It goes really fast now. Although I still cannot think of a good last project for the final film, I can say that I am more than happy with today's experimental film I shot today with the best crew: Aditi, Ajda and Alexander, three swedes and an indi-girl = Sweden+india=Swindia. 

Then, in a long line of actors and film makers, I got to experience some amazing, funny and sad (but good) performances. I had an experiment with different emotions involved and it was such an amazing and fun thing to film. We had really much time for everyone and to eat calm lunch at Globe - where else when you're filming in school hehe.

I just wanna say a BIG THANKS so everyone that wanted to be a part of my project. Wish me luck for the editing stage. Go team Swindia!

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Dear Monday readers!

Today I got the mission to be DOP (director of photography) (?) wait I've forgotten what it stands for. I think I'm right?
Moving on. It was also my first time to work with green screen - that was so much easier than I thought! It was like magic. Hehe. It was really fun to be a part of it and bossing around people where to put light and camera etc. I felt like I belonged there. We'll see how that goes in the future.

I got new friends and I also went home and ate dinner with Ajda. I've started my healthy week (or trying to be healthy-Week). Eating sellery and hummus. I know I'm cool. Day one of 7. That weekend though for sure looks interesting.

About the trump picture. I know I haven't learned any Czech still, but I think I got the news today.

I talked a little with one of my best friends Julia and we laughed like always! God damn I miss her. WE ARE SO CLOSE - she's in Munich now - but we are so far as well.

Yesterday I treated myself and bought some new make up - like I need more... I actually did. Everything was empty/finished/caput. Then I hanged around with Axel as he played some Xbox online with his Swedish friends - that was hilarious how they talked to each other. I just enjoyed myself and ate some food I've gotten from Mr McDonalds. He too nice and cheap that man.

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This morning was cold. Really cold. Like that cold where you don't feel your toes after a short moment. A little group of 3 were gonna shoot Alice singing to a pre-recorded song we did last night as an assignment for a class.

It did not start of well because it was that cold! And on top of that a lot of people walked into frame AND this British old man came and disturbed us with hundred questions IN THIS COLD. He couldn't / wouldn't stop talking to us. We tried really friendly to deny his talk but it didn't work. He walked us all the way to school again. Scary person.
Anyway.

We didn't get what we needed because it actually was cold outside! Can you imagine that. We went upstairs and filmed a very easy thing in the attic. That went so much better than outside - but we didn't have good lighting etc. oh well, assignments are smaller.

Later me and Alice recorded a sound script for sound class. We had so much fun because Alice couldn't do English accents - or like they were very interesting hehe. Later, after me going too far with the tram (tired much), I finally got home and talked to Ajda and my sister and her family on the phone. They told me they were gonna try to get tickets to see titanic woman! I'm so excited!

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Today I missed two classes. TWO CLASSES! I never miss class if I'm not sick. Something has happened - I'm not sure why. Hmm. Anyway.

When I was waiting for the last class (from 19-21, Late I know), I saw three guys from different places of the world playing cricket in the hallway together with a paper ball and a book as a racket. I decided to join. It looked so much fun and I honestly didn't feel good at all so I wanted to have some fun. I was the best I think. I hit them so many times - I'm not sure if that's how you play it haha. But our space was so limited I usually hit the ball that flew and hit the guys. It was fun! And also, it was fun, and a little fun actually - but mostly fun.

Later on we had a super important class about how to make it in the film business - who to have as a contact - what to think about when writing a film - how to protect your film idea=write it down - post it to yourself - that way you have the date and stamp on it and everyone knows it's your idea and you wrote it at that time. CLEVER! Idk. Hehe.

