I chose Spay to Save for my original storytelling video because I love animals and I want to be a voice in what is happening to animals around the world and I would love to be an advocate and volunteer for their organization!!!! I would love to see more people get involved in our community and the best way to do that is to make some videos people will see in helping the animals out there that don’t have anyone or they have been abandoned because a person can’t or don’t want and to teach them there is places out there other than abandoning them on the street somewhere.
Lois Spicer, 10/03/2017
Directing & Production Documentary Proposal for Fall Quarter
Spay To Save
A five to ten-minute film that highlights the Spay to Save Organization, the volunteers that support it and the funding to secure future enrichment and saving animals lives.
Production Staff – need to decide what specific roles everyone should take on – all of them or split actions out.
Directing, Producing, Writing, Filming, Editing
We want to educate the public about the Spay to Save Organization. A group of animal advocates in Clallam County that have formed a nonprofit organization and their sole purpose is to save lives of the animals by spay/neuter.
Background & Need
Spay to Save Non-Profit Organization has been around for about seven years now, and they’re always looking for additional volunteers. There is a need for a greater public outreach and a video promoting Spay to Save should bring additional funding. Spay to Save is a place to learn about what exactly is entailed with TNR and how they trap and release, so it’s considered an educational non-profit group. In helping the community want to learn and get involved.
Approach, Form & Style
The purpose of this film will be to educate the public about Spay to Save and T.N.R. which means trap neuter and release ferrel cats., the various projects and the opportunities to learn about helping our community with an ongoing need to spay animals that need help and have no voice. The video will explore the history of Spay to Save & TNR program, and 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 how it works for the TNR and volunteering in trapping. There is an upcoming project – of trapping a colony of ferrel cats– that might be good to highlight.
Initial Filming in Sequim of the gardens
Concept, development and writing
Interviews of specific volunteers
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
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.
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
Release forms will be required for all individuals appearing in our film.