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It’s no secret that the need to protect the environment is at an all-time high. We’ve seen that public opinion can change policy—just look how quickly policy changed after the public outcry over lifting the ivory trophy ban. We donate funds to environmental causes and will continue to do so, but we’re looking for ways to make more of an impact.

Knowing how powerful the new field of VR video is with viewers and being confident in our role as an industry leader in creating VR content, we are opening the search for pro bono projects that can help raise awareness and gain allies for the environment and animal conservation. We are open to creating a video for any number of causes: animal welfare, global warming, water conservation, local efforts, et cetera—anything that will help animals and/or the environment.

Why VR?

Video has long been a proven powerful tool for evoking change, and VR video, when expertly crafted, can be even more powerful than a traditional format. VR puts the audience in the middle of the action and gives the viewer a new and unique perspective.

VR is also incredibly popular and gets shared online at an astronomical rate.  Food Network’s first VR piece (one that we were brought in for post-production) hit 3 million views its first day, and more than 10 million its first week without a penny of advertising money behind it. The first professional VR video we ever worked on is out on YouTube with over 40 million views. More headsets are getting sold this holiday season than ever before. We want to make sure that we get the most eyes possible on this pro bono video to raise as much awareness as possible—and we know VR is the tool for the job!

What are we offering?

Bard Tales Productions is offering our full suite of production services: pre-production, shooting, stitching, editing, graphics, music, sound design at no cost for the VR video project we select. We will hand over the finished video for you to release or screen wherever you like, asking that we can retain a copy for our personal portfolio and reel and that you credit us at its release.

Please note: Bard Tales is unable to cover travel costs outside of the Washington-DC metropolitan area.

The catch: Since you are saving on the cost of creating the video, we’d like the group we choose to market and promote the video effectively, and purchase advertising if necessary, to ensure it makes the most impact it can.

How to enter

All entries are due by January 15, 2018.

To enter, send an email to probono@bardtales.com and include…

  1. Your name and contact information
  2. The cause this video will benefit
  3. Your pitch (be as specific as possible, feel free to include a script if you have one, share images that illustrate your idea, walk us through what the viewer should see and feel, etc.)
  4. Outline your timeline (does shooting need to happen on certain dates, does the video need to be delivered by a certain time, etc.)
  5. Describe your marketing plan for the video
  6. Describe how and who will financially benefit from the video, if anyone (not a deal breaker, we just want to know up front)

Your story needs to be told.

How can we help you tell it?

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