Seeking Video Services on Conservation Topics

Pheasants Forever (PF) and the Intermountain West Joint Venture (IWJV) are seeking a contractor to provide video production services that highlight collaborative sagebrush conservation work in the West. The goal is to produce up to five videos annually through 2020.

A purpose of these video productions is to ensure that conservation practitioners are informed of specific best practices and programs for sagebrush conservation and are directed to the most up‐to‐date research and resources to assist them with implementation, management, and/or administration of resources. This will then direct viewers to a specific action identified in each individual video. This content supports the Memorandum of Understanding between the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) – Natural Resources Conservation Service – Forest Service and the associated partnership between the BLM and IWJV.

The target audience is conservation practitioners, implementers, and decision‐makers – which entails the people working at the field level as well as those with the authority to allocate staff time, funding, and approve management decisions within state and federal agencies, NGOs and private industries. These people have some degree of conservation knowledge, and many work for conservation entities, and would benefit from information about specific sagebrush conservation successes, practices and programs. The videos produced may also reach some landowners and sectors of the general public as a secondary audience.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Demonstrated skill in video production and design with samples relevant to this work.
  • Familiarity with producing videos for wildlife or land conservation organizations preferably in the Western U.S. and access to existing footage of scenes and wildlife from the Intermountain West’s sagebrush ecosystem.
  • Capacity to produce videos within a given time frame and within a targeted budget.
  • Demonstration of satisfied video clients within the past three years.
  • Demonstrated skill in developing videos for social media and mobile-friendly websites.
  • Drone videography and experience is of special interest. 

Submitting a Proposal

To be considered, please submit a proposal that addresses the Preferred Qualifications above and includes the following:
1) At least three samples of relevant videos that illustrate your abilities (please provide web links);
2) A brief summary of your equipment and resources including:
-- What camera(s) are you shooting on?  
-- Do you do drone videography?
-- Do you have a catalogue of existing, relevant footage?
-- How are you exporting video content?
3) Describe your process for working through a video production project (including editing platform);
4) Three references of satisfied video clients within the past three years;
5) Your contractor or firm’s hourly or project rate, especially if it varies by service (e.g. videographer, editor, place-based filming, etc.) and brief summary of personnel to be assigned to this contract/project as well as their qualifications and relevant experiences; and,
6) Budget and Fees:  Please provide a cost estimate for video production -- 30 seconds, two minutes, and 10 minutes in length. Specify examples and contrast costs associated with in-house production vs. travel to specific locations in the West for sagebrush stories, interviews, and landscape photography. The budget must encompass all costs, including travel and supplies.  

We will schedule interviews with the top three respondents.  The interview will focus on your approach to video production and design.

For more information and directions on how to apply, please review this Request for Proposals. 

Please also review this addendum of frequently asked questions about the Request for Proposals.

Applications materials due by 5pm on May 18th.

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