Proposal

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Introduction

Proposal ID 2015-047
Submitted January 16, 2015
Owner Student_Publications
Department Student Publications
Category Collaborative
Funding Status Not Funded
Metric Score None

Contacts

Primary
  • Name
  • Title
  • Email
  • Phone
  • Mailbox
  • Diana Kramer
  • Director/Student Publications
  • kramerd@uw.edu
  • 206.543.7666
  • Box 353720
Budget
  • Name
  • Title
  • Email
  • Phone
  • Mailbox
  • Tom Yoo
  • Accounting Supervisor
  • ty6@u.washington.edu
  • 206.685.8449
  • Box 353720
Dean
  • Name
  • Title
  • Email
  • Phone
  • Mailbox
  • Lincoln Johnson
  • Associate Vice President and Director, Student Life and HUB
  • llj@uw.edu
  • 206.221.6323
  • HUB 305F

Descriptions

Abstract

To enhance services for students within Student Publications, we propose the purchase of equipment to support the co-curricular activities offered by The Daily, The Daily Double Shot and an emerging need for video production. The equipment allows us to meet the growing needs of ever-increasing numbers of students, as well as to broaden the offerings under the Student Publications umbrella. The requested equipment includes cameras and equipment for The Daily Double Shot and The Daily.

Students come to us for unique and real-world experience. We have a rich history of providing training to a broad range of students, regardless of how much, or little, they know when they come through our doors.

We're submitting this as a Fast Track proposal so that the equipment can be put into the hands of our most experienced students, our graduating seniors. They have a clear vision of how it can help us move to the next level. Being able to get it now means they will get its operation and potential into our institutional memory.

Category Justification

Student Publications is place of collaboration. Between The Daily, The Daily Double Shot, www.dailyuw.com, and now HUA Voice Radio, we expect students to work together to teach each other and learn how to produce high quality content under deadline, using a broad range of equipment and software.

Background

Students want access to more complex and innovative storytelling skills. We want to accommodate them but are resource constrained. Additional equipment helps to ensure that students are not thwarted by the lack of personal equipment, but can gain valuable and enriching skills by having access to the department's equipment, and our senior, more-experienced student staff members.

Some of the equipment we're requesting is meant to supplement existing equipment that's heavily used and experiencing wear and tear. We're also asking for two new mirrorless cameras. These shoot credible video, but are more similar in shape, style and operation to a DSLR than our video camcorders. Having access to these cameras will allow more reporters to learn to shoot video to accompany their stories for the web, as well as digital.

Each quarter more students come to us, seeking unique and real-life experience that only occurs here. We anticipate working with more than 160 students this quarter, who will produce content seen and read by thousands of people every day. Additional equipment helps to ensure that students are not thwarted by the lack of personal equipment, but can gain valuable and enriching skills by having access to the department's equipment.

Benefits to Students and the University

There are two aspects to this proposal: One is to enhance opportunities to students interested in producing student media. The other is to enhance the quality of our products for our readers, viewers and listeners. When things work and there are adequate material resources, students' enthusiasm and collaboration drive innovation. What we produce — The Daily, The Daily Double Shot, dailyuw.com, our digital publications and audio productions — all get better. Through the process, more students gain real-world experience that complements their education and qualifies them for better jobs in some aspect of media, if that's their goal.

We also serve as a portal to the University to alumni and others interested in the University and its community. The latest software and hardware creates new opportunity for students to tell stories as complete packages, with print, photo, audio and video components. Better tools will permit them to more fully explore their community, and to tell its stories in more relevant and compelling ways

Departmental Endorsements

This proposal is endorsed by the Director of Student Publications and by its student leadership, the Editor in Chief and the Advertising Manager, as well as the Executive Producer of The Daily Double Shot.

Installation Timeline

We would be able to procure the equipment within 2 weeks of notification of award. The camera equipment would be made available and put into use immediately. We're submitting this as a Fast Track proposal so that the equipment can be put into the hands of our most experienced students, our graduating seniors. They have a clear vision of how it can help us move to the next level. Being able to get it now means they will get its operation and potential into our institutional memory.

