Assignment Board

We are looking for story ideas and video footages about the following topics. Submit your pitch if you are interested and available or have any existing materials!

  • Urgent! Interview experts about the new coronavirus and report WHO emergency meeting
    Location: Switzerland Application Deadline: 2020-01-22 Range of Quote: 150-600usd

    Dear colleagues,


    We are looking for videographers/journalists to film interviews with experts about the outbreak of the new coronavirus.


    The World Health Organization (WHO) called for an emergency meeting on Wednesday as a mysterious coronavirus spreads. The meeting will assess whether the outbreak of the new coronavirus constitutes an international health emergency and what measures should be taken, Reuters reports


    We would like you to report this meeting and find experts who could talk about the known information concerning this new coronavirus and how should normal people protect themselves from this virus. B-roll footage should be included as well.


    Related Link(s):

    https://thehill.com/policy/healthcare/479057-who-calls-emergency-meeting-as-mystery-virus-spreads

    https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2020/01/convene-emergency-meeting-china-virus-spreads-200120233738836.html


    If you have existing footages, please select ‘filmed’ in the Footage Types and upload them or share links with us. Then we will evaluate the materials you submit to us before deciding whether to commission your pitch.


    Apply as soon as possible to increase your chances of getting commissioned. If selected, you will receive an email from us and a producer will get in touch with you. Not available? Then refer someone to us by forwarding this assignment to a friend.

     

    Thank you!

     

    Best,

    Pear Video


    Apply
  • Urgent! Video news about Philippine volcano Taal on alert for eruption
    Location: philipine Application Deadline: 2020-01-15 Range of Quote: 100usd-350usd

    Dear colleagues,


    We are looking for videographers to report video news about Philippine volcano Taal on alert for eruption.


    A volcano near the Philippine capital that draws many tourists for its picturesque setting belched steam, ash and rocks in a huge plume today, prompting thousands of residents to flee and officials to temporarily suspend flights.

    Related Link(s):

    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-7878661/Thousands-flee-homes-flights-suspended-Philippine-volcano-belches-plumes-steam.html

    https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/asia/taal-volcano-philippines-ash-plume-evacuation-12256362


    We would like you to shoot evacuation of the locals, interview with them; its influence on the capital; how the airport cope with it and how the flights being suspended influence people waiting in the airport. We will only accept footage with at least one interview. Broll footage is also a must. 


    If you have existing footages, please select ‘filmed’ in the Footage Types and upload them or share links with us. Then we will evaluate the materials you submit to us before deciding whether to commission your pitch.


    Apply as soon as possible to increase your chances of getting commissioned. If selected, you will receive an email from us and a producer will get in touch with you. Not available? Then refer someone to us by forwarding this assignment to a friend.

     

    Thank you!

     

    Best,

    Pear Video


    Apply
  • Short documentary on "Fountain Of Youth" Pill
    Location: USA Application Deadline: 2020-01-31 Range of Quote: 400-1000usd

    Dear colleagues,

    We are looking for videographers to film video news reports/short documentaries on the truth of the so-called life extension products——NAD or NMN, and the newly developing industry behind them.

    David Sinclair, a renowned Harvard University geneticist, made a startling assertion last year: Scientific data shows that he has knocked more than two decades off his biological age, 49. He says his daily regimen includes ingesting NMN/NAD+, which are molecules that his own research found could improve the health and lengthened the life span of mice.

    Soon NAD+/NMN have been considered the closest we've gotten to a fountain of youth. And the NAD field heats up as many companies from all over the world begin to produce and sell NAD+/NMN pills. Some of the companies even got endorsement from Buffett.


    Related Link(s):

    https://www.thedailybeast.com/is-harvard-geneticist-david-sinclairs-fountain-of-youth-pill-real-sure-if-youre-a-mouse

    https://elemental.medium.com/how-a-promising-anti-aging-field-turned-into-a-battleground-11ee23433f3c


    We would like you to dig deeper on this issue, interview different people involved in the industry, like Dr. Sinclair, representative of companies producing the pills, other experts with opposite position, consumers buying the pills, etc. Relevant b-rolls should also be included.

