Emergency part 3 - 000 ambulance

Brettle, K 2005, Emergency part 3 - 000 ambulance, (Creative Work : Music/sound recording).

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Title Emergency part 3 - 000 ambulance
Author(s) Brettle, K
Year 2005
Type of work Music/sound recording
Outlet Radio Eye broadcast, ABC Radio National,Australia
Dates 22 August, 2004 - 11 February, 2006
Medium audio recordings
Size/Duration 24.00 (min:sec)
Summary Brettle has been exploring the ways in which observational filmmaking techniques can be adapted to radio documentary production. This research process commenced with taking a story told on screen into an audio version of the same tale and has since explored aural establishing shots, tracking, panning, long shots and close ups, challenging locations and editing styles to develop an observational audio recording and sound editing technique to support her research on ways in which a story can be told with sound only but using observational documentary film style.

This program is a synthesis of her research development, which has culminated in a project that is still moving audiences to write to her from around the world. It draws together research into character, location and event based observational representation and confidently illustrates audio as an observational documentary form, depicting a story that is primarily told via indirect modes of address (few interviews and no narration) with a texture that takes the medium far from the single studio mike and foley artist days and establishes a clear benchmark in story telling.

In Directing the Documentary, esteemed filmmaker Michael Rabiger writes, 'Radio documentary is resurging and even showing the way forward for film makers .. for unforgettable sound design and sheer gut wrenching emotion listen to Kyla Brettle's 000 Ambulance'.

It is an intense and confronting program taking the audience across the airwaves of an Emergency Services Communications network as an ambulance emergency call taker guides us through his world and an exploration of its unique perspective on the city of Melbourne and the ceaseless chaos of life. The drama suspended between two sides of a phone call is compelling and fearful.

Broadcast on ABC Radio National, Chicago Public Radio, the BBC's A World in Your Ear, Third Coast International Audio Festival, reviewed on the audio documentary blog, speechification.org.
Subject Film, Television and Digital Media not elsewhere classified
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