[proposal] cudo dao-march-2023

Project Name: CUDO DAO

Project Status: [in progress]

Project Accounting: 10.84 N account balance

DAO cudo.sputnik-dao.near

Last report


DAO introduction

We are CUDO DAO - IMMIGRANT AUDIOVISUAL, made by Immigrants and designed to welcome immigrant professionals.

CUDO DAO was born in the May 2021 hackathon and since then we are one of the most productive DAOs in the entire ecosystem. Seeing the possibility of combining the most diverse projects with the support of NEAR PROTOCOL, we envisioned the opportunity to create a DAO focused on audiovisual made by Brazilian immigrants living in Portugal and designed to welcome and produce audiovisual for immigrants and natives from all over the world.

  • Why team is best for the funds

Heverton Harieno: hevertonharieno.near

was born in Belo Horizonte in 1991. Bachelor in Journalism from UNA University Center, he also holds a Master in Political Science from the University of Beira Interior (UBI), in Portugal. He has experience as a Videomaker, Process Analyst, Cultural Producer, Musical Producer, Screenwriter and Director.

His biography already includes a medium-length film, 4 records signed by him and audiovisual projects in more than 5 countries conducted by his brand CUDO FILMES and as a collaborator of companies such as the Luso-Brazilian FDS Beauty Consulting. He is a collaborator of the blog Depósito Apenas and a musician of the “See More Glass Project”.

He has been a member of CUDO DAO since the beginning and an active member of Creatives DAO since its inception. He has already been responsible for conducting the video editing work for NEAR CON 2021 thanks to @VideoDon invitation. He was also a member of the creatives council from February to August 2022 contributing to the maintenance of the funds during the first half of last year.

Lucas terra: lucterra.near

(Belo Horizonte, 1991) is a Designer, Illustrator and video editor with works ranging from the institutional to the artistic. Graduated in Design by SAGA Escola de Computação Gráfica, Lucas Terra has worked for major brands in Brazil and Portugal.

As an illustrator, Lucas Terra composes digital illustrations of several styles, besides having a series of works focused on tattoos.

Also member of CUDO DAO since the beginning, Lucas was responsible for a lot of successful projects on our community like Vértebra, Algo me Diz, Mutisession, CUBASHOTS and videoclips like Esperér Jeanne and Melhor Caminho.

He also was part of the video editing team during the NEAR CON 2021.

Thiago Cunha: thiago7hc.near

(Belo Horizonte, 1989) became a photographer by profession in mid-2015 and, since then, has been applying his immense creativity and refined technique in beautiful frames. Founding partner of Cudo Filmes, in 2016 signed the direction of photography of the medium-length film “Esperando por Ela” and, since then, has expanded the use of his lenses to produce films that have his characteristic DNA. Thiago’s portfolio is diverse, include essays, products and portraits made in Brazil, Serbia, North Macedonia, Kosovo, Hungary and Portugal.

In September 2021 he became a board member of CUDO DAO, helping us organize photographic projects like the successful “Postal”, which over the course of a year produced hundreds of NFT’s and added dozens of new photographers around the world to the NEAR metaverse.

He is also responsible for the conception and realization of the Retrato Falado project, which in less than a year already has more than 10 powerful interviews.

  • Achievement information about the DAO

Since August 2021, we have grown a lot in number of members, followers and subscribers. Thanks to the CREATIVES DAO we improved our presence on social media and now we’re presented on Instagram (commonly with views above 1k), Twitter, in our own website and in our YouTube Channel (with more than 20k views).




CUDO DAO on telegram: 70 members Telegram: Join Group Chat

  • Participation on NEAR CON 2021 as workers and as artists on the NFT Gallery during the event.
  • Presencial workshop on Lanternas Inspiradoras
  • Coverage on Metaopoly
  • First MUTISESSION alive in Habitat

From August until now we applied for 14 proposals in the Creatives DAO, all approved.

Our council started with 3 members, went to 4 and now came back to 3 for better management of funds and administrative tasks.

We have more than 2,5 K NFT minted on Mintbase from more than 40 different artists.

