Stikkord: ‘filmmaking’

22. August 2011

The Cinematographer

From the always interesting blog of British cinematographer Stephen Murphy, comes this gem of a YouTube-video. Amazing how much and at the same time … [1]

4. February 2011

What’s Up

I haven’t been able to post anything in quite a while, as my life has been crazy busy these past months. Along with getting a blog up and running for The Norwegian Film School, I’ve shot a number of exciting projects. This is a little taste of what’s to come. (Keep in mind that most of these are works in progress.) [4]

25. July 2010

Kiki — a Production Diary

I had a great time in Lofoten earlier this month — more precisely at a surfing spot near a village called Unstad, lighting a short film for my friend Torkel Riise Svenson. The film is about a surfer who is forced to move away from the beach by the local authorities because they want to make way for German tourists, but of course, he’s not going to make it that easy for them. [4]

14. July 2010

What Is HDSLR Good For?

I won’t spend too much time writing about HDSLR on this site, but I am interested in finding out what they’re good for. Unlike others, I am a bit skeptical to the current generation, and after testing them on a few projects, I am still convinced that this is nowhere near what you would expect from a professional digital motion picture camera. However, it is a very affordable tool with a specific aesthetic (due to sensor size) that few other solutions in the same price range can offer. This is my take on the format and how to avoid the biggest issues associated with it. [9]

19. May 2010

Shooting 3D

3D is coming, now also to Norway. I spent Saturday with graduating cinematographer Kristoffer Archetti, head teacher and cinematographer Kjell Vassdal and a slew of other experienced colleagues at Bislett Stadium, shooting Kristoffer’s final project at The Norwegian Film School with a couple of REDs and the STEREOTEC 3D-rig, recently brought to Norway by ULTIMAX 3D and director/cinematographer Morten Skallerud. [2]

6. May 2010

How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Shoot

How do you approach the shot making process when working with a director on a film project? When most young directors say they want it …

15. March 2010

An Ode To Film

I’ve spent a few blogposts writing about the exciting advances in digital acquisition, so I think it’s time to give some much deserved attention … [3]

24. February 2010

Mysterious Glitches in Shutter Island

WARNING: POSSIBLE SPOILERS AHEAD. Did he do that on purpose? I’m still wondering, and looking around on the internet hasn’t offered much of an answer. … [7]

8. February 2010

Approaching ISO 1600

Exciting things are happening in digital film cameras, as both RED and Arri are rolling out new sensors rated at ISO 800, with relatively … [5]

26. January 2010

Exercise 4

We are wrapping up our first proper project together in Lillehammer, a 4 minute sequence from an imagined longer story entitled “The Settlement” (attempted … [2]