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Part two of our interview with Cody and JT! We cut up quite a bit with these guys, but hey, they're easy to talk to... So this had to be split. Go listen to part one first! Otherwise, enjoy on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts.
Listen to the latest Connected at the Roots episode with Cody Hubertus!
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Cody Hubertus is the founder and owner of Hubertus Biere, a company dedicated to the Perfect Pour. HB fabricates and installs tap beer systems, and his company is steeped (or brewed) in rich history and a love of hard work and attention to detail. Cody has been burned a few times in his past through...
Hey, folks! One of our own, Chris Layer, and his wife are adopting a child. If you’d like to help them out, watch the video and find out how you can contribute to their journey by purchasing one of those super cool Missouri shirts. 😉
The adoption journey continues! Here’s a little update on what’s new in the process. We’re getting close to being “match ready” and have a fun, new way you c...
Listen to Dan Vincent talk about Kaleo Coaching and his journey to finding his calling. Dan is a life coach, small business owner, and community leader.
Listen to Dan on the #connectedattherootspodcast on Apple Podcasts, Spotify or Google Podcasts now!
It’s that time of year where we take a short break to spend time with friends and families and enjoy the holidays. That is... until we remember that one, last thing that’s due. From all of us here at Big Forest, Merry Christmas, everyone, and a very Happy New Year!
Mr. Matt Shipp is our next guest on #connectedattherootspodcast
This guy is certifiable genius, professional scientist, photographer, and business optimizer. At least that's the title we're giving him for now. He's developed an eye and a passion for making businesses run smoother, from less frequent, better meetings, to selling more product. If you're interested in business development, or have questions about how to make your own run smoother, reach out to Matt! His contact info is in the description and in the episode.
Want some delicious holiday beers? Head to Chillaxstl! Want a cool podcast to listen to on the way there? Listen to Archie's episode of the #connectedattherootspodcast ! We released this one a while back, but we wanted to show Chillax some love because WE love this episode, and every bit of Archie's truly sage advice.
Today, we remember one of the worst tragedies in American history: the 78th anniversary of the surprise attack on Pearl Harbor (December 7th, 1941). As president Franklin D. Roosevelt put it, “...a date which will live in infamy.” In total, 2,403 Americans were killed and another 1,143 were injured. Additionally, 18 ships were either sunk or run aground, including 5 battleships.
However horrific that event was, it lead to our nation joining perhaps the greatest international coalition in the name of defending liberty and ultimately lead to the Allies defeating the Axis powers. So, we invite you to join us in a moment of reverence as we reflect on that terrible event and also appreciate the many sacrifices of those who served in WWII to ensure a more united future.
Art Credit: Andrew Ross Baker
It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas on Main Street St. Charles! Christmas Traditions Festival begins in less than two weeks, and our elves are busy hanging holly up and down the street, and creating Christmas magic at Santa's workshop in Frontier Park. Main Street Shops are prepari...
Oh you KNOW we're coming in hot with part two of Jackie Huebbe from SugarBot Sweet Shop! Midwestern business culture (the good and the bad), community, and sage advice! Tune in at #connectedattherootspodcast
Jackie Huebbe from SugarBot Sweet Shop and Little O's Old Time Soda Fountain dropping into our #connectedattherootspodcast lineup! This is a TWO PARTER because Ms. Jackie is just that fun to talk to. Enjoy!
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We are incredibly humbled to offer our first ever, official MISSOURI STRAIGHT BOURBON WHISKEY! We had to pass a law to create this unique type of bourbon, but when you taste it, you'll know it was worth it! So check out this awesome video made by our friends @Big Forest Video #Indomitablespirits #630somewhere
BIG changes are coming to BIG forest! To kick things off, we are sharing our new-and-improved logo! Pretty similar to the last one, but with a subtitle. Stay tuned as we roll-out more exciting updates!
Today may be all wet and gloomy, but we hope you view it the way we do... as a perfect day to stay indoors and get cozy. Hope you're all enjoying your autumn, folks!
Days like this have a special sort of sublime, almost melancholy feeling to them. It’s a quality unique to autumn and it compels you to cozy up at home with some coffee, hot chocolate, or a mug of warm apple cider. Everything from the crispness in the air to the scent on the wind is unmistakably indicative of the season. We hope you take a moment to enjoy it, and, as always, stay tuned every Thursday for a brand new 30-second video from Big Forest!
