Chicago Video Production Tag

Pritzker Military Archives Center Construction Video

The Pritzker Military Archives Center is a project being constructed in Somers, Wisconsin. It will house the archival collections of the Pritzker Military Museum & Library and extend its mission; to share the stories of those who have served and provide a space where both the armed forces and civilians can together understand the past, present and future of the citizen soldier.

What We Made
The purpose of this film was to provide an overview of the construction project for a virtual groundbreaking ceremony that Somers, WI residents and stakeholders could watch online. We interviewed staff members, Somers residents, government officials, and the construction teams involved with the project.

How We Did It
Over the course of three filming days, we captured the interviews and b-roll for this film. An additional day was devoted to filming cinematic aerial drone shots in 6K resolution of the site. The interviews and b-roll were captured with the RED Dragon 6K Cinema camera and prime lenses.

How We Delivered It
The film was released on the project website during a virtual groundbreaking event. It was also released on social media. Additional footage was supplied to local news outlets.

We are excited to announce the film also received two Gold STEVIE® awards:

Communications or PR Campaign of the Year – Arts & Entertainment GOLD STEVIE® WINNER:
Pritzker Archives & Memorial Park Center, Somers, WI: Pritzker Archives & Memorial Park Center Groundbreaking Campaign

Events & Live Webcasts GOLD STEVIE® WINNER:
Pritzker Archives & Memorial Park Center, Somers, WI: Groundbreaking Video

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Ox Box // 3D Product Animation

3D product animation is becoming increasingly popular in the manufacturing space. We produced this 3D product animation video for Ox Box, a corrugated box/shipping and storage container manufacturing company in the Chicago suburbs.

The manufacturing company developed a new shipping kit product and wanted to market it with video on their website, social media and at trade shows. Instead of filming the container in a manufacturing facility or a warehouse, we opted to use 3D animation so the viewer could easily see the components of the kit and how it sets up and knocks down in seconds.

The first stage of our video production project was to develop a script. We analyzed current marketing language and developed a script that targeted the manufacturing company’s target audience. From there, we created a storyboard for each scene based on the product photos. We held a casting to select a voiceover, searched for the right music, and 3D animated all of the scenes.

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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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