Non-Profit Video

Chicago nonprofit video production

Youth of the Year // Candidate Profile Video

We have worked with Chicago-based nonprofit, Boys & Girls Clubs of Chicago for several years on their Youth of the Year program.

Each year, several students are chosen as leaders at their specific club. Those students then go on to compete for the Youth of the Year title. As part of the competition, candidates write several essays. We knew this video was going to profile the candidates in some way. In thinking about the treatment for this particular video, we started reading through those essays and found some very powerful statements. We got to thinking…what if we combine those statements into a story? …and that’s exactly what happened.

Over the course of four days, we traveled to the organization’s clubs and filmed the candidates reciting their statements to the camera. All of their words were combined and presented to a live audience of over 900 people at Navy Pier.

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Samaritan Counseling Center // Nonprofit Event



Samaritan Counseling Center Northwest is a Barrington, Illinois-based nonprofit organization that provides counseling services to individuals, couples, families, and groups.

The organization was holding a holiday fundraising event at The Garlands of Barrington. Our client wanted the video we produced to not only highlight the event but also to serve as a branding film for the organization.

In addition to filming with our High Definition DSLR video cameras, post production included the organization’s graphics. We create a full screen logo animation at the end and lower third graphics, which complimented the logo design. We also setup a YouTube channel for them, which will host future video content.

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The Morton Arboretum // Illumination Promo Video


The Morton Arboretum is a 1,700 acre tree museum that is located in Lisle, Illinois. It collects and studies trees, shrubs, and other plants from all around the world and displays them in its property for visitors to enjoy.

During the Winter, the nonprofit decorates their landscape with colorful lights that respond to visitor’s touch and voice. This is the second year they’ve held Illumination: Tree Lights at The Morton Arboretum. To enhance its online marketing campaign, the organization hired us to update its original video with new scenes and experiences from the event. We filmed on the grounds with our DSLR video cameras. We also updated the motion graphics within After Effects to reflect new event dates.

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