    If you have existing footages, please select ‘filmed’ in the Footage Types and upload them or share links with us. Then we will evaluate the materials you submit to us before deciding whether to commission your pitch.

    Apply as soon as possible to increase your chances of getting commissioned. If selected, you will receive an email from us and a producer will get in touch with you. Not available? Then refer someone to us by forwarding this assignment to a friend.

     

    Thank you!

     

    Best,

    Pear Video


    Apply
  • Urgent! Interview with expert on Australia's deadly wildfires
    Location: Australia Application Deadline: 2020-01-10 Range of Quote: 200-400USD

    Dear colleagues,


    We are looking for videographers to do an interview with expert on Australia's deadly wildfires. 


    Australia is being ravaged by the worst wildfires seen in decades, with large swathes of the country devastated since the fire season began in late July.  All this has been exacerbated by persistent heat and drought, and many point to climate change as a factor making natural disasters go from bad to worse.

    Experts say climate change has worsened the scope and impact of natural disasters like fires and floods -- weather conditions are growing more extreme, and for years, the fires have been starting earlier in the season and spreading with greater intensity.



    Related Link(s):

    https://edition.cnn.com/2020/01/01/australia/australia-fires-explainer-intl-hnk-scli/index.html

    https://www.cbsnews.com/news/australia-fires-how-climate-change-has-intensified-the-deadly-bushfires/


    We would like you to film and interview an expert to explain why these wildfires are so severe and how they are related to climate change.


    If you have existing footages, please select ‘filmed’ in the Footage Types and upload them or share links with us. Then we will evaluate the materials you submit to us before deciding whether to commission your pitch.


    Apply as soon as possible to increase your chances of getting commissioned. If selected, you will receive an email from us and a producer will get in touch with you. Not available? Then refer someone to us by forwarding this assignment to a friend.

     

    Thank you!

     

    Best,

    Pear Video


    Apply
  • Urgent! Video news report on houses destroyed by wild fire in Australia
    Location: Australia Application Deadline: 2020-01-10 Range of Quote: 200-500 USD

    Dear colleagues,


    We are looking for videographers to make a feature story about houses destroyed by wild fire in Australia.

    Australia is being ravaged by the worst wildfires seen in decades, with large swathes of the country devastated since the fire season began in late July. A total of 24 people have died nationwide, and in the state of New South Wales (NSW) alone, more than 2,000 homes have been destroyed or damaged.


    Related Link(s):

    https://edition.cnn.com/2020/01/06/australia/australia-wildfires-house-destroyed-intl/index.html (We are pursuing images like this.)

    https://edition.cnn.com/2020/01/01/australia/australia-fires-explainer-intl-hnk-scli/index.html


    We would like you to shoot houses destroyed and interview with people who had lived in it about how their lives have been affected.


    If you have existing footages, please select ‘filmed’ in the Footage Types and upload them or share links with us. Then we will evaluate the materials you submit to us before deciding whether to commission your pitch.


    Apply as soon as possible to increase your chances of getting commissioned. If selected, you will receive an email from us and a producer will get in touch with you. Not available? Then refer someone to us by forwarding this assignment to a friend.

     

    Thank you!

     

    Best,

    Pear Video


    Apply
  • Video news report on effects of Australia's bushfire have on Chinese community
    Location: Australia Application Deadline: 2020-01-10 Range of Quote: 200usd-500usd

    Dear colleagues,

    We are looking for videographers to film video news reports on what effects Australia's bush fire crisis have on local Chinese community.

    Since September, bushfires have razed 14.6 million acres in Australia — more than twice the area that burned in the Amazon rainforest in August 2019.

    Hundreds of thousands of people have been forced to evacuate, and nearly half a billion animals have perished. Death toll and destroyed properties have been rising since September.

    What effects does the big fire have on local Chinese community, their daily life and business?

    Related Link(s):

    https://www.insider.com/australia-fires-burned-twice-land-area-as-2019-amazon-fires-2020-1

    https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2020/jan/03/australian-bushfire-crisis-predicted-to-cost-tourism-industry-hundreds-of-millions

    We would like you to film and interview people from local Chinese community about how their life and business were affected. Relevant b-rolls should also be included.

