This week, some of my radio group and I got together and decided to organize a video show! We had a bit of trouble connecting with everyone over the weekend due to people having not-school things to do, so for a minute we thought we wouldn’t be able to make a show at all, but just as we were considering our alternative options, our groupmates swooped in to claim their spot, and we began brainstorming right away as a group of four!
We decided to break away from our radio show, unfortunately, due to the fact that working around a campus location would be difficult when the original plot was in a small town in Arizona. So, our characters are reset and put into a college student scenario. This kind of removes them from the Western theme, but we decided it would be the most logical course of action to put together a good show.
In order to create this narrative, we chose to work in a vlog/documentary style of recording. Each of us will do a segment of “A Day in the Life of…” for our characters and put it together as a collective story of their college experiences, what they do, and how they like UMW. Hopefully we can get together for a bit of collective recording, too, but we’re working out our schedules still.
I’m really excited to do this project, although I do similarly feel apprehensive. I’m not one who is well-versed in the world of recording and video editing, so hopefully I can pull off some good quality video. On top of that, my character is a man and I’m not exactly one who could easily pass as such without a great deal of effort. So, unless I can recruit a friend who is of a more masculine physique, we are going to have to pretend very hard or just do a little gender swap.
Still, overall this video show is looking promising! Stay tuned for next week, when we release it into the world.