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Chicago Nonprofit Video Production

Anixter Center // The Power of Design to Transform Lives

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Anixter Center is one of the largest Chicago nonprofits that serves people with disabilities. What started in 1918 with a need to have an orphanage for abandoned children has grown into an organization that now serves 7,300 adults and children annually through 34 programs and services at 35 locations across the greater Chicago area. Programs focus on providing those with all types of disabilities the ability to participate fully and equally in society. 90% of the non-profit’s clients are at or below the federal poverty line.

How do spaces influence people? What impact does design have on the way we feel? Those are just some of the questions Anixter Center asked itself before embarking on a remarkable journey that would change the face of their non-profit organization. This video tells that story.
Chicago Nonprofit Video Production

This video was first shown at the organization’s annual fundraising event. Over $550,000 was raised for children and adults with disabilities!

Additional project contributors: CannonDesign, Executive Construction, Inc., Open Hand Studio

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Willowbrook Video Production MECCA Mosque

MECCA Center // New Construction Fundraising Video

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Members of the fundraising committee at MECCA (Muslim Educational & Cultural Center of America) saw the fundraising video we created for the DarusSalam mosque in Lombard, Illinois. With construction well under way for their $8.5 million facility, the Non-profit organization needed a video for their upcoming fundraising event. The purpose of the video was to communicate the need for a new space and show members what the new building will look like.
Willowbrook Video Production MECCA Mosque
We filmed at their new construction site and current mosque with our 12′ mini jib, Steadicam/Glidecam, and our High Definition DSLR video camera. We combined all of the footage we filmed with a professional voiceover, music, and client photos/animations in post production. Scripting services and 2D logo animation were also provided by our studio. The entire video was shot, edited, and delivered to the client in less than a week!

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Redmoon Theater // Corporate Party

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When we first heard about the corporate party that would take place at the Redmoon Theater in Chicago, we couldn’t wait to film it. To date, it’s one of the most unique corporate events we’ve ever filmed. Guests were entertained by a full interactive theater experience. During cocktail hour, performers delivered Hors d’Oeuvres and cocktails in the most creative way. Sounds of a dixie band played in the background. Then, a Mardi Gras band with confetti cannon finale ushered guests into the Dinner portion of the evening. A group of violinists entertained everyone and an aerial acrobat amazed the crowd. The evening was rounded off with more performers delivering desserts while guests danced the night away to tunes from Don Cagen Orchestra. The whole evening was tons of entertainment, lots of great music, and a lot of fun. We filmed the evening with three of our High Definition DSLR cameras and Steadicam to get the ground flying shots. The whole event was produced by Becky Cagen with Cagen Music.

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