Request for Proposals: Videographer (independent contractor)

Proposal Deadline: July 22, 2019


We are looking for a videographer to work with us to create two short videos from one set of interviews and B-roll: one about the Conversation Project, which connects facilitators trained by Oregon Humanities with partner organizations to lead reflective conversations in communities around the state; and one about OH’s mission and impact. 

The two videos will connect with different audiences.

  • Video 1: A short (1–4 minute) video to engage Oregon Humanities donors and potential donors excited about Oregon Humanities’ mission and impact. This video should engage viewers around OH’s work connecting people around the state to share their beliefs and experiences. The video should make clear how OH’s in-person programs and publications share goals asking challenging questions, inviting diverse perspectives, striving for just communities. It should end with an appeal to learn more and donate. It will be used as part of our 2019 end-of-year fundraising campaign, appearing on our website, in emails, on social media, and on the Willamette Week Give!Guide website.

  • Video 2: A short (1–4 minute) video to explain to potential participants what the Conversation Project is and how it benefits Oregon communities. It should briefly explain how the program works and feature first-person testimonials. Secondary audiences for this video are people who work at organizations that are interested in hosting the program and people interested in becoming facilitators for the program. These conversations bring people together to talk about their beliefs and experiences in relation to vital issues and ideas. You can read more about the Conversation Project here. The video will appear on the Oregon Humanities website, social media channels, and outreach emails.


The total budget for both films is $4,000 to $6,000. Oregon Humanities staff will work with the videographer to arrange interviews and B-roll opportunities. All shooting will take place in the Portland area.


Final files for both videos must be completed by October 15, 2019. We expect to select a contractor by early August, with production likely taking place in August and September. 


The following are successful videos produced for Oregon Humanities

WeLead: Youth-Powered Conversations for Change

Talking about Dying

Bring Your Own: Dmae Roberts

Epigenetics and Equity

The following videos reflect the kind of tone and message we hope to have in this project.

The Power of Change Lawyers

Who we are 

Affordable Housing

Working with the Police to Change the Racial Ecology

How to Apply

If you’re interested in working with us on this project, please send  a letter outlining your interest in the project, as well as your experience, links to recent projects, and projected budget range to Maya Muñoz-Tobón, communications associate, at We’ll review proposals beginning Monday, July 22, 2019.