Chicago Video Production

Redmoon Theater // Corporate Party

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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Chicago Nonprofit Video Production

Boys & Girls Clubs of Chicago // Youth of the Year

Sit down with any of the eight candidates who are competing for Youth of the Year and you’ll quickly learn about the inspiration and hope the Boys & Girls Clubs of Chicago (BGCC) creates. BGCC has clubs in many of Chicago’s roughest communities and provides after school activities for the city’s youth.
Chicago Non Profit Video Production
This is our second year following the Youth of the Year candidates for the Chicago nonprofit as they prepare for the culminating event at Navy Pier in Chicago. Our crew filmed at three of their clubs and interviewed those club’s candidates. We also filmed two preparation meetings, a final dress rehearsal, and multiple interviews with the remaining candidates and some of the staff. In all, it was five days of field production.
Chicago Nonprofit Video Production

The video played in front of over 1,000 people at the organization’s annual event, which took place at Navy Pier. To view a recap video of the event, please click here.

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Rendezvous Music | Branding Film

Rendezvous Music is a wedding and event band in Chicago. We first received the call from Rendezvous Music a few years ago. At the time, we filmed a wedding at Union Station in Chicago; where their band performed. They ended up seeing the trailer we edited from that wedding and loved our filmmaking style. During our initial conversation, we talked about the possibility of producing a branding film for their company…a video that would show potential clients what it’s like to an experience an event with the band performing.
Chicago Band Video Production
Over the course of the next few years, we followed Rendezvous Music’s two bands: Rendezvous Band and Greenlight while they performed at Trump International Hotel, The Field Museum, and The Museum of Science and Industry.
Museum of Science and Industry Video Production
We were able to get some really nice angles of the band with the 25′ jib/camera crane in those large venues. One of the tricky parts about this production was music. We wanted to show the band performing in several different venues; all while keeping the same music track throughout the video. So, we worked with Rendezvous to create a custom music score with their band singing and performing, which reflected the video’s message and company branding.
We also interviewed the band’s leader, Toni DiDonato, and included soundbites from that interview in the final branding film!

To watch the video we produced for Rendezvous Band, CLICK HERE
To watch the video we produced for Greenlight Band, CLICK HERE

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