Team Storytelling Public Service Announcement Proposal

I have wanted to learn how to have a green thumb for a long time now and I feel that this is an opportunity for me to do just that. Since I and my classmates have decided to do it on the Botanical Gardens because we found out that there is a hugh percentage of people in our community that don’t know where or what it is. What better way to get people to know about it is to video on how it got started and the pros about working in our community in keeping our surroundings beautiful!!!!

Jack Cote, Donna Geer, Lois Spicer                                                                           10/03/2017

Directing & Production Documentary Proposal for Fall Quarter



Sequim Botanical Garden



A five to ten-minute film that highlights the Sequim Botanical Garden, the volunteers that support it and the funding to secure future enrichment and projects.


Production Staff – need to decide what specific roles everyone should take on – all of them or split actions out.


Donna Geer

Directing, Producing, Writing, Filming, Editing


Lois Spicer

Directing, Producing, Writing, Filming, Editing


Jack Cote

Directing, Producing, Writing, Filming, Editing




We want to educate the public about the Sequim Botanical Gardens.


Background & Need


The Sequim Botanical Garden has been around for quite a while, but they’re always looking for additional volunteers to work on the gardens.  It is a landmark in Sequim and requires additional funding to maintain and enhance the gardens.  There is a need for greater public outreach and a video promoting the garden should bring additional funding.  A botanical garden is a place to learn, so it’s considered an educational non-profit group.


Approach, Form & Style


We know that most Sequim citizens are not aware there is a botanical garden in the city limits.  The purpose of this film will be to educate the public about the garden, the various projects and the opportunities to learn about gardening.  The video will explore the history of the garden, including early promoters.  It will highlight some of the volunteers and the work they do.  We also want to focus on the opportunities for the public to learn more about gardening with native plants.  There are some upcoming projects – the rose garden and one based on tribal medicinal benefits – that might be good to highlight.  We can include the planting schedules, including timeframes, for the public to visit.




Production Schedule


Oct 2017

Initial Filming in Sequim of the gardens


Oct 2017

Concept, development and writing


Oct 2017

Interviews of specific volunteers


Nov 2017



Dec 2017

Submission of Final Video



Budget – in kind donation to the festival


Hourly Rate Per Filmmaker $25

10 hours total filming x 3 = $750

15 hours total editing x 3 = $1125

5 hours travel time x 3 = $375

4 hours concept & development x 3 = $300

Total hourly charges = $2550


Miscellaneous Expenses

Travel meals $50 x 3 = $150

Lapel Mic and cord $20 x 3 = $60

32G Memory card $25 x 3 = $75

Camera batteries (already have)

Total Expenses = $285


Total Film Budget = $2835 – in kind donation to the festival organizers, so no charge












Audience, Marketing & Distribution


Our main focus will be to deliver one complete video product to Renne Brock, Program Coordinator of Multi-Media at Peninsula College.  We will provide access to the video via YouTube.




Donna Geer is currently a full-time student at Peninsula College in pursuit of a degree in Multimedia Communications.  Previously, she worked at Boeing and numerous other companies (too many to list here), has a bachelor’s and a master’s in business, spent eight years in the Air Force Reserve and National Guard and has a certification in Life Coaching.  She wants to make a difference by supporting her community in meaningful ways.  She has been a volunteer for the Olympic Medical Center, Sequim, WA; Women’s Crisis Center in Ogden, UT; and a former board member of Camp Fire USA Snohomish County, Everett, WA.  Donna’s multimedia work is accessible at and


Lois Spicer is a full-time student at Peninsula College in the Multimedia Communications program.  She has been at Peninsula College for a year now and is enjoying all the knowledge of Multimedia Communications.  She has worked in Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign, Premier Pro, and Aftereffects.  She wants to make a change in her community here in Port Angeles Washington and in Sequim WA. Anyone wanting to see her work the can do so at  and


Jack Cote is a full-time student at Peninsula College in the field of Multimedia Communications. A veteran of 4 years in the United States Army, he carries over his hard-work ethics and team working skills towards his school work while striving to show the messages that class projects represent. Jack works in many forms of Multimedia aside from Video Production such as, Photography, Image Editing, 3D Design, Infographics, Digital Storytelling, and Digital Design. Former video projects he has participated in are “Nature’s Menace” Mocumentary Video, Veterans Resource Service Video, and Olympic Medical Center Volunteers Program Video.




Release forms will be required for all individuals appearing in our film.







About myspiceinlife

I just moved to Port Angeles about a year and a half ago form Spokane. I'm starting my journey in Photography in Multimedia and I haven't been in school for about 30 years. I never dreamed in a million years that I would be going back to school. I just love being in school.
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