Big Forest Video Production

Big Forest Video Production Big Forest is a full-service video production company based out of St. Charles, Missouri, that delivers a product from conception to completion, complete with a three-act structure; a beginning, middle, and end. A one-stop-shop for all your video needs.
(2)

05/28/2020

Welcome to the ‘CoVIDEO19 Channel’ from Big Forest. This week, we had the good pleasure of featuring the man, the myth, the legend, Randy Schilling, the owner and founder of OPO Startups in St. Charles. There’s a lot we could say about this amazing fellow, but rather than drone on… we’ll let him speak for himself. Tune in to see more!
-
#bigforestbigpictures #coronavirus #covid19 #covideo19 #talkshow #RandySchilling #opostartups #supportlocalbusiness #connectedattheroots #oldpostoffice

05/25/2020
Big Forest Video Production

In honor of Memorial Day, we are sharing one of our 30 Second Thursday’s from last year. Today, we hope you take a moment to reflect on those who have the last, full measure in service of our country.

This week, in honor of Memorial Day, we’re taking a moment to pause and reflect upon the men and women who have given their lives in service of liberty. We owe these folks a debt that could never be repaid, and for that, we will always be grateful. We encourage you to visit a memorial, like the ones shown in this video, and pay your respects. Also, to those who have served and those who continue to serve, thank you.
-
Music Credit: Shining Dawn, by Kai Engel

#30SecondThursdays #bigforestbigpictures #missouri #veteransmemorial #memorialday2019

Midwest is Best.... But especially Missouri right now. Keep it up, everyone!
05/23/2020

Midwest is Best.... But especially Missouri right now. Keep it up, everyone!

As the impact of #COVID19 ripples through the economy, Missouri is doing better than 43 other states and is tied for 6th place at 9.7% with one of the lowest April 2020 unemployment rates in America. The US rate is 14.7% and Illinois is 16.4%.

05/22/2020

Welcome to the ‘CoVIDEO19 Channel’ from Big Forest! Today, Mr. Scott Kolbe of Kolbeco “joins” us in the studio with a positive outlook and impressive testimony to his company’s ingenuity. We’re a huge fan of Scott and all that he does for the community, both Homosapien and Canine alike. Check out his website!
-
#bigforestbigpictures #coronavirus #covid19 #covideo19 #talkshow #ScottKolbe #connectedattheroots #supportlocalbusiness #kolbeco

05/22/2020
#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

05/14/2020
#71: Meet the Neighbors Promo | 30 Second Thursdays

With the world slowly returning to normal, our ‘Meet the Neighbors’ series is swinging back into action. Keep an eye out as we have already recorded installments for Alpha & Omega Roasting Company, Good News Brewing Company, Kaleo Coaching, and OPO Startups. Starting next week, we will be highlighting these amazing businesses. As always, tune in here every Thursday for a new video!
-
#30SecondThursday #bigforestbigpictures #stcharlesMO #OFallonMO #AlphaAndOmegaRoasting #ApostleStreetTacos #GoodNewsBrewery #KaleoCoaching #OPOStartups #connectedattheroots #theshowmestate

05/11/2020

Welcome back to the ‘CoVIDEO19 Channel’ from Big Forest. This week’s installment features the founder of Kaleo Coaching, Dan Vincent. Dan is a gifted personal coach and an incredibly hard worker. We at big Forest have several projects in the works with this guy, and we couldn’t be more thrilled that he took the time to appear on this show. Tune in to see more!
-
#bigforestbigpictures #coronavirus #covid19 #covideo19 #talkshow #danvincent #kaleocoaching #connectedattheroots #supportlocalbusiness

05/07/2020
#70: Frontier Park | 30 Second Thursdays

Frontier Park is one of our favorite spots in the state! While very popular because of its beauty, accessibility, and numerous events... one of our favorite apsects is the historical significance. As always, tune in here every Thursday for a new video!
-
#30SecondThursday #bigforestbigpictures #springtime #stcharlesMO #frontierpark #lewisandclark #katytrail #theshowmestate

Happy Cinco de Mayo and fifth anniversary, OPO Startups! Enjoyed getting to chat with Randy, and looking ahead to the re...
05/05/2020

Happy Cinco de Mayo and fifth anniversary, OPO Startups! Enjoyed getting to chat with Randy, and looking ahead to the rest of this year with one of our oldest neighbors!

#connectedattheroots #meettheneighbors

It's our BIRTHDAY! Today marks 5 years in the making of OPO Startups!! Normally we would be celebrating with a big party and Member Showcase, but this year we will have to celebrate a little bit different.... Instead, we are creating a video series where Randy, our founder and CEO, will interview other company founders and have them tell their stories (virtually). These videos are full of amazing advice for entrepreneurs and business owners. Be sure check back each week to see a new video! Our first video will be posted tomorrow.

