Chicago Website Video Production Tag

Chicago nonprofit video production

Erin’s Law // Branding Film

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Erin’s Law is named after childhood sexual assault survivor, author, speaker and activist Erin Merryn. If passed in a particular state, Erin’s Law requires that all public schools implement a prevention-oriented child sexual abuse program for students, school personnel and parents/guardians.

Erin’s Law is a nonprofit organization based in the Chicago area. However, she travels the world testifying to lawmakers. For this video production, Erin wanted a video that helped tell her personal story. We spoke with Erin about the project on Wednesday afternoon and she needed to film the following Monday. In order to have everything come together in time, we needed to do a lot in a short amount of time!

Inverness Video Production

Within a day, we secured a beautiful home in Inverness, IL where we would film Erin’s interview. After a quick creative briefing describing the importance of Erin’s Law, we assembled our crew of six people. Thankfully, Erin has been advocating for childhood sexual abuse for years, so we were able to read articles and watch television appearances to get a better understanding of her personal history, as well as the history of Erin’s Law.

Chicago nonprofit video production

The house we were filming in had a spacious living room that was perfect for interviewing Erin. Our Grip, DP (Director of Photography) and Producer worked together to make sure the lighting in frame was perfect. This involved flags (to block out the sun coming in from windows), multiple lights and putting down heavy blankets on the marble floor to eliminate bouncing reflections. Our hair stylist and makeup artist made sure that Erin looked great but still natural on screen.

Inverness Video Production

Because we had an understanding of Erin’s story from our research, we knew what to show in her nonprofit branding film to achieve a greater impact. Without that research, we would be discovering during the interview instead of being in a deep conversation with meaningful responses. After an hour-long interview, we set up b-roll scenes that we knew we would need; such as the hallway shot and scene of Erin’s actual childhood diary. We then traveled to an elementary school in Palatine, Illinois where we secured permission to film and captured the playground and classroom scenes that appear in the branding film and PSAs. The following week, we met with Erin and her family at their house to have a fun afternoon shooting b-roll together.

Palatine Video Production

During the editing process, we matched Erin’s responses with the plot points we had mapped out before filming. Because we researched and knew the story, we knew exactly where the b-roll scenes would go. After coloring the footage, selecting music, adding sound design and mixing the audio, we delivered the film to Erin. When Erin posted the film on social media and her website, she received a great response. She’s even used it to educate lawmakers! We’re proud that we were able to help Erin tell her story and help her mission to end childhood sexual abuse.

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Chicago Recruiting Video Production

The AZEK Co // Recruiting Video

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The AZEK Company manufactures highly engineered products for your home and office. They have offices in Chicago, Scranton (Pennsylvania) and Wilmington, Ohio. In this video production, we were hired to produce a storytelling-based recruiting video that introduced prospective employees to the brand’s culture. We worked with our client to identify several employees who could share their experience of working at the manufacturing company.

Field video production took place over the course of four days at the manufacturing company’s Chicago offices and Scranton, Pennsylvania plant. The video now lives on the company’s recruiting/careers website page and was distributed on social media and will be played at job fairs.

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Chicago Tech Video Production

Foreground.io // Cryptocurrency Token Sale

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A new affiliate marketing platform based in Chicago needed a video marketing tool to communicate their ICO (Initial Coin Offering). Foreground is an affiliate & referral marketing program for cryptocurrency startups built on the ethereum blockchain. If all of this sounds foreign to you, you may have heard of Bitcoin, which is a cryptocurrency.

Since their product is in the cloud, the challenge for our Chicago video production team was how to visually tell this Chicago startup’s story to the world. We filmed b-roll of the development team in their Chicago office and also included stock tech footage. All of the footage was filmed in half a day and delivered quickly to the client for their token sale!

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