollar merger of Sears and Kmart. This DVD was required viewing by their entire work force of over 300,000 employees. Our most recent Sears DVD is an interactive program focusing on better customer relationships and product knowledge in home appliances, Sears' largest single category with sales of over $7 billion dollars a year. Also in 2010, we produced a DieHardBattery point-of-sale DVD currently playing, for the general public, in over 900 Sears Automotive stores.

Bose Corporation, the nationally renowned audio manufacturer. RDR Productions designed an 8 DVD set which contained various menus and chapters including new product information as well as the history of Bose, foreign language selections for international staff, and archival footage. 8,000 copies were shipped to major retailers including all Best Buy & Circuit City stores throughout the U.S. and Canada.

This exciting interactive medium can educate, entertain and inform your audience and RDR can meet your needs regardless of how large or small your project may be.

3D Animation

Using Lightwave 3D workstations, we can animate your corporate logo or create a 3D demonstration of your latest product. Our multi-threading capabilities, which allows us to render your animation at fast speeds, provide quick results when needed.

Film Transfers

If your old family 8mm or Super 8 home movies from the 1940's thru the 1980's continue to gather dust, it's time to bring them into the 21st century. Depending on how they have been stored, some of the picture quality of your films may have already begun to degrade. You can stop the process by transferring the films to DVD. 

RDR Productions has been a leader in the film transfer industry for over 25 years. Using the industry standard for film conversion, the Elmo Transvideo system, we can transfer your 8mm or Super 8mm film to digital videotape or DVD.

For an additional charge, we can add custom titles. We pride ourselves in fast, friendly and high quality service. Call or email us for rates.


Red Scarlet-X camera

Canon C300 camera

(2) HPX370 Panasonic P2 Cameras

Canon L Series Lenses

(4) 64GB P2 Cards

(2) Sony Z1U HDV Cameras

(2) Scheops CMC6 boom mics

(2) Lectrosonic Wireless mics kits

(2) Sennheisser Wireless mic kits

17" TelePrompTer (on or off camera)

Cartoni 20 Tripod w/Dolly

Sachtler DV4 XD and Video14 Tripods

Dana Dolly

(1) 8 ft. EZ Jib and Dolly

(1) 8ft Dolly Track

(2) Kino Flo Diva 400s

(3) 8ft Kino Lights

(2) Rifa Softbox lights

Arri Locaster

(4) Lowel DP Lights

(1) Lowel Omni Tota kit

(2) Frezzolini Mini Fill LED Camera Lights

(2) Sony 14" field monitors

(1) Sony 8" field monitor