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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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Boys & Girls Clubs of Chicago | Courage

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Each year, the Boys & Girls Clubs of Chicago selects students from the Chicago nonprofit’s clubs who exemplify leadership roles in their club and community.

The theme for this year’s event was “Courage Through Perseverance”. As part of the Youth of the Year competition, each candidate writes three essays about specific topics. We came up with the idea to take excerpts from those essays that speak to the event’s theme. Then, we’d film the candidates carrying the Boys & Girls Clubs of Chicago flag through the neighborhoods where their specific club is located.

We filmed for two days with a small video crew, which included a Director of Photography with our new Sony A7Sii camera & 3-axis gimbal (Ronin), Grip, and aerial drone video crew, which is licensed for commercial operation, with the Inspire 1 drone.
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On a separate day, we recorded the audio soundbites from each of the candidates reading their lines. Post production services included editing, sound design, and coloring. The video was shown at the Youth of the Year Event at Navy Pier in Chicago to 1,000 attendees.

After the event, the video was posted online. The video received 2,000 views in less than 24 hours! Here is one of the comments made on Facebook, which demonstrates the power of video:
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Aerial Drone Video Services

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For the past several years, we have been filming aerial video from full-sized helicopters equipped with gyro-stabilized HD video cameras. With advances in technology, we are now able to use aerial drones, which allow us to film incredible aerial imagery at a lower cost with much better results. We have been able to implement the technology in both the live event and corporate branches of our business and the results have been stunning! We use an FAA-certified pilot and several models of drones.

To check pricing and availability for your video production project, contact us today!

Check out some of our recent aerial video work:

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