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Meet Our Team

Brian Schodorf, Video Production Manager

It doesn't take a Blue-ray copy of The Dark Knight to know how brilliantly Chicago translates to film and video. We live in a city that is bursting with energy from its marvelous architecture and vibrant seasons to the pulsating energy of our downtown area and cultural neighborhoods. Choose Chicago's Brian Schodorf is responsible for capturing, editing and presenting Chicago's profound beauty and distinctive charms in a way that draws visitors to the city in a way not possible through other mediums.

SETTING UP THE SHOT

Brian's goal is for Choose Chicago to have, "the most creative, well produced, and effective video content in the visitor industry." To achieve that, he's created and maintained a sophisticated and calculated library of archival footage on several upcoming projects to market Chicago and McCormick Place. Check out Choose Chicago's YouTube page to see our latest videos.

FOCUSING THE LENS

According to a recent forecast by Cisco Systems, the number of online video consumers will double in the next three years to over 1.5 billion people. As video becomes an increasingly valuable marketing tool, dynamic content and gifted talent will be determining factors for succeeding in the digital space. Brian has worked with ESPN, NBC, and WGN. He's a Chicago mainstay with a pair of degrees from Columbia College, including a Masters in Media Management. This summer, the writer/director won a Regional Emmy Award for his stirring film The Wayman Tisdale Story, which received "Best Documentary" honors.

CAPTURING THE MOMENT

YouTube is the world's second largest search engine. As a global marketing destination, we can't underestimate the power of video. He's been able to capture the unique Chicago experience from a jet with the US Army's Golden Knights and courtside with the Chicago Bulls. Each moment is framed, edited and polished to represent our city to the world. Chicago is a beautiful city and Brian is responsible for the close-up shot. And, action!