John Griffin of Creative Input shoots corporate videos in Europe for clients Dunlee and Philips

John Griffin of Creative Input headed to Germany and the Netherlands July 11 on a corporate identity shoot for longtime client and Aurora medical supply manufacturer Dunlee.

Griffin is helping Dunlee redefine its corporate image in light of the company’s acquisition by Philips Medical Systems, a division of Phillips Electronics.

“This will be the first opportunity to jointly feature Philips and Dunlee,” Griffin said.

Griffin is showcasing Dunlee and Philips’ manufacture of replacement tubes for x-ray and CAT-scan machines in Eindhoven, The Netherlands, and in D?sseldorf and Hamburg, Germany. He’s already shot footage for the corporate identity video at Dunlee sites in Aurora, Dallas and Richmond, Virginia.

“It’s a super high-tech industry,” Griffin said. “We want to feature the quality craftsmanship that they bring to the table.”

Griffin is traveling with his two clients as a one-man crew, shooting in widescreen on his own Sony DSR-500 package. He’ll handle post on the project, outsourcing graphic design and music.

“We’ll combine interviews and b-roll of the facilities, possibly with some client testimonials,” Griffin said.

Griffin was an in-house corporate producer for Montgomery Ward before leaving there in 1988 to launch Creative Input.

He’s currently at work on projects for Northwestern University’s School of Continuing Studies, the Illinois College of Emergency Physicians, and the Foundation for Education and Research in Neurological Emergencies. Past clients have included Motorola and United Airlines.

His most recent shoot for Dunlee featured the company’s nationwide tube service program, shooting at Children’s Memorial Hospital and Space Stage Studios.

Griffin is the older brother of actor and comedian Kathy Griffin (“Suddenly Susan.”) John Griffin makes a guest appearance on his sister’s forthcoming reality series “Kathy Griffin: My Life on the D-List,” which shot here briefly last spring and debuts on Bravo July 27.

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