    If you have existing footages, please select ‘filmed’ in the Footage Types and upload them or share links with us. Then we will evaluate the materials you submit to us before deciding whether to commission your pitch.

    Apply as soon as possible to increase your chances of getting commissioned. If selected, you will receive an email from us and a producer will get in touch with you. Not available? Then refer someone to us by forwarding this assignment to a friend.

     

    Thank you!

     

    Best,

    Pear Video


    Apply
  • World's first hair bank open in Manchester
    Location: UK Application Deadline: 2019-10-31 Range of Quote: 200-300USD

    Dear colleagues,

    We are looking for videographers to film video news reports on world's first hair bank which recently opened in UK.

    Men will pay £2,500 to freeze a sample of their hair. Key cells will later be cloned in the lab and injected back into their scalps, with the aim of restoring the hairline of their youth.

    Related Link(s):

    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-7598573/Worlds-hair-bank-charges-men-2-500-freeze-cells-lab-bald.html

    We would like you to film this bank and their lab, and interview its staff. Relevant b-rolls should also be included.

    If you have existing footages, please select ‘filmed’ in the Footage Types and upload them or share links with us. Then we will evaluate the materials you submit to us before deciding whether to commission your pitch.

    Apply as soon as possible to increase your chances of getting commissioned. If selected, you will receive an email from us and a producer will get in touch with you. Not available? Then refer someone to us by forwarding this assignment to a friend.

     

    Thank you!

     

    Best,

    Pear Video


    Apply
  • feature story of how people's life has been changed by climate change
    Location: globally Application Deadline: 2019-10-27 Range of Quote: 300-1200USD

    Dear colleagues,


    We are looking for videographers to shoot documentary/ feature story of certain group of people/ family whose life has changed due to climate change.


    We are now planing to produce 5 feature stories about how individuals suffer and react to climate change. The story will be told through an angle of normal people; in the video, our main character will show us how his or her life has changed due to climate change/ how his or her house has been destructed/ how the life-long tradition has been altered/ how he or she will make future choice etc.  


    Some most affected places and possible filming location might be small islands, coastal cities, high mountain areas, places hit by drought/flood or other whether extremes more frequently, polar regions, etc. 


    Please don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any good story ideas or have access to such family/ people.


    You need to film the interview of the main character and relevant b roll of how they live their lives under such circumstances. The style of filming should be documentary style. Video should be in full HD 1080p, microphone is a must. The final video will be about 3-4 mins. You will need to send us all the raw footage and transcription through wetransfer/ dropbox.


    Here are some examples:
    Climate change in Vietnam 'destroying family life' - BBC News

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5fdFTGEhkxs

    Climate Refugees: Nations(Kiribati) under threat

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4MXoUbsswHY&t=46s

    Greenland is melting

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UKKYt6fWob8&t=392s


    We have made a series of short documentary concerning global warming and how it affects different people in the world. Here are two of the examples:

    This Alaskan village is facing relocation due to global climate change

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FkAJ4OR4OLA&t=13s

    The retreat of Himalayan glaciers is alarming

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7KhWLtNT_IM&t=9s

    In the Red Sea, coral reefs can take the heat of climate change

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dTM9sUkZbRc


    Apply as soon as possible to increase your chances of getting commissioned. If selected, you will receive an email from us and a producer will get in touch with you. Not available? Then refer someone to us by forwarding this assignment to a friend.


    Thank you!


    Best,


    Pear Video


    Apply
  • interview with world’s most distinguished scientists on climate change
    Location: globally Application Deadline: 2019-10-26 Range of Quote: 200-450USD

    Dear colleagues,


    We are looking for videographers to film an interview with world’s most distinguished scientists and leading researchers on climate change.


    As the Santiago Climate Change Conference will take place in December. We are now planing to interview 10 distinguished scientist who would talk about how climate change are affecting various aspects in this world, such as arctic and antarctic ecosystem, coral reefs, glacier, human health, food security, small coastal islands, etc. So the scientists or researchers should focus on those specific field and study how those things react to climate change or being affected. Moreover, the scientist we are looking for should be very famous and with high reputation globally. Please contact us if you know or have access to such scientists.


