Anna Snowball (Media Arts, Final Year) winner of the Le Helyer-Holloway Foster Prize
The Le Helyer-Holloway Foster Prize has been kindly donated by two friends of Royal Holloway and Bedford New College who wished to celebrate the innovative spirit of Thomas Holloway.
Winner of the Le Helyer-Holloway Foster Prize, Anna Snowball (Media Arts, Final Year) tells us more about why she entered the competition and what innovation at Royal Holloway means to her.
“I was really interested in the prize as I thought the breadth of the topic would give me the opportunity to create a piece that was really of my own making. For me, innovation is about always challenging yourself and finding new ways to improve upon what you already do and so in this respect the prize was the perfect opportunity for me to try something new”.
When asked why she chose to create a short film about Insanity Radio getting its Community FM License Anna explained:
“I’ve been involved with Insanity since I started my studies in 2009 and have always had a breakfast radio show. For me Insanity Radio Station really symbolises innovation as they’ve pushed themselves to secure the FM licence in order to reach an even wider audience. It took them years to finally secure the license and with Annual Fund support they were able to achieve it in January 2012. The Station’s main motivation to go FM was to embrace the local community and give young local kids the opportunity to get involved in radio that they otherwise would not have”.
Anna, who is hoping to become a documentary maker, will be using most of the £500 prize money to purchase new hardware to enable her to edit as she films while out on location. Anna’s winning prize was filmed on her DSLR in HD.
Posted on Wednesday 7th March 2012