IAmA Former Mime AMA
Hiya, so I made a remark about being a former competitive mime in a SDCC thread showing some of those fancy .gifs of Deadpool being Deadpool. LINK TO COMMENT
And there were a couple people/upvotes suggesting folks might be interested in an AMA so here it is.
I don't know that I have a good way to verfiy who I am, but here's the best thing I can find quickly. Google Newspaper Link IMGUR of remainder of article My name is Derek Schmeling, you can see me in the imgur link under group mime.
The "Saturday Night Movie Mania" title references the act we put together, a split screen mime in which on person was watching TV and the other three were acting out what she was watching. I don't remember the twist off hand, but it was very well received getting, iirc, straight I's across the board.
My mime was done in High School from 2002-2006 at Spencer High School in Spencer, Iowa as part of the SHS Drama Department headed by Larry Untiet. Our groups were responsible for choreographing our own work and then practicing the hell out of it. As part of various groups I went to the State level Competition 4 years in a row for mime.
Oh yes, when I refer to competitive mime I'm referring to the fact that our works were judged against others from around the region or state depending on what level of competition we were out.
EDIT 3: Totally out of order that's right. Someone PM'ed me to ask me to make it more clear, my mime work was not professional, it was part of Large Group Competitive Speech in High School. I hope I wasn't misleading anyone unintentionally.
So I guess that's what I've got here so AmA?
EDIT 1: Alright, I have to do some last minute work stuff and then run errands. I'll try to answer everyone when I get home and maybe do a couple videos if possible! Thanks for the questions, I'll be back in a couple hours!
EDIT 2: ANd we're back! TO THE QUESTIONMOBILE!
EDIT 4: And I think I'm going to call it with that. I have a few other questions to answer and then I'll see about posting some short videos tonight or tomorrow! Hope you all had as much fun as I did!