For the last, we created relationship and projects with the Web3 companies:


And the web2/IRL companies:


*** Genre - What category does your DAO fall under**

  1. AUDIOVISUAL focused in MUSIC, CULTURE and Art
  • Impact

Social, cultural and economic impact.

Throughout a year and a half of activity we were responsible for an economic impact on the lives of dozens of audiovisual workers in Portugal, Brazil, and other parts of the world. Thanks to our bounties managed throughout this trajectory, dozens of photographers, illustrators and writers were able to earn their first cryptos and realize that with their art it was indeed possible to generate some income.

Furthermore, with our larger productions such as CUBASHOTS, Retrato Falado, and MUTISESSION, we were able to ensure that larger technical teams were formed, thus generating income for sound technicians, studio rentals, camera crews, assistants, screenwriters, and producers.

Our impact is also worthwhile in the social sphere, reaching new artists who have had the opportunity to have their first works valued and exhibited on a worldwide platform.

Last but not least, with our work we were able to bring a professional structure, inaccessible to most artists, to record the work of promising musicians, visual artists, and dancers.

What we do at this DAO is look for ways to make resources available for projects that, when realized, employ people, push artists forward, and reveal capabilities.

  • Roadmap

Sumary of 2021
Activities history
Founded in August 2021

  1. First proposal approved in August 2021

  2. Creation of the Postal, Vertebra and Baggage History projects August 2021

  3. Creation of the project Something tells me October 2021

  4. Participation at NEAR CON October 2021

  5. Creation of the project Spoken Portrait November 2021

  6. First videoclip produced by DAO December 2021

  7. DOC A New Words in our Hearts January 2022

  8. Creation of the project CUBASHOTS February 2022

  9. Creation of the project MUTISESSION February 2022

  10. Realization of projects in Brazil May 2022

  11. Last funding received September 2022

  12. Participation in METAOPOLY September 2022

  13. Recording of the remaining projects October 2022 to February 2023

  14. Partnership negotiations with MyNews February 2023

  • DAO’s Milestones for proposal
  1. DAO Creation August 2021
  2. 13 proposals approved by creatives DAO and 3 by Marketing DAO
  3. Creation of the CUDO website
  4. Consolidation of projects like CUBASHOTS, RETRATO FALADO and MUTISESSION
  5. Partnership with MUTI and INCUBADORA
  6. Creation of tasks for community members in other DAO’s like DEMONSTRA DAO, INCUBADORA, MUTI and 55SP
  7. Creation of a large community of artists and audiovisual workers
  8. One of the largest NFT’s stores in Mintbase with more than 2500 pieces
  9. Acquisition of equipment such as camera, lights, and microphones


Council Matters

Description: Marketing and Administration tasks
Expected outcome: increase our viewership base

increase our visibility on web2 and web3

create new connections and partnerships that allow the DAO to survive even in the absence of funding from the creatives

improve our resource management
Activities & timelines: - Managing payouts and distributing tasks between new and old community members. (1 Apr - 30 Jun)
- Updates and improvements on our website (1 Apr - 15 May)
- Creation of a base of possible partnerships and sponsors for our projects (20 Apr - 10 May)
- Scheduling meetings with partners to try to raise funds for new editions of the projects (10 May - 30 Jun)
Budget: Administration of Astro DAO, collective writing of the report and internal meetings - 400$ x 3 = 1200$ (hevertonharieno.near, lucterra.near, thiago7hc.near)

Website manutention = 50$

Social media management = 200$

Commercial worker/PR = 200$

Retrato Falado

Description: Audiovisual project that mix interview and photos
Expected outcome: increase our viewership base choosing 2 powerful interviewers

Make the onboard of 2 big personalities on the NEAR ecosystem

Create 2 new Mintbase stores for this personalities and stores in another platforms as Paras and Few and Far

