My latest ‘biggest’ job (I’ve done a lot of small ones in between) is for the Swedish buss travel agency MK Bussresor. I never thought about travelling with an ‘all inclusive’ bus travel agency, but now I think I’ve changed my mind. MK Bussresor makes everything so relaxing and hassle free, and it was a joy making these films for them. I did the three films for MK Bussresor in collaboration with Film House, a Swedish film production company, with Daniel Permbo as director and Johan Wass as producer. The first film is the main corporate presentation, the second is their offer film, and the third, the ‘onboard security’ film, ment to be played on their buses, yet all of them are available on their website.
My latest job is a company presentation/commercial for a Swedish company called ‘Sjungarna’, meaning ‘The Singers’. Tobias Sjögren offers schools, choirs and kindergartens the opportunity to record the songs they sing in their music classes for free. The parents then gets offered the CDs for sale. A pretty smart concept that creates good memories for the families.
This is a commercial I made for an event happening in Norway in April 2011. 6000 people (hopefully) will attempt to each swim 60 feet over a period of 24 hours…. Directed and edited by me. Over water footage by me, under water footage by Even Hjartholm.
Styling your house or apartment can have a drastically positive effect on the sale. This was something Norwegian real estate broker Eiendom 24 wanted to show by illustrating it in a film. The broker includes styling consulting in all their sales. I used some time laps to show the transition from the empty apartment to the finished one. Pretty big change.
The International Museum of Childrens Art is located in Oslo, Norway. They have a huge collection of amazing childrens art from all over the world. After having been there my view of childrens art chugged drastically. From having a somewhat preconceived notion that childrens art is something like colorful doodles on a peace paper to the realization that children, from 3-18 years, are capable of producing art that I personally think surpass many adult artists art.
I made this video for them to have a film where the world can see what they are all about. In addition to showcasing childrens art they have concerts, workshops, entertainment and a substantial doll collection. Well worth a visit.
This was I test my ‘partner in crime’, Andre Clemtesen and me did to test out a couple of new models and to pitch this idea to a clothe chain in Norway. I think the inexperienced models do a pretty decent job!
The Norwegian band Spell commissioned a music video from me to their song ‘President’. And it is about what it say’s, presidents. My idea was to get them to dress up as presidents, all fighting for voters and ending up in a real fight, tearing each other’s suits apart.
It is the first music video filmed with my new Canon EOS 5D mkII and edited on Final Cut. A fantastic transition compared to ‘old’ equipment. The 5D takes stunningly clear and crisp images. One have to put some dirt on them if that’s the look one want’s. Check out the video here:
This little film was made for a lawyer company in Norway. It illustrates their goal of helping all kinds of people and businesses in any kind of legal trouble. Directed, filmed and edited by Harald Sandø.
My first music video, Use Love, was the most ‘lo-fi’ video among all the videos at Midem in 2006. Luckily, that was just the look Elin Synnøve Bråthen (then Eliksir) was looking for. She commissioned me to make her first video also, and so it was. I borrowed a Sony semi professional video camera, shot it in Oslo and edited this one too on Vegas on my old laptop. And on the spring of 2007 the video was done. Øystein Sevåg was the producer of her CD and helped pouring water in the tub, holding light and contribute with comments on the editing.
The video played on several networks and ended up winning the Exposure Music Awards in England in 2008 for ‘Best Music Video’. With this video I made a decision to transfer from music to film. A decision I am glad I made.
This is my first music video, and also my first ‘real’ contact with film what so ever. And yes, it’s me in that video.
The video is from my first album, LateBloomer – Another View, and came about as a friends idea of me as an angel trying to ‘save the world’. I both liked and feared the idea for several reasons. I feared it because for some strange reason, I had always had a weird fear that I would some day jump and dance down Karl Johans street in Oslo…and in this video I do just that! And wouldn’t you know it, now the fear is gone. Face your fears.
My friend Gousia had the idea and shot the indoor scenes, but for some reason, she refused to do the outdoors ones. My good friend Bjørn rose to the occasion, though. At that point a film production company owed me for making music to one of their documentaries. Something I never got paid for, since they never succeeded selling their work. For that reason they lent me their camera, and said they would cut the video after. But since I got delayed because of bad weather, they had to wait a few weeks because of work they had gotten. So, I started cutting it myself.
I had an old laptop with Sony Vegas on it, and with an attached hard drive, I embarked on the task. A wouldn’t you know it. By the time the film production company was free for work, I had done the whole thing. I showed it to them, and they said that they couldn’t have done it any better themselves! Below is my result. Unfortunately I cannot find any better resolution of this video than this. If I scour my basement for old hard drives, maybe someday I will find it, so I can upload a better version.