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!
Great news! The new movie pages are now up and running, and can be found by browsing the top menu bar. At first glance I think you’ll see a big difference – instead of showing you all of our films in one huge dropdown menu we’ve added the ability to filter the type of film you’d like to see. Let me give you a breakdown of what each of the categories mean:
These are the main productions of the company, often requiring the whole team. A requierment for being in this category is a running time of more than five minutes. In this section you can always find the latest big film project we’re working on.
These are mostly films that are made in film school, or as a fun side project. Normally, only films with a running time of five minutes or shorter appear here. But there can be exceptions!
We have recently started work on our first ever proper documentary, set to start shooting in the next few weeks. We’ll have the latest info on this page, which will act as a big centre for everything documentary-related which are similar to featurettes. This section will launch along with our new documentary very soon!
Here you’ll mainly find music videos, event films, photoshoots and other films which were made for another company, and can be considered the portfolio section of our paid work. This section will launch soon due to the rights being a bit more tricky to figure out.
Finally I’m able to sort all of our short and small test films on one large page (it looks pretty gorgeous to be honest with you). Previously test films have only been included in blog posts – I’ve gone back three years in my blogroll and re-encoded every test to HD and uploaded it to Vimeo!
But what about new movies? Well, in the Short Films section you’ll find two entire new films, Moth and Sovrummet, which I’ve made at film school. Recently struck a deal with them which made me be able to post the films online here. Expect more films to pop up shortly!
I’m also planning to have some sort of Portfolio or CV section of the website where I’ll be able to permanently keep a record on films I’ve worked on, but not directed.
Hope you all like the new design! I’m now off to set up a shooting script for our first ever documentary!
Take care everyone!
Currently we’re full at work on the Harry Spexter DVD which should be done shortly, while starting pre-production seriously on a documentary project I’ll be directing two weeks from now on a small country town here in Sweden. Very interesting, as it’s the first documentary project I’ve ever made (not including some small travel diaries) and a big challenge. Spending the day on the phone and calling around people for the project. Me and my small team are also going down to the location this upcoming Monday to check it out, get inspiration and hopefully get an idea to see what will and won’t work.
Doing some reading up on the GoPro HD cameras – I know a friend who has access to one of them and I think it may be put to some use during the upcoming shoot, maybe as a hidden camera!
Work also continues on the Harry Spexter DVD – it’s been a while, but there’s also been a big bunch of projects, both in school and for the company which has required my time. But don’t fear, it’ll be quite awesome, and be released relatively shortly.
As it stands right now though, the main focus is on our documentary project which really is my next film project, and I’m really gearing up mentally for the shoot – which will be very different from what I’m used to.
Exciting times ahead! Planning to hopefully be able to write something every day during the documentary shoot and possibly post some pictures as well from the shoot.
More info coming soon! Take care everyone!
Aaaand I’m back!
It’s been a while, unfortunately! I’ve been quite busy and have been doing a lot during the last 5 or 6 weeks. But things are moving quickly, so let’s not dwell and dive straight into what’s new.
In the middle of January I went to Gothenberg along with my film school class and my girlfriend to the Göteborg International Film Festival – saw a LOT of films, and it was a great week both for networking as well as taking some time off from school. I saw a whole bunch of films the few days I spent at the festival, around twenty or so, spread out evenly over both short and feature films. Some highlights from the festival:
After returning from the festival, school work quickly continued. As of now we’re currently on a documentary period. I haven’t really shot a whole bunch of proper documentaries before – mainly video diaries from trips in different countries. A few weeks ago we shot a small portraiture exercise, which basically means trying to portray a person we knew using visual means. It was the first film I’ve directed at Skurup for quite some time, and I think it turned out pretty good. Big thanks to my great DP Linus Rockström, my editor Selina Håkansson (who also helped out a lot on Harry Spexter) as well as Simon Minô who starred in the film. We decided early on to try and avoid shooting classical interview-style of Simon and portray his interest in music in another way, and hopefully (while possibly missing the mark a bit) we succeeded in at least some manner:
Since that was just an exercise in shooting documentary-style (even if we made it into sort of a fictional piece), we have now moved on to working on our larger documentary projects, still featuring the same theme but dragged out to reach 10 minutes running time. After some debating in our group at school, we’ve started out quite late with shooting the film, so hopefully we’ll be done on time. Soon heading out to shoot a big bunch of cutaways and similar for the film at the new, quite futuristic, Malmö Central Station.
I’ve started to work on a whole bunch of projects at the side of doing school work – first off, I’m still finalizing my love story script which I’m hopefully set to shoot during the upcoming summer – sending around a few drafts around these weeks to get some feedback, but hopefully I’ll be able to make the film around 15 minutes long and submit it to film festivals and similar – another reason is to ensure easier viewing on the internet, as the audience attention span is highly likely to be a bit lower on the tubes. Harry Spexter is moving closer to it’s DVD and Blu-Ray release, which should probably happen in just a few weeks. Finalizing the DVD with menus and special features during the next week.
Doing some pre-production work for a feature film I’ll be working on this summer and autumn as well – loads of work coming up soon I can imagine! But fun work, so no big deal!
Oh, and for some other stuff I’m working on at the moment – I’m shooting quite a lot of small event films. About 10 days ago I shot at a place called meClub here in Malmö and edited a small video they could put on their Facebook page. Check it out below:
And that’s pretty much all I have for you today! Check back soon for more updates, and take care!