Since Kåseberga was released almost two weeks ago we’ve got a big number of comments and e-mails concerning the film. The English subtitled version is still on its way, but have been pushed back a bit due to school and other projects with close deadlines nearing. Times really are good right now for both filmmaking in general, with technical innovations as well as a much bigger demand and popularity in amateur films. With the release of the HDSLRs a few years ago (i.e. the Canon 7D, which we shot Harry Spexter on) great high definition is now available for almost everyone at a considerably lower price point. With the release of these cheaper, more agile cameras I’ve myself found a big upspring in shooting short films and planning for future projects a lot more, and while I don’t pretend to have been in this industry for a long time I really feel that the new smaller cameras have really helped me with making a lot more stuff as well. Sure, they have their limitations – all cameras do, be it features or price – but as the industry moves forward in the next few years I can’t wait to be able to combine the quality of the RED camera (which we shot a rugby commercial a week ago – more on that further down) with the agility of a small stills camera. We’re seeing the Red Epic move into the market right now, and as we’re currently in pre-production of our first big short film this summer, we are seriously looking into it.
Summer is here, and it feels really good and exciting. As more sun hours arrive, more shoot hours comes with it – as I’m moving away (not very far) during the summer I have a few ideas of really doing a lot of fun short films as tests during some weeks and uploading them to YouTube. Nothing set in stone yet though, but it’d be a fun experience, and one that could gel well with the company expanding with some new faces in the upcoming months.
As I mentioned earlier, we did shoot a commercial for the high schools in Malmö for an upcoming rugby tournament at the end of May. We shot the whole film at 120 frames per second, which means it’ll probably look pretty amazing – basically the whole (pretty short) commercial is in slow-motion, and we have some pretty cool shots combined with some speed-ramping. As I’m on the countryside during the entire easter holiday, I’m not able to show you some of the footage. The film is set to be finished on next Wednesday though, so I imagine it’ll be online soon after that!
We also shot a small event video for a local club here in Malmö three weeks ago. The event was organized by meEvents, and had a “sexy” theme, being titled meSexy. The film was edited during the weekend and released online a week after the event, and people really liked it based on comments on Facebook and YouTube. While it’s a big step from the Kåseberga documentary released just after it, I was quite happy with the editing of it and it’s always good to have some diversity, try out different types of films for different occasions. I also did some experimenting with Adobe After Effects for the titles of the film, using both plug-ins from Video Co-Pilot as well as Red Giant Software. Grading using Magic Bullet Colorista II. The film is embedded below:
Stay tuned for more updates in the coming weeks! Take care everyone!
Hey everyone! I’ve been full at work the last couple of days tweaking parts of the website for the release of our documentary, titled Kåseberga and it’s now up for everyone to see! The documentary pilot we shot for a school project has evolved into something bigger – due to time constraints both project-wise and in terms of running length, we decided to use this short documentary as a springboard for a future documentary project. This is a pilot for the entire project which we’ll be continuing to work on in the upcoming summer and autumn. We barely scratched the surface of what we wanted to, and could have been able to, achieve with our 10-minute documentary. Check out the documentary on the film’s page or by clicking the big banner on the front page of the website (took some time to code!). Here’s the official synopsis for the film:
Kåseberga is a small fishing town in southeast Sweden. Throughout the times fishing have been the tradition and the go-to-thing for everyone living in the village. But times and generations change, move on. Our documentary doesn’t mainly strive to show Kåseberga for the small village it is, but more of the people living in the small town – how a normal day might look like.
Shot with the Panasonic HMC-151 and two Canon 7Ds as well as a whole bunch of lenses, microphones (wired and wireless), this is the latest short project by Redhawk Productions.
Working on a subtitled version of the film which should be up shortly. Right now it’s available in Swedish w/o subtitles. Hope you enjoy it! Let me know what you think by leaving a comment on the film’s page.
Take care everyone!
Just came back from a really fun and excting shoot for a new commercial which will be debuting online in a couple of weeks. It’s related to the Malmö high schools, and we shot the whole commercial on the Red One M-X camera, which as always is a fun experience and the first project we’ve shot so far exclusively with a cinema rig. Pictures were taken by one of the crewmembers, so you can expect some pictures from the shoot probably tomorrow. More details concerning the subject of the commerical will also be revealed soon – under embargo at the moment but details will trickle out quite quickly soon as the premiere date draws closer.
Finished our first documentary, titled “Kåseberga” last Sunday, which had a small premiere in film school on Monday. It was recieved well, but I’ve also decided to produce a longer version of it, as the subject matter as it stands now is a bit too thick to stand on just a ten-minute running time. So you could call what we showed in film school as a sort of pilot for the entire documentary, which I’m hoping will land around 30 minutes. Soon I’ll be uploading the pilot with subtitles to the website so you’ll be able to check it out.
Also shot another commercial for a local club a week ago which I’m hoping will go live within the next day – was pretty happy with how it turned out.
As I’m on a tight schedule at the moment, I’ll have a longer blog post tomorrow explaining more projects I’m working on! So until then, take care!