Music Credit: ‘Dawn’ by Gabriel
#30SecondThursday #bigforestbigpictures #cozy #autumnrain #falltime
@still630 is one of our favorite places to visit, and @weglarzrules is always refreshing to talk to. He's a true example of Midwestern Grit, character, and hard-working attitude. Missouri needs this man and his craft on its side.
#Connectedattheroots featured D2 Records, owned by the talented Dillon BiBlasi! Hit him up for your next musical need! Please note his monster slaying garb in these pics as he performed the second half of his music video shortly after recording with us.
Check out Dillon's episode and other on Connected at the Roots on #applepodcasts #spotify #googlepodcasts or wherever you listen!
Dillon is the owner of D2 Records, his very how record label and original music content creation operation! Dillon composed the music for this very podcast among others, and has always been up to the challenge of creating the exact feel and tone for your next musical need. A natural prodigy on the g...
As you know, a couple of our guys, Chris & Jordan, have been working on a music video for D2Records. Coincidently, we also have a 'Connected at the Roots' podcast episode featuring Mr. Dillon DiBlasi (founder of 'D2') that will be dropping here shortly! So, without further ado, we encourage you all to check out this spooky, little film and enjoy the chilling October evening. Happy Friday, folks... and beware of the monsters lurking in the night.
We had so much fun making this short! And, as always, it was a blast working with OPO Startups. Check these fine folks out!
Tired of working remote? OPO Startups offers remote workers a quiet, clean and productive environment to get the job done! Free WiFi, coffee and a community to help keep you focused and motivated throughout the day! https://youtu.be/v1vFI6dTRLg
Connected at the Roots is not just a podcast, it's a movement. showing some love to one of our Neighbors and friends, Upshot Coffee and our conversation with them a while back. #weareupshotcoffee #connectedattheroots #meettheneighbors #shoplocal #cottleville
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Happy First Day of Autumn, everyone!! Hope you find the time to enjoy the beautiful weather.
Today is a special day, folks! Though it may still be a bit warm outside, the trees are changing, pumpkins are everywhere, and there’s a growing chill in the wind. Happy First Day of Autumn, everyone! 🍂🍁🍎
Art Credit: Andrew Ross Baker
Always fun to work with fellow creatives. The fancy lighting systems help too.
Hard to believe that was 19 years ago. Never, ever forget.
18 years ago.
Art Credit: Andrew Ross Baker
Back on the ‘Meet the Neighbors’ train! This week, visiting another location of Conor VanBuskirk’s famous brand: Upshot Coffee. Many of you may know about his second location opening in St. Charles, but if this is news to you, we highly encourage you go check it out. This video shows just how much time, effort, and dedication they put into Upshot Coffee Brake Shop.
#30SecondThursday #bigforestbigpictures #StCharlesMO #meettheneighbors #connectedattheroots #theshowmestate #upshotcoffee #weareupshotcoffee #coffee
Good beer, good people, that's the Chillax way. Archie talks to us about he and his wife's unlikely dream and its realization in the creation of his very own family friendly, beer forward, tap house and bottle shop in old Wentzville Missouri. His wife Ashley, the community, and a number of role mode...
Connected at the Roots is our new podcast on which we interview and pick the brains of fellow small business owners in the Midwest!
Coming in as our pilot episode is none other than Mr. Scott Kolbe from Kolbeco! Tune in on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcasts or wherever else you listen to hear about Scott and his #herosjourney as an entrepreneur.
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#79: St. Charles Sunrise | 30 Second Thursdays
For this installment, we are taking a small break from the advertising and returning to an older format for this series. While it may be simple (and more than 30 seconds), we hope you enjoy this beautiful sunrise and the unique view of our hometown.
#30SecondThursday #bigforestbigpictures #StCharlesMO #Sunrise
#75: Meet the Neighbors: Alpha & Omega Roasting Company + Apostle Street Tacos | 30 Second Thursdays
It may not be Thursday, but we just couldn’t wait to share our latest '30 Second Thursday' with you all. This week’s installment is for Alpha & Omega Roasting Company (and Apostle Street Tacos)! We hope you enjoy the video and go check out this amazing establishment -- we promise, you won’t be disappointed.
#30SecondThursday #bigforestbigpictures #meettheneighbors #connectedattheroots #theshowmestate #AlphaAndOmegaRoastingCompany #AORoasting #CoffeeShop #apostlestreettacos #goodnewsbrewingcompany
#74: Meet the Neighbors: Alpha & Omega Roasting Company (Teaser) | 30 Second Thursdays
Keep an eye out next week for a new 'Meet the Neighbors’ episode featuring Alpha & Omega Roasting Company! For now, here’s a sneak peak. And, as always, tune in here every Thursday evening for a new video from us!
