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Video Camera for School TV News Show
My students need a video camera to help us with our daily TV News. Our cameras are old VHS and Hi 8 cameras. Our nice 'green screen' system would work better with this.
We are fortunate to have a 'green screen' system and the students use it quite creatively. We also have a 'remote cart' that we could interview people around the school. The only problem is that we don't have a decent camera. Neither of them has a working battery and both are at least 20 years old.
We have a very diverse group of students who work on the TV News team.
They take great pride in their work and are quite responsible. The students must maintain good grades and stay out of trouble to participate. It has made a big difference in some of their behaviors and in their school performance.
Last year we received the 'green screen system' and I saw so much potential I moved my office and our video collection into a smaller room and gave the larger space for TV News production. It has worked out great!
Thank you for supporting our students.
We are requesting funding to purchase a JVC Everio camcorder. This camera is highly rated and will really be an improvement over our 20+ year old cameras. We can't wait to see how much better the 'green screen' system works with this camera.
Having this camera will also allow us to film sporting events, dramas, musical performances, etc. for broadcast purposes.
This will also enable us to do interviews and 'on the scene' reporting using our 'remote cart'. Our current camera's batteries have been dead for a long time.
TV News helps to add school spirit to the day.
We use it to promote athletics, fine arts, career education and much more.
We use the TV News to effectively promote themes that are relevant to the students and their lives such as 'anti-smoking', 'don't text and drive', 'Don't Drive and Drink 'Black History Month', 'Homecoming', etc.
Working on the news crew helps build confidence in students who serve as anchors, producers, and those who operate the cameras, the sound, and the video system.
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