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Mr. Marshall
Grades 9-12
More than half of students from low‑income households
  • 9 donors
  • $0 still needed

Capturing Senior Year

My students need 2 lenses, for the cameras we already own, to shoot a documentary about their year.

My Students

My students are really excited about this project - as far as we know the first of its kind. We are going to record a senior year in short video clips from smart phones, mixed with more professional shots and interviews, to tell the story of this emotional year in life - senior year.

My students are a self-selected group in a charter high school in California who have already begun making this film - they are working really hard on the story concept and want to begin shooting!

They are independent, driven, and incredibly smart. I had the idea for the film, but they have taken it and run with it - working really hard to get the story straight and tell it from their unique perspective: inside the hallways, the events, the joys, the heartbreaks, of senior year.

My Project

These lenses will enable us to actually utilize the cameras that we have to get the shots we need to tell this story. They are DSLR cameras - used increasingly to capture "real-life" scenarios on TV and in film. This is our M.O. - to get inside the experience and film it the way that professional filmmakers never could: from inside the experience.

How great would it be if you could actually capture the experience of your senior year of high school - when everything changed?

These kids have the plan, the story idea, the motivation - now we just need to put it into action. This film will be submitted for consideration to professional film festivals, and made by high school students. Thank you for making our dream a reality!

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS II SLR Lens • Amazon $199.00 2 $398.00
SquareTrade 3-Year Camera Accident Protection Plan ($175-200) • Amazon $36.84 2 $73.68

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9 donors9 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 20 students.

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