An Artist's Tools for Success

My entire life I have been striving to succeed as a filmmaker and I am getting very close. For the last six years I have been working hard to follow my dreams. It started in film school, then it was working as waiter and shooting when I could, and finally I made the decision to devote all of my time and energy into my craft. I moved to New York City to challenge myself and be surrounded by some of the best competition in the world and so far I have been doing fairly well. But in order for me to continue this journey I need your help. Because I work as a freelance artist, I can hardly afford to pay for my bills let alone new tools to properly work and move forward.

It is true, that you don't need the best equipment to be creative, and I know that first hand because I have been creating with little to nothing for years now. I have been creating amazing images with a $500 canon DSLR camera. almost all of the images in my demo reel were made with this camera. I could do so much more with proper equipment. 

The camera I own is a Canon t2i, which now has four new generations ahead of it with the new t5i. I purchased this camera from a friend five years ago and I still use this camera because it is all I have. The problem is it's starting to not work properly and it is most certainly not accepted as a professional grade camera.  With this camera I have created award winning music videos, short films, commercials, and many other videos that have not only kept a roof over my head, but have helped my clients make money as well. But after so much dedication and perseverance, I can say my work is now professional quality. 

But the bottom line is I desperately need a new camera. I am like an experienced painter who is still painting with the $10 CVS watercolor set. I am not asking for a free handout, I am asking for help to create more art and to grow as a professional. I am reaching out to those who might believe in me, because If everybody can help me just a little, I can be so much close to my dreams. 

I will use every single penny for the equipment listed below. I will post a record of all my purchases and I will keep in touch with everybody about the work I am creating with my new tools.  Below is a general equipment package: 

Canon C100 Package

This camera will allow me and my team to create professional, cinema quality images acceptable by almost all major production companies and TV stations. 

If you can find it in your heart to help an artist out it will never be forgotten and there will be something left behind to see afterwards. I will always strive to be the best artist I can be, whether this fundraiser is successful or not. I know I will succeed as an artist, this will just speed up the process.

Thank you so much for taking the time to read this and please check out my website and feel free to email me with comments and opinions! 

All the best, 

Jonathan Chekroune


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Jonathan Chekroune 
New York, NY
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