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Happy Friday!

Me by Lydia

Me this past summer. Photo by Lydia Winters

It’s the best day of the week and I’m about to head over to a class mates place for group work (although knowing us there’ll be more girl talk than work done). We’re writing a big paper on Facebook status updates. This past Wednesday evening we had a focus group interview which went very well… so we celebrated with a couple of glasses of wine as a spontaneous after work.

In other news, there’s somewhat of a historical event going down as we speak. Swedish House Mafia are here in their home town this weekend for three concerts. I am beyond bummed that I don’t have tickets! Last night was the first of the three concerts they’re hosting here in Stockholm during their One last tour. The three concerts are all sold out, filling the Friends arena with 35 000 people each night. My Facebook news feed exploded with photos and videos from the concert last night and I expect to see more after tonight and Saturday night. I don’t know why I torture myself by looking at them.

Right, gotta run!

P.S The above photo is from that photo shoot Lydia and I did with her Hasselblad back in August when I first met her. Love it!

What’s up Friday!

Me

Picture from last weekend (excuse the selfie overload lately…)

It’s been a weird week. One minute I’m stressing my ass off, next I’m so bored I’m crawling on the walls.

I talked to my sister on the phone for an hour the other day. I haven’t spoken to her since she moved to NYC in August so you can imagine how happy I was to finally talk to her. Thank goodness for What’sApp which enables our daily contact. A couple of weeks ago we started randomly sending pictures to each other of “What I see right now”, makes me feel closer to her. Ugh, I miss her.

Speaking of siblings, called my brother yesterday, I was in need of some advice and I know he’s the one to turn to. He tells it like it is and makes me take a step back and admit I’m being ridiculous. I appreciate that he gives me a slap across the face every once in a while.

Right, I’m going to throw together some dinner and then head out to meet Lydia for some girl time over a couple of drinks. There’s also talk of possibly meeting up with some classmates, and my brother is bound to be owning the night too. Ah, bring it on Friday!

Behind the scenes: filming Typically Swedish

Behind the scenes: film production

A Typically Swedish breakfast

Behind the scenes: film production

James and Stephen during our lunch break at IKEA

Behind the scenes: film production

Stephen enjoying his kanelbulle for afternoon fika

Behind the scenes: film production

Fika

Behind the scenes: film production

And the whole gang!

Here’s a couple of the “behind the scenes” photos that James snapped while we were filming our short film Typically Swedish. James is a fantastic photographer, he’s always got his camera hanging around his neck and is snapping photos throughout the day. He’s to credit for all of the above photos.

Don’t forget to Tweet or Instagram what you consider to be #typicallySwedish

Typically Swedish

Typically Swedish

Tomorrow is the big day, that’s when we’ll be showing our movies to the rest of the class and our teacher. I’m both nervous and excited. As promised, here’s our short film for you all to see!

What do you think?

P.S Don’t forget to post what you think is typically Swedish using #typicallySwedish on Twitter!

Hard work, laughter, frustration, and dedication

Film production at University

Film production at University

Film production at University

I never thought I’d say this, but I’ve actually enjoyed group work this time around. Sure, it’s been frustrating from time to time, there’s been some miscommunications and disagreements, but there’s also been a lot of laughter. Around the time when the sun begins to set each day and we’ve been sitting in front of the computer screen for too many hours (because we’ve quite literally been living at Uni lately), the tired sets in and inevitably the laughter follows.

I’m very excited to see all the short films next week. Everyone has been working so hard and I’m sure there’ll be a lot of interesting and impressive films. I’m hoping our film will be well received and that it’ll give the class a couple of laughs, but it’s impossible to know what our audience will think so of course I’m a little nervous about showing our film. I myself have seen our movie too many times to tell anymore if it’s good, or just really bad.

(I’ll show you our film after our presentation next week)

Film production course: our first short film

My group’s first film: A möter B: Emergency Delivery

With the risk of regretting that I’m posting this, I thought I’d show you what I’ve been up to at Uni lately. As mentioned, my first course this semester is in film production and as a first exercise we were given the assignment to make a movie on the theme “A meets B”. My group brainstormed and made the above movie as our interpretation of the assignment.

This movie was “only” an exercise to get accustomed to the camera and editing. Now our real project is in full swing and naturally, it’s a much bigger deal. Considering how much work went into this short one minute film, these next couple of weeks are going to be intense.

Film production

Film production at University

I’m swamped with Uni assignments right now. My first course this semester is film production and I’ve got an extensive group project and a film analysis to write. I spent the entire day filming with my group yesterday, and all day tomorrow will be dedicated editing. And then the real project starts next week, with even more filming, editing, fine-tuning etc.

It’s a busy time right now.

Keep calm and carry on.