Out Again Shooting

We are out once again, the third trip this summer. currently writing this blogpost on my android phone stationed in a Camping ground in near Hvammstangi northwest iceland. There is one location on this peninsula that I’m interested in, it’s a rock that an island in high tide but land in low tide. The rock is called Hvitserkur, we’re packing our camp at the moment, next up is the before mentioned location and hope for the right...

Shooting The Film

We(me and my filmcrew) are currently in our “assumingly” last location on this trip, We´re in Ísafjörður, the capital of the Westfjords, Iceland. Our month long roadtrip(split in two parts) is coming to an end, first half in july went okay with a little too much bad weather and light but we got some good shots in the south, in and around Landmannalaugar and fjallabak south of Vatnajökull.  Next up was Skaftafell, the highlands north of Vatnajökull and the whole Eastfjords but due too rain and gray boring weather the filming we did there was minimum. We got a few shots though from here and there. In Egilsstadir the crew split, my brother Loftur and his girlfriend Sigrún drove Sprengisand south and me and Anna decided to explore Langanes, a remote peninsula in the far northeast. We explored some abandoned farms and went on a mission to find a certain location, an abandoned village far into the peninsula. We found it and it was incredible, we set up our camp in the middle of this old fishtown. The air was damp and the atmosphere was mystic. Shooting took place for a day and a half, definitely got some good footage from...

Delays and Dollies

We started the roadtrip on the 9th as planed, I did one 2-axis shot on the new V3 with the 5DMKII mounted on top  and a short shooting session on the Nxcam in Landmannalaugar. First day of shooting nature for Natural Lights went great, the second?… not so much. I took a bath in Landmannalaugar´s hot pool, got to close to the hot intake creek and burned my paralyzed ass. We found out the next day, as one of my ass cheeks was completely blistered, red, blue and swollen. This was a serious second degree burn. I was instantly transported to Reykjavik for hospital treatment. 2011 seems not my year. I´ve been lying on my stomach for 4 days now, and there´s still a week to go. The new departure date for the roadtrip is 21st of july, and be out til 6th of august. Then straight to trip II till 20th of august. On 22nd my filmmaking school starts, and I can´t wait. The new dollies are finally finished after many sunrise to sunset working days at the garage. I received much appreciated help from my friends: Snorri, Stebbi, the Boggi´s(both of them) Julius and my brother Loftur. Many thanks to these fine gentlemen. More info on the V3 HERE. But atlast, a few shots of the Motorized V3 aka Dolly Parton: [cincopa...

Very Busy..

I´m insanely busy at the moment, the roadtrip starts this weekend and I´m struggling to finish the V2 and V3 dollies in time. When I´m not sleeping, I´m d0wn in the garage building..  I´ll post some pics from these projects soon.. Update: The roadtrip for the shooting of NaturaLights(working title) will start on saturday 9th of july. It will go on for a month. We´ll head east from Reykjavík and start shooting in the south, probably somewhere in and around Þórsmörk. We have also created a group on Facebook for the project, click HERE if you’re interested in joining. A BTS clip from the Grímsvötn volcano roadtrip is uploaded, check it HERE(I´m sorry I did´nt have time to subtitle it, it´s in icelandic) The building process of my new aluminium dollies, the V2 and V3 is almost finished. I guess today even, so I maybe have a little time testing them before the trip. I´m only taking the V3(motorized one) with me on the roadtrip, the V2 is way to big to be traveling around with for so long. I uploaded some pics from the building, they will be here very...

Published

We´re now about a month into shooting for the Project, we´re filming most days, at least when it´s partly sunny or blue skies, or when the light is right. We´ve been shooting a lot of timelapses on the 5DMarkII lately for the “city sequence” of the film. We still have about two weeks left of the “in-town” shooting and then in july we´ll move to the countryside for an epic roadtrip. I´m a little behind on posting the BTS stuff due to the amount of filming and reviewing footage, but I´ll make time and upload something soon. I´ve landed a contract with Red Marble Media Inc. and AETN a production company and a TV network situated in the big apple or New York. They´re buying material from most of my recent videos as archival footage for their current production,(I don´t know if I´m allowed to publish the title yet) but it will be interesting to see which of my shots will ultimately be used in the final version of their project. I might start a collaboration with an audio company based in London, England. We´re still talking and pitching ideas around but they´ve been showing interest in composing the music score and sound effects for my film. I´ve heard demos from their CV and it is save to say that I was deeply...