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Investing in the Next Generation of Film and Media Studies

$12,658
12%
Raised toward our $100,000 Goal
40 Donors
Project has ended
Project ended on August 14, at 11:55 PM CDT
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Investing in the Next Generation of Film and Media Studies

The University of Kansas has committed $3.5 million to transform Summerfield Hall into the new home of the Department of Film and Media Studies starting in the fall semester of 2017. This unprecedented investment in the future of our local Kansas filmmakers brings the department back to the main KU campus for the first time in over two decades and covers the architectural and engineering costs for a state-of-the-art soundstage, recording studio, and spaces for teaching and producing editing, lighting, and animation. But we still need your help.

Our goal is to raise $100,000 in 90 days, to ensure that our students and faculty have the equipment they need for classes and film productions in the new building.  Film and Media is the leading art form of the 21st century and success today depends on access to new technology and cutting edge digital implements. Your tax deductible contribution of any amount will make a real difference in bringing the next generation of film and media studies to KU.

One hundred percent of your charitable donation directly benefits our students by providing them with the opportunity to learn and train using industry standard equipment and preparing them for a career in the industry. So please help FMS in its commitment to our most important resource—our students—as we prepare tomorrow’s artists, industry leaders, and scholars whose stories will inspire change for a better world. 

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$25

$25

Help us purchase such indispensable hardware items as cables, clamps, and gel frames.

$50

$50

Help us replace antiquated lighting equipment like flags, reflectors, and scrims.

$100

$100

Help furnish workspaces with ergonomic chairs, carpets and illumination that enable students to put in the long hours necessary to complete their projects.

$250

$250

Our soundstage and recording studio will feature the latest soundproofing and acoustics. Your donations at this level will help us upgrade our power conditioners, microphones, headsets, and other audio components to fully realize the potential of this new space and will elevate the production values of our student work.

$500

$500

Help provide professional audio and video monitors, equipment carts, and other heavy-use items.

$1,000

$1000

Help us upgrade recording and editing hardware and software to current industry standards. Donations at this level also allow us to acquire cutting edge Visual Effects software, a new and vital tool in modern film production.

$2,500

$2500

Help purchase energy efficient LED lighting instruments that last longer and use less energy than traditional tungsten fixtures; plus heavy-duty portable equipment that stands up to the rigors of location shooting.

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