Stereoscopic 3D Project

I wanted to write about the descent into Thrihnukagigur volcano but due to extreme lack of time I haven´t managed it yet.. I have a lot of footage from the magma chamber but didn´t get one shot that I need. So I´m hopefully going down again this summer, not sure when though. I´ll write about the chamber when I have more time. These days we´re shooting in east Iceland a stereoscopic 3D project, both real time footage and timelapses, on two 5D Mark II´s. We had some complications due to the fact that the whole rig is our own design and build. But we got some 3D footage that looks very nice. We´re currently in Reykjavik but we´ll venture back east in a week or so. Below is a behind the scenes video of our shooting for the 3D project and some shots from the trip. Our friend Gunnar Konrads is working on this project with us at TPS. Finally the Polaris quadbike has arrived, huge thanks goes to Polaris Iceland, Jon Gunnar Benjaminson and Borgthor Stefansson for making this a reality. I used it for the first time in the east and it was awesome. Pictures of the quad below. [cincopa...

Tröllaskagi/ The Trolls Peninsula

We came back from Olafsfjordur in Tröllaskagi late last night. We got good footage for HEILD from this trip, as well as a super fun time, snowmobiling in the backcountry, amazing mountains, beautiful sunny and calm weather, and most importantly, great light. Below in the gallery are a few shots of this trip. TPS owns a couple of shots in the new 2012 showreel from Sagafilm, the film company we cooperated with shooting the video for the 2012 Icelandic Eurovision song. Not bad seeing our shots next to James Bond and Christopher Nolan´s Batman Begins, not bad at all…Check out the showreel HERE. Photo courtesy from Jørgen Emil Marchmann-jensen [cincopa...

Skjól/Shelter

We at TPS are going north to Tröllaskagi tomorrow, on a snowmobile/surf/heli mission. So some exiting news and shots might be available here after the 10th of may. A german article focusing on an art project a friend of mine did. A collapsable chair here at the coast in west Reykjavik, Me and Balli (the artists boyfriend) made the video featuring this art project. Check the article(german) HERE or watch the video...

Back to the Origin.

whats up?, actually a lot is up, I´m currently editing the footage from the Mountain Brother Misson, going slow but steady. I most definitely have a new huge job in august, a meeting is scheduled in Höfn(where the project takes place) this month. 5 – 10th of may me and Helgi are joining my good friend Ingo on a Heli/snowmobile trip north. We´re exchanging footage for airtime on the helicopter with a company called Arctic Heliskiing. Very exiting. Tomorrow I´ll sit a meeting with specialists from the artificial limb company Össur, where we will dive into designs and ideas of a pair of new leg braces for me. Current braces are ether stiff or loose, so walking is kind of awkward. The new desing is going to be a Stace-controlled KAFO(Knee-Ankle-Foot-Orthoses) where the knee joint flexes in every step. The system has 3 different settings, locked, loose or on automatic. Allows for a much smoother walking and gait pattern. And hopefully with time, loose the crutches, one by one. I took some shots of my newest build, the suction cup HDD gyroscope car-mount gimball aka “The Gimball” Check them out below. And last but not least I just bought a retro German “91” Burstner trailer, ready for the road. I was planing on buying one in Germany but came a cross this one here in Reykjavik, which is quite lucky. It was imported from Holland in 2006 and in fine shape. Now all I have to do is to mark our logo on the sides and drive away. A big part of this summer is going to be spent...

The MountainBrother Mission

We´re currently in the Westfjords Iceland filming a music video for Fjallabræður, or in english Mountain Brothers, a 50 men choir from all around west Iceland. Shooting is scheduled 10 days. The light was really good yesterday so we shot for about 17 hours almost straight and got a load of good footage. Filmed extensively today as well but the clouds have rolled in and they´re forecasting some shit for the next days. Hope their wrong. We were also hired to shoot people inside singing, as of now we´we shot local village choirs and groups of around 400 people. There is a chorus in the song where the mountain brothers want “all of Iceland to sing”. Their aim is to record many thousand people and play every recording together for an epic outcome. Just before this job I managed to get my newest gadget ready, a motorized HDD gyro stabilized car-mount, aka “The Gimball”. It is a mount where the camera sits on two different floating axes, (tilt and pan). Mounted on both of them are old 40Gb 7200 rpm hard drives, which serve as gyroscopes, hence let the mount “float”. The system is powered by a 12volt battery and sits on a three-piece triangle vacum suction cup made to hold heavy glass. The gimball also mounts on a tripod with normal 1/4 inch threads. I wanted to use this mount to film Látrabjarg and other interesting locations from the sea on the ship that is our two day ride from Patreksfjörður to Stykkishólmur next week. But I made it also to use on the hood of a car...