Carolyn Borock Capstone

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Since I have a fanbase of over 200K now on the app I decided to promote the idea of adoption and what it means. The risk you take when adopting a child is not one that most people take. People would rather just have a baby themselves and there are so many children that need homes and loving guardians. Most people don’t know the good things that come from adoption and only see the bad things. Now more than ever do children need loving families. I intend to show people my story and spread the word by doing a documentary.  

That is exactly what I did. I spent time researching how to make great videos and watching documentaries about adoption. I learned all about DSLR Cameras and purchased one of my own. This was a hard subject for me to do because I still have issues with being adopted. This project help me deal with a lot of the process by placing myself in that situation and talking to people about it. I’ve been creating content on my youtube channel to practice with camera equipment and learn more each film. The project didn’t completely go the way I expected.. I wanted to crowdfund but then there was issues with that because if you didn’t make the money goal you couldn’t keep the money earned. The whole point of this project was to inform to people about my story and maybe even help them.



"Russia's Ban on American Adoptions Won't Go into Effect until next Year." Washington Post. The Washington Post, n.d. Web. 29 Sept. 2014.

This was informative website that shows the down sides. The things that are shown in the media that portrays adoption in a bad light. They explained the reasons why the adoption ban was created in the first place. Very helpful resource for basic knowledge on the matter.  

Penny, Laurie. "Russia's Ban on US Adoption Isn't about Children's Rights." N.p., n.d. Web.

This is from “The Guardian” and it’s a great research tool. The article is highly informative and shows the downsides to adoption. These downsides are the reasons that the adoption ban was put in place.

"Boy Sent Back to Russia; Adoption Ban Urged." N.p., n.d. Web. 29 Sept. 2014.

This article shows how media portrays adoption in such a negative way. This story is about a boy that was sent back to russia from an american family. This was also one of the reasons that the ban was set in place. It’s stories like these that made the ban happen.

"Adoption History::Timeline of Adoption History." Adoption History::Timeline of Adoption History. Web. 04 Feb. 2016.

This site is a great site to have to reference important dates in adoption history. I wanted to use this website because it showed the foundation of adoption. The knowledged that I gained from this website is that adoption started in 1851 when massachusetts passed a adoption law.

"Exploratory Evaluation of the Role of Social Workers During Adoption Disruption." Web. 5 Feb. 16.

This shows the roles of social workers in the adoption process. The paper is mainly about adoption disruption. This is a good research to know because you get to see the other parts. Parts of the story that you didn’t think about.

"The Ultimate Guide to Learning How to Use Your First DSLR - Digital Photography School." Digital Photography School The Ultimate Guide to Learning How to Use Your First DSLR Comments. 2013. Web. 05 Feb. 2016.

This is a great tool for the video side to the project. This is going to teach me the video side to the project and it’s a great source for everything DSLR. I recently got a camera so i'm still trying to learn the correct ways to film.

"SLR Photography Guide - A Beginner's Guide to DSLR Photography and Understanding Camera Settings." SLR Photography Guide - A Beginner's Guide to DSLR Photography and Understanding Camera Settings. Web. 05 Feb. 2016.

This is another great source to start learning to film videos with a DSLR camera. The videos will come out better and this is a guide to learning new tips and tricks. This will help me with my project because I will be able to shoot better videos if I know how to use the camera.

"The Basics of Video Editing: The Complete Guide." Lifehacker. Web. 05 Feb. 2016.

This is a great resource to help me complete my project. Since I’m pretty new to this whole film making thing. I have to learn to edit videos and that’s a major part in this process of creating a documentary. The guide tells you step by step tutorials on how to edit videos.

Forbes. Forbes Magazine. Web. 05 Feb. 2016.

This is a great source because it shows how to grow your social media. The article shows 25 tips on how to expand your platforms. A major part of my capstone is crowdfunding and since I have a fanbase on my social media, I need to learn to keep that up and learn to crowdfund as well. This website does just that!

"How to Successfully Crowdfund Just about Anything." CNBC. 2015. Web. 05 Feb. 2016.

This website is a great source for another aspect of my capstone which is crowdfunding. I’ve never crowd funded so I need to learn and this is a great source for beginners. The website shows the main concepts of crowdfunding and how to do it successfully.


Borock,C. (2003).Coming to Estonia video . Unpublished video,Estonia.

Borock,C. (2003). Traveling video . Unpublished video, Varied.

Borock,C. (2003).Coming to America video . Unpublished video,Estonia.

Borock,C. (2006).1st Wedding video . Unpublished video,Estonia.

Borock,C. (2007). School kindergarten video . Unpublished video,Estonia.

Borock,C. (2006). 2nd wedding video . Unpublished video,Estonia.

Borock,C. (2016). A collection of recent videos. Unpublished video,Estonia.