HBO. PBG supplied HBO with live concert footage of Eagles of Death Metal for their documentary Nos Amis (Our Friends). PBG has also supplied live footage and photos to various media outlets for many bands including Smashing Pumpkins, BoDeans and Monster Magnet as well as for the documentary The Smart Studios Story.
PBS. PBG has had four productions broadcast on PBS stations nationwide including major markets in the Midwest: Fish Fry Night Milwaukee (2009), Wisconsin Supper Clubs: An Old Fashioned Experience (2011), Tilt-A-Whirls, Cowbells and Beer (2015) and We're Here for a Fish Fry! (2017).
Deloitte. Their Milwaukee office has asked PBG to do a few projects over the years, including a recent short video presentation that was recorded using a Teleprompter which was then edited and uploaded to Vimeo. Other work by PBG includes video editing of their Wisconsin Top 5 honorees for their annual awards program and a racing-themed video for their firm meeting in Orlando where a high energy scenes of a NASCAR race was produced by combining stock footage with sound effects of race cars and upbeat background music. The video was "great" and "very well received" according to Deloitte senior marketing manager Krista Brookman.
METAL+MATERIALS PBG was hired to produce the staging, lighting and sound for the Metal+Materials event at the Pritzlaff Building in downtown Milwaukee. Metal+Materials was a fashion and photography competition sponsored by The Richard and Nina Edelman Family Fund for Arts and Education.
The National Conference of Bar Examiners. Since 2012, their twice-yearly Grading Workshop has been videotaped by PBG for future training on the web. Three groups are taped in different rooms simultaneously; the 20 hours of footage are edited down and the master videos uploaded. A quick turnaround time is key and PBG makes it happen every time.
The Integer Group. PBG was hired by Integer's Denver's office to document a Milwaukee focus group discussing grocery products. Video and photos were handed over to the agency staff at the end of the half-day session.
Pfizer & Edelman Agency. PBG was hired to videotape media training sessions for a Pfizer product. Sessions took place over the course of one day in Milwaukee.
US Cellular and AMP Agency. Boston based AMP asked PBG to shoot a documentary of their work promoting US Cellular at Milwaukee's Henry Maier Festival Park (Summerfest). Scenes of festival attendees interacting with AMP employees demonstrating US Cellular products and creating custom t-shirts from text messages were part of the documentary. PBG was also provided AMP with a local artist for another product demonstration at Miller Park.
A short history of the historic Pabst Theater was produced and edited by Ron Faiola for use on the web. Local voice over personality Pamela Brown and recording engineer William Stace were also part of the project.
The Ambassador Hotel hired PBG along with Patti Genko to create a promotional video on the hotel's new multi-million dollar renovations. 2,000 DVDs were made from this video for their marketing department.
More Successful Projects...
For the 14th straight year, Push Button Gadget was hired by Foley & Lardner to produce and direct the extensive business theater, audio recording and video production for their 2008 National Directors Institute in Chicago. PBG had over 90 microphones, a dozen audio mixers, two video projectors, three large plasma screens, a crew of eight technicians and miles of cable in place at the Four Seasons Hotel ballroom and 10 breakout rooms. It was a huge success.
VJS Construction Services. VJS had PBG produce their business theater show at one of their construction sites, New Berlin West High School auditorium. PBG created a rock star moment for VJS president Craig Jorgensen as he rose up out of the stage floor amidst dramatic lighting, fog and thunderous intro music. The audience loved it and gave Jorgensen a standing ovation.
PBG also created several short videos for VJS which were featured on their website, including a memorial for Tom Schueler, one of the company's founders who had recently passed away.
The School Sisters of St. Francis were having a Spirituality Conference at Alverno College and PBG was hired to do a live 3-camera video production for a DVD release. Shooting took place over two days and the three cameras were switched live to save on editing costs. The School Sisters of St. Francis' administrative assistant, David Morris, wrote to PBG president Ron Faiola and said, "I looked at the DVDs and they were excellent. Congratulations! You made several Sisters very happy."
Runzheimer International hired PBG to create two promotional clips for a new service they are offering to clients. The clips were made into Windows Media Videos for use on the web.