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  • $668 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Mr. Rader
Grades 6-8
Nearly all students from low‑income households
  • 1 donor
  • $0 still needed

Becoming the Media with Digital Video

The cost of a Sony Mini-DV camcorder from B & H Photo Video and Pro Audio is $668, including shipping and <a target="new" href="http://www.donorschoose.org/html/fulfillment.htm" onclick="g_openWindow('http://www.donorschoose.org/html/fulfillment.htm', 300, 800, 'fulfillwindow');return false;">fulfillment</a>.

Our request is for a Sony Mini DV camcorder model DCR-HC46. Your contribution will help students in East Harlem continue on their path toward media literacy by creating their own media. In the last two years our media club has grown in popularity. Students are learning to view the media that bombards them more critically, and are getting hands-on experience in creating their own. We have used digital video so far to create a documentary of street litter in the neighborhood, public service announcements on a variety of issues, and to document special projects. Our middle schoolers have made amazing progress in shooting and editing digital video. The only problem is that we have outgrown our resources. The first year, we used my own personal camera, then this year we had a camera on loan from the professional development team. I was able to revive some old Macs to run i-Movie for editing. The problem now has been that with only one camera, and groups of 15 to 20, we are very limited in our projects. The addition of a second camera would make a huge impact on our school's ability to engage students in this revolutionary tool to express themselves in a way that is increasingly more relevant to them than pencil and paper.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Sony Mini DV camcorder model dcr-hc46 • B & H Photo Video and Pro Audio $469.95 1 $469.95

Materials cost

$469.95

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

3rd party payment processing fee

Fulfillment labor & materials

Total project cost

$547.35

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$120.15

Total project goal

$667.50

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$667.50

1 Donor

-$629.45

Donations toward project cost

-$548.00

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$81.45

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$38.84

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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This project will reach 60 students.

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