#30SecondThursday #bigforestbigpictures #meettheneighbors #connectedattheroots #theshowmestate #AlphaAndOmegaRoastingCompany #ARRoasting #CoffeeShop
#72: Meet the Neighbors: Kaleo Coaching - Good Work Event, 2020 | 30 Second Thursdays
Back before everything shut down due to the quarantine, we filmed Kaleo Coaching’s first “Good Works Event” out at Redemption Ranch STL. We had a great time with Dan Vincent and his team, and we encourage you to check out Kaleo Coaching wherever it's found. As always, tune in here every Thursday for a new video from us!
#30SecondThursday #bigforestbigpictures #stcharlesMO #meettheneighbors #kaleocoaching #danvincent #connectedattheroots #theshowmestate
#69: Spring View | 30 Second Thursdays
Nothing like wind in Spring. As always, tune in here every Thursday for a new video!
#30SecondThursday #bigforestbigpictures #springtime #windyday
#65: Update | 30 Second Thursdays
For those who are curious, here’s a little update from us. We’re in this together, folks! As always, tune in every Thursday for a new video and remember to be smart, be compassionate, and be neighborly.
#30SecondThursday #bigforestbigpictures #coronavirus #covid19 #strongertogether #connectedattheroots #update
#62: O’Fallon | 30 Second Thursdays
We’ve got more fun facts for ya! We branched out to O’Fallon this week to gather a little more trivia for you all to enjoy. As always, remember to check here for a new video every Thursday!
#30SecondThursday #bigforestbigpictures #OFallonMissouri #FunFacts #localtrivia
#61: Daylight Savings | 30 Second Thursdays
The time-honored tradition of setting our clocks ahead one hour is nearly upon us! Don’t forget to adjust your clocks this Saturday evening to reflect this change. And, as always, remember to check here for a new video every Thursday!
#30SecondThursday #bigforestbigpictures #daylightsavings #speedingclocks
#60: Meet the Neighbors: Bogey Hills Vision Center | 30 Second Thursdays
Meet our Neighbor, Steve McCullough with Bogey Hills Vision Center! If you’re looking for eyecare, we highly recommend these fine folks.
#30SecondThursday #bigforestbigpictures #meettheneighbors #stcharlesMO #eyecare
#59: Meet the Neighbors: Bogey Hills Vision Center (Preview) | 30 Second Thursdays
Our next ‘Meet the Neighbors’ video drops next week! Until then, here’s a little preview for the spotlit business: Bogey Hills Vision Center
#30SecondThursday #bigforestbigpictures #meettheneighbors #stcharlesMO #eyecare
#58: The Little Hills | 30 Second Thursdays
Did you know that St. Charles is the second oldest city west of the Mississippi? Check out more trivia in this week’s installment!
#30SecondThursday #bigforestbigpictures #saintcharleshistory #thelittlehills #funfacts #discorverstc #historicallyawesome
#57: First Capitol | 30 Second Thursdays
Fun fact about our lovely state: St. Charles is actually the SECOND State Capital but houses the FIRST State Capitol. Check out more trivia in this week’s installment.
#30SecondThursday #bigforestbigpictures #firstcapitol #secondcapital #funfacts
#56: Meet the Neighbors: Upshot Coffee | 30 Second Thursdays
For our first ‘Meet the Neighbors’ video, we filmed a promo for Upshot Coffee in Cottleville. We can’t recommend this place enough and encourage you to check it out!
> Website: https://www.weareupshotcoffee.com/
> Address: 5326 Highway N, St Charles, MO 63304
Do you or someone you know want a free advertisement? Then contact us here: [email protected]
#30SecondThursday #bigforestbigpictures #meettheneighbors #upshotcoffee #growingbranches #freeadvertising
#55: Meet the Neighbors | 30 Second Thursdays
We are opening up our ‘30 Second Thursday’ slot to local businesses! This initiative, ‘Meet the Neighbors’, will be providing select businesses with a free 30-second video. Do you or someone you know want a free advertisement? Then contact us here: [email protected]
#30SecondThursday #bigforestbigpictures #meettheneighbors #growingbranches #freeadvertising
#54: Announcement | 30 Second Thursdays
It is with great excitement that Big Forest welcomes Jordainian Harms as our newest full-timer! There’s a lot we have in store for this year, so make sure to stay tuned.
