An overview of Casey Klaus’ video production work. This highlights reel demonstrates a compilation of some of what I consider to be my best work. I hope this helps you get an overview of my style and quality of work. No related posts.
This story was produced, shot, and edited by Casey Klaus. This is a story I shot and edited about a great group of riders. The rides they plan and enjoy are amazing, the community they share is even better. For more information on the High Road Riders, check out: www.highroadriders.org No related posts.
A story of preparing for war shot and edited by Casey Klaus. I spent a month in Kuwait City ahead of and at the start war with Iraq. I shot and edited many stories for WLS-TV in Chicago. This is one of my favorites. The experience of being overseas for a month and seeing the power of the military was incredible. We were not embedded. Remember that word? Those were the journalists who were assigned on band of soldiers and followed them where ever and into what ever those soldiers found themselves. Instead, we were holed up in a 5 star hotel and went on “field trips” lead by the military to various bases and activities. While this didn’t allow us the most raw stories of war, it did allow us to have a wider view of the efforts lead by […]
I shot this story inside and about the Cook County Jail I shot this story for WLS-TV. It gives an overview of life inside and the operations of the Cook County Jail. We were escorted around the jail by several Cook County Sheriffs officers. But at one point I was shooting inside of a cell holding 4 men and focused on shooting. My reported was outside the cell entertaining the guards. He looked over his shoulder to discover that the guards had locked me in the cell with the prisoners. I’m not sure if I should wear a badge of honor at how well I blend into the scene around me, or be upset that my partner didn’t have my back. What I like most about my work within this story is how I illustrated the over-crowding of the jail by shooting […]
A story on Eco-Tourism shot and edited by Casey Klaus. I’ll be honest, the reporter and I thought we had scored a vacation in the Bahamas. Turns out I worked incredibly hard and even got heat stroke in the process. Later I edited this piece and am very happy with the end result. This story is about the Shed Aquarium in Chicago leading Eco-Tourism vacations. No related posts.
I was the Director of Photography and Lighting Director for this shoot. The finished product was used to set up the teaching time for the Christmas Eve services at The Chapel. To see how it played within the service and the message that followed, check out: www.chapel.org/messages/brilliant-light/brilliant-light For this shoot, we dragged in a power generator. Getting it down the hill and through the forest was a lot easier that pushing it up the 1/4 mile back to the truck. It was very necessary as the cave just ate up the lite. We brought close to 1000 watts of light and were still a bit under exposed. Fortunately, that’s exactly what we wanted. This was a great example of shooting it correctly as very little “fixing in post” was used to create the dark, shadow filled images. No related posts.
Gone Fishin…or shooting a story about it. I shot and rough cut this piece for Willow Creek Community Church. This series of videos were intended to help members see how their financial contributes benefit the community around the church. For more information on Willow Creek’s Disability Ministries, check out: www.willowcreek.org/disabilities No related posts.