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Hello fellow readers. I have the pleasure of telling absolutely nothing cool about this week. Although I've worked really hard with homeworks and workshops that has been really fun. I haven't really done anything except school. Wait. So this morning actually, our screenwriter teacher had been inviting students that were interested to go to eat prague's best apple strudel and walk around Prague and talk about life. He is one of the best teachers I've ever had. There's something so unique about him. He talks and looks like a Disney character and has so many interesting things to say about everything. We walked around and explored unknown parts of Prague and ended up at a café. I said to him that I was really nervous about a presentation of Swedish comedian Björn Gustafsson I have to do on 15 min next week. But I honestly just like did the whole presentation there and then and he responded with, all you have to show now really is a clip of him. Haha.

Then me and Alice shopped a little on Palladium and then me and Ajda decided to eat dinner together. We met up with Birthday boy Rasmus and other people and had a really good time at VAGON, the one and only party place haha. 

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Yesterday woke up at around 9 and messaged the girls - one of them answered. Not a good start to a shooting-4-films day. Although me and Jet had a nice breakfast at Les Kamrades while waiting for the other girls.

Then Gul came and we started to shoot Jet's commercial that was too funny. I was the actress for that one haha! I think I was so bad but yeah, it was just like 20 seconds. Then we made Gul's with me starring as well as an office worker drinking much coffee - fun fact: probably the only swede who doesn't drink coffee, so it was kind of ironic for me. We really worked well as a team.

Then Jacopo came to act in mine together with Jet. It was very cold outside and a challenge to time the music they were mining to, but it was really fun! I just hope and pray and I need to fix away the bloopers of how it didn't work at some points so everyone on the editing class doesn't have to deal with hearing me bossing around. He he he.

Later I went to see Max playing with his band. Really cool guy that also goes in the acting class. Futuristic but also 70s psychedelic rock. Very cool.

Today I chilled with Alice at my place, trying to get our homework done, and then we went to Les kamrades to eat the same Breakfast I ate yesterday. That one is guuuuuuud. Later we went to school and started transcoding the video clips we worked on in december as an extra project. Then I started working on my commercial I shot yesterday. So many mistakes but I'm happy I could think of something that fast. In the evening I bought some groceries and talked to Jennie and I miss her much. Well I'm off - bye!




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Friday
I woke up and was like - I need to run! So I texted Ajda who was jealous of my Monday run. I don't know, don't ask why. We ran and explored our part of Prague, almost slipped and died a few times. But I made it! Then we also found some weird 80s houses and swings we swung on - I felt like a kid again. We were out for 1.5h.

Then I showered up and met the girls Gul, Anusha and Jet to plan our commercial shooting tomorrow. We had gotten a 30sec commercial task to do on the weekend from Mika's directing class. It could really be about anything.

Then I bought myself school stuff on Tiger - where else? I then had a meeting at 5pm about my workshop on Tuesday. I'm sound boom operator. I know, sounds boring but it is quite fun to point that thing around.

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Tuesday! First class today I had was sound class, and we got a freaking homework: WRITE A SCRIPT UNTIL NEXT WEEK. It's not like casual "put on a sweater it's cold" easy. But Anyway. Me and Alice had a long pause between two classes and went for - drum roll please..... Starbucks! I wrote my entire homework, a week in advance. Hallelujah to me! Thank you, thank you very much (in Elvis voice). Then Alice slept comfortably somehow in a chair while I talked to my dad.

Afternoon was spent in the class "learning from bad films," what a funny class! I laughed, we all laughed so much. I didn't laugh, I cried. Search on The room on YouTube. It's so bad that it's so funny.

Later that evening I had a wonderful time with my Swedish Julia, we went around "my" mall and decided spontaneously to see La La Land that had gotten so many golden globes just a few days before. It was good and not what I expected at all. I had seen the trailer which was honestly not the best one they could have made. I got the feeling of "I can do better trailer than that." And on top of that, when I always get so many suggestions of seeing a film that is "so great Josefin!" Or "you need to see it, Josie", I'm often going the opposite and not thinking it will be that good because friends are, by saying these things, raising my expectations on the film, which I then start to be afraid of. What if it's not as good as people say? And I end up not going to them.. god that was a sad little story of mine... But this time I saw it! And it was really good! Not my top ten for sure but it was something special. The music, the Hollywood magic, I mean who doesn't love Hollywood magic? And also the total mixture of Hollywood's olden golden era vs today's modern time. I sometimes was convinced that it was showing another decade. I was wrong. Hehe. Goodnight!

