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Mr. Banegas from Bronx NY is requesting Instructional Technology through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Our Story Comes Alive

My students need a camera, lights, microphones and grips to create a class film of their unique story.

  • $1,475 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

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My Students

My students are very diverse, but one thing they all have in common is the will to learn and grow. They see the world differently from what we do as adults. These views have helped me connect the world to them and allow them to learn more as well. Times have changed, and we, as educators, have to consider their views. My students believe in having a voice and are willing to let everyone know what they feel and see.

My Project

My students are learning what it takes to make a film, they have seen many Hollywood hits and now is their time to make one on their own. In our Audio and Visual Technology class they hope to be able to experience being part of film creation.

"I'm a storyteller - that's the chief function of a director and they're moving pictures, let's make 'em move" - Howard Hawks.

They have ideas, they have a vision, they have dreams. With this project I hope to make it a reality, a talent to display for all to see. The Camera will be used as the main device to capture their ideas, and with the help of the grip it will make every angle the perfect angle. Microphones will provide clear and amazing sounds, from dialogue to background action noises in order to give each scene it's unique touch. The lights will make for better quality in each moment they film, it provides the necessary exposure they need.

We can't wait to see their creative minds go to work, they will experience every aspect of a film. Directors, acting, writing, editing, sound check, are all perfect example of the different roles they will each have.

Mr. Banegas
Grades 9-12
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Canon EOS Rebel SL2 DSLR Camera w/ 18-55mm Lens + 2 x 32GB Card + Basic Photo Accessory Bundle • Amazon Business $649.00 1 $649.00
Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 STM Lens • Amazon Business $125.00 1 $125.00
Neewer 10086031 Dimmable 18-Inch Diameter 75W Ring Fluorescent Flash Light And Stand Kit • Amazon Business $99.99 1 $99.99
Rode VMGO Video Mic GO Lightweight On-Camera Microphone Super-Cardioid • Amazon Business $98.88 1 $98.88
U-Grip +Phone Clip + 96 LED Light + Boya BY-MM1 Microphone Set, Triple 3 Shoe Mounts Video Action Stabilizing Handle Grip Rig for iPhone 7 Plus Canon Nikon Sony DSLR Camera / Camcorder • Amazon Business $79.00 1 $79.00
Altura Photo 160 LED Video Light for DSLR Camera and Camcorder Complete Kit – Ultra Bright Dimmable with Battery, Charger, Filters, and Carry Case (Canon, Nikon, Panasonic, Sony, Samsung, Olympus) • Amazon Business $49.99 1 $49.99
JOBY GorillaPod SLR Zoom. Flexible Tripod with Ballhead Bundle for DSLR and Mirrorless Cameras Up To 3kg. (6.6lbs). • Amazon Business $48.90 1 $48.90
Rode DDCGO DeadCat Go Artificial Fur Wind Shield • Amazon Business $28.54 1 $28.54
Professional #1 Best Lavalier Lapel Microphone Omnidirectional Condenser Mic for Apple IPhone Android & Windows Smartphones,Youtube,Interview,Studio,Video Recording,Noise Cancelling Mic • Amazon Business $12.88 2 $25.76

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