Want to Make a Video With Us?

Philly311, the City of Philadelphia’s Non-emergency Contact Center, is celebrating its five year anniversary. As Philly311 has been nationally recognized for its community engagement efforts, the contact center is looking for a digital media partner (to include a videographer) to create a video highlighting the City government’s community engagement strategies.

Specifically, these strategies will include:

  • Philly311 empowering citizens to take action in their neighborhood
  • The PhillyRising Collaborative building partnerships in neighborhoods that facilitate sustainable improvements
  • Civic engagement through technology (Philly311 Mobile App, myPhillyRising Mobile App, KEYSPOTs, etc)
  • Community engagement vision for the future


We suggest the final product include a combination of:

  • Interviews of community members
  • Animation
  • Infographics
  • Footage from community events
  • Historical documentation (video; pictures; etc.)

The video should be no longer than 3 minutes.


  • Project Management Assistance
    • Provide consulting services in the development stages of a video production project
    • Work with staff to coordinate roles, responsibilities and expectations for the project
    • Coordinate quality control of all development work and deliverables
    • Ensure that project(s) stay on schedule and within scope and budget
  • Production and Direction
    • Assist with development of timelines, storyboards and/or scripts
    • Scout locations and schedule shoots
    • Coordinate required personnel and technicians
    • Conduct video shoots, providing all necessary equipment and qualified operators
  • Post-Production
    • Provide post-production services to edit raw footage into the finished product, including rough cut and final editing, sound mixing and visual effects
    • Provide supplemental graphics and audio as needed
    • Deliver finished product in desired format(s)

Submitting a Proposal

Interested parties should send a brief proposal to the attention of Ryan Birchmeier (ryan.birchmeier@phila.gov) no later than 12:00 PM EST on Friday, November 15th, 2013, including:

  • Information about the individual/company
  • Relevant work samples
  • Cost proposal

*The final product is due to launch at Philly311’s Five Year Anniversary Celebration on December 18, 2013.  


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s