BENEFITING: Maya's Hope Foundation Inc
As many of you know, I’ve done my VERY best to show pictures and videos. And I used a $99 camera. Pathetic, I know.
Here are a few:
But it’s come to the point where Maya needs REAL equipment, real mic, real video camera. And I’ve been making “do” with what I have… but now, I have to take things to a more professional level. I have had people complain - too much background noise, the camera moves too much, the kids pull at my camera and it drops! YURA! :)
And as much as I want to show the life of the kids at Kalinovka... the reality is, the $99 camera just can't compare to a real camcorder that I can control the sound, and picture... and give a real view of the daily lives of the cutie pies I work so hard to help... and hopefully in some cases, find them a permanent home with a loving family.
On a mission to find this camera... I asked photographers, friends.. there was no consensus... Finally, I went to The Camera Experts at B&H on 34th Street.
I was totally lost, confused, and didn't understand the language they spoke in photo-ese.... and I was shocked at the cost of cameras… $5000, $8000, $15,000… and then there’s mic, this that,… it all was insane! I didn't know what to buy... I asked photographer friends via text message while I was in the store... and they were telling me to get a camera, no camcorder, camera, no camcorder...
I finally followed my gut and went to Aisle 58 in hopes of finding the video camera of my dreams.... and it was only $1000.
Now, why couldn't I just buy this camera and make videos? Well, the reality is, I'm not billionaire Bruce Wayne. And I have to do everything I can possible to help the cutie pies...
I made the executive decision to make movies documentary style... featuring our fabulous, and amazing cutie pies...
I don't want a sad story... I want to show the world they're superstars... which will inspire more people to come and help, and ultimately help provide a family for them!
Please share this with others... and let's make some miracles happen...! I plan on studying more about documentaries... because, I'm a perfectionist and I think my cutie pies are perfect!
If you would like to contribute any amount, I appreciate IMMENSELY!!!
Big hugs to you all!
Here is the breakdown:
1 CANON HF G20 HD FLASH CAMCORDER/REG 1,049.00 1,049.00
1 SQUARETRADE P/E ADH WRNTY $1000-1249.99/REG 217.99 217.99
1 RODE VIDEOMIC - DIRECTIONAL CONDENSER MIC/REG 149.00 149.00
1 PEARSTONE CSA-II SHOE ADAPTER f/CANON CAMCORDERS/REG 19.95 19.95
1 CANON BP-827 BATTERY PACK (2670mAH)/REG 127.00 127.00
1 SANDISK 32GB ULTRA SDHC-UHS-I (30MB/S)/REG 26.95 26.95
Total so far: $1562.94
But there will be a few other things which I will order separately:
Camera Case (I need to research this)
Extra memory cards as we will be filming constantly...!
And other things which I'm sure I'm missing...
If you have an old camcorder that you want to donate to Maya's Hope, we welcome the donation and all donations are tax-deductible!
THANK YOU!!!!!!! it's all for the cutie pies!!!! Sergey, Vanya, Vladik... Margarita... you know the gang!