Create 10 new NFT’s from each interview

Reach our first video with more than 10k views on YouTube

Promote NEAR’s branding among a new audience
Activities & timelines: - Pre production (contact with possible interviewers, manage the calendar and schedule the day of shooting) (1 Apr - 30 Apr)
- Day of shooting (1 fortnight of May)
- Video editing (15 May - 30 May)
- Translation and subtitles (30 May)
- Release of episodes (2 and 9 June)
Budget: Direction = 120$ (thiago7hc.near)

Studio rent and food = 160$

Sound operation = 80$ (thelouis.near)

Video editing = 150$

translate and subtitles Pt/En = 160$ (comofas.near)

Production = 80$ (franciellealeixo.near)

HistĂłria de Bagagem DOC

Description: short movie in colab with MyNews as a first attempt to create connection between our DAO and this big company. Also is the continuation of a traditional project made by us during 1,5 years.
Expected outcome: consolidate a partnership between CUDO DAO and MyNews

create a powerful project capable of obtaining funds from the NEAR Foundation in the future. Thus, we want to reach out to NEAR as a sponsor of a promising News Channel that will be created and produced by MyNews and CUDO DAO.

Create 40 new NFT’s with pics from our 4 characters in the movie.

Reach our first video with more than 10k views on MyNews Portugal YouTube Channel

Reach 10k new followers with this content

Create 1k new wallets thanks to our promotion link in the description.

Promote NEAR’s branding among a new audience
Activities & timelines: - Pre production (contact with possible interviewers, manage the calendar and schedule the day of shooting) (1 Apr - 30 Apr)
- Day of shooting (May)
- Video editing (1 Jun - 15 Jun)
- Translation and subtitles (15 jun - 25 Jun)
- Release (30 Jun)
Budget: Direction = 360$ (hevertonharieno.near)

Video assistant = 280$ (lucterra.near)

Sound operation = 80$ (yagopery.near)

Video editing = 240$

Fee interviewers = 100$

Production = 140$ (marinaschneider.near)


Description: A live concert of an emergent artist with powerful songs.
Expected outcome: create a new session to help us to find more sponsors

create NFT’s with exclusive frames from this session

Promote NEAR’s branding among a new audience.

Reach our first video with more than 10k views on MUTI Channel
Activities & timelines: - Pre production (contact with possible interviewers, manage the calendar and schedule the day of shooting) (1 Apr - 30 Apr)
- Day of shooting (6 May)
- Video editing (8 May - 15 May)
- Translation and subtitles (15 May)
- Release (one episode per week during June)
Budget: Rent of equipments = 100$

Mix and Master = 220$

Displacement = 100$

Video editing = 190$

Production = 70$

Translate and subtitles = 80$

Fee artist = 200$

Food = 50$

Assistant = 70$

Gimbal operation = 70$

Interview script = 50$

obs: The total amount will be split between CUDO and MUTI DAO. That is, we are asking for 600$ in this budget.

Postal Bounty

Description: A competition to add new photographers to the ecosystem, create new NFT’s, and reward creativity.
Expected outcome: create 50 new wallets

create 150 NFT’s

Promote NEAR’s branding among a new audience.
Activities & timelines: - Competition Disclosure (first fortnight of June)
- Window to receive photos (June)
- Voting period (1 Jul - 5 Jul)
- Results (6 Jul)
- Rewards (payouts) (6 Jul - 10 Jul)
Budget: First most voted serie = 100$

Second most voted serie = 60$

Third most voted serie = 40$

Other 40 ranked = 10$
  • What is the goal of the DAO’s objective:
  1. This quarter we intend to find at least 2 new sponsors, web3 or not, interested in keeping our projects alive.
  2. Reach 10k followers on Instagram until the end of June.
  3. Reach 10k views of the contents created thanks to these funds.
  4. Consolidate our relationship with the MyNews.
  • Roadmap to reach the goal:
  1. Open call to find an experienced commercial in the audiovisual market. (1 Apr - 20 Apr)

  2. Create a base of possible partnerships and sponsors for our projects (20 Apr - 10 May)

  3. Scheduling meetings with partners to try to raise funds for new editions of the projects (10 May - 30 Jun)

  4. Pre and production of our audiovisual projects listed on this proposal (1 apr - 30 June)

  • How is the longer term goal divided into milestones making the DAO reach there?

