Radio theatre

I have always been a huge fan of radio drama, or radio theatre, and the way sound is used to build the scene, or soundscape if you like. The national broadcaster, NRK (The Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation), has a long tradition for making and recording radio theater. The plays were broadcasted on Saturday afternoons for many many years. The plays ranged from drama, like Ibsen, to crime and fiction, like Arthur Conan Doyle and Agatha Christie.

The play I remember best from my childhood days is "The Day of the Triffids" based on the novel by the same name, by John Wyndham.  NRK recorded their version back in the late sixties. The first time I heard it was as a little boy about a decade later. It made a huge and lasting impression; the ominous atmosphere was created with relatively modest combination of sounds and music. Not as a soundscape per se, but perhaps more as a means of emphasizing the dark nerve-racking mood of the play.

Film based photograhy

This shot is from the late film era, which in my neck of the woods is just after the turn of century. Sometime between 2000 and 2003 film based photography went out of fashion, and finding a lab who would do a decent job with your film became difficult.

We don’t take pictures with our cameras, we take them with our hearts and our minds.
— Arnold Newman

What's in it for me?

Besides sharing this with you, nothing. I had a great time, learned a few things, got to spend a week with a great bunch of people who share the same passion as I do, photography, and work with top notch equipment. I just wanted to share that with you.