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Mrs. Street from Seattle WA is requesting Instructional Technology through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Stability in Film Making

Help me give my students professional film tripod equipment to allow them to achieve higher quality footage.

  • $658 goal

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My Students

My students are amazingly talented, curious and resilient. Their passion for life is inspiring. Though our school and community have limited resources, the students are driven to succeed.

Our school community is hugely underprivileged.

The students come from difficult backgrounds including incarceration, homelessness, and extreme poverty. With 80+% on free and reduced-price lunch, students struggle to get their basic needs met. It is not unusual for students to only have meals at school or arrive with no school supplies. Many students carry huge responsibilities when it comes to taking care of siblings or financially supporting their families.

The most diverse high school in Washington (1% Caucasian), students come from a wide variety of cultures, languages, religions, and ethnicity. In this environment, students learn to be open-minded and embrace those different from them. Community, relationships, and support are of top importance.

My Project

In our International Baccalaureate Film class, students must work in small film groups. Unfortunately, we do not have enough tripods for each group. Students find themselves racing against each other to check out the only two available. This isn't right. Smart, they know working without a tripod is detrimental to their final product. Film students learn early that a shaky camera greatly limits what they will be able to create.

Artists with great potential, these students deserve a chance to have the equipment needed to create the films they desire.

They want more than anything to be taken seriously. Please consider helping to make that a reality.

Mrs. Street
Grades 9-12
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latino, and/or Native American, and more than 50% come from low-income households. Learn how your donation to this school supports a more equitable education.

This project will reach 140 students.

5 donors have given to this project.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
GEEKOTO Video Tripod, 72 inches Heavy Duty Aluminum Twin Tube Tripod with a Large Load Capacity up to 33 Pounds, Mid-Level Spreader, 360 Degree Fluid Head for DSLR Camcorder and Cameras • Amazon Business $149.99 1 $149.99
Heavy Duty Video Tripod, Cayer 64 Inch BV30-Camcorder Tripod System Aluminum Leg, K3 Fluid Head, Mid-Level Spreader, Max Loading 13.2 LB, DSLR Shooting, Plus 1 Bonus Quick Release Plate, Carrying Bag • Amazon Business $129.99 1 $129.99
Andoer Professional Video Tripod System-67 Inch Professional Heavy Duty Aluminum Tripod with Detachable Fluid Drag Pan Tilt Head and Quick Release Plate Max Load 10kg/22lbs for Video Camcorder • Amazon Business $109.99 1 $109.99
Vidpro PD-1 Professional Tripod Dolly Heavy-Duty with Locking Wheels and Carry Case • Amazon Business $44.95 2 $89.90

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