1 Nonprofit, 1 Year, 28 Films

In late 2017 the Vail Valley Foundation in Colorado contracted filmmaker Will Campbell to take over nearly all of their video production needs for 2018. Below you will find 28 films produced for the non-profit during that period. This year-long project continues to provide value for the Vail Valley Foundation.

 
 

SHOWCASE Films


The winter programs film, “This Valley”, was a film created for Vail Valley Foundation’s winter fundraising Gala in early 2018 as well as a film that could live on their website until the full year’s film was completed for 2019 (see 2019 fundraising gala film down below).

 

The summer programs film, “Stay for the Summer”, is a celebration of the many events the foundation organizes to make the Vail Valley a great summer destination and home.

 

Staff Profiles


This film follows Dave during the GoPro Mountain Games. A 30-second edit for commercials and Instagram can be found here.

Deb oversees the Magic Bus preschool program. A 30-second edit for commercials and Instagram can be found here.

Duncan is the director of the Vilar Performing Arts Center in Beaver Creek, CO. A 30-second edit for commercials and Instagram can be found here.

Jennifer is Director of Ops at the Gerald Ford Amphitheater in Vail, CO. A 30-second edit for commercials and Instagram can be found here.

Mac is in charge of the World Cup Ski Race operations at Beaver Creek, CO. A 30-second edit for commercials and Instagram can be found here.

Martha works directly with donors and stake-holders to put on the world-class Vail Dance Festival. A 30-second edit for commercials and Instagram can be found here.

Peter was the organizer of YouthPower365 summer programs in 2018. A 30-second edit for commercials and Instagram can be found here.

 

2019 Fundraisers


Using all the assets aquired during the 2017-2018 period, we were able to create the primary video for the foundation’s website and 2019 fundraising gala film.

GirlPowHER is an after school program for girls. This film was used during a fashion show fundraiser for the program. This particular project had a very low budget, so we helped them come up with a concept that would be powerful, simple, and affordable.

At the fundraising gala, the Vail Valley Foundation presents a “Citizen of the Year” to honor people who had significant impact locally.

 

Stand Alone Projects


Five social media promos for the upcoming 2019 GoPro Mountain Games. Click the arrows to rotate through.

We were able to repurpose assets to promote a regional conference for YouthPower365.

YouthPower365 also asked us to put together a simple “Thank You” video for it’s supporters.

Vail Valley Foundation sent this out on Thanksgiving Day to all their supporters.

Vilar Performing Arts Center 20th Anniversary Film

 
 
It’s a top priority for the Vail Valley Foundation to stand apart in terms of the quality and impact of our storytelling across all mediums. We can trust Will Campbell to work cohesively and courteously, not only with our team, but with our very important partners, donors, or interview subjects. He brings creative ideas to the table, and is excellent throughout the ideation, interview, capture, and editing process. We know that, from start to finish, Will helps us deliver a powerful, memorable story to our audience.
— Tom Boyd, Director of Public Relations, Vail Valley Foundation
 
 

Nonprofits must rely on the power of story to inspire their audience to get involved and make a change. In addition to the many intangible benefits this level of storytelling provides, our projects often become fundraising tools which generate income and completely offset production costs. Each year for the past 5 years the Vail Valley Foundation has come back to me with even bigger ambitions because these quality films inspire their donors, volunteers, stake-holders, and employees to reach to new heights. I’d love to start the conversation with you around your next film project, whether you need 28 or just one.

Thank you,

Signature.png