About Karl Productions

We're all about dependability, integrity, judgment and experience.  We are results-based, new media storytellers, fully committed to understanding our client's mission, discovering their unique story and developing a one-of-a-kind production approach that facilitates the creation of a credible, effective video.  

Companies, organizations and governmental agencies count on us to create videos that effectively prepare, motivate and inform.  We specialize in effective Video Training, Web Video, Documentaries and Public Service Announcements.  Our core strengths include an expertise in the areas of training First Responders, Emergency Preparedness in the workplace, Disabilities Awareness in schools and sports, and Non-for-Profit Awareness.

Through our work ethic and work history, we have earned a reputation as the group that "gets it."   We're known as a collaborative team with a commitment to producing memorable videos. 


We pride ourselves on taking a thoughtful, systematic approach to video production, beginning with an intuitive assessment of your needs, then crafting a unique production plan that effectively and quickly delivers key messages.

It starts with a thorough pre-production phase. We ask questions and listen.  We believe in listening -- it helps us determine the best way to approach and convey your unique story.

So, how do we approach your story?   You should know we value the detailed, well-crafted script as our working blueprint.

We emphasize memorable shots; our filming approach is both artful and efficient.  Our honed interviewing skills create a calm conversation that elicits focused responses driving our storyline.    

In the edit suite, we relentlessly search for creative opportunities, using music, voice and natural sound to create the most effective weave.

And we possess a seamless workflow that keeps media organized and archived, providing our clients a structured, convenient method of on-line review.  We take deadlines seriously; our news background means we don’t flinch at deadlines  -- we embrace them.

From concept to completion, from scripting to digital distribution, our Chicago production facility features extensive on-site capability and capacity to accommodate projects of any scope.

Karl Productions began 24+ years ago, producing national television "adformation" commercials for True Value.  Utilizing our news/production background, we created more than 450 episodes of the acclaimed community policing news magazine "CrimeWatch"  for the Chicago Police Department.  

Karl Productions produces the award-winning monthly news magazine, "Chicago @ Play" for the Chicago Park District.   Additional clients include the Illinois Secretary of State, Great Pets, Inc., National Canine Research Council, Office of Emergency Management and Communications, Chicago Fire Department, YMCA of Metro Chicago, Klein Tools,  Illinois State Crime Commission and Forest Security. 

On a pro bono basis, Karl produces a series of videos that support & promote the Chicago Police Memorial Foundation, Timothy’s Ministry and Safe Humane Chicago.

Karl Productions is the proud recipient of 20 National Telly Awards, and numerous other awards.

 "We don't flinch at deadlines.  We embrace them."

David Beedy, President, Karl Productions, Inc.