    Here are some scientists that we are trying to contact, if you are able to get in touch with them, please also pitch.

    1. Terry P. Hughes Director of the Australian Research Council (ARC) Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies

    2. Jonathan A. Patz (Director of the Global Health Institute at the University of Wisconsin-Madison)

    3. Angelika BrandtWorld leading researher in Antarctic deep-sea biodiversity

    4. Adelle Thomas (Senior Caribbean Research Associate)

    5. Marlies Craig (Senior officer at IPCC)


    You need to film the interview and also film some b roll of the scientist working in the office or in their lab if approved. The interview will last about 30-45 mins. If the interviewee speaks the other language, you will have to provide translation with timecode. The video should be in full HD 1080P, microphone with high quality is a must.


    We actually made a series of exclusive interview with Prof, Kevin Trenberth. You could check just for reference.   Prof, Kevin Trenberth is a senior Scientist and global warming expert at NCAR who is also lead author of IPCC reports.

    Here is the link of the video interview: http://www.pearvideo.com/tag_105505 


    Apply as soon as possible to increase your chances of getting commissioned. If selected, you will receive an email from us and a producer will get in touch with you. Not available? Then refer someone to us by forwarding this assignment to a friend.


    Thank you!


    Best,


    Pear Video


    Apply
  • Interview with Boston Dynamics and a visit to their lab
    Location: USA Application Deadline: 2019-09-30 Range of Quote: 300-600USD

    We are looking for videographers/journalists to interview CEO or core technicians of Boston Dynamics and we would also like you to gain the opportunity to visit their company and lab.


    On Tuesday, robotics firm Boston Dynamics announce that its Spot quadruped robot is now on sale (for the price of a luxury car). The firm is offering them to companies in “select industries” who have good ideas about how to deploy the robot. The “early adopter program” is looking for companies that can put Spot to practical use and develop custom modules that can be fitted to its back to help it perform those tasks.


    Related Link(s):

    https://www.techspot.com/news/82045-boston-dynamics-spot-now-sale-price-luxury-car.html

    https://qz.com/1715122/boston-dynamics-spot-robot-is-finally-going-on-sale/


    We would like you to do an exclusive interview with CEO or a core technician of Boston Dynamics about Spot and applications of the robot, etc. Also we'd like you to gain the opportunity to visit and film their lab.


    Apply as soon as possible to increase your chances of getting commissioned. If selected, you will receive an email from us and a producer will get in touch with you. Not available? Then refer someone to us by forwarding this assignment to a friend.


    Thank you!


    Best,


    Pear Video


    Apply
  • Interview with Dr. Carsten Breitfeld,CEO of Faraday Future
    Location: USA Application Deadline: 2019-10-08 Range of Quote: 300-1000USD

    Dear colleagues,

    We are looking for videographers to film an exclusive interview with Faraday Future's newly appointed Global CEO, Dr. Carsten Breitfeld.

    Faraday Future electric car startup has appointed a new CEO – none other than Carsten Breitfeld, co-founder of Byton and former project manager for the development of the BMW i8. 

    Founded in 2014, based in LA, Faraday Future was, at one point, the most-hyped EV startup out of a handful that tried to follow in Tesla’s wake. It had hired nearly 1,500 workers away from the likes of Tesla, Apple, and the world’s biggest automakers in an attempt to produce a luxury electric SUV called the FF91. But the company is now in the midst of a serious restructuring effort that’s being run by a man described to The Verge as a “bankruptcy legend.”

    Related Link(s):

    https://www.theverge.com/2019/9/3/20837156/faraday-future-new-ceo-bmw-carsten-breitfeld-founder-jia-yueting-restructuring

    https://www.forbes.com/sites/sebastianblanco/2019/09/04/faraday-future-gains-new-life-hiring-ex-byton-bmw-exec-as-ceo/

    We would like you to film an exclusive interview with Dr.Breitfeld. Relevant b-rolls should also be included.

    If you have existing footages, please select ‘filmed’ in the Footage Types and upload them or share links with us. Then we will evaluate the materials you submit to us before deciding whether to commission your pitch.

