"Coalition for Preserving Memory" Seeking Filmmaker/Editor for Short Videos about its Global Memorial Campaign

CSpence Group is looking for an experienced Filmmaker/Editor to lead post-production of a series of short 30-90 second videos for our partner, the Coalition for Preserving Memory (CPM) in a volunteer capacity. CPM is an organization founded by students at Duke University in 2012 to memorialize victims of genocide in a way that is relevant and meaningful to future generations. Each of the last 4 years, CPM has brought together students and faculty at Duke to read the names of over 50,000 victims from different genocides over a 24-hour period.

The goal of the videos is to inspire viewers to sign up to coordinate name-reading ceremonies in their communities or donate to the campaign.

The videos will be published on the CPM website, blog, as well as its social media channels. A Project Brief will be provided prior to kickoff, which will outline in more detail the strategy and objectives driving post-production.

Thus far, filming has occurred across 3 countries, and much of the footage that the Editor can leverage for the short video series will come from this content.

What you will do

You will be responsible for seeing the project through from editorial vision to final delivery, as well as corresponding directly with the client. CSpence Group will not be producing the films, but are supporting CPM in their search for an Editor who is independent and can follow through on a compelling vision for the video series.

Location

San Francisco, Bay Area, California (Open to remote Editor, but preferably located in area)

Scope

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

Videos

Edit together 3-5 videos of 30-90 TRT cut from existing footage, unless Editor has capacity for a short half-day shoot

Videography / DP

Most likely not required, but potentially a half-day shoot to capture co-founder speaking through several key questions (Organization mission, vision, programs, impact)

Editing / Reviews 

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

Film

  • Initial round of editing
  • 2 rounds of revisions and final approval
  • Final finishing: music, sound mix, color correction

Key Dates

Note: the following dates are tentative and may be adjusted based on editor and client availability

  • Bids due Monday, August 24

Compensation

This is a volunteer opportunity without pay, but all deliverables will be released for the Editor to leverage in his/her reel.

If you’re available and interested in the opportunity, send a proposal to angie@studentsoftheworld.org by 8/24 that includes the following:

  • Sample work / reel
  • Contact info
  • Headshot, brief bio, and brief personal statement outlining why you are passionate about this opportunity

Future Opportunities

CPM is currently in the process of fundraising to produce a feature documentary, so any volunteers will be considered for the eventual opportunity to participate in this production.

About the Coalition for Preserving Memory

#TogetherWeRemember is the flagship campaign of the Coalition for Preserving Memory (CPM) – an organization founded by students at Duke University in 2012 to memorialize victims of genocide in a way that is relevant and meaningful to future generations. Each of the last 4 years, CPM has brought together students and faculty at Duke to read the names of over 50,000 victims from different genocides over a 24-hour period. David Estrin is the founder and executive director of CPM. After graduating from Duke in 2013, David worked as a business strategy analyst at a global technology company, where he spent a majority of his time designing and scaling new business units for clients in the e-Commerce, Entertainment, and Nonprofit sectors.  He is also working on a documentary, which will highlight the behind-the-scenes work of CPM to collect millions of names of genocide victims and ignite the #TogetherWeRemember campaign across the globe.

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