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SurtzMedia Video Portfolio

Featured Project

'20' Album Promo
Bryan just released his debut jazz/pop vocal album, “20”, named as a tribute to his musical hero, Harry Connick Jr’s 1988 album by the same name. The album features Bryan’s original arrangements of 10 iconic songs from the past century for a 27-piece jazz orchestra.
Client Bryan Eng | Chicago, IL
Released October 2019
Justice Demands
Justice demands justice in the courtroom, access to the classroom, and support in the community. The Moran Center exists to provide youth with legal and social work services.
Client Moran Center for Youth Advocacy | Evanston, IL 
Released April 2019
PharmaScript of Las Vegas
30-second TV add for a new ambulatory infusion center prior to its grand opening in Las Vegas. Shot in 120fps with DJI's Ronin S. Currently airing on local stations in Nevada. 
Client Premier Point Home Health | Las Vegas, NV
Released April 2019
This Is Our Flag
The Flag Day Monument will be constructed in Batavia, Illinois - the hometown of Bernard Cigrand, the founder of Flag Day. This video was prepared for a fundraiser for the project. 
Client Flag Day Monument | Batavia, IL
Released March 2019
The Marmion Campus Ministry Program
Celebrating 25 years of Campus Ministry at Marmion Academy, starting with Fr. Basil Yender, on to Frank Giangrego and Bill Johnson, and today Fr. Antony Minardi and Mark Malkowski. 
Client Marmion Academy | Aurora, IL
Released April 2019
Class of 2022, Welcome to Marmion
Third annual video welcoming the new students to Marmion Academy. This year's production features the incredible Deacon Bill Johnson, whose contribution to the Marmion community is beyond compare.
Client Marmion Academy | Aurora, IL
Released October 2018
Souls of the Y: Tuftee Family
Take it from the Tuftees –– nothing is more important to your family, friends and community than your health.
Client Fox Valley Family YMCA | Sandwich, IL 
Released April 2019
Listen, My Son: Marmion Abbey Vocations
St. Benedict published his Rule for living over 1500 years ago, yet his influence is still vibrant and present among communities around the world. Among them is Marmion Abbey.
Client Marmion Abbey | Aurora, IL
Released March 2019
Ascent by L'Alto
The goal of Ascent is to give Catholics that definitive encounter with Jesus Christ that will change their life forever.
Client L'Alto Catholic Institute | Denver, CO
Released May 2019
St. Charles Borromeo School
Short video highlighting St. Charles Borromeo School, a tight-knit community just outside the Chicago suburbs.
Client St. Charles Borromeo School | Hampshire, IL
Released November 2019
Eric & Danielle | June 22, 2019
Wedding video from summer 2019. Ceremony at St. Clement, reception at the Newberry Library. 
Client Eric & Danielle | Chicago, IL
Released July 2019
Evanston Rebuilding Warehouse
The Evanston ReBuilding Warehouse is a non-profit organization that promotes the reduction of waste in landfills through sustainable deconstruction and renovation building practices.
Client Evanston Rebuilding Warehouse | Evanston, IL
Released October 2019
National Gathering 2019
Giving Voice is a peer led organization that creates spaces for younger women religious to give voice to their hopes, dreams and challenges in religious life.
Client Giving Voice | St. Louis, MO 
Released August 2019
Innovation Powers the World
Class of 2021, Welcome to Marmion

2018 Telly Award Winner

My second annual video for my alma mater's freshman orientation - quickly becoming one of my favorite days of the year. The night before Orientation, each MENtor was given a notecard and asked to write down what they would say to the freshman class in two weeks. The best responses became the script for this year’s video. 
Client Marmion Academy | Aurora, IL
Released September 2017
PedalCell's product uses your bicycle's rotational energy to charge your smartphone faster than most wall outlets. Innovation at work! 60-second film, named one of three national finalists in a competition held by the Intellectual Property Owners' Education Foundation.
Client PedalCell | Chicago, IL
Released June 2017
Souls of the Y: The Divin Family

2018 Telly Award Winner

"1776" Musical
Eight-minute minidoc featuring the powerful story of the Divin Family. Ben is 12 and has muscular dystrophy, but that hasn't stopped the family from having a positive outlook and living life to the fullest.
Client Fox Valley Family YMCA | Yorkville, IL
Released December 2017
Full recording of 1776 as performed by the Marmion Academy Drama Club in 2019. Filmed over the course of three performances.  
Client Marmion Academy | Aurora, IL
Released July 2019
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Cameras: 
Canon 1DX Mark II
Canon C100 Mark II
Lenses: 
Canon 24-70 f2.8 II
Tamron 70-200 f2.8 II
Canon 50mm f1.8
Other relevant equipment:
DJI Ronin S
DJI Mavic 2 Zoom
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CHRISTIAN J. SURTZ

Filmmaker & Photographer