Silver Springs Film Equipment

$8,420 of $5,000 goal

Raised by 108 people in 15 months
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Most of us have great memories of our youth at Silver Springs. Certainly a part of that was the glass bottom boat ride. Virginia, Oscar and Roosevelt are the last of the boat drivers left from that era. Then there is Leon Cheathom with fifty years of service doing just about every job at the Springs. They have all seen so much and been so helpful to so many. Leon went down river with me a while back and I recorded him with an Iphone and learned much about a river I thought I knew. I think I realized then that these historians of the river deserve better than an Iphone interview.

I don’t have the funds to do what needs to be done. I want to record them with the kind of cameras we use for National Geographic and others so that the footage won’t be dated in ten years. I want to call on other local filmmakers to help. We will need money for hard drives, lighting and a sound recordist. I will contribute an Epic RED 6K Dragon for picture. Because we will be using 6K cameras we can easily shoot a terra-byte a day! I also plan to edit a short out of this including some of my own hi-res footage. So with editing and hard drives and lots of extra help the bill could easily run several thousand dollars. The finished project will be given to the Silver River museum and to Silver River State Park. Contributions can be donated in any denomination, those giving over five hundred dollars will see their name in the credits. For our kids and their kids and if nothing else for the remaining drivers and those of us who realize how rare these folks and the Silver River is, we thank you for wanting to be apart of this.

Thank you,

Mark Emery
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Thank you all this going so well. If we can can raise 4,000 we can do a much more complete job. We can possibly purchase some stock footage from the past. There was actually a glass bottom boat driver on To Tell the Truth in the 60's. Thanks agin for your support.
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Terry Ann Spray
15 months ago
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It's so inspiring to see the love of Silver Springs and this very important project that needs to be done to preserve our history. Thank you Mark!

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Darrell Riley
15 months ago
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We to make sure copies of the finished product can be archived at the Marion County Library and the College of Central Florida's Learning Resources Center, if possible. Thanks, Mark, for spearheading this great project.

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Leah Crace Jones
15 months ago
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Yeah!!! Let's keep going!!!!

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Chuck Kerr
14 months ago

I was a guest speaker at the Silver Springs Film Festival last year. I loved the area and actually was trying to do something similar. Unfortunately I moved to Georgia for production work. I would still love to be a part of this production. I am well connected with crew and equipment. Let me know if you are interested.

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Mark Emery
15 months ago

Folks are still helping out, inspiring us to knock this out of the park!

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Ragan Johnson
15 months ago

Hey Mark, I'll always help. If I don't have it I'll find someone who does. I'm so proud of you and your wonderful love of the springs and Florida nature. It's just really cool to be so like minded...rare for me. Hi to Mary..be well.

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Raised by 108 people in 15 months
Created March 15, 2017
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DW
$50
David Waller
14 months ago
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Awesome idea bro!! Wish I could do more!!! Let me know how else I can help!!

$20
Anonymous
14 months ago
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WW
$100
Wayne & Margaret Williams
14 months ago
1
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The memories are priceless and I knew so little about the people who held, and hold, this sacred place together! Can't wait!

DS
$100
Debbie Stine
15 months ago
2
2

Excellent idea! Cannot wait to see finished product.

DK
$50
Debbie Kirk
15 months ago
2
2

Thank you for preserving the history of such a special place!

LH
$50
Laura Humbel
15 months ago
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Wonderful idea!

$150
Anonymous
15 months ago
2
2
Terry Ann Spray
15 months ago
2
2

It's so inspiring to see the love of Silver Springs and this very important project that needs to be done to preserve our history. Thank you Mark!

+ Read More
Darrell Riley
15 months ago
2
2

We to make sure copies of the finished product can be archived at the Marion County Library and the College of Central Florida's Learning Resources Center, if possible. Thanks, Mark, for spearheading this great project.

+ Read More
Leah Crace Jones
15 months ago
1
1

Yeah!!! Let's keep going!!!!

+ Read More
Chuck Kerr
14 months ago

I was a guest speaker at the Silver Springs Film Festival last year. I loved the area and actually was trying to do something similar. Unfortunately I moved to Georgia for production work. I would still love to be a part of this production. I am well connected with crew and equipment. Let me know if you are interested.

+ Read More
Mark Emery
15 months ago

Folks are still helping out, inspiring us to knock this out of the park!

+ Read More
Ragan Johnson
15 months ago

Hey Mark, I'll always help. If I don't have it I'll find someone who does. I'm so proud of you and your wonderful love of the springs and Florida nature. It's just really cool to be so like minded...rare for me. Hi to Mary..be well.

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