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Mr. Switzer from Placentia CA is requesting Supplies through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Tripods for Video Production Students

My students need 3 new tripods in our film and broadcasting classroom in order to learn the art of cinematography and digital filmmaking.

  • $1,324 goal

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My Students

We are a high school video production classroom and program. A typical day in our class might involve anything from filming a short documentary to editing a weekly school news broadcast. Students are always active and engaged in learning to become future filmmakers and broadcasters.

My students are a diverse bunch, but are united in their hopes of becoming future film directors, editors, cinematographers and broadcasters.

Having a program like this available at our high school has opened so many doors to our students over the years. We currently have about a dozen grads in film schools, and a number who have gone on and currently work in the film and television industry. All of them got their start in our program.

My Project

We have a busy, loud, active program and classroom. With the proper equipment, my students will be able to learn and operate our cameras and equipment properly. Tripods are one of the most basic and essential tools for cinematographers and photographers. They will be used to create every project we work on during the course of the school year. Every class that enters our classroom at all 4 high school grade levels will be using this equipment.

We currently don't have enough working tripods for our lab.

We have a few good ones like these and a few older ones. Our old ones are on their last legs. This equipment will have a big impact.

Mr. Switzer
Grades 9-12
More than a third of students from low‑income households

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Manfrotto MVK500AM Lightweight Fluid Video System with Twin Legs and Middle Spreader (Black) • Amazon Business $329.79 3 $989.37

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