How does the Explains Series work?

Protection & Advocacy organizations can be become Sponsors of as many videos as you like, by agreeing to participate in funding each video.
  • Video ideas with at least 5 sponsors will be produced. Click here to sponsor a video for the current series.
  • Sponsor P&As split the cost of producing the videos. Even if sponsors join later in the process, the price drops for everyone.
  • Sponsor P&As collaborate on the content, and give feedback on all scripts and video versions.
  • All Sponsor P&As receive a customized version of each video they sponsor with their logo and contact information.
The Explains series allows us to share expertise from around the country and share costs. The full price of a video is $10,000. But when 5 sponsors work together, that price drops to $2,000 and continues to drop as more sponsors sign on. Last year, P&As paid only $1,100 for each video, about 90% less than if they produced a video on their own.

I missed the sponsorship deadline, can I still be involved?

Yes! Sponsors will be accepted until the videos are complete. But remember that the later you wait, the less input you’ll have. As soon as you become sponsor, you will be invited to give feedback on scripts and videos. Sponsor sooner and have more say. Plus, the more sponsors a video gets, the lower the cost to each sponsor. Sponsor here.

What is the timeline?

Sponsors will have until Friday August 2nd to make their initial sponsorships. Any video ideas that have at least 5 sponsors will move forward to production. Sponsors will meet from August to December to create outlines and scripts. Animation will begin in January, with final delivery by May 2020.

Sponsor P&As will have the opportunity to give feedback on drafts of the scripts and videos throughout the process.

What does “customized” mean?

Each sponsor P&A will receive a customized version of their video, which will feature their name, logo and contact information at the end.

When will my videos be ready?

We anticipate all videos will be delivered to sponsor P&As by May 2020.  More specific delivery dates will be announced as we get into production.

How long will the videos be?

Videos will be 2-3 minutes long to make them bite-sized and ready for social media.

What if I have another idea for a video?

All the video concepts for this series were created by P&A staff at a special roundtable discussion at the NDRN Conference in June.  If you have new ideas, please join us next year for another round of videos. Or contact us for a fully customized video for your organization here.

What if I want state specific information included in the videos?

All videos will be produced using information common among all sponsor states. Keeping the video content the same allows us to split the production costs. If you need a state specific video, or a video on a topic not included in the list, our creative services are available as well.

When will I be charged?

Once a video goes into production, each sponsor is responsible for a $500 deposit per video. This helps cover our costs during production.  The final charge will be based on how many sponsors an idea gets.

The maximum amount you will be charged per video is $2000, (without additional options see below). This price decreases as the number of sponsorships increase. So tell your P&A friends!

Will the videos be accessible?

Yes.  Every video will be designed so that audio description is incorporated into the narration, and every video will be delivered with English captions.  Sponsors of a video will have the option to add ASL interpretation and subtitles and/or narration in languages other than English later in the process. Additional charges will apply.

Ready to Sponsor?

Click here.

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