Everything you need to produce stories for class is available through the school. This includes:
• video camera
• still camera
• audio recorder
You can check this stuff out at ITDL in Barbelin Hall. E-mail them at firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve ahead of time. The checkout period is two days and there is a late fee that they will enforce.
Give yourself some time to get familiar with the equipment and charge batteries etc. before you head into the field.