(David Kemper) As part of an internship, Erich and I, along with Shannon Kolder and Adon Martinez-Kee, took on a task for creating an audio tour for the Arizona State Museum.
(Erich Healy) The plan was to make an audio tour for students, by students.
(David Kemper) We took the whole thing, from drawing board to the final edits in a little less than eight months.
(Erich Healy) And a crazy eight months it has been. Remember our trip to Nogales?
(David Kemper) Yeah, that was pretty cool. We had a chance to talk to students from the Universidad de Sonora's Nogales campus, professors, and, also, witness what few have actually seen.
(Erich Healy) Dude, we're not supposed to talk about that.
(David Kemper) What? How we were allowed to watch a real luchador training session?
(Erich Healy) Oh, yeah, that was cool. We've learned so much by interviewing and talking to people whose lives are influenced by masks and Mexican culture. We hope we can share it all with you.
(David Kemper) We think our tour is different than others that you would hear in museums by the fact that we actually went out and we interviewed experts, professors and artists in the field. Their voices are the ones that you will hear on this audio tour. And they're the ones that actually drive the audio tour.
(Erich Healy) That's right. And we also tried to keep it simple with broad subjects pointing out certain masks for highlight. That way you can let your eyes wander and not be overwhelmed by information.
We'd like to thank everyone who helped us with this project: ASM staff: Davison Koenig, Teresa Moreno, Diane Dittemore, Martin Kim, Laura LePere and our project director, Lisa Falk. Also, U Of A staff, Dr. Lydia Otero. Special contributors Gayle Castañeda, Felipe Molina and our luchadores, Sol de Oriente, Cuervo, and luchador trainer Eddie Velarde , and our narrator Zarco Guerrero.
(David Kemper) And we'd also like to extend a special thanks to our sponsor, Gateway, for their support of this project.
Special Thanks to Gateway for their support of this project.
Many thanks also to the University of Arizona Disability Resources Center for transcribing the tour episodes.