Meet the Radical Reporters. They are young backpack journalists and video producers who are mentored and at home at Acadiana Open Channel Community Media.

Tell us a little bit about yourself and how you got started making things.
We are a group of media students and we work together at AOC to make our own media.

What does the term “Maker” mean to you?
A producer of cool.

Who or what inspires you?
A need to create cool things!

Is making your hobby or your business? How does it relate, if at all, to your day job?
A hobby (on track to be a career!)

Why is making important to you?
We want to create the kind of media that we want to see.

What have you made that you are most proud of?
Public Access (webseries)

What would you make if you had unlimited resources?
A feature length rom-com, dramedy, horror movie.

What up-and-coming maker trends excite you the most?
Robots and Deepfake AI

What advice can you give someone who wants to get involved in the Maker movement?
Make, make, make!

Tell us something surprising about yourself.
The fish market joke was invented in The Monster Movie.