Resources Provided by Department

Student Publications provides the space, power, connectivity, insurance and maintenance for this equipment. It will secure training for the students, as needed, to successfully operate it to its fullest capability. We also have secure lockers in which to keep the equipment.

Access Restrictions (if any)

This equipment is available to students 24/7, while maintained in a secure location. The cameras and more expensive pieces will be insured against loss and breakage.

Student Endorsements

Dear STFC members:
As executive producer for the video content at The Daily I am responsible for coordinating my team of video reporters with the writers on the print side of the equation in order to create in-depth multimedia news pieces. This year we have advanced our format to full high definition and nearly doubled the size of our staff. These changes have been exciting yet require new equipment to facilitate a smooth transition.
We pride ourselves on being able to put faces behind the words of the print edition in order to better tell the story of The University of Washington. This new equipment will allow us to turn out more videos of a higher quality within a shorter time frame. With the help of the grant we will be able to take the video program at The Daily to a level of professionalism that it has never seen before. In parallel to the rise in emphasis of digital publication seen globally we hope to mold The Daily into a truly multi-media experience.

Thank You,

Simon Fox
Executive Producer
Daily’s Double Shot

Items

Group Funded Item Unit price Quantity Subtotal
The Daily & The Daily Double Shot

Panasonic Mirrorless Camera

$1,432.07 2 $2,864.14
Description

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4 4K Mirrorless Micro Four Thirds Digital Camera (Body Only)
bhphotovideo.com
Not available at CDWG.com

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4 4K Mirrorless Micro Four Thirds Digital Camera is a true hybrid camera designed for both professional photo and video use. It features a 16.05-megapixel Digital Live MOS sensor and a 4-CPU Venus Engine, capable of capturing high-resolution JPEG and RAW stills, as well as UHD 4K 3840x2160 30p/24p and cinematic DCI 4K 4096x2160 video at 24p. Like its predecessor, the GH4 features a weather-sealed magnesium alloy body, while offering increased resolution on both the OLED monitor and electronic viewfinder. It also features built-in Wi-Fi with NFC technology, in-camera creative controls, and a high-speed 49-point autofocus in both photo and video mode.

The GH4 delivers video quality surpassing many professional video cameras. Video can be recorded in a variety of formats, from efficient AVCHD and AVCHD Progressive, to 200 Mbps All-Intra and 100 Mbps IPB MOV and MP4 formats. And because the GH4 is a global camera, the system frequency can be switched between 59.94 Hz (23.98 Hz) and 50 Hz, yielding a variety of recording options including 23.98p, 25p, 29.97p, 50p, and 59.94p. The system can also be switched to 24 Hz to capture true 24p in HD and 4K resolutions.

Justification

These cameras shoot quality video, and yet are as simple to use as a DSLR camera, putting it within the comfort range of more students. We want more reporters and photographers to begin shooting video. These are less expensive than our other video cameras and yet because they work with an assortment of lenses, can be more versatile in the field.

Panasonic Lumix 14-45 mm lens

$285.08 2 $570.16
Description

Panasonic Lumix G Vario 14-45mm f/3.5-5.6 ASPH/MEGA O.I.S. Micro Four Thirds Lens
www.bhphotovideo.com
Not available at cdwg.com

Panasonic's Lumix G Vario 14-45mm f/3.5-5.6 ASPH/MEGA O.I.S. Micro Four Thirds Lens is a standard zoom lens designed specifically for Micro Four Thirds System cameras. Its zoom range of 14 - 45mm (28 - 90mm in 35mm equivalent) is a good choice for a variety of subjects including landscapes and portraits. It has 1 Aspherical lens element which minimizes distortion at all focal lengths. Plus, it supports Panasonic's contrast AF system for accurate and fast image capture.

