Friends of the Colombia Gorge Project Proposal

Friends of the Colombia Gorge:

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Sophia Aepfelbacher -

Membership Coordinator, Friends of the Columbia Gorge


Lighthearted Humans Contacts:


Tyler Young - Lighthearted Humans Videogrpaher - (+1) 925.818.9906 (

Brian Amdur - Lighthearted Humans Photographer -

Jessica Smith - Lighthearted Humans Photographer -


Current dates available for production:


(Ideally we would work out the details of photos and videos beforehand and use any one of these dates as a day for creating the content as we will all be in town at the same time, organizing another day of production down the line would result in significant travel costs which would need to be passed along. So lets try our best to accomplish something great in the next few weeks!

Relevant Links:


Friends of the Colombia Gorge have an upcoming 40th anniversary and are ready to celebrate! Sophia tells us that Friends of the Gorge are in need of some content, especially photos for social media and fundraising campaigns which will be happening over the next few months. One of which will be a 24 hour event in september with the Community Foundation of Southwest Washington, (linked below) and another event which will last through Willamette week, (also linked below) It would also be great to create an updated explainer video for their site with potentially some of the same information as well as updated and more dynamic visuals, (current video linked below) Tyler (videographer) and either Brian, or Jessica, one of two photographers listed above will be available on one of the dates listed above and would be happy to assist in creating something worthwhile!

Below are our general services and our rates which we will keep updated leading up to production days as we all gain a more clear understanding of exactly what sort of content we will create together. For now, there are several packages listed in the items below which each have various and specific deliverables i.e. an instagram story is very different than something for web or facebook etc. Usually deliverables consist of the final version/s, raw files, and sometimes a variation on cropping depending on which platforms are intended for final use.


Project Vision

(Other Possibilities and descriptions of our services)


At Lighthearted Humans, our filmmakers have many talents and can produce various forms of video which is great in a social media marketing driven world.

Some take more planning and time than others, some are better suited for a website and some are for instagram, it all depends on what the situation calls for.

Style 1 - Style 2 - Style 3

Text only video (Takes time, but doesn’t require being “on location”) : (random explainer video)

Filming, Heavy Editing & Animations (good animations take a lot of time) : (Vox Video)

Quality video, Good Editing, no animations (Adventure Camp)



At Lighthearted Humans, all our photographers have the ability and equipment to do various photographic shoots.

We mainly focus on the following styles as they cover a lot of ground.

Style 1

Styled Photography : To give viewers the idea of what your brand represents. The main advantage here is that we can create styled sets or scenarios with precisely what you would like your brand to represent. I would also place portrait photography here as the best portraits need good lighting, framing, model cooperation etc. The main downside is that it takes a while to organize these things, most often lighting is required, and backgrounds , props, and backdrops are sometimes needed, cooperation between models, assistants etc. Shots often need time and planning. Styled photography is great for rebranding a whole website, or in using to pitch a project to future clients, as it is more detail oriented and cleaned up than documentary photography.

Style 2

Documentary Photography: An experienced photographer can create beautiful images in any scenario and that’s what documentary photography is; telling a story with what is available. The main advantage here is that it’s minimally invasive to the event, and captures what’s actually going on, but can be more involved, think street photography & wedding photography. The main downside would be that the shots may not be website ready for some corporate style sites that require a high quality of professionalism and minimalism in their product pages. Of course, styled photography can also be done on location to a good standard without the need for additional lights, backdrops, and assistants, etc. these types of detail shots do indeed help tell a story, though they may not be the “lead shots” which in documentary photography would be candid shots of the group, people, and the activity as it unfolds. Shots often depend on the event and willingness of the people.

Graphic Design

Our Designers at Lighthearted Humans love creating visual art that captivates and promotes great people, places, and things.

We focus mainly on two styles of graphic content, one is more statement and education driven, and the other is fun and lighthearted.

Style 2

Graphic based, colorful, fun.

Style 1

Text based, interesting, educational.



We understand that not all nonprofits can afford the high rates of Hollywood-style production companies, so luckily we’re not that!

We are a nonprofit, and were recently founded so we’re not asking a lot as we build our portfolio, but we will need to stay in business. We mainly provide photography, graphic design, printing, and video production services.

These will cost anywhere from $1000 - $15,000 if you were to look to the freelance video production markets, quality obviously depending on price. Though here at Lighthearted Humans, as a Nonprofit, we also have a mission which is, “Creativity for a Greater Good” so we want to help you do what you do without charging an arm and a leg, though to be clear, we are always aim to deliver content at a quality higher than our associated rates in the freelance market.

Price Point Estimates


Quality: Excellence (Standard video style)

(2-3 days filming)

Package 1 - 3 videos to an excellent standard, quality time filming, interviewing, and editing.

$5,000-$15,000 (Freelance Market Rate)

$1,200 (Lighthearted Humans Rate)

Package 2 - 2 videos to an excellent standard, filming, interviewing, and editing.

$1000 (Lighthearted Humans Rate)

Package 3 - 1 video to an excellent standard, filming, interviewing, and editing.

$800 (Lighthearted Humans Rate)

Quality : Great (Standard video style )

(Most of the cost savings come in time spent filming at a videographer’s/ photographer’s day rate, less content to edit, color grade, etc. but less content to edit from for final delivery)

(1 day filming)

Package 4 - 2 videos to a great standard, filming, interviewing, and editing.

$1,000-$3,000 (Freelance Market Rate)

$600 (Lighthearted Humans Rate)

Package 5 - 1 video to a great standard, filming, interviewing, and editing.

$400 (Lighthearted Humans Rate)


(Quality can also depend on multiple location/day shoots and other factors, though usually not as drastically as video.)

Package 6 - 20-40 Professional Images (Documentary Photography) (photo usage and rights & associated costs depend on photographer)

(Tends to be for event style shoots)

$300 (Lighthearted Humans Rate)

Package 7 - Studio/ Portrait photography (Stylized Photography) (photo usage and rights & associated costs depend on photographer)

(Tends to be for website/rebranding shoots)

$600 (Lighthearted Humans Rate)

Social Media Content

(1 day on location)

Package8 - 5- 10 short instagram/facebook videos (Standard video style)

$200 (Lighthearted Humans Rate)

Package 9 - 10-40 professional images (Documentary Style Photography) for social media (limited-term social media rights)

$200 (Lighthearted Humans Rate)

Monthly Social Media Retainers available from $200/month

Graphic Design

Package 10 - Infographics/Logos/Charts & Graphs $50-$300 depending on intricacy and number of deliverables.


  • These rates are negotiable depending on quality and style.

  • Combining certain packages can lower rates significantly

  • There is also an opportunity for a reduced cost/free project creation i.e.

a few photographs of an event, or a short title video or your organization,

and while we will have to somehow prioritize our clients, we try to include as many diverse projects as possible

because while our creators need to be paid to continue doing the good things they’re doing,

they also understand that some causes similar to yours are worth some donated and dedicated time and effort.


Hope this helps in refining what a project with us might look like!

As you can see there are plenty of different ways a project can play out, so let’s do some brainstorming and come up with something that works for everyone involved!


-Tyler & the Lighthearted Humans team