Théophile Wallez

Hobbies

These sections are quite short, but I intend to expand them later.

Parkour

Parkour is the art of moving efficiently from one point to another. I started in September 2018, practiced a lot between January 2021 and August 2021 and stopped since then because of an injury. It’s plenty of fun: it brings back the feeling of being a child running and jumping around (with parents usually shouting “stop! you are going to hurt yourself!”, but this time you know what you are doing).

When practicing parkour, you need three main qualities:

The last point is the least obvious one and yet highly important: if you master a jump at the floor-level, doing the exact same jump one meter above the ground is not risky but the self-preservation insinct often kicks in and the jump is hard to start. Therefore one of the biggest challenge in parkour is educating your self-preservation instinct to learn that some situations are actually not dangerous.

Cooking

I mainly focused on the main dish part, but recently tried to learn the techniques to make bread and pastries, the hard way. I actually have a whole site dedicated to this hobby.

Photography

During vacations I always had a good time borrowing the camera of friends and taking photos with it. In January 2020 I decided to go one step further and bought my own camera. Since then I’ve spent a lot of time doing photography when I go in vacations.

Piano

During my childhood I played piano but stopped at the end of high-school, when entering in the “classes préparatoires”. Seven years after stopping, in June 2022, I realized that playing piano was still fun and decided to be more serious about it.

Light design

During my scholarship at ENS Ulm, I took part in the light student association, that manages the light installations for concerts, parties, etc. I learned a lot about stage installation, light installation, light programming etc. I even had the chance to program a concert with a GrandMA 2 Light (an iconic programming console)!

DJing

During my scholarship at ENS Ulm, I took part in the DJ student association, that handles the music during parties. I learned to use the CDJ and eventually started to mix mainly techno. Later I learned to mix on vinyl and became fond of it.