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Mr. Jack from Santa Ana CA is requesting Instructional Technology through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Take our Film and Journalism Program to the Next Level

Help me give my students the professional Zoom sound recorders, advanced shotgun microphones, and professional film making equipment they need to take their videos to the next level.

  • $1,268 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Many of my students come from difficult living situations, walk dangerous streets to and from school and struggle academically. Although there are many obstacles in their paths, my students leave that all behind when they enter my class.

They are focused, eager learners that want nothing more than to make their teachers and family proud.

My students are great with technology and strive to learn as much as they can about video and broadcasting. With enrollment declining, there is not as much money to go around for special projects like this.

My Project

Foundations of Film is part of the Arts, Media, and Entertainment Career Technical Education (CTE) Pathway. Students will learn collaboration skills working in a Film Crew. My students will take their creative ideas like music videos, movie trailers, self-explorations, current events, commercials and public service announcements through planning, storyboards, and script writing during Pre-Production. Students record video and sound during Production. In Post Production, students edit sound and video and add graphics to create a polished professional product. These skills translate not only to possible jobs in the Film/Video Industry but to other workplace settings as well as college. My students are working hard to master the skills necessary to be successful in the 21st century.

My students need to get hands on experience using professional industry equipment.

We need Zoom portable recorders and professional shotgun microphones to record better audio and dialog for movies. This will allow the students to sync the audio later in post production to be able to learn more about audio engineering. We plan to focus not just on the image in our projects this year, but perfecting the capture of sound. All of these items are powered buy batteries and the sound department goes through many to power all of the devices throughout the day. Interviews will be a greater focus for our news show this year so having heightened director chairs will help with this in the studio and directors can use them to watch shots on monitors. Crew members will use gaffers tape to mark equipment, hot cards and spots for actors. Media storage is crucial to keeping everything in order. Color correcting gels will be used with our lighting set ups in the to create different moods and times of day. Sandbags are needed to keep sets safe.

Mr. Jack
Grades 6-8
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Zoom H4n Pro 4-Track Portable Recorder, Stereo Microphones, 2 XLR/ ¼“ Combo Inputs, Guitar Inputs, Battery Powered, for Stereo/Multitrack Recording of Music, Audio for Video, and Podcasting • Amazon Business $179.95 2 $359.90
Casual Home Director's Chair ,Black Frame/Black Canvas,30" - Bar Height • Amazon Business $67.99 3 $203.97
Professional Advanced Broadcast Microphone and Accessories Bundle for Canon VIXIA HF R800 R700 R600 R500 R80 R70 R60 R50 R82 R72 R62 R52 Camcorders • Amazon Business $88.90 2 $177.80
Professional Premium Grade Gaffers Tape - Heavy Duty Gaff Tape - Secures Cables, Labelling, No Sticky Residue, Multipurpose, 5 Pack UV Blacklight Reactive Fluorescent, 1 Inch x 20 Yards, Multicolor • Amazon Business $30.49 2 $60.98
AmazonBasics AA 1.5 Volt Performance Alkaline Batteries - Pack of 100 • Amazon Business $23.27 2 $46.54
Initial heart 18 Pack Correction Gel Light Filter Sheet Colored Overlays Transparency Color Film Plastic Sheets 11.7 by 8.3 Inches 9 Assorted Colors 2 Sets • Amazon Business $17.99 2 $35.98
ABCCANOPY Super Heavy Duty Sandbag Saddlebag Design 4 Weight Bags for Photo Video Studio Stand,Backyard,Outdoor Patio,Sports (Black) • Amazon Business $15.63 2 $31.26
Kupton Memory Card Case Water-resistance Shockproof Carrying Bag Box for 12 Piece SDHC/SDXC Card/MicroSD Card SD Card Superfine Fiber Cloth • Amazon Business $9.99 3 $29.97

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