Samstag, 29. Mai 2010

Trailer Time!

Vincent and I have been pulling some pretty gnarly nightshifts to get the official trailer of our new movie "Don't Panic" done. Waiting for footage, waiting for software, waiting for computer slowness....Vince has been viewing ALL the footage we filmed this year and started the edit for the trailer while I've been working on some pretty complicated motion graphics. Every Adobe After Effects professional might find what I'm doing pretty simple, but it's quite the new frontier for me. So many buttons, settings and layers to take care of. But I'm stoked on how it's looking so far. You'll see it in the trailer.

The name for the new movie "Don't Panic" was suggested by our new filmer, Tom Elliott. Obviously "Don't Panic" is a well known catch phrase from one of the greatest books/movies of all times: The Hitchhikers Guide To The Galaxy. But "Don't Panic" is also a very appropriate title, due to so very many reasons that I couldn't even elaborate here. Some of which were that we got some criticism for "Let's Go Get Lost" and were accused of "losing our roots". But all we can say is DON'T PANIC! Isenseven is still your favorite filmcrew from the little bavarian town Isen and we haven't forgotten what our movies are all about. Everyone will get what they asked for.

Anywho...after Vince and I are done spending long nights in the editing studio there will be a brand spanking new trailer for Isensevens 2010 movie.

And of course we need every reason we can find to party. So we're throwing a sweet-ass premiere party for the trailer of our movie. The whole thing is going down on Wednesday, June 2nd at a venue which is probably one of the most stylish clubs in Munich: Elli Disco near Hauptbahnhof in Munich.

I will be DJing there with my friend Mr AM To PM (the dude that taught me very much about spinning the decks) and I'm super excited to DJ at Elli Disco. After the first time I went to this club I always dreamt of playing there. It's just such a super cool location. All the walls, ceilings and floors are full of LED lights which are syncronized to the music playing. This club is a visual/musical super-extravaganza and I'm stoked that Pleasure Magazine managed to book the place for our party.

So, be sure to peep by the fantastic Elli Disco on Wednesday and dance till the morning with the Isenseven gang.

PS: If you're looking for some music to listen to, go buy Ellie Gouldings new album. It's a little bit girlie music, but this pretty little London lady has a great voice and some catchy electro-pop tunes. If you're not in to that kind of stuff, listen to The National's "High Violet"...It's the best album of 2010 so far....until The Arcade Fire's new album comes out (on my birthday)

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Dienstag, 18. Mai 2010

Surfing in Stad, Norway

The weather and snow conditions in Grotli left us no choice but to find other things to do than snowboard, hang on facebook and watch TV. So we drove three hours to Stad on the west coast of Norway to do some surfing.

What a breathtaking place that was. A drive through the deepest fjords of Norway in an old piece of junk van and then you come down this valley with the ocean on the horizon. I could picture myself living here some day.

ESMOD Aftershow Party

I will be DJing at the official aftershow party of the ESMOD fashion show (ESMOD is a fashion school in Munich) on thursday. My good friend and DJ mentor Mr. AM to PM will be backing me on the turntables and it will be a night with electro-pop, indie mixes, techno, champagne and pretty girls. The party is happening at 10 PM at the Ampere club right next to Muffathalle. See you there.

Sonntag, 16. Mai 2010

Timelapse of Eyjfja...Eyallaföck...Eyjjölallfök....well, you know.....that volcano in Iceland

Cinematographer Sean Stiegemeier managed to capture some breathtaking timelapses of Eyjafjallajökull. Hopefully it won't be spitting ash anytime soon cause I kind of planned flying home from Norway this week.

Iceland, Eyjafjallajökull - May 1st and 2nd, 2010 from Sean Stiegemeier on Vimeo.

If you have the possibility, you should watch the recent Saturday Night Live episode with Ryan Phillippe. Kristen Wiig does a hilarious impression of Bjork talking about the volcano.

Grotli Mafia

It´s raining and I got bored. So I got rid of my beard. And hair?

(Taken by my good friend Preben Stene Larsen)

Samstag, 15. Mai 2010

Grotli Downday

Weather has been crappy so I played around with my camera and photoshop.(Grotli Clan)

(Moi. Working)

(Benny Wetscher)

(Colin Frei)

(Sindre Iversen)

(Christophe Schmidt)

If the weather continues to poop on us we´re going to go to Stad to surf which is a nice alternative to the snowy spring greybird here right now. Surfs up dude!

Donnerstag, 13. Mai 2010

Grotli - First Day Of Shooting

We had our first day of shooting yesterday. We got about eight shots so I´m happy.

(Colin hucking a Switch Backside 9, Benny, Colin and Christophe scoping in the backcountry)

Weather has been confusing us so we have loads of spots built but just need Mr. Sun to come out so we can shoot them. But waiting for good weather gives us more time to eat. The food here at Hotel Grotli is incredible. Thanks Ap!

Dienstag, 11. Mai 2010

Bloodbuzz Ohio

Ok, while I´m at it:

The National - "Bloodbuzz Ohio" (official video) from The National on Vimeo.

Grotli. Norway - The Homecoming Pt. 4

Damn, I´m really bad at this blogging thing. I kind of forget that I have it sometimes. Or maybe I realise that I actually have a life outside the internet. But then again I catch myself spending half the day on Facebook. Note for the future: Less Facebook, more blog.

Anyways, I went to Russia which was a pretty crazy experience. And I didn´t blog about it. But I was busy filming everything 24/7 with the amazing Canon 7D DLSR camera so I didn´t get any cool pictures to post anyway.

And now I´m in Grotli, Norway again for the 4th time in a row. We´ve been coming here since 2007 to film at our friend HC Bergheim's hotel. This place is in the middle of nowhere, miles away from any civilization. But his family has two snowmobiles and and an endless backcountry which we can access to build jump after jump after jump. The shoots in Grotli have been pretty much the most productive trips of the previous seasons. Hopefully it turns out good as well this year. I arrived yesterday at 5 AM after a 2 hour flight to Oslo and a 6 hour busride up here. Pretty intense since I was afraid my flight would get cancelled thanks to the volcano in Iceland. You know what else is intense? Camping.

I finally got to play around with my photo camera again which my parents gave me for X-mas a few years ago. It´s a Panasonic Lumix 3 and it´s super cool.

Maybe I´ll remember to post another blog on this trip.

Oh, and I just want to put it out there: The new album "High Violet" by The National is awesome and everybody should go out and buy it! Definitely the soundtrack of my trip.

What else? Hmm...check out my friend Howzee's blog, cause he does cool stuff.