Panasonic's MEGA O.I.S. Optical Image Stabilizer helps keep photos sharp when your camera is handheld and in low light situations. It also has 7 aperture blades which deliver smooth-looking out-of-focus areas of your photos. This lens has a compact size of 2.63" (60mm) and weighs only 6.88 oz (195 g).

Justification

This lens will be used with the Panasonic Mirrorless Camera (above). It's a short zoom lens, ranging from wide angle to standard focal length.

Panasonic Lumix 7-14 mm lens

$939.95 1 $939.95
Description

Panasonic Lumix G Vario 7-14mm f/4.0 ASPH. Lens - Micro Four Thirds Format
www.bhphoto.com
Not available at CDWG.com

The Panasonic Lumix G Vario 7-14mm f/4.0 ASPH. Lens for Micro Four Thirds format digital cameras is an ultra-wide angle zoom lens which has two aspherical lenses and four ED multi-coated elements to minimize ghosting and flare. It has an amazing 114° angle of view and large-diameter glass molded lens elements that help display brightness over the entire zoom range. When mounted on LUMIX G Micro Four Thirds System camera, the lens allows use of the advanced contrast AF system and features smooth, quiet autofocus as well as precise manual focus capability.

Justification

This lens would be used in the shooting situation calls for extreme wide angle. While we are asking for two cameras, we are asking for only one of these lenses. Having two would be nice, but not necessary.

Panasonic Lumix 45-175 mm lens

$379.00 1 $379.00
Description

Panasonic Lumix G X Vario PZ 45-175mm f/4.0-5.6 ASPH. Lens (Black)
www.bhphoto.com
Not available at CDWG.com

Panasonic Lumix G X Vario PZ 45-175mm f/4.0-5.6 ASPH. Lens (Black)

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Panasonic's Lumix G X Vario PZ 45-175mm f/4.0-5.6 ASPH. Lens (Black) is a compact 3.8x telephoto zoom lens for Micro 4/3 cameras. With a 90-350mm (equivalent in 35mm format) range, this lens is only 2.42 x 3.54" (61.6 x 90mm) long, and the lens doesn't change length when focusing, thanks to its high tech "Multi Actuator Floating Inner Focus System". It also supports a Power Zoom feature which enables smooth zoom action with just a touch of a button on the lens barrel. This is particularly useful when shooting video.

The lens has a nano surface coating that greatly reduces ghosting and flare, and the two aspherical and two ED lenses deliver improved image quality, with reduced chromatic aberration. A stepping motor and high speed contrast autofocus deliver smooth, accurate autofocus throughout the range.

Justification

This lens completes the full complement of lenses for the Panasonic Mirrorless Cameras. It also is a specialty lens and will be used when telephoto shots are desired or required.

Magnus Tri-Pod System

$210.85 1 $210.85
Description

Magnus VT-4000 Tripod System Kit with Fluid Video Head, Dolly, and Pan Bar
www.bhphoto.com
Not available at CDWG.com

The Magnus VT-4000 Tripod System Kit with Fluid Video Head, Dolly, and Pan Bar from B&H is a complete video tripod package for cameras weighing up to 8.8 pounds. The kit features a Magnus VT-4000 Tripod System with Fluid Head, Pearstone DWL-2 Universal Tripod Dolly, and Magnus PB-2 Pan Bar for VT-4000 Tripod.

The Magnus VT-4000 Tripod System with Fluid Head is constructed out of anodized aluminum and supports loads up to 8.8 pounds. It features a two-stage leg design, two-way fluid head for smooth operation, and half-ball mount with 65mm diameter. It also features a passive counterbalance system, a height range of 27.6 to 59", and a middle spreader for added support and stability. A quick release plate and carrying case come included with the VT-4000. A Magnus PB-2 Pan Bar is provided as a replacement or a second bar for the fluid head.

The Pearstone DWL-2 Universal Tripod Dolly provides a simple way to get your tripod on wheels for added convenience on set or in the studio. The dolly supports loads up to 33 pounds and has adjustable legs and clamps to accommodate a wide variety of tripods, allowing you to use the dolly with the VT-4000 or with additional tripods. The dolly folds down to just 17 x 5" for easy storage.

