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".
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.
Zachary received mentorship and a one-on-one writing session with a Canadian Sports Writer & FIBA Agent to support him with his documentary essay.
R5 Desview Touchscreen Monitor. Helton will use this camera monitor for his production shoots.
Helton received pro-bono classes on Colour Grading with Kevin Ratigan.
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 Omar was contracted as a professional photographer by the Hour Zero Foundation for the Masterpiece "GoldMind" production shoot.
Jamal received coverage for all his book publishing expenses at IngramSpark. In addition, he received extra coverage to print several book copies.
Christian was hired as a professional graphic designer by the Hour Zero Foundation to create the official Masterpiece "GoldMind" logo.
Beats Flex Wireless Earphones.
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.