05/01/2020
#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

04/30/2020

Welcome to the ‘CoVIDEO19 Channel’ from Big Forest. This week’s installment features the award-winning distiller, David Weglarz, the owner and founder of StilL 630 Distillery. This hardworking midwesterner is located in downtown St. Louis, and a dedicated member of the community. Tune in to see more!
-
#bigforestbigpictures #coronavirus #covid19 #covideo19 #talkshow #DavidWeglarz #630somewhere #indomitablespirits #connectedattheroots #supportlocalbusiness

04/23/2020
CoVIDEO19, Episode #2: Special Guest, Tim Brasher

This week on the ‘CoVIDEO19 Channel’, we gratefully feature Tim Brasher, the president and co-founder of Swim Theory. Tim is another leader in our local community and has some uplifting words of encouragement to share with us all as we continue to weather these difficult times. Tune in to see more!
-
#bigforestbigpictures #coronavirus #covid19 #covideo19 #talkshow #TimBrasher #swimtheory #connectedattheroots

04/23/2020

This week’s installment is a return to a familiar structure for this series. Seeing as Spring is so beautifully on display right now, we decided to take the drone out for a spin to capture some of nature’s majesty. Hope you all enjoy it! And, as always, tune in here every Thursday for a new video!
-
#30SecondThursday #bigforestbigpictures #springtime #dronefootage

Save Small Business Fund
04/20/2020
Save Small Business Fund

Save Small Business Fund

Helping small employers impacted by Covid-19 with $5,000 grants

04/17/2020
CoVIDEO19, Episode #1: Special Guest, Scott Drachnik

Welcome to the ‘CoVIDEO19 Channel’, a new talk show from Big Forest. This week’s installment features the esteemed Scott Drachnik, the current president and CEO of the Economic Development Center of St Charles County as our special guest. Scott is a local community leader with some words of encouragement for us all during these uncertain times. Tune in to see more!
-
#bigforestbigpictures #connectedattheroots #coronavirus #covid19 #covideo19 #talkshow #scottdrachnik

04/16/2020

Welcome to the ‘CoVIDEO19 Channel’, a new talk show from Big Forest. This week’s installment features the esteemed Scott Drachnik, the current president and CEO of the Economic Development Center of St Charles County as our special guest. Scott is a local community leader with some words of encouragement for us all during these uncertain times. Tune in to see more!
-
#bigforestbigpictures #connectedattheroots #coronavirus #covid19 #covideo19 #talkshow #scottdrachnik

04/16/2020
#67: Sneak Peak | 30 Second Thursdays

This week’s installment is a little different. Today, we are releasing our’s ‘30 Second Thursday’ early to promote the premiere of our new show, ‘CoVIDEO19’, airing tonight at 7:00pm Central Time. For our first episode, we are having Scott Drachnikk from the Economic Development Center of St Charles County on as our special guest. And, as always, tune in here every Thursday for a new video!
-
#30SecondThursday #bigforestbigpictures #coronavirus #covid19 #covideo19

04/11/2020
Find The Light (Official Music Video) - Jake Sidwell

Years ago, we embarked on our company's very first project... an imaginative music video for Jake Sidwell that was filmed at Elephant Rocks State Park and the old Missouri State Penitentiary (thanks, again, to those amazing locations for letting us film there). Now, here we are, at last, proudly presenting it for you all to view. From all of us here at Big Forest, thank you, Bob Rocca, for helping with the lighthouse special effects. Also, kudos to Isaac White for crafting the boulder prop. And last but not least, thank you, Jake, for this truly awesome opportunity. So, without further ado... here's the 'Find The Light' Official Music Video, starring the talented Brian Boller.

[PS - Special thanks to all of you fine folks: Abbi Self, Julie Harms, Kayla White, Samantha Layer, Stephen P. Littmann Jr., Scott Varwig]
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dSOXyGwTgcQ

Thank you to Isaac White and the folks at Big Forest Productions for your patience working on this video with me through two years of my illness. Your killer...

04/09/2020
#66: CoVIDEO 19 | 30 Second Thursdays

We are going to be checking in with our fellow business neighbors in a new show launching next week. So, keep an eye out for the first installment! And, as always, tune in every Thursday for a new video.
-
#30SecondThursday #bigforestbigpictures #coronavirus #covid19 #covideo19

We recommend Melanie Layer Creative.
04/06/2020

We recommend Melanie Layer Creative.

Melanie Layer Creative is ready to support the small business and startups that have been vital to my business over the years.

I am offering the following:

1. Reduced rates on design services for small business
owners until April 30th, 2020.
2. Free 30 min brand audits.
3. For any students- 15 min zoom portfolio reviews.

From one small business to another I wish you and your families all the best during this challenging time.

Let's help each other keep the business we have worked so hard for. Check out the link below for details and contact info.
https://www.melanielayer.com/covid-19

This is how a community helps one another. Love these people.
04/03/2020

This is how a community helps one another. Love these people.

