Eyes On Your Mission Academy

The Eyes On Your Mission Academy is a month long training intensive that produces social engagement videos and user-friendly digital content for non-profits. The EOYM Academy is Two Parrot’s venture to create a filmmaking lab with paid apprenticeships and opportunities for young filmmakers and industry experts to use their skills for good.

Celebrity judging, cash prizes, and guerrilla marketing campaigns will draw the attention of both social and traditional media, creating buzz around these videos that will elevate Miami’s growing creative workforce.

PROGRAM w/ Florida International University and Miami Northwestern High School: From May 10th to June 14th, 10 Miami non-profits were matched with aspiring local digital media teams.

PARTNERS:  We have partnered with Florida International University, School of Journalism & Mass Communication,  Miami Northwestern Senior High, WARE Foundation, Knight Foundation, and the Ortega Foundation to provide young filmmakers the opportunity to work with industry experts and local organizations that need their skills and vision.

NON-PROFIT TUITION: Each of the 10 participating non-profits paid $2,000 – $4,000 to participate in the course. This fee went directly to fund the paid internships and professional infrastructure needed to closely supervise students working on each project. All 10 non-profits are guaranteed a multimedia social fundraising campaign worth $15,000+.

DELIVERABLES TO NON-PROFIT: Communications campaign development, pre-production planning, 3-minute video, 15-second version(s), 7-second version(s), hours of raw video footage, photography, transcriptions of all video interviews (for use as case studies, testimonials, endorsements), and strategic fundraising training.

WAITLIST: Pending interview and approval by Two Parrot staff, this opportunity is first come, first serve. Once filled, we will open a waitlist for a potential Fall 2017 Eyes On Your Mission Academy.


LOCATION OF COURSEWORK:  Miami training sites include FIU’s School of Journalism & Mass Communication (Biscayne Campus), Miami Northwestern Senior High School, Two Parrot Production’s Little River studio and on-site locations.

REQUIREMENTS:  In order to apply for the 2017 Academy, a non-profit must have *already* applied for the 2016 Eyes On Your Mission grant. Interest in applying for the training academy does NOT impact ability to win the pro bono grant. If an academy participant ends up winning one of the three main EOYM grants, their full deposit will be refunded. The Miami Eyes On Your Mission grant winner will be encouraged to participate (free of charge) while Two Parrot staff completes their video for students to watch.

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