Justification

This tripod would be used with all of our cameras, both still and video. With the pan feature, it's particularly suited for the above requested Panasonic Mirrorless Cameras as they shoot in video mode.

Reflector Disks

$35.21 1 $35.21
Description

Impact 5-in-1 Collapsible Circular Reflector Disc - 42"
www.bhphoto.com
Not available at www.CDWG.com

Includes 5 Colors: Gold, Silver
Silver/Gold, White, Translucent
Folds to 1/3 Open Size
Includes Storage Bag

Justification

Collapsible reflectors help gather ambient light and allow for shooting in lower light conditions, without a flash. It can be used by both still and video photographers, although it's more often used by still photographers.

Hotshoe Male Post Adapter

$5.21 4 $20.84
Description

Revo Hot Shoe to 1/4"-20 Male Post Adapter
www.bhphoto.com
Not available at www.cdwg.com

Attaches to Camera Hot Shoe
Converts Hot Shoe to 1/4"-20 Male Post
With Locking Disk
Lightweight, Durable Aluminum Material

Justification

This adapters will facilitate better usage of our existing tri-pods. They're currently set up for still cameras. These would allow the tripods and monopods to be quickly adapted to video cameras.

SanDisk 64 GB Memory Cards

$68.55 4 $274.20
Description

SanDisk 64GB SDXC Memory Card Extreme Pro Class 10 UHS-I
www.cdwg.com

64GB Data Storage Capacity
Class 10 Speed
Max. Read Speed: 95 MB/s
Max. Write Speed: 90 MB/s

Justification

These would be used by the Panasonic Mirrorless Cameras as well as some of our existing cameras. As we shoot more video, we need greater capacity storage cards.

www.cdwg.com

CAME-7800 Handheld Gimbal

$1,380.00 1 $1,380.00
Description

CAME-7800 Handheld Gimbal for GH4, 5DMkII, etc. With Case and Stand

Includes multiple stabilization modes, easy tuning, a joystick for adjusting movement, and is very lightweight. Compatible with many cameras including the 5D3, 5D2, 7D, GH4, and Sony A7s.

http://www.came-tv.com/assembled-32-bit-came7800-3-axis-camera-gimbal-case-and-stand-p-629.html
Available only from the manufacturer.

Justification

This handheld gimbal actively stabilizes cameras without requiring the steep learning curve of Glidecams and Steadicams. The technology is used from Hollywood to television to dramatically improve moving shots. It is so powerful that students using the equipment can literally run and the resulting footage will look smooth and professional. It will specifically be used with the Panasonic GH4 cameras also on the proposal, but can accommodate cameras of many types and sizes into the future. The ability to run handheld gimbals is in increasingly high demand in the workforce, which makes this even more valuable for students learning the craft.

FEIYU G4 Handheld Gimbal for GoPro camera

$349.99 1 $349.99
Description

Feiyu G4 Handheld Gimbal for GoPro

Compatible with HERO3, HERO3+, and HERO4 models. Includes improved range of motion and battery life with video output.

http://www.goodluckbuy.com/feiyu-fy-g4-3-axis-handle-gopro-gimbal-steady-camera-mount-gopro-hero4-3-compatible-preorder.html

Justification

This gimbal significantly improves the footage from our existing GoPro cameras, allowing us to get professional video in tight spaces or where the larger gimbal setup cannot be used. It is much easier to use than traditional GoPro stabilizing rigs and achieves superior results.

Hoya UV filters

$11.93 4 $47.72
Description

Hoya 58mm alpha MC UV Filter
www.bhphoto.com
Not available from www.cdwg.com

The Hoya 58mm alpha MC UV Filter is a general use, clear filter that helps to absorb ultraviolet light. No additional coloration or contrast is provided, allowing you to pair this filter with others.