Music Credit: ‘Get it Groovin’ by Soundcrate
#30SecondThursday #bigforestbigpictures #growingbranches #jordanharms #fulltime
#51: Christmas Day | 30 Second Thursdays
This week, we are releasing our 30 Second Thursday a day early, in honor of the holiday. It’s been a wonderful year and we have BIG plans for 2020. So, from all of us here at Big Forest, we wish you a vert Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
Music Credit: That lil’ snowglobe. Haha
#30SecondThursday #bigforestbigpictures #christmastime #holidayseason #ChristmasDay2019
#49: Christmas Traditions | 30 Second Thursdays
Here in St. Charles, we have a special event that takes place on Main Street each December. It’s called “Christmas Traditions” and is a magical affair. Shops are open later, horse-drawn carriages stroll the streets, and a host of colorful characters can be found all over the strip. Every sight, every sound, every smell is filled with the unmistakable quality of Christmas spirit. For further details, here is the official website: https://www.discoverstcharles.com/event/christmas-traditions%c2%ae/1223/
We encourage you to check it out; it’s fun for the whole family and a great way to spend time. And, as always, stay tuned every Thursday for a brand new, (at least) 30-second film!
Music Credit: ‘Deck the Halls (Instrumental Jazz)’ by E’s Jammy Jams
#30SecondThursday #bigforestbigpictures #christmastime #holidayseason #christmastraditions2019 #saintcharlesmissouri
#48: Christmas Season | 30 Second Thursdays
The Christmas Season is (officially) in full swing! So, to welcome the festive spirit, we are illuminating one of the quintessential Holiday traditions… Christmas lights. As always, stay tuned every Thursday for a brand new, 30-second film!
Music Credit: ‘We Wish You a Merry Christmas (Instrumental Jazz)’ by E’s Jammy Jams
#30SecondThursday #bigforestbigpictures #christmastime #holidayseason #prettylights
#46: Autumn Reflections | 30 Second Thursdays
Fall has nearly disappeared, so we’re taking a moment to remember some of the more colorful moments we’ve captured along the way. As always, stay tuned every Thursday for a brand new, 30-second film!
Music Credit: ‘Remember Me’ by Dream Machine
#30SecondThursday #bigforestbigpictures #falltime #autumn2019
#45: First Snow | 30 Second Thursdays
Fall arrived late and winter showed up early… typical Missouri. There’s a tranquil stillness in the snow that is both gripping and peaceful. This snow was particularly fascinating as the colors of fall can be seen through the weather. As always, stay tuned every Thursday for a brand new, (typically) 30-second film!
Music Credit: ‘After Midnight’ by Kai Engel
#30SecondThursday #bigforestbigpictures #fallsnow #snowfall
Isaac, Jordan, Chris, Andy, and Jacob—that’s our team. We grew up together and, for many years, have shared a deep love for all things “film”; be it TV shows, movies, YouTube videos, or even commercials. As far back as middle school, we began making our own, little films together. As the years passed, we honed our skills, increased our education, and expanded our experience. Between the five of us, we have worked on a wide variety of commercial work, ranging from corporate promotion to creating music videos for up-and-coming artists to working in national and international television. Both in production and in editing, we have worked on a variety of major networks. Now, we five are combining our professional experience and creativity as a team, by starting a business: providing full service video production, from conception to completion.
But why name our company “Big Forest”? In addition to us all being Eagle Scouts, each member of our team has a deep connection to the outdoors. We have all spent many years avidly camping, hiking, and backpacking in the wilderness. It’s a shared place of escape, catharsis, and reformation. We’ve all bonded in the woods and it holds a very special place in each of our hearts.
Furthermore, we chose the name “Big Forest” because of its relevance in the realm of storytelling. In all fairy tales and mythologies, the forest is a place of enchantment, chaos, and wonder; a dangerous place with old trees and even older stories. Going into the forest is a test that every knight, every adventurer, and every hero must pass in order to succeed in their mission. The forest is a wild place that only the brave-hearted seekers will journey into; a thrilling, sublime otherworld that anyone who has stood among the the trees and heard the wind in the branches can understand.
Whether you’re an audience member or a client, we, as a company, aim to replicate that incredible feeling for you. We hope to bring that distinct energy to all of the work that we produce, and in turn, invigorate your business.
Simply put, together, as Big Forest, we live to create journeys. We are collectively fascinated by storytelling and want to take that passion a step further. We are here to help you tell your narrative through the medium of video production. We want to tell your acts of courage, your moments of failure, and—ultimately—your times of triumph. We are here to tell the story that every person needs to hear... and that’s the one only you can provide.
So gather your courage, embark on an adventure, and enter the forest.
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