T-Mobile Project 10 Million

I am the DIT for the Louisville, KY portion of the T-Mobile Project 10 Million. T-Mobile is traveling all over the country and filming some of the lucky recipients of their initiative to close the Digital Divide.

5 MILLION+ youths have already been awarded!

Title

T-Mobile Project 10 Million

Role

Media Manager-DIT

Production Company

T-Mobile

Director

Marta Masferrer

Equipment/Specs

Arri Alexa Mini LF x 2 cameras

Recorded onto SanDisk 256GB Extreme PRO CFast 2.0 cards

shooting in Apple ProRes 4444

Type of Production

Industrial/Commercial

Video

We videotaped several students and teachers at the J Graham Brown School in Louisville, KY talking about how T-Mobile’s gifts are helping to break down the Digital Barrier. The speakers were very inspiring, especially the Principal Martin Pollio!

What is Project 10Million?

Project 10Million is an initiative aimed at delivering Internet connectivity to millions of underserved student households. The program offers free Internet and free mobile hotspots – and access to low-cost laptops and tablets.

Behind the Scenes

Below are a few Behind the Scenes photos from the shoot. Unfortunately, not a lot – we had a jam-packed day. I forgot to take a photo of the entire crew. We were all too busy working. 😉

  • my desk
  • reference monitor to line up the shot
  • adjusting position of talent for lighting
  • craft services

Description

I am the DIT for this shoot. That means I collected all the video and audio files and cloned them onto various hard drives and created Proxies of all the footage so editors could get to work immediately. My job is to ensure the integrity of the data thru the Production Pipeline. One of the brand new hard drives were Dead on Arrival, so we had to adjust with all the other hard drives. I’ve never had that happen before!

One of the cables was not good and caused the transfer time to dramatically slow. Eric (the DP) said that could be caused by a bad cable. I was able to switch it out and the speed increased.

I learn something new on every shoot!

Who is Eligible?

Project 10Million offers free 100GBs/year of data, free mobile hotspots, and access to low-cost laptops and tablets, to students eligible for the National School Lunch Program (NSLP) – one per household. Parents will need to provide proof of NSLP eligibility for free or reduced-price meals upon enrollment. This verification can be in the form of a NSLP notification letter or proof of enrollment in other qualified government programs such as (but not limited to):

  • Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) via P-EBT or EBT
  • Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF)
  • Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations (FDPIR)
  • Community Eligibility Provision (CEP)
  • Medicaid
  • Head Start
  • Foster youth, migrant, homeless, or runaway youth

Puerto Rico students are also eligible. Since all students in Puerto Rico are included in the NSLP, parents/guardians need to prove enrollment in a K-12 school in Puerto Rico by providing the student’s report card from the school or their certificate of enrollment. The certificate of enrollment is emailed to parent/guardians from the Department of Education upon enrollment in school.

All documentation must be properly signed and dated anywhere from the 2019 school year to present.

More examples

For more examples of my Media Manager-DIT work, click here.

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