LBTV receives grant from Sparklight campaign

Long Beach High School’s TV production class received a $2,500 Sparklight ‘Dream Bigger’ grant to go towards the purchase of additional professional-grade video cameras for their daily LBTV broadcast.

More than 100 schools and organizations from communities in the 21 states Sparklight serves submitted entries outlining how the award would be used to fund their STEM projects and how the projects benefit students. Determined by public voting, six schools and STEM programs received $2,500 grants.

The LBTV course allows student journalists to get hands on experience learning about reporting, videography, teamwork, and professionalism. Long Beach TV Production Class Teacher Gary Stone said, “So, we are looking to buy a new video camera, the camera that we have we currently have one that’s industry standard, the other ones are very old. They’re like 720. So, the new camera that we are going to get shoots in full 4k and that will give us two cameras in studio.”

LBTV Director Reagan Hanson said, “So, the quality is going to be better which is good on my end because I do a lot of the editing and everyone does everything, but the quality will be better and it will be easier to go out and get stuff at the same time.”

The Dream Bigger campaign helps provide students with access to hands-on learning opportunities that aligns with Sparklight’s continued commitment to the communities they serve.

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