Animator/ Video production – Request for Proposals
Organization: Ukrainian Canadian Congress
Application Deadline: September 30, 2020
RFP – UCC 80th anniversary video
November 7, 2020 marks 80th anniversary since the Ukrainian Canadian Congress was founded. To mark this occasion, UCC is seeking to produce a minimum of one (up to nine) short animated video, 3-5 minutes in length, showing milestones in our history over the past eight decades.
The Ukrainian Canadian Congress (UCC) is the voice of Canada’s Ukrainian community. The Congress brings together under one umbrella all the national, provincial and local Ukrainian Canadian organizations. Together with its member organizations, the UCC has been leading, coordinating and representing the interests of one of Canada’s largest ethnic communities (1.4 million) since 1940 and instrumental in shaping Canada’s social, economic and political landscape. Find more information on our website at www.ucc.ca
UCC seeks to produce a minimum of one (up to nine) short animated video, 3-5 minutes in length, showing the timeline of our history and accomplishments over the past eight decades. The videos will include animated titles, transitions, graphic overlays and photos NOT actual footage. Videos are subject to budget review. Since UCC is a non-profit organization, preference might be given to creative, cost-effective solutions.
The following animated videos should be produced:
Overview video – introduces the Ukrainian Canadian Congress and speaks about the founding of the organization; then briefly highlights 8 decades.
1940s video – The War Effort and Refugees – February
- The founding of UCC, Ukrainian Canadian service during WWII; work of Ukrainian Canadian organizations in supporting refugees and getting them to Canada.
- Ends with the Memorial to Victims of Communism construction.
1950s video – Human rights/dissidents/democracy – March
- Ukrainian Canadian support for human rights of captive nations, demands of respect for human rights in USSR
- Chornobyl, etc
1960s video – Shevchenko Foundation, multiculturalism, arts and culture – April
- Opening of the Shevchenko monument in Winnipeg, the establishment of Shevchenko Foundation,
- Ukrainian role in the policy of multiculturalism (Yuzyk, Bicultural Committee, etc)
- Growth and development of our arts and cultural community (festivals, etc)
1970s video – Community development and education – May
- Growth of our member organizations
- Ukrainian bilingual schools in the West, bilingual education in Ontario, Saturday schools – ends with moving online for COVID
1980s video – Holodomor Education, Awareness, Recognition – June
- Efforts to inform the free world about the Holodomor
- Harvest of Despair (1983)
- The first monument to Holodomor in Edmonton
- Ends with official recognition of Holodomor as Genocide of the Ukrainian people by the GoC and Holodomor National Tour, Share the Story, etc.
1990s video – Independence of Ukraine – September
- Support for Ukrainian independence and first years of independent Ukraine
- Orange Revolution, Revolution of Dignity
- Support for Ukraine’s Sovereignty and Independence – supporting Ukraine’s war effort and reforms 2014-present
2000s video – Internment and redress – October
- Ukrainian community pre-UCC – pioneers, etc.
- Campaign for recognition and redress of internment – culminates in a deal signed.
2010s – Making a Difference – Moving to the Future – November
No actual footage of locations/people is required for this project.
UCC to provide resources for the video including:
- historic photos;
The following videos are examples of the general theme:
Quotes – due September 30, 2020
Company/individual to receive materials from UCC and start working on it – October 1-2, 2020
UCC to follow up on the progress
First animated video is completed – November 2, 2020
The animated videos produced must meet the following requirements:
– Each should be 3-5 minutes long
– Videos must be webcast quality
– Videos must be able to be reduced in size without impact on the quality
– Videos should be in the .mp4 format
– Experience with Adobe After Effects and Adobe CC
– Videos should be completed by November 2, 2020 the latest.
Proposals must include:
– Samples of past projects
– Proposed budget (for one and for 9 videos respectively)
– Proposed schedule for the project
– Point of contact