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tn_small_conferenceEarlier in 2013 SPI Creative had some presence at the Chicago Minority Business conference held at Navy Pier. Specifically we were asked to speak at the Crowd Funding Conference where participants learned the critical role that visuals play on social media and crowd funding sites. We examined the overall impact that video makes on sites like Kickstarter and Funder Hut. We had some great interactions with guests and the founders of Funder Hut also participated. Check them out right here.

Thanks to Powel Photography for the use of the picture above.

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tn_small_memabirdSPI Creative had the unique opportunity to assist MEMA-Music, a 501 (c)3 organization that has come up with a unique program that integrates socially conscious music from the 60’s and 70’s and uses it to help teach history to middle school kids. One of the featured schools where it was introduced was north side’s Stone Scholastic Academy and it’s 8th grade classes.  Songs from artists like Bob Dylan, Marvin Gaye, Crosby Stills and Nash, Sly and the Family Stone to name a few were introduced to the kids, most for the first time, whose lyrics were examined as a tool to explore the social political climate of the time during the Vietnam War era and the Civil Rights movement.

Kids were asked to explore lyrics’ meaning through self expression, individual and group study and discussion. Cumulative projects included posters, multimedia presentations and television PSAs that the kids put together. SPI Creative provided video and audio recording assistance. Many of these projects will be available on the MEMA-Music site soon.

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One of our more ahem…’animated’ projects was a follow up to last year’s Home Weatherization spots for CEDA, the Community and Economic Development Association of Cook County. 2001′s winter season called for a more fun approach to public service announcements. Paul Patterson, the Weatherization Public Relations Coordinator designed the mascot and we animated him in a series of spots both English and Spanish to air locally. Our very own Ryan Duff animated him in Cinema

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We recently completed a series of three television spots for a local bankruptcy attorney. Here is a shot I took while shooting talent in front of our favorite lunch spot, Yindees on Addison near the Brown line. Take a look at the spots here on the Youtube page.

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SPI-tv Media Group has been busy with some non-broadcast work creating 3D Renderings for the legal industry. Law firms have utilized our 3D capabilities to help illustrate accidents and other actual events based on their cases. Industrial firms have been using 3D renderings for training films and safety videos to help demonstrate workplace safety and procedure. We’ve utilized 3D renderings in many non-broadcast  applications. Ask us how we can help your project with 3D.