The UV filter is also useful as a general protective filter to leave on lenses at all times. Filters help to reduce dust and moisture from reaching your lens element and provide additional protection in case of drops or situations where scratching could occur.

Hoya alpha UV filters are multi-coated for reducing flare, ghosting, and reflections on the filter surface. As a result, a higher light transmission of approximately 96% is possible, providing you with additional contrast and high color fidelity.

Justification

UV filters will be used in conjunction with the camera lenses listed above. They are an inexpensive way to protect the more expensive optical glass used in the lenses.

Panasonic Rechargeable Battery Pack

$47.80 2 $95.60
Description

Panasonic DMW-BLF19 Rechargeable Lithium-ion Battery Pack (7.2V, 1860mAh)
www.bhphoto.com
Not available from CDWG

The 7.2V DMW-BLF19 Rechargeable Lithium-ion Battery Pack from Panasonic has a capacity of 1860mAh, making it possible to shoot hundreds of photographs with your Panasonic GH3 and GH4 digital cameras on a single battery charge. The battery is compact and lightweight, with no memory effect - so you can recharge partially drained batteries without reducing overall performance.

Justification

This item will be used with the Panasonic Mirrorless Cameras. It will provide backup for longer shoots, as well as redundancy in the event an original battery fails.

Battery Charger

$14.99 1 $14.99
Description

Watson Compact AC/DC Charger for DMW-BLF19 Battery
www.bhphoto.com
Not available from CDWG

This versatile Compact AC/DC Charger from Watson charges any DMW-BLF19 lithium-ion battery via the included dedicated battery plate. The charger runs on 100-240VAC power, allowing for worldwide use. It features a fold-out 2-prong US plug and is supplied with a European plug adapter, as well as a 12VDC car charger that plugs into a cigarette lighter. This makes it ideal for use both at home and on the road.

Justification

This item will be used to charge the batteries for the Panasonic Mirrorless Cameras.

Camera bag

$29.99 1 $29.99
Description

AmazonBasics Backpack for SLR/DSLR Cameras and Accessories - Black
amazon.com
Not available from CDWG

Backpack holds and protects 2 smaller SLR/DSLR camera bodies, 3-4 lenses, and additional small accessories
Durable black polyester/nylon exterior; ample interior storage
Outer dimensions: 11.5 x 7.2 x 15.6 inches (292mm x 183mm x 396mm); Internal: 10 x 5 x 14.75 inches (254mm x 127mm x 374mm)
Distributed by Amazon.com; backed by one-year AmazonBasics warranty

Justification

This item will be used to protect the Panasonic Mirrorless cameras and attendant lenses while traveling to photo shoots. Even though we are requesting two cameras, we need only one camera bag. We have other camera bags, purchased last year.

Impact Light Kit Bag #4

$56.21 1 $56.21
Description

Impact Light Kit Bag #4

Meant for the Essential 240, Outfit and Studio 500 Series the Light Kit Bag #4 from Impact is a weather-resistant carry case with plastic-reinforced sides, top, bottom and interior padded dividers, that gives your gear the protection of a hard case without the weight. The dividers are adjustable to allow a variety of configurations to suit Genaray and other equipment combinations.

The bag has heavy duty zippered closure, comes with a removable shoulder strap and has dual strap handles that wrap completely around the bag and join at the top for added strength.

Justification

This item will be used to protect and transport the requested lighting kit
www.bhphoto.com
Not available from CDWG

The Daily Double Shot

Stereo cable

$23.04 4 $92.16
Description

Hosa Technology XVM-102M Angled Stereo 3.5mm to 3-Pin XLR Male Microphone Cable (2')
www.bhphoto.com
Not available from www.cdwg.com

The XVM-102M from Hosa Technology is a professional-quality audio cable, ideal for connecting a small microphone to a professional audio input. The cable has oxygen-free copper conductors for enhanced signal clarity. An OFC spiral shield provides flexibility and effective EMI and RFI rejection. The cable is 2' long and has an angled 3.5mm stereo mini TRS plug at one end and a 3-pin XLR male connector at the other. The XLR connector has internal strain relief for durability.

