Today I was down in Halmstad, at ABF, for a course in podcasting. We learned how to set up the microphones, what cables go where, how to use the sound editing program, where you can upload your podcast for free, etc. I had done some similar stuff in school, so it wasn’t all that new, but it was still very interesting and useful in case I choose to start a podcast some day. They even informed us that we can use their supplies for free whenever we want, so that’s pretty damn great! Since a lot of the equipment can be pretty pricey to buy, plus the not too technical people might not even now what they have to buy. The course was free, and they also paid for lunch. I do love free food. Now I know the basics!
This weekend I was in a show at Falkenbergs Stadsteater, which was basically a dedication to a childrens club they had back in the 60’s. They had live performances, dance, and a circus number, which I was a part of. We had rehearsed a bit the night before, but some of the musical numbers needed a bit more practise, so we met up at the theater at 10.30 the morning of the show and did a run-through. We did two shows, one at 3pm (which was sold out), and one at 7.30pm. One of the kids that did a circus number almost fell of the stage when he did a back flip, you could hear the crowd gasping, but luckily he just rolled back to his spot on stage. All in all it was a 12h day for the performers and crew. I was pretty damn tired when I got home, I think I slept like 13h that night, but it was a lot of fun!
Last friday at the theater we had a stage-night. First we had a public reading, and then at 10pm The Hints went on and did a dedication to grunge music. It was a pretty great night!
So a few weeks ago I shot a commercial/information film for a company. We did a full day of shooting in front of green-screen, a photoshoot, and lots of pretend running and pulling a rope. It was basically a workout. It was so much fun, and all of us actors got along really well. It was a great group. On the picture above is a beaver head that one of the actors wore. I was amazed by how awesome it was! I mean just look at it. I can’t wait to see the final product.