Video Editing

Help Hartford Performs by editing, enhancing and compiling existing raw video footage into a final deliverable optimized for email, the web or social media.
Hartford Performs
Hartford, CT, USA
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Hartford, CT, USA


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Posted July 8th

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What we need
  • An edited 1-3 minute video delivered in electronic format as agreed upon between the Professional and Organization, with HD quality as a master version, along with any agreed upon formats for final usage
Additional details

We have a 20-minute video of a classroom demonstration lesson that we need to cut down to no more than 10 minutes for a critical grant application. This grant funds the professional learning we provide to elementary school teachers to prepare them to use arts strategies in their literacy lessons. The grant review panel really wants to see our programs in action, so the video will be a HUGE selling point. We have the video and edit points -- but not the editing skills. Hope you can help!

What we have in place
  • We currently have the video in .mov format, which should make it easy for you to get started. We also have the edit points that will get it down to 10 minutes, and the ability to provide any other information you need.
How this will help
This project will save us $945 , allowing us to record more demonstration lessons for teachers to use. These demos were hugely effective this past year, and we want to provide more of them.

This video is part of a grant proposal we're submitting to the National Endowment for the Arts. This grant, if we receive it, will be our only funding source for the professional learning programs for teachers in our city school district. Through our workshops and demonstrations, teachers learn how to enliven their literacy classes with arts activities -- theater techniques, visual arts and more -- to help kids learn critical reading and comprehension skills, while making the lessons fun.

Project plan

Prep: Information Sharing & Asset Exchange
  • Volunteer Manager provides overview of vision and goals for video, as well as information about target audience
  • Volunteer Manager and Professional agree upon file format and length of video
  • Volunteer Manager collects collateral (e.g. raw video footage, photos, testimonials, media materials) to be edited into the video, and digitizes all the materials in the format and resolution suggested by the professional. If applicable, the Organization provides links to 3-5 videos it would like the professional to use as a creative guideline for the final product
Milestone 1: Video Outline & Script Finalization
  • Professional reviews assets that the Organization shared (including existing footage and proposed script) to create video outline
  • Professional shares with Organization and incorporates feedback
Milestone 2: Video Creation & Feedback
  • Professional creates video in agreed upon format and shares with Organization for feedback (up to 2 rounds)
Milestone 3: Final Video Delivery
  • Professional delivers final video in agreed upon format
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About the org

Hartford Performs
Posted by
Rie P.

Executive Director

Our mission

Working in partnership with school systems and artistic communities, Hartford Performs infuses and integrates arts and cultural experiences into teaching and learning in ways that enrich the student experience and improve outcomes across the curriculum.

What we do

We help students learn by giving them creative new entry points into classroom subjects. We do this by aggregating our community's considerable cultural resources and focusing them on the needs of Hartford students. Our teaching artists use music, dance, theater and visual arts to help kids grasp lessons in science, math, English and social studies. For instance, kids learn how molecules move by dancing like them, and about mathematical patterns by drumming them.

We also help teachers to use art strategies in their classrooms to make their lessons more engaging and effective.

Some 10,000 students in all 30 PreK-Grade 8 public schools in our city benefit from our system each year.


It was such a treat to work with Samori. Communication with him was excellent. He completed our video-editing project far faster than I anticipated. Plus, he added subtitles to the entire video. That's something I hadn't thought of doing, and it really enhanced the final project. We are very grateful for his help!
Rie P.
Rie P.

Executive Director

Video Editing Project

It was fantastic to get to work with Rie and Hartford Performs. This is a really wonderful organization that is doing great work. I wish them the absolute best in the future!
Samori E.
Samori E.


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