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Rendezvous Music | Branding Film

Rendezvous Music is a wedding and event band in Chicago. We first received the call from Rendezvous Music a few years ago. At the time, we filmed a wedding at Union Station in Chicago; where their band performed. They ended up seeing the trailer we edited from that wedding and loved our filmmaking style. During our initial conversation, we talked about the possibility of producing a branding film for their company…a video that would show potential clients what it’s like to an experience an event with the band performing.
Chicago Band Video Production
Over the course of the next few years, we followed Rendezvous Music’s two bands: Rendezvous Band and Greenlight while they performed at Trump International Hotel, The Field Museum, and The Museum of Science and Industry.
Museum of Science and Industry Video Production
We were able to get some really nice angles of the band with the 25′ jib/camera crane in those large venues. One of the tricky parts about this production was music. We wanted to show the band performing in several different venues; all while keeping the same music track throughout the video. So, we worked with Rendezvous to create a custom music score with their band singing and performing, which reflected the video’s message and company branding.
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We also interviewed the band’s leader, Toni DiDonato, and included soundbites from that interview in the final branding film!

To watch the video we produced for Rendezvous Band, CLICK HERE
To watch the video we produced for Greenlight Band, CLICK HERE

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Kimpton Hotels // How To Video


Our mission was to create a video about how to make the perfect bed. Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants wanted to put the video on their blog and YouTube channel. Unlike most boring “how to” videos, this one had to be special. It had to be memorable and resonate with the viewer. Our client wanted the video to be shared across various social media platforms. So, we came up with the idea of creating a jingle, which would describe the various steps that it takes to create the perfect bed. The trick was to create something catchy; something that people would remember. We enlisted the help of a Chicago-based composer who created the perfect jingle.
Chicago Viral Video Production
Next, various staff members at Hotel Monaco in downtown Chicago were recruited to appear in the video.
Chicago Viral Video Production
We also brought in a professional choreographer to work with the group! After a few hours of practice on one day, they nailed it. We filmed the next day for a few hours. What came together is (in our humble opinion) an awesome video ripe for social media sharing.

In its first week on Youtube, the video had already been covered in the media by Conde´ Nest Traveler, Travel + Leisure, Boston.com, and Hotel Chatter!

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Museum of Science and Industry // Special Events Video


The Museum of Science and Industry’s Special Events team at Sodexo hired us to produce a promotional video. The video’s purpose was to show people what it’s like to have an event (corporate, wedding, etc.) at the museum. We used a 25′ camera crane to capture some amazing indoor aerial views of the museum’s huge space.
Chicago Camera Crane Jib
We also used our Glidecam to film some of the flying ground shots with our DSLR video cameras. Our graphics team created a custom 2D logo animation closing graphic, which matched with their logo and website branding.

The promotional video was embedded on the museum’s website for visitors to watch
Chicago Web Video Production

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