"BuildWell Source" Production Seeking DP & Editor

"BuildWell Source" Production Seeking DP & Editor for Short Videos about Online Platform for Low Carbon Building

UPDATE: This opportunity has passed.

CSpence Group is looking for an experienced Documentary Film Director, Cinematographer and Editor to lead a unique production of one 2-5 minute short documentary video for our partner, BuildWell Source. BuildWell is an online platform that helps low carbon building professionals share their knowledge with the world. The goal of the video is to engage viewers through an inspiring story about BuildWell Source, bringing to life the impact of the platform and the way that it is positioned to inform, inspire and empower members.  

The videos will be published as part of the BuildWell brand campaign. Videos will be distributed through BuildWell social media channels, the channels of partner organizations and via an email marketing campaign aimed at inspiring the BuildWell community to engage with the platform. A Project Brief will be provided prior to kickoff, which will outline in more detail the strategy and objectives driving the creative.

What You Will Do

You will be responsible for seeing the project through from initial concept to final delivery, as well as for corresponding directly with the client. CSpence Group will not be producing the films, but are supporting BuildWell in their search for a filmmaker who is independent and can bring a powerful vision to the production.


  • San Francisco, Bay Area, California


Note: this is a draft outline of responsibilities. The client and selected filmmaker will collaborate on a final scope of work.  


  • Written description of story outline

  • Proposed shot list and locations

  • Interview questions


  • 1 (one) 2-5 minute film

Videography / DP

  • 1-3 shoot days, as needed

Editing / Reviews

The following are anticipated. Please feel free to advise if you anticipate less / more days needed for the edits:


  • Initial round of editing

  • 2 rounds of revisions and final approval

  • Final finishing: music, sound mix, color correction and intro/outro billboards for the 2 films (details for billboards tbd with client)

Key Dates

note: the following dates are tentative and may be adjusted based on filmmaker, client, and subject availability.

  • Bids due 7/8/16

  • Finalists selected and shared with partner 7/10/15

  • Kick-off 7/13/15

  • Treatment development period: 7/13/15 - 7/20/15

  • Production period: 7/20/15 - 7/31/15

  • Editing period: 8/3/15 - 8/17/15

  • Estimated project wrap: Week of 8/17/15

If you’re available and interested in the opportunity, please send a proposal to tcobb@cspencegroup.com by 7/8/15 that includes the following:

  • Proposed budget including breakdown (available budget: $1,000-3,000)

  • Sample work / reel

  • Contact info

  • Headshot, brief bio and personal statement outlining why you’re passionate about this opportunity

About BuildWell Source

BuildWell Source (formerly BuildWell Library) is a project of the Ecological Building Network, a 501(c)3 nonprofit that has been developing, distributing and promoting green building technology since 1999.

EBNet was founded by practicing structural engineer Bruce King in San Francisco, California. King first became active in green building in the late 1970's, but encountered challenges in finding the information he needed to work with innovative and natural building materials. This led him to write his first book, "Buildings of Earth and Straw", in 1996; but by then it was clear that a central resource of information about building with healthy, ecologically-friendly materials was much needed.

EBNet began the work of connecting the people who were researching and developing ecological building materials and systems -- how those materials perform and how to design and build with them -- with the people who are interested in putting that information to work in the real world-- designers, builders, engineers, building officials, manufacturers and home-owners. The result has been a synergistic hub where information passes from those who develop it to those who can use it.

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