Chicago Storytelling Video Production Tag

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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Chicago Nonprofit Video Production

Boys & Girls Clubs of Chicago | Woman’s Board

Since the end of World War II, the Woman’s Board of Boys & Girls Clubs of Chicago (BGCC) has proven to be a powerful force in Chicago’s philanthropic community. The members of the Woman’s Board are strongly committed to the mission of BGCC, funding programs across all Chicago-area Clubs. They also embrace a hands-on approach, volunteering their time at the Clubs and offering unique opportunities for Club members to enjoy the best of Chicago’s arts and culture through the Share Chicago program as well as providing the nonprofit’s Club members with Woman’s Board Scholarships.

The Boys & Girls Clubs of Chicago provides a safe haven for Chicago’s youth after school. It’s a place for them to be themselves. This video production tells their stories.

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PADS Lake County // Fundraising Video


Pads Lake County is a nonprofit organization based in the North and Northwest suburbs of Chicago. PADS provides immediate, critical services to those who are homeless. The purpose of this video production was to connect viewers emotionally to the nonprofit‘s mission. The video was going to premiere at their upcoming fundraising event. To do that, we worked with our client to help identify a case study video story. Because they help so many people everyday, it was challenging to find THE BEST story. We even presented the possibility of filming several client stories and combining them into one fundraising video.
waukegan video production

//THE STORY//
It all started when PADS Lake Co. received a call that two people were living in the woods behind a building in Waukegan, Illinois. What transpired is a story of compassion and an opportunity for one man to revisit his love of music.

//How We Filmed It//
Over the course of one day, we filmed Carl + Adrienne’s Story. We interviewed them at their new home, filmed some footage of Carl playing his violin outdoors and also filmed the miracle PADS worker (Melvin) who drives around looking for homeless in Lake County. We also filmed some aerial drone video footage of the area!

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