Non-Profit Video

Chicago nonprofit video production

High Jump Chicago // Fundraising Video

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High Jump is a Chicago nonprofit that offers two-year, tuition-free academic enrichment programs to qualifying youth in Chicago. The programs include rigorous academic and leadership development. Students attend weekend sessions totaling 350 annual instructional hours to study advanced coursework in math, science, writing, reading and the arts. The purpose of the video production was to show donors the impact this nonprofit has on Chicago youth.

For this video production, we worked with our client to select three students to profile. Two of them are graduates of the High Jump program and currently are teaching assistants there. The other student is currently enrolled. All of them had compelling stories as to why High Jump changed the course of their lives forever..

We filmed four days gathering the interviews and b-roll to help tell each of the student’s stories. We used our aerial drone and High Definition Sony A7Sii cameras.

The video production was first shown at the Chicago nonprofit‘s gala. $840,000 was raised at the annual benefit that night!

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Chicago Navy Pier Video Production

Youth of the Year Event

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Each year, a Chicago nonprofit hosts the Youth of the Year Competition and Dinner event at Navy Pier in Chicago. The video production we create from that event is then distributed after the event on social media and on the web. Over 500 people attended the event. Everything was filmed with two DSLR cameras. We also provided various soundbite clips and b-roll to Chicago news stations, which aired the morning following the event.

To watch the other videos we produced that were played at the nonprofit event, CLICK HERE and HERE.

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Chicago Violence Video

Boys & Girls Clubs of Chicago // Fundraising Videos

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Boys & Girls Clubs of Chicago is a Chicago nonprofit organization that provides after school activities for Chicago youth. This video production series focuses on two stories: the problem that exists in Chicago neighborhoods and the solution that this Chicago nonprofit provides.

In the first video, we featured three main characters:
-A TV news stringer who knows Chicago streets and the violence that plagues them all too well
-An Author and Journalist who writes about race and poverty and is also the Producer of a documentary
-A Club Director who talks about what she sees around her club

The video we produced followed the news stringer at night driving through the streets of Chicago, a very candid interview with the Club Director about the challenges her club’s kids face and a sobering reminder about the persistence of Chicago’s violence from the Author and Journalist.

The first video was shown to an audience of around 500 people at Navy Pier. After that, the second video played:


After the second video played, they did a paddle raise and more than $1 million was raised to help the Chicago nonprofit! To watch a video recap of the event itself, CLICK HERE.

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