    Apply as soon as possible to increase your chances of getting commissioned. If selected, you will receive an email from us and a producer will get in touch with you. Not available? Then refer someone to us by forwarding this assignment to a friend.

     

    Thank you!

     

    Best,

    Pear Video


    Apply
  • Brexit's Irish border stories and vox pop
    Location: UK,Ireland Application Deadline: 2019-03-10 Range of Quote: 200-1000usd

    Dear colleagues,

    We are looking for videographers to film features/vox pops/short documentaries on Brexit's influence on Irish border.

    A key part of the Brexit negotiations was about the border that separates Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland. If a hard border is established, many fear it could inflame still-simmering tensions and reignite conflict.

    Related Link(s):

    https://www.theatlantic.com/international/archive/2019/02/brexit-threatens-peace-northern-ireland-remain-eu/582970/

    https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2019/feb/18/hard-border-in-ireland-would-trigger-return-to-violence-says-report

    https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/video/2019/feb/13/brexit-breakdown-fear-and-anger-on-the-irish-border-video


    We would like you to go to the Irish border area to 

    1. film a vox pop and interview residents along the border and also people whose life is closely related to the border issue, asking them about their opinions on Brexit. Relevant b-rolls should also be included;

    2. find some specific angles and dig more interesting stories related to the Irish border issues caused by Brexit. Please provide us with a specific story idea and a shooting plan about the stories.

    If you have existing footages, please select ‘filmed’ in the Footage Types and upload them or share links with us. Then we will evaluate the materials you submit to us before deciding whether to commission your pitch.

    Apply as soon as possible to increase your chances of getting commissioned. If selected, you will receive an email from us and a producer will get in touch with you. Not available? Then refer someone to us by forwarding this assignment to a friend.

     

    Thank you!

     

    Best,

    Pear Video


    Apply
  • Exclusive interviews with notable UK politicians about Brexit
    Location: UK Application Deadline: 2019-02-21 Range of Quote: 300-800usd

    We are looking for videographers/journalists to film exclusive interviews with notable politicians who were involved in the referendum of Brexit or are now involved in Brexit process. The politicians we would like to interview is includes, but is not limited to David Cameron; Nigel Farage; Boris Johnson; Dominic Mckenzie Cummings; Michael Andrew Gove; Anthony Charles Lynton Blair; Herman Achille Van Rompuy. 

    You could also suggest other appropriate interviewees that you might have resources or have access to. 


    We would like them to talk about their opinion of Brexit and how the Brexit will affects Britain, etc. 


    Apply
  • Anything involved with Apple’s Secret Car Project
    Location: United States, Canada, Germany, Switzerland Application Deadline: 2018-12-30 Range of Quote: 200~800 usd

    We are looking for a video journalist/videographer to film video news reports/ features/ short documentaries about (Apple) Special Projects Group, which is Apples car project.


    Teslas chief vehicle engineer has returned to Apple to work on the iPhone giants secretive self-driving car project. And we know that Apple research and development centers are located in Canada, Germany, Switzerland etc.


    Related Link(s):

    https://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/2018/08/10/tesla-car-chief-returns-apple-work-secret-car-project/


    We would like you to film their research and development centers, interview anyone who works for Special the Projects Group or knows this car project etc. 


    We consider to produce videos about anything involved with this car project.

    Apply
  • Tennessee mom killing four adopted Chinese children before killing herself
    Location: USA Application Deadline: 2018-10-21 Range of Quote: $200-$600

    Dear colleagues, 


    We are looking for video journalist / videographer to film news report / feature story of Tennessee mom fatally shot four adopted children dead before killing herself. 


    Related Link(s):

    https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/mother-four-children-found-dead-apparent-murder-suicide-tennessee-home-n920586


    We would like you to conduct interviews with neighbors of Cynthia Collier, friend of the family or relevant insiders to talk about the possible motive of this murder-suicide, and family history behind this tragedy. 


    If you have existing footages, please select filmed in the Footage Types and upload them or share links with us. Then we will evaluate the materials you submit to us before deciding whether to commission your pitch. 


    Apply as soon as possible to increase your chances of getting commissioned. If selected, you will receive an email from us and a producer will get in touch with you. Not available? Then refer someone to us by forwarding this assignment to a friend. 


