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Boys & Girls Clubs of Chicago // Youth of the Year

Sit down with any of the eight candidates who are competing for Youth of the Year and you’ll quickly learn about the inspiration and hope the Boys & Girls Clubs of Chicago (BGCC) creates. BGCC has clubs in many of Chicago’s roughest communities and provides after school activities for the city’s youth.
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This is our second year following the Youth of the Year candidates for the Chicago nonprofit as they prepare for the culminating event at Navy Pier in Chicago. Our crew filmed at three of their clubs and interviewed those club’s candidates. We also filmed two preparation meetings, a final dress rehearsal, and multiple interviews with the remaining candidates and some of the staff. In all, it was five days of field production.
Chicago Nonprofit Video Production

The video played in front of over 1,000 people at the organization’s annual event, which took place at Navy Pier. To view a recap video of the event, please click here.

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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.
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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.
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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.
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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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