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Mr. Varnum from Plant City FL is requesting Instructional Technology through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Tripods Needed to End Shaky Cam!

Help me give my students camera tripods to enhance the quality of their footage.

  • $239 goal

This project expired on January 27, 2019.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

A wise person once said, if you love your job, you'll never work a day in your life. Being a teacher requires a love for instruction and a love for those who you instruct. Let's go ahead and get this out of the way, I love my job.

The Durant High School Television Production department is home to the greatest students in Hillsborough County.

Everyday my students come to class with the mindset of creating new worlds and idea through the art of video. They inspire me to explore new thoughts and push the limits of where one's mind can take you.

From producing a comprehensive morning news show to directing award winning films, the DHS TV Pro crew strives to create content that students and teachers alike can enjoy. Join me in helping these students reach their full potential.

My Project

Each video production project requires footage. We've all experienced watching a home video and feel like we're inside a washing machine while viewing it. Tripods are the solution to this issue.

Each student needs a tripod in order to shoot quality, steady shots for production.

Without the use of a tripod, my students have no way of getting just the right angle for a sunrise, or for a smooth pan across a sea of fanatic Cougars at a football game.

Cinematography begins and ends with the stabilization of the camera. With high quality tripods, my students can capture the perfect angles with fluidity and steadiness.

Thank you so much in supporting the dream of my students to create the next great student film masterpiece.

Mr. Varnum
Grades 9-12
More than half of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 100 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Sunpak Video Pro-m 4 Tripod With Fluid Head • Staples Advantage $56.59 3 $169.77

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