Nonprofit Fundraising Video Chicago Tag

PADS Lake County // Fundraising Video

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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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Ffilming oustide the DarusSalam Foundation mosque in Lombard, Illinois with a 5d mark ii DSLR. Chicago Illinois mosque nonprofit fundraising video.

DarusSalam Foundation // Fundraising Video

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DarusSalam Foundation Logo

DarusSalam Foundation is one of the newest mosques being built in the Chicago suburb of Lombard, Illinois. They hired Delack Media Group to produce a video that would show donors the project’s progress and help with fundraising for completion of the campus. We met with the foundation’s Directors and project team leaders to develop a cohesive message that would show viewers an inside view of the mosque. Due to religious reasons, one of the challenging parts of this production was the inability to show anyone’s faces in the video. So, we used voiceovers from the project’s Architect/Structural Engineer/Builder, Directors, and community members; and also used silhouette shots of people praying in the masjid. Here are the lower third motion graphics we created to introduce each speaker

Here’s how the video appeared on their website:
DarusSalam Foundation Web Video Lombard, Illinois
Our video crew filmed for one day at the campus with our Steadicam, jib, and HD video cameras. Post production was completed with the call to prayer as a bed. The video was shown at DarusSalam Foundation’s fundraising event and will appear on their website.Ffilming oustide the DarusSalam Foundation mosque in Lombard, Illinois with a 5d mark ii DSLR. Chicago Illinois mosque nonprofit fundraising video.
Steadicam pilot operator filming with a 5d mark ii DSLR inside the DarusSalam Foundation mosque in Lombard, Illinois. Chicago Illinois mosque nonprofit fundraising video.
Filming with a 5d mark ii DSLR inside the DarusSalam Foundation mosque in Lombard, Illinois. Chicago Illinois mosque nonprofit fundraising video.

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