A few months ago, we received a call from a client using our kit. They informed us that they were having some minor issues with one of our Genelec speakers. We immediately despatched an engineer who replaced the speaker and brought the faulty one back. However upon further inspection we discovered the shocking source of the problem.
The production in question was taking place in a very remote location and our edits were set up in an old building which is flanked on every side by dense forest. No one can blame an editor for cracking a window every now and then as it’s no secret that edit rooms can get quite hot, but on this occasion it wasn’t just a cool breeze that managed to get into the room.
Back at base the hyperactive team quickly set about inspecting the speaker. The first port of call, take it apart and check for any internal connection issues. However while removing the bolts that hold the speaker together our engineers noticed something suspicious; something was pulling the bolts back down into the speaker.
Eventually having finally managed to get all the bolts out our engineers were able to take a peek inside the speaker, only to find something peeking back at them.
A Glis Glis, otherwise known as an edible dormouse had entered the remote post production facility and decided to make our Genelec speaker its new home.
The small rodent was of course terrified, but here at Hyperactive Broadcast, we’re not only lovers of all things technical, we also have a soft spot for animals too. We quickly and safely removed the glis glis and placed him in a large box, with plenty of room to move around and stretch his legs, after his long stay in the cramped speaker we thought this would be more accommodating.
Next we decided it was best to take the little dormouse home. Our logistal expert Mark Woodcock took on the task and personally drove the Glis Glis back to where he came from and released him back into the wild.