Justification

As we add equipment to the Double Shot, more cables are needed to keep things working together.

Memory Card Case

$13.46 2 $26.92
Description

Ruggard Memory Card Case for Up to 8 SD Cards
www.bhphoto.com
Not available at www.cdwg.com

The Ruggard Memory Card Case for Up to 8 SD Cards is a sturdy protective case for your memory cards. It will accommodate up to 8 Secure Digital (SD) cards, keeping them safe from shock and moisture. The case has a molded rubber interior lining, as well as a durable polycarbonate resin exterior with a weather-resistant seal to keep out water, dust and debris. There is a snap-on locking system and a molded eyelet for attaching the case to a strap or hook.

Justification

These would help protect the requested memory cards, as well as the ones we already have. A rugged case would help keep them together, less likely to be misplaced or damaged.

The Ruggard Memory Card Case for Up to 8 SD Cards is a sturdy protective case for your memory cards. It will accommodate up to 8 Secure Digital (SD) cards, keeping them safe from shock and moisture. The case has a molded rubber interior lining, as well as a durable polycarbonate resin exterior with a weather-resistant seal to keep out water, dust and debris. There is a snap-on locking system and a molded eyelet for attaching the case to a strap or hook.

Camcorder case with wheels

$104.96 1 $104.96
Description

Pearstone Pro Camcorder Case with Wheels
www.bhphoto.com
Not available from www.cdwg.com

The Pearstone Professional Soft Camcorder Case with Wheels (Black) is a large padded 1680 denier PVC nylon case made to carry a camcorder up to 24" long and accessories. It can also carry a smaller camcorder with a matte box or accessory lens attached. It has two carry straps with an overlapping grip, retractable handle and built-in skate wheels. There is a large zippered front pocket for accessories. The interior of the case is dividable and includes seven padded touch fastener dividers. There is an ID space on the top of the case.

Justification

This case would make it easier to move equipment from our office to location, a large benefit to smaller students. It would also help protect the equipment. Video cameras, batteries and accessories, including lighting equipment and tripods, can be heavy.

WD 2TB Ultra Portable Hard Drive

$96.89 1 $96.89
Description

WD 2TB My Passport Ultra Portable Hard Drive (Black)
www.cdwg.com

2TB Storage Capacity
USB 3.0 Interface
Data Transfer Rates up to 5 Gb/s
Bus Powered

Justification

This item will be used to transport our finished Double Shot video shows from our office for the UWTV show.

The Daily Double Shot

Bescor Dimmable Studio Light and Battery Pack

$745.20 1 $745.20
Description

Bescor LED-500KL Dimmable Studio Light and Lithium Ion Battery Kit
www.bhphoto.com
Not available from CDWG

The Bescor LED-500K Dimmable Studio Light and Lithium Ion Battery Kit is an all purpose lighting package for in-studio projects or location shooting for on the road interviews, events or ENG. The kit includes 2 each: LED-500s, 6' stands, universal AC adaptors, Li-Ion batteries and chargers.

The LED-500's 504 bright, 5 mm LEDs produce an impressive 3,100 lux at 39" at a color temperature of 6,500K, while drawing only 0.3 amps at 12V. The dimmable fixtures measure 12 x 11 x 1.37" allowing you to place them where other larger hot lights just can't go. And with their multi-voltage AC adapters, the LED-500s can go anywhere in the world where there's electricity. And no electricity no problem - this kit comes with 2 Li-Ion batteries that will keep you shooting for up to 3 hours on a 4 hour charge.

Justification

The equipment would be used with our requested and existing video cameras. We are seeking Fast Track approval for this item because we are encountering situations where students want to shoot video, and do not have access to electrical power.