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Monday. The most horrifying day due to most social media sites when I woke up this morning. But not for me. Not today. It started off with a good old snowball fight - with the Indians. Now that my friends, is fun. Specially when they are acting like they have never had one before. Oh, that's right, they haven't! They went crazy all over the school yard. I got to see three grown men from exotic places around the world ducking for a small small snow ball.

I have literally no classes today, which was a soft start I must say. I had a meeting about a class but no classes, no. Right after me and Alice - god I've missed her and her unknowing humor when saying things in a serious but also so funny way - went shopping, I mean looking at clothes but not buying anything. #student

"For the first time in forever" quoting Anna, I decided to go for a run. To my surprise it went really really well. Running in below zero celsius in slippery snow and not finding myself around Prague made it into a 1.5h run. But I'm happy.

Before bed I finally saw my NEW new girl episodes, oh how I've waited. And I also talked to my lovely Julia from Germany that made me happy. And another day had passed.

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What a pleasure to see you again, Prague. I came here safe and sound on a Saturday after having one of the most horrified airport moments of my life - no I'm not talking about loosing my bags or having to pay so much for a Swedish airport sandwich and tap water - I'm talking about stage fright in front of crowds, people I don't know...

...I had ten minutes to get through security fast track line - never making that mistake again - until my boarding was. I thought, like many other people, that the fast track was, well, going to be fast. It turned out it was not my happy day. And my dad texted me he got to pay 120€ fine ticket for standing and dropping me off on one minute. ONE FREAKING MINUTE! And on top of that the fast track wasn't even moving...

...I had now only four minutes until boarding. I Already knew gate six was going to be a hell of a run. I was starting to tap my foot and breath a little heavier than normal. Me, the globe trotter that I am was going to miss my first ever flight? Just because I'm so afraid of speaking up in public places?? Nor the less in a fast track lane where probably all of the swedes were in their usual quietly-annoyed state and thinking they had been scammed, tricked, betrayed! I kept texting my poor dad about my situation while he was trying to get out of his. "Well, It's just money", he said. Although, that ticket he got was probably twice the flight ticket. Was it worthy of me to miss my flight when my dad had been paying a very high price? No! I had decided! I was going to make that plane....

...With two minutes to go I finally took my voice from a level zero up to a quiet three and asked the older Swedish couple dressed in the same scarves in front of me if I could smoothly pass them. More than helpful, the couple before them heard my prayers and let me through as well. My doubting me was suddenly becoming more and more brave as I raised my voice to a more stable five, then seven, even an eight while I gratefully passed by my lovely fellow "stuck in the fast track"-liners. Step by step, meter by meter...

...I will never forget an old lady's sassy words in the middle of the line: "oh my dear girl, when's your departure? Run through the whole line - that is what I would have done if I were you", ending in a smile and wink. After thanking her and all the ones behind me, I took a large step to the left out of the line and shouted in a strong ten: "May I please pass rest of the line - my departure is now!". I exhaled, waited and then thought: was that my own voice that had been brutally exposed to a larger group of people I didn't know? Yes, yes it was!

... it was now passed boarding time, I had to run through the security, around the guards to pick up my belongings on the other side of those horrifying beeping technicalities that can make even yourself believe you might have a casual magnum weapon underneath your t-shirt or illegal liquids smeared under your shoes. Making it through quite quick and pain free, I looked back on the line and saw the first couple with the scarves still standing way down the line. I also glimpsed at the old sassy lady and gave her a smile before I ran off to gate six.


I MADE IT!

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