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Mr. Owens from Hercules CA is requesting Lab Equipment through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Lights, Camera, Action!

My students need lights and reflectors, extension cords to plug them in, and safety equipment to keep them safe.

  • $1,038 goal

This project expired on August 15, 2018.

This project expired on August 15, 2018.

My Students

Students here represent a wide variety of cultures, ethnic groups, orientations, religions, and genders. The entire campus has over 600 students from neighborhoods throughout East Bay from Richmond up to Hercules.

Film and Multimedia is a Pathways, Career Technical Education program designed to give students a professional edge in the film industry.

There are over twenty students in the first year of the program seeking career readiness education from local industry professionals. They're excited about a career in film and multimedia!

My Project

My students are working hard in their Career Pathways program, Film and Multimedia. Second year students will be producing a 5-10 minute short film which will be submitted to local and state film festivals.

Student film productions will need extension cords, reflectors, and safety equipment to film on location.

By having students complete a full production, they gain the invaluable experience of creating a professional quality short film which they can add to their portfolio and garner accolades for their film career.

Careers in film stretch beyond Hollywood, and students at Hercules Middle School look at the multifaceted way that film production experience helps in movie, TV, and advertising production but also in educational and instructional videos, professional development videos, and much more.

Mr. Owens
Grades 6-8
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Neewer 2 Packs Dimmable Bi-color 480 LED Video Light and Stand Lighting Kit Includes: 3200-5600K CRI 96+ LED Panel with U Bracket, 75 inches Light Stand for YouTube Studio Photography, Video Shooting • Amazon Business $199.99 1 $199.99
ClearMax 100' 16/3 Heavy Duty Vinyl Outdoor Extension Cord with 3 Prong Grounded Plug - UL Approved - 16 AWG - 100 Feet - Orange - 2 Pack • Amazon Business $49.99 3 $149.97
Selens 5-in-1 43 Inch (110cm) Portable Handle Round Reflector Collapsible Multi Disc with Carrying Case for Photography Photo Studio Lighting & Outdoor Lighting • Amazon Business $18.99 5 $94.95
Real Premium Grade Gaffer Tape By GafferPower Made in the USA Black (Also Available in Multiple Colors) 2 Inch X 30 Yards Heavy Duty Gaffer's Tape • Amazon Business $15.99 5 $79.95
QVS PC3PX-15 15-Feet 3-Outlet 3-Prong Power Extension Cord (3 PACK) • Amazon Business $31.70 2 $63.40
Neewer 12 x 12-Inches Pack of 8 Transparent Color Correction Lighting Gel Filter in 8 Different Colors • Amazon Business $11.99 5 $59.95
Kiloline Professional Heat Resistant Glove for Hair Styling Heat Blocking for Curling, Flat Iron and Curling Wand Suitable for Left and Right Hands • Amazon Business $4.86 10 $48.60
Heavy Duty Muslin Clamps 4 1/2 inch 6 Pack • Amazon Business $7.98 5 $39.90
Rosco Matte Black Cinefoil, 12"x50' Roll. • Amazon Business $32.99 1 $32.99

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