With well-defined and deeply designed projects in tasks and objectives. In this way, as we have been developing since August 2021, our projects can be launched within the deadlines and with their budgets rigorously set.

  • What will the community or the team members’ role be?

The closest members of our team will continue to perform technical roles within our productions, such as sound operation, camera operation, directing, producing, assisting, script writing, and video editing. In addition, some members are inserted into tasks such as website maintenance, social media management, and now the DAO commercial.

Other members also play a key role in participating in the giveaways, voting for the giveaways, disseminating content, and connecting with interviewees and other characters in our projects.

In this way, we have been able to maintain a community of over 70 members receiving tokens and professional opportunities.

Total request number: 5.000 DĂłlares in NEAR TOKENS (2232 Nears)
1N=2,23$ March 1 - 00:52 (Lisbon time)

DAO on-chain address (target wallet): cudo.sputnik-dao.near


Hi @hevertonharieno, thank you for the proposal.

Since the proposal must be submitted 1 month before activities take place, would you mind revising this to April (or a later month)

I realized that it’s a bit messy to work with table on the composer screen of the forum, I’m asking the forum mod to make a template and hopefully it will be ready soon. My trick is to do the table on Excel and copy-paste to the forum, it will be perfectly presented.


Thank you so much for your fast reply William. I saw the MarmaJ proposal wrote by @chloe and I love how they inserted the proposal through a link to the original document. Do you think that it solve the problem? If no let me know that I change the format to a excel tables.

And about the current month, I think that you are talking about the month indicate on the title right? I change to April now =)

thanks for your hard work bro!


Since word document doesn’t have “history view” for viewers, we still can review based on the doc but will need to copy-paste everything of the exact version to the forum at the time decisions are made. Both are OK imo, but I would suggest going with the table on forum for now.


It makes perfect sense Willian. We have fixed it now, and I think we are now fitted into the right model. Let us know if we need change something more =)


Hi @hevertonharieno,

This seems doesn’t sync with the amount proposed here

Also, please double check the budget for HistĂłria de Bagagem DOC in the main proposal.

Thank you!


My bad @williamx. Sorry. Now you already have the correct table for HistĂłria de Bagagem DOC =)

About the amount intended for Subtitling and Translation in Retrato Falado, the values are slightly higher than what is paid in other projects because the RETRATO FALADO consists of longer videos (up to 15 minutes and, in the case of the budget requested here, this amount will pay for the translation of 2 interviews of 15 minutes), composed exclusively of lines, and therefore the translation work is more extensive and, consequently, better paid.

Another difference we have had in relation to previous proposals is that we have added subtitling work to the translation work. For a while we had the subtitling work done by a video editor, but for the sake of speed and ease, we opted for doing the subtitling work directly on the platform where the project is published, thus making the translation and subtitling work a simultaneous task.

Let us know if you think this doesn’t justify this topic yet, because we are always open to improve our proposals with moderators’ insights =)


Good morning! My question is why did you choose Mintbase of Paras, and Few& Far have more active users? Furthermore, Mintbase has its grants program to support this kind of proposal.


Hello Dacha. We honestly don’t have an answer for that. I think that because it was the first NFT’s Store that we were introduced to we always had a fondness and preference for Mintbase, but your comment is very good to remind us of new possibilities. We will create new stores on these other platforms to keep our community’s material available in as many places as possible.

As for the support, we’ve been working closely with Creatives from the beginning so we thought it would be good to try the fund again this month as we think our work can also add to the ecosystem here as a whole =)


Thank you for sharing your proposal. It means a lot that you want to build on NEAR.

Your proposal will be funded if it adds value to the NEAR ecosystem based on the metrics and current guidelines voted on by the community to have alignment with NF,

The results will be shared by 15th March.

You may answer other questions asked by community members, however you are not obliged to.

If creatives mods have any questions regarding your proposal, they will reach out to you here or on telegram.

If you have any doubts, please share them in the community calls on Monday 4pm UTC.