Today would've been our 34th consecutive First Friday Experimental Spirit Release and brand new cocktail menu. Instead, it's not. So I want to shower some light and love on our Librarians: Andrew Spaugh & Andrea Bolt. I literally cannot say enough great things about these incredible people. They damn well deserve it.

Selfless. Loyal. Generous. Hard working. Extremely talented. Great sense of (sarcastic) humor. Reliable. Intelligent and inquisitive. Trustworthy. Ridiculously creative. Passionate. Indomitable. These are a bunch of words that come instantly to mind when I think of them.

These are the kind of people I knew we had to somehow find if we wanted StilL 630 to become more than just a dream. We needed them to get us where we are today and to go where we intend to tomorrow. And the universe conspired in our favor and brought them into our distillery. Several years ago these acquaintances became friends. After that, they grew into employees. And quickly these friends became family.

You've seen them at tastings and events. You've enjoyed their amazing and unique cocktails at each of the THIRTY THREE First Fridays we've done so far. These are two of the most amazing people I've ever met. I can't put it into words how it feels to have found righteous souls who have bought in to this crazy dream.

Andrew Spaugh is my righthand man. Over the last three years, he's written himself into the lifeblood of this company. We've shared countless long days and early mornings. Victories and setbacks. We've over-analyzed everything because we share an unwavering resolution to do our best no matter what. And there is no one else with whom I've ever tasted more spirits and discussed their flaws, faults, and flavors. Almost every single bottle in our library has been dissected by the two of us. Hell, we've even developed our own vocabulary about spirits (ask him what 'blue' tastes like!) and I always feel like we're inherently on the same page. I never expected to find someone who could match my work ethic, and yet, here's Andrew, relentlessly by my side.

Andrea Bolt is one of the most creative and talented mixologists I've ever met. She is the driving force behind so many of the incredible cocktails that we put out on First Fridays. She has a great attitude, loves the right music (classic rock) and generally has a passion for life, cocktails, and spirits that is contagious (in a good way!). Her talents with engraving have allowed us to do so many cool things I never anticipated.

For the past few weeks, they've been putting in ridiculous hours making... hand sanitizer. Because that's what the distillery is doing now. It's our best way to help. It's also the best chance we have at making it through this. We are making as much as we can as fast as we can. And we are selling some of it so we can give away as much as we can to those who need it most. And (hopefully) it'll help keep our lights on and payroll going through all this. I like to think that after all this is over, it'll help us still be a viable business and we can get back to doing what we do best. And there is Andrew & Andrea, in the distillery day in and day out cranking away and putting in work. Because that's who they are.

Without these two, StilL 630 would not be what it is. It's not just the booze, it's the people behind it. And to me, that's saying a hell of a lot, because I think it's the best damn distillery on the planet.

Andrew and Andrea are truly Indomitable Spirits. And I'm even more proud to call them my friends.

-David Weglarz

04/02/2020
#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

EDC Business and Community Partners
03/31/2020

EDC Business and Community Partners

A new website from the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) is now up and running to better handle the tremendous volume of online traffic as businesses apply for a COVID-19 Economic Injury Disaster Loan.

https://covid19relief.sba.gov/#/

03/26/2020

There’s a lot of noise on the news and in all of our social media… and it can be overwhelming. That’s why this week, we are taking a step back and enjoying the silence a bit. Be smart, be compassionate, and be neighborly.
-
#30SecondThursday #bigforestbigpictures #coronavirus #covid19 #strongertogether #stillness

03/19/2020

Amidst this pandemic, it can be all too easy for a person to become an island. This week, we just wanted to offer a word of encouragement that (even if we’re quarantined) we can still band together and lift each other up. Best of luck out there, everyone; you’re not alone. Be smart, be compassionate, and be neighborly.
-
#30SecondThursday #bigforestbigpictures #coronavirus #covid19 #strongertogether

03/12/2020
#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

03/06/2020
#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

02/13/2020
#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

02/07/2020
#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

01/31/2020
#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

Address

119 S Main Street
St. Charles, MO
63301

Alerts

Be the first to know and let us send you an email when Big Forest Video Production posts news and promotions. Your email address will not be used for any other purpose, and you can unsubscribe at any time.

Contact The Business

Send a message to Big Forest Video Production:

Videos

From Roots to Branches

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.

Nearby media companies


Other Film & Television Studios in St. Charles

Show All

Comments

So. I've had this crazy idea. Where I become a super famous philosopher...And YOU are the video company that makes that possible!
Hey guys! Thx for inviting me to this page...I hv been following you guys for a long time and I’m so excited to see how far you have come. I know you guys may not remember me, but I love your work and always look forward to seeing what you come up with.
Great times. Check out Grab Me Delivery!
"Crush" playing overhead in the Karolina mall, Ostrava, CZ!