This studio has presented me with lots of opportunities to try my hand at new things, but the most intriguing of these would be the creation of a radio feature. To be honest, in the past I avoided the Media Studios that had an audio focus, purely because I had been trained in the film, and developed a love for the creation of dialogue-absent shorts.
I had a vague idea of the structure of a feature before our creative process started, but forgot how much room there was for experimenting with content, texture and content. Our group has chosen to focus our feature on second-hand clothing, exploring the effects of recycling clothes and identifying possible answers to the question- in doing good, are we actually doing any good?
Corey and I were put on the task of trying to contact the likes of Vinnies and Brotherhood of St Laurence to try and discuss the circulation of their clothing items within their respective opportunity shops. But unfortunately, they were more reserved than initially expected. Luckily, we had some connections in the Uniting Church Op Shop in Point Lonsdale. Whilst the impact of an interview with a more large-scale organisation would have added a nice side to our feature, the more personable touch we were able to get out of an interview with an opp shop volunteer might add a bit of tension, something that Sam and Bruce stressed we should aim for.
Hopefully, our elements pull together nicely. Natalie has been delegated the task of editing and after listening to a few of her past feature works, I am sure she will bring everything together beautifully