The Daily & The Daily Double Shot

Elvid On-Camera Monitor

$201.75 1 $201.75
Description

Elvid FieldVision 7" On-Camera Monitor with Sony L & M Battery Plate and Charger

Supports Up To 1920 x 1440 Resolution, 250 Nit, 500:1 Contrast Ratio, Wide Viewing Angle, HDMI, VGA & 2 x Composite Video Inputs, Charger Included, Replaceable Battery Plate

$201.75 on B&H

Justification

This Elvid monitor will be mounted on the CAME-7800 handheld gimbal and will connect to the camera, allowing students to line up their shots more accurately. Otherwise using the gimbal will be difficult or impossible.

Watson Lithium-Ion Battery Pack

$44.99 1 $44.99
Description

Watson NP-F975 Lithium-Ion Battery Pack (7.4V, 7800mAh)

$44.99 on B&H

Justification

This battery pack will power the Elvid monitor, allowing students to more easily see their shots while using the CAME-7800 gimbal.

Total requested: $8,581.72

Total funded: $0.00

Comments

The Daily and the Double Shot provide real world experience for members of the UW community interested in pursuing careers in multimedia and I believe these items will only help them further their goals.

-Nathan Taft, Senior, Political Science: International Security

ntaft — January 19, 2015 @ 4:44 p.m.

Improving The Daily's video capability is one of the best ways to support an amazing, award-winning publication.

dtmd — January 19, 2015 @ 4:48 p.m.

The Daily's biggest strength is that it simultaneously provides a real, professional work environment for it's staff while reliably covering the UW community as it relates to the world with very high standards. Providing this equipment will help it keep up with changes in the world around it while maintaining high standards of journalism.

-Arunabh Satpathy, English (Creative Writing)

arunab10 — January 19, 2015 @ 6:27 p.m.

The Daily's video department is only going to get larger and larger. With this new equipment, we will be able to train students with equipment that is relevant to current and future industry standards.

Student127 — January 20, 2015 @ 5:36 p.m.

The expansion of The Daily's video department warrants the acquisition of new high quality equipment to match the quality of content it seeks to release. Waiting too long to upgrade and gather more resources may stunt an extremely productive program.

woog — January 20, 2015 @ 7 p.m.

Video features at The Daily and Double Shot are growing, mirroring the countless and ever-changing production possibilities on the professional level. For students to explore these possibilities and create content efficiently, we need the latest equipment.

ateodoro — January 20, 2015 @ 7:27 p.m.

High quality video equipment will ultimately lead to high quality videos. As a student and staff member for The Daily/Double Shot, being able to use this equipment now will help me better prepare for future journalism/production jobs. The Daily is known for its outstanding content, and better equipment can only help it grow and improve.

okf11 — January 21, 2015 @ 10:10 a.m.

In todays media environment multimedia is critical to the relevance of any particular outlet. For the daily we have been building our program from the ground up since all of our equipment was stolen two and a half years ago. This batch of equipment will allow still photographers to make the transition to video much easier and vice-versa. Getting students hands-on experience with mirror-less cameras and other professional grade equipment will not only boost the quality of our videos but it will also give them the know-how to enter into a professional environment after graduation more easily.

foxs3 — January 21, 2015 @ 11:01 a.m.

The Double Shot provides opportunities for students to try new things. However, as technology continues to improve the student journalists need to be exposed to these new devices to give them an edge in the workplace. Allowing this grant to pass directly supports students in their future after graduation.

Levi_Logstrom — January 21, 2015 @ 2 p.m.

There is truly no way of expressing how much this new state of the arc equipment will propel the Double Shot and The Daily both. For one, if this proposal is granted then the Double Shot and Daily will be among one of the most advanced video hubs on campus, this will mean that membership will more than likely go way up. In addition the new technology will only further strengthen the production skills of our team, and enable us to pump out professional quality videos that could be ready for TV air at any moment! I am personally very excited and hope that this proposal can be awarded so that the Double Shot and The Daily may further their professional endeavors.

bosscoa — January 21, 2015 @ 2:34 p.m.

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