Chicago Social Media Video Production Tag

barrington video production

Mane in Heaven // Fundraising Video

Mane In Heaven is a nonprofit organization based in the Northwest Chicago suburb of Barrington. It provides animal-assisted therapy programs thru their miniature horses. They travel around the Chicago area to promote kindness, empathy and well-being.

As with many nonprofit organizations, figuring out creative ways to fundraise became one of their priorities for this year. The nonprofit had used video production in the past for fundraising and marketing purposes but the messaging wasn’t quite on target. So, we worked with the nonprofit on messaging and created a storyline that would impact viewers on an emotional level.

When we are documenting nonprofit organizations, we oftentimes film soundbites or other material that we just didn’t plan…and that’s the nature of documentary filmmaking. You capture the moment. In this case, we had planned to document the nonprofit‘s visit to Shriner’s Hospital for Children – Chicago. The moment we captured with Phoenix was one of the first things we filmed there and that moment became the emotional peak of the fundraising film!

We hope you enjoy this fundraising video about a wonderful nonprofit organization that’s helping Chicago.

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Silver Lining Explorer Video

Silver Lining Explorer

What would you do if you were given news that would change your life forever? Robyn Rachel is a wedding photographer in Chicago, who filmed some of the city’s most beautiful weddings. At the pinnacle of her career, Robyn received some unfortunate news. She was diagnosed with a life-changing disease called Retinitis Pigmentosa. It’s a genetic disease that slowly causes vision loss and can eventually lead to blindness. This film chronicles her personal story and outlines her next chapter.

You can follow Robyn and her family via Silver Lining Explorer:
WEBSITE/BLOG: http://silverliningexplorer.com/
INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/robynrachelphotography/
FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/robynrachelphotography/
YOUTUBE: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCe6vltCWVtiwMZC0C_mmQkg

On a more personal note, I met Robyn about ten years ago when we were both in the Chicago wedding circuit. She was looking for a wedding videographer to refer to her clients. We have filmed many weddings together, along with her company’s branding film and Las Vegas wedding. When she first told me about her diagnosis, I couldn’t believe it. Immediately, my heart sank for her. Vision was everything to her and her business. I am inspired by her ability to pivot and readjust, given the severity of this news. We’re rooting for you Robyn and can’t want to follow your next adventures!

Robyn’s branding film that we produced seven years ago:


Robyn’s wedding trailer:

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east st louis video production

AARP Illinois // Political Advocacy // Enough is Enough

AARP Illinois is running a political advocacy campaign entitled “Enough Is Enough“. Their microsite states, “Illinois is experiencing a severe fiscal crisis caused by years of fiscal mismanagement and recently, two years without a budget.  Millions of residents of all ages suffered through the lack of depleted programs and services.”

east st louis video production

The nonprofit organization wanted to highlight exactly how Illinois’ fiscal crisis was affecting residents and organizations in East St. Louis, Illinois through this video production.  

In less than a week, we sourced three different stories in the town. All of them highlighted how the Illinois budget crisis was affecting them. For this political advocacy video production, we interviewed local residents, town officials, and nonprofits.

All of the videos were edited and delivered within 24 hours to our client who handled online distribution of the series through social media channels, email, and the nonprofit’s microsite.

After the campaign ran, the Illinois General Assembly passed a balanced budget! It was the first time in two years this happened. 55,000 people watched the videos in their email and 3,400 clicked through to contact legislators. Pretty amazing results for videos we sourced and delivered in record time!

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