Production
Packages

Youth Production Packages

In 2021, the Hour Zero Foundation provided six minority youth from Toronto with a variety of free equipment, classes, mentorship, and funds to help them complete a personal creative project. These benefits were called "Production Packages".

Zachary's Package

Equipment

The Blue Yeti Nano, a premium microphone that delivers broadcast-quality sound for podcasting. Zachary will be using this equipment to produce podcasts for his documentary essays.

Mentorship

Zachary received mentorship and a one-on-one writing session with a Canadian Sports Writer & FIBA Agent to support him with his documentary essay.

Helton's Package

Equipment

R5 Desview Touchscreen Monitor. Helton will use this camera monitor for his production shoots.

Classes

Helton received pro-bono classes on Colour Grading with Kevin Ratigan.

Davin's Package

Product

reFX NEXUS3, an electronic music instrument (ROMpler) filled with a number of production-ready sounds. Davin will use the NEXUS3 to produce beats for the Masterpiece: GoldMind documentary.

Jamal's Package

Compensation

Jamal Omar was contracted as a professional photographer by the Hour Zero Foundation for the Masterpiece "GoldMind" production shoot.

Coverage

Jamal received coverage for all his book publishing expenses at IngramSpark. In addition, he received extra coverage to print several book copies.

Christian's Package

COMPENSATION

Christian was hired as a professional graphic designer by the Hour Zero Foundation to create the official Masterpiece "GoldMind" logo.

Mary's Package

Equipment

Beats Flex Wireless Earphones.

Mentorship

Mary received one-on-one mentorship with Jean Baptiste Merville. Like Mary, Jean attended York University and then finished his bachelor's degree in Computer Science in 2021. The same year, Jean began working as a software engineer for Amazon.