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Help me find a Videographer for America’s Camp!

Some of you may know I attend America’s Camp every year. It is a camp for kids who lost their parents on 9-11. But it is not a grief camp – it is a wonderful place, filled with positive energy. The kids have been changed for the better having had the camp. It is truly a life-changing experience. And one of the ways we capture that experience is with a yearly DVD that captures the moments we shared at camp.

In previous years, a super team has helped us take videos, and we’ve had a professional edit done to create DVDs for all campers. This year, our videographer can’t attend, and our backup has fallen through. So I’m turning to my social media friends to help me find a substitute.

The assignment: Spend a little more than a week in the beautiful Berkshire mountains of Massachusetts taking video shots of kids doing activities, and doing evening events. Capture the video and put together a rough cut for the last night of camp. When not capturing video, there’s a fantastic staff and great kids to meet and interact with.  You can bring your own video equipment. This is not a flipcam assignment – (sorry Flip and Kodak types) – we’re expecting corporate or wedding level equipment, ability to shoot inside a bunk (lower light) and experience at parties, events, etc.

Note: You’ll have to have some references, and you’ll need a doctor’s approval on your physical and a background check (all camp staff has this).

The tough part? We start arriving at camp this Sunday! The 15th. August. Now! We’ll take you as long as we can have you, but the assignment is through the 23rd at night – camp ends on the 24th.

We’ll feed you and give you a bunk, bedding, and lots of snacks. Power, some net access, but don’t expect your phone to ring – we’re in the countryside! We’ll pay for your bus ticket or gas to get you to camp from a reasonable distance away. But there’s no compensation – we’re all volunteers at camp.

If you can do this assignment or know someone who can  – please contact Howard Greenstein ASAP – tweet @howardgr or email publichoward via Gmail.

Thanks so much for helping me recruit for this wonderful camp.