The Haldane School Foundation will tap into the spirit of Kickstarter to raise start-up funds for a new state-of-the-art media technology lab at Haldane.
The Haldane School Foundation will hold a live Kickstarter event at its Fall Ball on Sept. 28, at Bear Mountain Inn. Guests will have the opportunity to provide start-up funding for the new Haldane Media Arts & Technology Lab, which will be equipped with the latest video, audio, and Web-based media technology for in-school use and after-school programming.
The event takes its name from the popular Kickstarter platform, in which supporters and fans donate money to fund projects from artists and entrepreneurs.
“We want to capture some of that enthusiasm to create support for a lab that will in turn kick-start the creative visions of Haldane students,” said Fall Ball Event Co-Chair Betsy Matos Carone.
The new lab will create opportunities for elementary, middle and high school students to express themselves through film, media and Web production and will help develop presentation, communication and research skills needed to succeed in a digitally connected society. The Haldane administration estimates the cost of building the lab at approximately $25,000.
The new lab will also serve as an important resource for the middle school Video Morning News project and provide a foundation for the proposed Haldane Student Film Festival.