August 20th, 2014
For the second summer now, Camp Mark 7 Deaf Film Camp was a smashing success! This 2-week program for 12 to 16-year-old campers was taught by the finest group of Deaf experts in the film industry. The final project for the campers was to create a music video.
You might have seen last year’s production, starring Azora Telford and the campers of ’13. This year, the song chosen was the popular “Happy” by Pharrell. Azora makes a return in this video, and that’s not the only thing you’ll love about it!
If this music video put a smile on your face, you’re not the only one. It got media attention everywhere in the U.S. Check out the coverage in Elite Daily, Huffington Post, and Entertainment Tonight! Some international media outlets even posted this music video on their sites! We feel incredibly proud to be a sponsor for Camp Mark 7 Deaf Film Camp.
Did you catch some familiar Convo faces in the music video? See below for who gave back to the Deaf Film Camp this year and to find out what makes them happy.
“What makes me happy is coming home from work to see my wife, Sophie.” (Fun fact: Wayne and Sophie met during Deaf Film Camp last year!)
-Wayne Betts, Jr., Chief of User Experience.
“The kids at CM7′s spontaneous thinking makes me happy!”
-Braam Jordaan, Director of Creative Marketing.
“Opportunity and equality are what makes me happy!”
-Azora Telford, VP of Interpreting.
Wayne, Braam, and Azora worked closely with the campers and taught them the magic of filmmaking. There are two more people who contributed behind the scenes that we can’t forget!
“Making anyone smile makes me happy!”
-Jay Kowalcyzk, Media Specialist. Jay assisted with the equipment recommendations.
“Seeing something that I built grow makes me happy. Also, the smiles on the kids’ faces!”
-Jarrod Musano, CEO. Jarrod has served on the Board of Camp Mark 7 since 2011.
Exciting times lie ahead for Deaf Film Camp. The program recently released a brand new website and will be offering its first-ever Advanced Film Camp, coming this October! On a final note, we are thrilled to announce that we are officially sponsoring Camp Mark 7 Advanced Film Camp for October 2014 and Deaf Film camp for Summer 2015!
What makes YOU happy? Tell us here!