Non-Profit Video

Ryerson Gives Back

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When Hurricane Harvey landed in Houston, Texas, it left behind a wake of destruction. Hundreds of thousands of homes were flooded and destroyed. Ryerson is one of the largest metal distributors in the industry with offices around the world, including Houston, Texas. Ryerson saw the effect this natural disaster had on its employees, their families and customers. The community has helped them rebuild. They wanted to give back.

For this video production, we filmed everything in Houston, Texas. Our video production crew flew to Houston and filmed the day documentary style. We had two cameras and an audio operator on site to capture the non-scripted sound.

Ryerson employees gathered food and supplies to donate to a local nonprofit organization, the Houston Food Bank, the largest food back in the country. The donated supplies were then loaded on a Ryerson truck and delivered to the food bank where employees volunteered for a day. When natural disasters strike, human lives are affected. Video is the perfect medium to help tell their stories. This video production chronicles that story and the heart this company has for its employees and their local community.

The final video production was distributed on social media and on the company’s website.

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Chicago Nonprofit Video Production

NODCC // Nonprofit Awareness Video Series

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NODCC is the National Organization for Disorders of the Corpus Callosum. They are a California-based nonprofit organization. If you’re not familiar with what the corpus callosum is, we’re glad you asked! We produced a whole animated explainer video about it:

The nonprofit organization was holding their annual conference at the Chicago Marriott O’Hare. Our video production services included capturing the conference and breakout events. We also produced a series of videos that helped tell the story of people who are living with a disorder of the corpus callosum.

We worked with the nonprofit organization to identify people who would be interested in having their story told. Since disorders of the corpus callosum are so rare, hearing other people’s stories and how they’re navigating life proved very helpful for the nonprofit‘s members. All videos were shared on social media and received thousands of views, shares and likes within the first 24 hours. The first video’s launch was so successful (24k views in the first 24 hours online), we wrote a blog post about it.

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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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