Not sure if you’ve noticed yet but we’ve been uploading some great new segments on WIRL Career lately.
Filming new segments is always interesting as it gives us a chance to meet interesting people and to keep learning about different careers but filming these segments was particularly rewarding.
Segment 1. Actress
For the longest time we’ve been trying to source a young actor to profile on WIRL Career and with the help of one of our amazing subscribers – Doug Hughes from Willyama High School we had the privilege of filming Rachel one of the key cast members of Wicked.
Rachel is a highly talented young actress with a number of musicals to her credit. Rachel is a ‘swing’ actress which means that she covers 2 main lead characters and 7 ensemble members, in other words needs to learn all 9 parts and be on call to perform any of these parts at all performances.
To bring this segment to life we partnered with the production company that produces WICKED. We filmed the warm up prior to the show. Rachel then performed a matinee show and we came back afterwards to record her interview and had full access to the stage with all the props and backstage with all the costumes.The only thing we couldn’t film was the Tin Man costume and we had to stay away from filming or asking questions on “what makes Elphaba fly!” which happens in the finale song “Defying Gravity”…this is a highly guarded secret
Again producing this segment was really amazing in that we were able to source the segment from one of our own WIRL subscribers and secondly because we were generously given so much access to the Wicked production in the beautiful Regent Theatre.
Remember to check out this segment on WIRL and keep and eye out for Rachel in the future as she is an aspiring actress and we could definitely see her as a lead in a future musical (not that we really know anything about acting).
Segment 2. Chef
The first thing about filming Georgette was that she made desert for us. The second thing was her interesting backstory which reflects what we have seen many times in WIRL segments. Georgette started her working career as a photographer and designer but wasn’t enjoying her career. Eventually she went back to school(Gordon Tafe) and found her passion for design in food.
You can’t see it on camera but we filmed the segment at The Gordon in a working kitchen with a class happening behind Georgette. A big thanks to Gordon Tafe and to the Geelong LLEN who made this segment happen.
Segment 3. Software Developer
This was another interesting segment that we were able to source and film in partnership with the Geelong LLEN. We’ve come to love working with the LLEN and the wider community in Geelong. They are doing great things to connect students, industry and education providers together. We’ll probably write more about this in a separate blog entry as we’d love to see what is happening in other part of the country.