Chicago Storytelling Video Production Tag

Shorewood IL Video Production

Delco Financial Group // Financial Planner Brand Story


Delco Financial Group is a full service financial planning firm in the Chicago Southwest suburb of Shorewood, Illinois. They provide retirement planning, wealth management, and asset protection for clients.

When the marketing team at Delco Financial Group told us about their firm’s story, how it started, and their principal’s personal stories, we knew this was going to be an awesome visual story for this video production.

The company had always been with the family. David O’Dell’s father started the business. When David graduated from Wheaton College, he went into the financial planning business with his father. Five years into the business world, he felt a calling to go into the ministry. He pastored two churches for 14 years but eventually decided to go back into financial planning. The business started out in a one-room office that David shared with his wife.
Shorewood video production photographer
Sports are an integral part of the O’Dell family. David and his son, Brian (also a principal of the business), frequently go road biking through the streets of Shorewood, Joliet, Crest Hill, Minooka, and Channahon. We wanted to film the two of them biking along the roads and tell a more personal story about their brand in this video.

We filmed everything in one day. In addition to video production, we also provided still photography services for their new website. The video was posted online and optimized for various online keyword searches.

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Chicago nonprofit video production

Prevent Child Abuse America // Branding Film


This Chicago nonprofit wanted to create greater brand awareness and recognition by developing a video to be disseminated online as well as to each of its 50 state chapters nationwide. The primary purpose of the video is to portray Prevent Child Abuse America’s mission, brand, and nationwide reach, which tells the organization’s story in a visually compelling way.
Evanston Nonprofit video production
Our crew filmed for three total days in the field. We interviewed key staff, board, and volunteers at the nonprofit’s Chicago headquarters. Using an anamorphic technique, we filmed the interviews against a plain white background and edited between three cameras. For the final vignette, we cast several actors who helped target various demographics.
Nonprofit video production Arlington Heights
Various outdoor scenes were filmed throughout the Chicago area in one day. Makeup services were also provided for all shoot days.
Chicago corporate video makeup services
The branding video was added to the nonprofit’s YouTube channel and distributed via social media. We also provided the client with 500 DVDs, which were professionally printed and distributed to potential donors.

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Chicago Nonprofit Video Production

Anixter Center // The Power of Design to Transform Lives


Anixter Center is one of the largest Chicago nonprofits that serves people with disabilities. What started in 1918 with a need to have an orphanage for abandoned children has grown into an organization that now serves 7,300 adults and children annually through 34 programs and services at 35 locations across the greater Chicago area. Programs focus on providing those with all types of disabilities the ability to participate fully and equally in society. 90% of the non-profit’s clients are at or below the federal poverty line.

How do spaces influence people? What impact does design have on the way we feel? Those are just some of the questions Anixter Center asked itself before embarking on a remarkable journey that would change the face of their non-profit organization. This video tells that story.
Chicago Nonprofit Video Production

This video was first shown at the organization’s annual fundraising event. Over $550,000 was raised for children and adults with disabilities!

Additional project contributors: CannonDesign, Executive Construction, Inc., Open Hand Studio

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