Category Archives: audio

To Those Who Dare

Did the complete sound for the short film “För de som vågar” (To Those Who Dare) from recording, foley and mix. Also wrote & recorded part of the music and did the post of the film. The film is directed by Hernan Quintero.

The short film has won the Best Director and Best Film at the Hot Shorts Film Festival, London. And also got official selection nominee at the Bucharest Shortcut Cinefest, London IFF and Sweet As Film Festival.

VORACIOUS @ Earthly Powers

So after nearly exact two years in the making, the 24 min film VORACIOUS finally have premiere at the vernissage held at Uppsala Art Museum (2015-10-28). For the exhibition Earthly Powers.
The piece is about hunger, desire and the cycle of life. The film is
made in near collaboration with butoh artist SU-EN and the mini-pig Laban.

VORACIOUS_FINAL- 2015-10-27_02

It is always such a great feeling to finally finish something. Especially when you have been having it in your system for a while.

So now on to the adaptions of the piece… just kidding 🙂

Fixing the vocals

Have been recording vocals for the swedish and american version of “Heroes of The City” season 2. “Heroes of The City” is a swedish animated serie for children that is produced and created by Ruta Ett AB. I´m also taking care of the translation, recording and stem-mixing for the new season.

© Ruta Ett DVD AB 2014

IKEA with a double I

Delivered the mix of a 10 min program for the Inter IKEA Cultural Center today. The job included original music score and audio-post for the program. The tools used for this job was ProTools, BaseHead and iZotope-RX and a big fat analog monster to compressor. I can´t let you hear or see anything due to restrictions. But I can tell you this. Regarding the style of the music wanted for the project this included a by now well known artist. And the artists name end with ..ii.

I let you figure for a while on this…

All best.

Explosions in 240 fps makes me hit focus zone double-deluxe

Yesterday I run the A-cam on a shoot in Strängnäs, Sweden for Arclight FX. The cam I used was a FS700 since there was a lot of explosions and fire to be filmed in slowmo.

The Ninja 2 were great for zebras/peak focus.
Sony FS700 – waiting for some fire.

I must say that at first sight the FS700 is, ugly. But after been using the camera quite intensive for two and a half days I must say that I like the camera a lot. Since it´s a Sony there are menus… But as soon as I decided a strategy for the shoot and set up the settings for it. The FS700 is pretty easy going.

One great thing is that there is a built in ND-filter. It´s a lovely feature and it really saves your day on hectic shoots like this, where much is to be done before daylight is gone.

The slowmo’s were shot in 24 Mb AVCHD and normal speed recorded on an Atomos Ninja 2 in ProResHQ. Directly from the sensor in 10 bit.

Stuntman waiting...
Stuntman waiting…
Stuntman flying...
Stuntman flying…

The end scene

Speaking of daylight. The last shoot on the whole set was the big, fat explosion to be used for the end scene.

For this take there were only one chance to get it right. After that the stuff used for the fire and explosions would defenitive be empteid out.

Also we were very fast running out of daylight. The sun were just above the tree tops and it was just minutes before it would leave us for the day and the take would be ruined.

The sun were just above the tree tops and it was just minutes before it would leave us for the day and the take would be ruined.

All was set and for the slowmo takes it was earlier decided that I was the one who gave the signal for everyone on the set. This since once the slowmo recording been started in the FS700 there is no turning back until the recording has finnished. So you can understand that it is devastating if I not push the button at excactly the right time!

Instructions for the stuntman.
Instructions for the stuntman.

For this particular scene I can tell you that I was in the focus zone. (I´ve written about the focus zone earlier) Not thinking what to do, just doing. It´s kind of strange shooting slowmo when you are in the focus zone, it´s like slowmo deluxe.

The take went very well!! It is a great rush to do takes like this and the whole team should be proud. The edit and comps will be made by Monir Eriksson in Smoke. I will do the audio-post so it is better start digging and building those heavy xplosions. See ya!