Before we had even decided what we wanted to create we knew that sustainability was going to be a key component not only of our “why” but also our “how”. We wanted to not only use sustainability as a part of the meaning behind our capstone, but also try to be as sustainable as possible within the process of making the project. One of the elements of our proposal was to create a plan for this and figure out how we were going to practice what we preach.
The first section of this plan has to do with technology. In order to be sustainable with the purchasing and using of technology we decided it would be best to borrow as much as we could. We will borrow the majority of our equipment including cameras, microphones, and lights. The second section of the plan has to do with costuming. In order to be sustainable with the creation of our costumes we created a list of materials to avoid and to use. Using materials that are biodegradable such as hemp, denim, linen, and cotton was a key point. We are also going to thrift as much material as we can or borrow from storage.
The third section of the plan has to do with set creation. Although much of our filming will be done outside, we want any sets we do create to also be made with sustainability in mind. To do this we will avoid materials such as plastic and tape and stick to wood and recycled materials like cardboard. The final section of the plan has to do with the showing of our capstone and everything that goes into the day-of. We want to keep all our decorations as recyclable and reused as possible, not buying unnecessary plastic decorations. We also plan to promote local businesses who support our mission of sustainability either by donating or having opportunities for pop-ups from the businesses.