Saddle your rig, tie your hair make sure your fast and diligent and start shooting. Today we were out shooting a commercial for a huge Supermarket brand! Soon you can take part of the finished result 🙂 Stay tuned
Hectic couple of days. This week I filmed an advert for a an Calvados company in Sweden (Calvados is a cider brandy made out of apples). To tell the story, tradition and modernization of the process, we were up early in the morning until late evenings to capture the magnificent landscapes and apple farms of the southern part in Skåne.
January 26, 2014Comments are off for this post.
Volvo has always impressed me by their quality of adverts and the cinematography has always been top notch it captures the great essence of the scandinavian nature and the great emptiness of our introverted lifestyle.
The hysteria around the singing of the national anthem or in which tone he perform it ,isn't really in need of discussion. The racist hate on the web towards the football genius is quite upsetting and shocking. However the interesting note is that the Volvo advert with "Swedish House of Maffia", which also in tailed great icons with ethnicity outside the swedish nation. Was not received with same fashion as the one with Zlatan.
My battle isn't with the individuals behind their computers whom vomits the hate on the youtube comment fields, whom probably would have written something spiteful and degrading even if Zlatan would have been born with swedish parents.
The battle is obviously higher up, but I will not go into depth with social issues, discriminations and political aspects in this country. I only want to focus on the positive aspect of this advert for the moment. Yes this is a man with serbian parents who is in one of the most substantial adverts in Sweden right now, (this wouldn't happen 5-10 years ago.) But now we are here I can say with no shame that Zlatan Ibrahimovic is the most monumental icon in swedish history, he is known wherever he goes. His nationality is of course swedish but ethnicity: serbian and damn proud to die in Sweden. That is for me, the future !
Sometimes I do have the audacity to travel beyond the lens of a Canon and I let myself be captured .Some of these I posed for fellow colleague photographers and some (one) I took myself. Its good to pose infront of the camera from time to time, because at best you do forget the challenge or the uncomfort you have to go through when they say ”act normal infront of the camera”, or pretend where not here or if making a ”love ”scene ” and the camera is rolling and they say make passionate love, while the whole crew is standing here . As a director it often gives you ideas how to approach different actors or models whom are all very different and of course in all differerent stages of their career.
I can’t say that the fun is over, work was playing a tune in my head at all times, in the shower, when I caught the surfers of Portugal and during in the Baltic middleaged forests. Now I’m back, hungry to have a bite into those juicy stories and dialogues that I noted down, and of course the inspirational characters that you only can find in shade places. Which of course is visited by me on my holidays.