This and That

I´ve been thinking more about the bullet time idea, we´re hopefully taking the process to the next level as we “supposably” have gotten a budget to buy all of the dslr´s that we need, funded by another project I´m involved in, a huge big budget documentary, more about that later as the process continues. But also my brother Loftur is and electric engineer and offered to make a control board where we can connect, control and shoot from all the cameras at once or with some milliseconds in between for making super slow motion timeslice-ing. Very Exiting. When I have time I´m working in the garage making a few rod support systems out of my favorite material aluminium. Once they are ready we can mount almost anything onto our camera rigs, like matteboxes, filters and follow focus equipment. I´m also prepping the rails for the V2 dolly, I´m starting with thick 4.5m angle-tracks in three portable 1.5m bits. Testing of the V2 is on the schedule. Photos of the SR1(RIP) and maybe from the balloney trip coming soon along with some bullet time software...

Doing a Job

Yesterday I did a job for my father in law, shooting a little promoting video for a huge dryer he build along with his brother.. I used my jibcrane in this shoot and took a few BTS shots of it, with all of it´s newest accessories, available below. [cincopa...

TPS Studio

We are moving into an office emerged with my friends at Borgarmynd Ehf which produced THIS amazing map of Reykjavik´s city center. There I have 24/7 access to a desk which I´m going to gear up with LCD screens, hard drives and such.. Good to be able to take work out of the home. These days I´m working on the Trailer for the film and shooting city stuff, focusing on the night traffic/people, playing around with street lights and then the plan is to move over to the “downtown party” sequence, where we´ll be using the V2 for the first time, I still have to build the tracks for that dolly though, but I´ve tested it and it was very...

Planing And Shooting Surf

Tomorrow Me and Helgi will join our friends Ingo and Elli for a roadtrip east, there are plans on having a surf sequence in my film and these guys are probably Iceland´s most experienced surfers, so I´m hoping for the natural light, correct wind direction and “the big swell” for this trip. Once again the ride of the trip is going to be my beloved Baltasar packed with all my filmgear. Heads up and hopefully some footage, surf or other kind next weekend. My situation and our work was featured on the national television in Iceland today on primetime.. It can be watched streaming online HERE. There´s a glimpse of the work I´ve been shooting lately during good night conditions, with full moon and northen lights.. But the quality in this online stream is on the other hand nothing to jump in the air for so I recommend just waiting for the film =). I´ve been researching the possibility of building a “bullet-time rig”, this is as of yet just in a total “fetus” stage but a very interesting idea and would be an indeed exiting element to add to the film, I´ve been thinking about this because Ingo has access to about 20 Go Pro Heroes. Now building the rig itself would not be the main issue, but rather plugging the cameras together and trigger the whole system.. More thoughts about this idea later. Below are a few photos from recent shooting and the first 5 GoPros I received for testing the “bullet-time” idea.. [cincopa...

Awake for a Week

I´m currently in Reykjavik and there happened to be sunny, clear blue skies and in the night time bright stars, a full moon and amazing northen lights for almost a week, Of course I took advantage of the conditions and stayed out all nights in and around Þingvellir and shot motion astro timelapses with the V3 there. Thanks goes to my friends Snorri for assistance and good company, My brother Helgi, Carina and finally Baldur for the artistic insight, his framing and assistance. Filmmaker Gunnar Konrads joined me as well for a night for our first shoot together, got two shots in stead of one that night because he has a 5DmarkII as well.  I´ve put together the results and I think it´s safe to say that I´ve never seen Þingvellir like this before.. I wont publish any footage yet, but a glimpse of these shots will be in the official trailer for my film:” The Play Of Light” which will release on the 3rd of October .. not to disappoint to much I´ve uploaded a video of a 2-axis test-shot in my livingroom with a guitar-head in the main role…available HERE or simply...

Cooperation, TV And Still Shooting

I´m back from a week film-trip in North Iceland with great company and assistance from my awesome mom. The weather could have been better but I definitely shot some usable footage for my film. Which by the way has a new working title..”The Play Of Light” or in Icelandic..”Leikrit LjóSsins” I´m happy to announce that I´ve started a cooperation with Box Of Toys Audio, a creative sound company based in London, (of course they are on Vimeo) where they have an amazing collection of creative Musical scores, SFX and all around impressive audio. Box Of Toys are going to create the music score and sound effects for my film, at least a good part of it. I´m also happy to announce that I´ve started another cooperation with a fellow Icelandic Filmmaker named Gunnar Konráðsson, (which is on Vimeo as well of course) he has a degree and years of experience as an editor and has a very cinematic and creative style of shooting nature with HDSLR cameras. Our focuses and shooting styles are similar so I think with him on the team we can really create “next level material”. Channel 2 here in Iceland, the biggest private TV station in Iceland have TV series called Sjálfstætt Fólk (which is an avard winning docu program following interesting people). It has been aired for more than 10 years and this year the first episode airs on the 25th of September. The Sunday Second of October they will air on primetime an episode about me making my film in a wheelchair. They followed us filming in the westfjords, they have interviews and...