Even though it’s a dead brief, I wanted to try my hand at the E Stings Competition for one of my projects as it’s an annual contest and, even if my end result isn’t suitable for next year’s submission, it will at least be practice for my future attempts.
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The brief itself is very open; with only a couple of parameters, the only real limitation is the creator’s imagination. This also means that there is very little to inspire a starting point, I will have to delve deep to find research that will help me develop a strong concept. Whilst the openness is a little daunting, with virtually limitless directions that I can take, I am excited to start this project and there are a few areas that I know I can start my research. Finding out my target demographic, for example, and watching the already popular E Stings from previous years. Listening to the supplied sound beds is another area that I can mine for inspiration.