Chicago Nonprofit Video Tag

High Jump | Fundraising Video

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High Jump is a two-year, tuition-free academic enrichment program for rising seventh graders in Chicago. The Chicago nonprofit teaches students who demonstrate strong academic potential, value learning, and have dreams of excelling academically.

Through this video production, we were able to tell the stories of three exceptional High Jump students and how the Chicago nonprofit has helped them excel academically.

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Filming Anaitzel’s story at Latin Campus

Our initial plan was to capture the three student stories over the course of three separate seasons. That was the plan but this year, Fall was short and quickly turned into Winter. So, two of the students were filmed during what we’ll affectionately call the “colder months” in Chicago.

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Filming the twins (Derrick and Justin) at University of Chicago Laboratory Schools

We filmed at three of the nonprofit’s Chicago campuses: Francis W. Parker, Latin School of Chicago, and University of Chicago Lab Schools. All filming was done with the RED Epic Dragon Cinema Camera for that extra movie-like look!

Filming at Francis W. Parker School on their stage

We started planning for this project about six months ago and it’s incredibly rewarding to see the final product come together. Even more amazing is that our client was able to raise over $1 million at their annual gala where this video premiered! This was $70K over their fundraising goal and an increase of over $200K from last year’s benefit. This is the highest amount ever raised in the history of this nonprofit!

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Boys & Girls Clubs of Chicago // The Tree

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The Boys & Girls Clubs of Chicago is a nonprofit organization that we have been working with for several years. Each year, they hold their annual Youth of the Year event at Navy Pier. At the event, they wanted to explain to attendees how the candidates were chosen and what steps each candidate needed to do before they were able to speak that evening.

We worked with the nonprofit organization to produce an animated explainer video script that told a creative story about the candidate’s growth through the Youth of the Year process.

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Chicago Nonprofit Video Production

True Value Foundation

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Stories are powerful but when you hear them directly from the mouths of children, those stores become incredibly moving…especially when it covers topics like gangs, violence, and drugs in their own backyards. Chicago-based nonprofit, True Value Foundation, hired us to produce a video about the Boys & Girls Clubs of Chicago’s (BGCC) General Robert E. Wood Club. The Foundation partners with BGCC to donate products and services to the club.
We repurposed video that we had filmed from a previous video project with BGCC and turned the edit around in a few days, which was shown at the Foundation’s fundraising golf event.

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