HOUSTON – Two videographers have been devastated to seek out their hard-earned tools had been stolen by automotive thieves in a Galleria-area neighborhood.
Andrew Petersen, proprietor and videographer with Andrew Productions, and his good friend and fellow videographer, Esteban Caicedo, have been capturing and dealing on videography for years. It’s their life ardour.
“This is my life. This is what I sleep, dream, think; this is what I do,” Caicedo mentioned.
“Honestly, I’m still kind of in disbelief. It just doesn’t feel real,” Petersen mentioned.
The 2 have put their hearts of their hustle. They turned their curiosity in pictures and videography into their primary work: movies, quick movies, long-form storytelling and extra.
“Anything you see on YouTube, we’ve probably done (something like) it,” Petersen mentioned.
On Dec. 12, their lives would change. The 2 have been engaged on a mission and stepped into a fancy within the 5000 block of Ambassador Approach. After their assembly had completed round 5 p.m., they got here out to seek out one thing wasn’t proper.
“My heart just dropped because I kind of knew what might have just happened,” Petersen mentioned.
They discovered that their automobiles had been broken and damaged into. Their digital camera and videography tools was gone.
“They took all my lighting equipment,” Caicedo mentioned.
“Three cameras, seven lenses, the stabilizer,” Petersen mentioned whereas itemizing a number of extra objects.
Petersen mentioned it was about $23,000 price of digital camera tools, gone.
“That’s literally everything I’ve worked for, for the past couple of years,” Petersen mentioned.
The price doesn’t embody the price of repairs to their automobiles. Then there have been irreplaceable objects, together with playing cards, which held hours of footage.
“You can’t even put a price on some of the footage that was stolen,” Petersen mentioned.
He and Caicedo filed a report with the Houston Police Division.
“People are out here actually working hard, and they’re just here stealing people’s hard work,” Caicedo mentioned.
The 2 created a GoFundMe web page to assist them get began once more.
“So we can get started and not just sit around … dreaming to work,” Petersen.
The 2 mentioned they may discover a approach to get their work achieved. Petersen mentioned he did a shoot all on his telephone and received artistic.
“Bounce back…Just work harder,” Caicedo mentioned.
“Try to stay positive,” Petersen mentioned. “I don’t want this to stop us from pushing and going forward.”
Anybody with info is requested to name the Houston Police Division.
If you want to donate to the videographers’ GoFundMe web page, click on right here.
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