High Jump is a Chicago nonprofit that offers two-year, tuition-free academic enrichment programs to qualifying youth in Chicago. The programs include rigorous academic and leadership development. Students attend weekend sessions totaling 350 annual instructional hours to study advanced coursework in math, science, writing, reading and the arts. The purpose of the video production was to show donors the impact this nonprofit has on Chicago youth.
For this video production, we worked with our client to select three students to profile. Two of them are graduates of the High Jump program and currently are teaching assistants there. The other student is currently enrolled. All of them had compelling stories as to why High Jump changed the course of their lives forever..
We filmed four days gathering the interviews and b-roll to help tell each of the student’s stories. We used our aerial drone and High Definition Sony A7Sii cameras.
The video production was first shown at the Chicago nonprofit‘s gala. $840,000 was raised at the annual benefit that night!