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Mr. Huicochea from Placentia CA is requesting Instructional Technology through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

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Help me give my students have a more authentic filming experience with fun new equipment.

  • $1,936 goal

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My Students

My 8th graders from Tuffree Middle School have joined our Falcon Films Digital Media class with the goal of creating daily news broadcasts that are viewed school wide as our morning announcements. It is through their desire and passion for filming, editing, and video production that this program is growing far beyond its original parameters.

The students who have joined the Falcon Films Program are, simply put, phenomenal.

They come in early each day to create the morning announcements viewed daily by our school. Depending on the project that we are working on, my kids will sacrifice their own time during break, lunch, before school, and after school to get their filming assignments done. My kids are hard working, dependable, and I could not have asked for a better crop of kids to work with.

My Project

The kids in my Falcon Films class are blessed to work with technology every day to create fun filming projects that they will get to share with the entire campus. A few things that we are fundraising for (bigger camera bags and tripod bags) will make their lives easier when transporting their equipment from one location to another. The new camera we are hoping to get will allow group nine to capture videos with much higher resolution than their current equipment. We are also fundraising for new boom mic poles and dead cats for increased sound quality. Lastly, we are fundraising for portable lights that students can take around campus for better interview lighting. We are hoping that with these new pieces of equipment, our students will be able to implement what they have learned in our lessons about how to utilize equipment, proper filming angles, and proper lighting.

Mr. Huicochea
Grades 6-8
More than a third of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Panasonic 4K Ultra HD Video Camera Camcorder HC-VX981K, 20X Optical Zoom, 1/2.3-Inch BSI Sensor, HDR Capture, Wi-Fi Smartphone Multi Scene Video Capture (Black) • Amazon Business $597.99 1 $597.99
Rode Micro Boom Pole Telescopic Microphone Extension • Amazon Business $49.00 5 $245.00
AmazonBasics Large DSLR Camera Gadget Bag - 11.5 x 6 x 8 Inches, Black And Grey • Amazon Business $24.99 6 $149.94
Video Tripod System, Cayer BV30L 72 inch- Professional Heavy Duty Aluminum Twin Tube Tripod, K3 Fluid Head, Mid-Level Spreader, Max Loading 13.2 LB, DSLR Camcorder, Plus 1 Bonus Quick Release Plate • Amazon Business $139.98 1 $139.98
39"x7"x7"/100x18x18cm Padded Carrying Bag Heavy Duty Photographic Tripod Carrying Case with Strap for Light Stands, Boom Stand and Tripod HBP03-US (39") • Amazon Business $23.49 5 $117.45
SanDisk Ultra 128GB SDXC UHS-I Memory Card up to 80MB/s (SDSDUNC-128G-GN6IN) • Amazon Business $20.99 4 $83.96
MOUNTDOG 1350W Photography Continuous Softbox Lighting Kit 20"X28" Professional Photo Studio Equipment with 2pcs E27 Socket 5500K Video Lighting Bulb for Filming Portraits Shoot • Amazon Business $37.99 2 $75.98
Microphone DeadCat for Rode VideoMic GO On-Camera Microphone. Bestshoot Windscreen Blocker Protection Cover Furry Microphone DeadCat for Rode VideoMic GO On-Camera Microphone • Amazon Business $9.90 5 $49.50

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