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Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago


The Children’s Service Board is one of the most active and successful philanthropic affiliated organizations of the Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago. They’ve supported the creation a new state-of-the-art hospital and are now engaged in a five year, $3 million commitment to support the hospital’s Division of Pediatric Surgery, which is the largest provider of general pediatric surgery in Chicago.
Chicago corporate video production with DSLR cameras
While planning its fundraising event, they contacted Delack Media Group, asking if we could produce a video that told an emotional, visual story about the hospital and its impact on patients. We came up with the concept of interviewing former patients’ families and combining those soundbites with visuals of them and of the new facility. Paired with musical scores in post production, their personal stories came alive. Eight months later, and many months of planning…we were able to produce a video that tells a story about the organization and its mission. The Children’s Service Board raised over $412,000 for Lurie Children’s Hospital, which was a record-setting year for the organization!
Gold Coast Fashion Awards Show Childrens Service Board Chicago

Photo courtesy: Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago

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St Raphael Church Video

St. Raphael Catholic Church


St. Raphael Catholic Church (Naperville, Illinois) has always been near and dear to my heart. I grew up with the church, attended elementary school there, established their sound board ministry, and volunteered in various other religious ministries. For the past several years, I helped with a live audio visual set-up during their Holy Saturday Mass. Through my lens, parishioners were able to view the outdoor fire ceremony and Baptisms that took place in the Narthex without having to leave the sanctuary area. We set-up a live screen in the sanctuary where parishioners could view the events via a live video feed that I provided. Robert Frazier, Co-Director of Music & Liturgy, has always been a huge fan on our wedding work and the trailers we created of those events. So, this year, he asked me to create a short trailer of the Holy Saturday Mass. In many ways, creating this video was a labor of love. It symbolizes the energy that comes from those walls in Naperville, Illinois.

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Ffilming oustide the DarusSalam Foundation mosque in Lombard, Illinois with a 5d mark ii DSLR. Chicago Illinois mosque nonprofit fundraising video.

DarusSalam Foundation // Fundraising Video

DarusSalam Foundation Logo

DarusSalam Foundation is one of the newest mosques being built in the Chicago suburb of Lombard, Illinois. They hired Delack Media Group to produce a video that would show donors the project’s progress and help with fundraising for completion of the campus. We met with the foundation’s Directors and project team leaders to develop a cohesive message that would show viewers an inside view of the mosque. Due to religious reasons, one of the challenging parts of this production was the inability to show anyone’s faces in the video. So, we used voiceovers from the project’s Architect/Structural Engineer/Builder, Directors, and community members; and also used silhouette shots of people praying in the masjid. Here are the lower third motion graphics we created to introduce each speaker

Here’s how the video appeared on their website:
DarusSalam Foundation Web Video Lombard, Illinois
Our video crew filmed for one day at the campus with our Steadicam, jib, and HD video cameras. Post production was completed with the call to prayer as a bed. The video was shown at DarusSalam Foundation’s fundraising event and will appear on their website.Ffilming oustide the DarusSalam Foundation mosque in Lombard, Illinois with a 5d mark ii DSLR. Chicago Illinois mosque nonprofit fundraising video.
Steadicam pilot operator filming with a 5d mark ii DSLR inside the DarusSalam Foundation mosque in Lombard, Illinois. Chicago Illinois mosque nonprofit fundraising video.
Filming with a 5d mark ii DSLR inside the DarusSalam Foundation mosque in Lombard, Illinois. Chicago Illinois mosque nonprofit fundraising video.

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