I love to take video all the time. I am mostly taking videos of nature and scenery. I have a DSLR camera which is the Nikon Coolpix L120. I do record in 720p HD but I came to find out that the recording on that camera is not enough to what I want to do. I like to do close up videos meaning I love to zoom in all the time. I am wondering how I can get some donations so I can get a new improved camera. I have no clue what camera would be good for me since I do not know what a good budget is for what I want. I have a new YouTube channel but the problem is that I do not have the viewers. I rarely get people to come and view my channel. No matter how I promote my channel on my Facebook and on my Twitter I never get viewers. I have the option to be able to become a partner but when I applied YouTube told me that I need to have more views and subscribers. So how can I get some donations to my channel so I can get some more better equipment so I can record better.
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I would look at the content, what are you filming? constantly zooming in and out annoy people, jump cuts annoy people, a new camera wont help with this. Look at movies, how often do they use the zoom, most professional videographers don't touch the zoom after they hit record, they do what is called a dolly, they move the camera.
If you have good content, people will watch, when people watch, you can get money, when you get money, you can get toys.
answered Sep 17 '12 at 09:28
Nobody is going to give you donations for a camera, especially if you have no subscribers. The best thing to do would be to apply for the partner program. It has changed now, all you need is at least one video that had no copyright issues. Just apply for montization with an AdSence account. Then enable each of your videos. Simple.
However, if you don't have the views you won't make much of this. if you really want a new camera, you're going to have to buy it yourself.
answered Sep 17 '12 at 11:01