Chicago Video Production

Chicago Violence Video

Boys & Girls Clubs of Chicago // Fundraising Videos

Boys & Girls Clubs of Chicago is a Chicago nonprofit organization that provides after school activities for Chicago youth. This video production series focuses on two stories: the problem that exists in Chicago neighborhoods and the solution that this Chicago nonprofit provides.

In the first video, we featured three main characters:
-A TV news stringer who knows Chicago streets and the violence that plagues them all too well
-An Author and Journalist who writes about race and poverty and is also the Producer of a documentary
-A Club Director who talks about what she sees around her club

The video we produced followed the news stringer at night driving through the streets of Chicago, a very candid interview with the Club Director about the challenges her club’s kids face and a sobering reminder about the persistence of Chicago’s violence from the Author and Journalist.

The first video was shown to an audience of around 500 people at Navy Pier. After that, the second video played:

After the second video played, they did a paddle raise and more than $1 million was raised to help the Chicago nonprofit! To watch a video recap of the event itself, CLICK HERE.

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Streaming Online DVD Menus

High Jump // Fundraising Videos

High Jump is an educational Chicago nonprofit organization that has a two-year tuition-free academic enrichment school program for 7th and 8th graders in the City.

For this video production, we were hired to create a series of videos that take the viewer into the classroom. Our client wanted viewers to experience the quality of education that takes place in each of their educational courses. For one day, our video production crew filmed inside various classrooms at the Latin School of Chicago. Our crew included two cameramen and an audio operator. With the small crew footprint, we were able to easily move around from classroom to classroom in the school. We also videotaped stylized sit down interviews with the Chicago nonprofit’s staff.

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After filming, we logged several hours of footage and edited together the highlights from each classroom. The videos were then embedded into our streaming online DVD menu system where viewers have the ability to choose which videos they’d like to watch.

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Winnetka Video Production

New Trier High School // New Building

Ask anyone about the importance of their home and you’ll get many different responses. So, we asked New Trier High School students, staff and board members about the importance of their school. Their eyes lit up and you could see the excitement when they started to talk about their new building. No construction project is ever easy but the amazing transformation that took place on New Trier Township High School District 203‘s campus is a story that had to be captured on video.

We produced a storytelling-based video that focused on the challenges of their current building, the process of designing new spaces, and the opportunities these new spaces will provide for the staff, students and community of New Trier High School.

We filmed for one full day at New Trier High School‘s Winnetka campus with our Sony A7Sii High Definition cameras and 3-axis gimbal. We filmed all of the interviews, b-roll, and timelapses. Additional construction photos and footage for the video production were provided by the client.

The video was shown at the new building’s ribbon cutting event in Winnetka and also shared on the school’s social media accounts and website.

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