    Thank you!


    Best, 


    Pear Video


    Apply
  • How Americans' life was changed by 2008 recession
    Location: USA Application Deadline: 2018-10-17 Range of Quote: 250-500usd

    Dear Colleague


    We are looking for videographers to film video feature of how Americans' life was changed by 2008 recession.


    Related Link(s):


    https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/venessawong/millennials-lives-changed-by-recession-2008-2018?utm_term=4ldqpgp



    The 2008 economic crisis has been passed for 10 years; however its impact continues till today. Many American’s fate has been changed since then; some of them lost their job and some of them lost their house; Some may succeed in starting life all over from scratch and some didn’t make it and thus living a miserable life. We would like to find certain family that has been changed by the recession totally and film their story. The story angle has to be very special and the story is better to be dramatic.


    We would like you to interview the family member; letting them talk about how they deal with the recession and how is their life now. Relevant b-roll should be included. 


    Apply
  • Faraday Future Can Finally Start Building Its California Factory
    Location: California, the U.S. Application Deadline: 2018-08-31 Range of Quote: 150USD-400USD

    Dear colleagues, 


    We are looking for to film a news video about Faraday Future can finally start building its California factory. 


    Faraday Future announced that it has chosen its general contractor for the upcoming Faraday factory in Hanford, California. The contractor's name is Bernards, a commercial builder from San Fernando. The first batch of production equipment has been installed and tested, and the company hopes to deliver its first FF 91 electric SUV before the end of the year.


    Related Links:

    Faraday Future Makes Progress On New California Factory

    Faraday Future Finally Making Some Progress On California Factory


    We would like you to film the factory and interview the staff of Faraday Future or Bernards. Relevant b-rolls should also be included.


    If you have existing footages, please select ‘filmed’ in the Footage Types and upload them or share links with us. Then we will evaluate the materials you submit to us before deciding whether to commission your pitch. 


    Apply as soon as possible to increase your chances of getting commissioned. If selected, you will receive an email from us and a producer will get in touch with you. Not available? Then refer someone to us by forwarding this assignment to a friend. 


    Thank you!


    Best, 


    Pear Video

    Apply
  • In quest to live longer, four Chinese men seek stem-cell therapy in Ukraine
    Location: Ukraine Application Deadline: 2018-08-30 Range of Quote: 200-600USD

    Dear colleagues,

     

    We are looking for to film video news reports/ features/short documentaries on Ukraine's stem cell therapy story.

     

    Seeking to prolong their health, four Chinese men have traveled to Ukraine to receive stem cell therapy. The cost? Four million yuan (about 624,000 US dollars).


    Related Link(s):

    https://news.cgtn.com/news/3d3d514d32636a4e77457a6333566d54/share_p.html

     

    We would like you to visit the therapy center and get permit to film and interview relevant personnels. Relevant b-rolls should also be included.

     

    If you have existing footages, please select ‘filmed’ in the Footage Types and upload them or share links with us. Then we will evaluate the materials you submit to us before deciding whether to commission your pitch.

     

    Apply as soon as possible to increase your chances of getting commissioned. If selected, you will receive an email from us and a producer will get in touch with you. Not available? Then refer someone to us by forwarding this assignment to a friend.

     

     

    Thank you!

     

     

    Best,

     

     

    Pear Video

     


    Apply
  • Interviewing Maye Musk, Elon Musk's mother
    Location: US Application Deadline: 2019-03-01 Range of Quote: 500-1000USD

    Dear colleagues,


    We are looking for a videographers/journalist to conduct video interviews with Maye Musk, Elon Musk's mother.


    Elon Musk has proved himself to be a great entrepreneur, but his mother is more legendary. We would like you to use your source and get permission to interview Maye Musk. The question list will be provided by us.


    Related Link:

    http://www.businessinsider.com/maye-musk-elon-musk-mother-model


    Apply as soon as possible to increase your chances of getting commissioned. If selected, you will receive an email from us and a producer will get in touch with you. 


    Not available? Then refer someone to us by forwarding this assignment to a friend. 



    Pear Video


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