Tuesday, 24 August 2010

Crossing the Swiss Alps

I had a 3 day biking trip crossing the Swiss Alps. Just one photo to prove I am not always working.

Thursday, 19 August 2010

24th July 2010

About a month ago I filmed something really interesting. Ridley Scott, director of the Gladiator and Blade Runner…. just to name a few, hosted a filming day where everybody could document their day on the 24th of July. The best rushes will then be put together in a feature film as a sort of time capsule so that this day will forever be documented in the history books. I am a big fan of Ridley's films. Actually his brother Tony Scott's films are what I like most. Films like True Romance, Man on Fire, Domino and more. But since they are brothers, I thought it a great opportunity that those guys might see a snippet of my work. I was not so keen on filming myself and managed to find somebody very interesting to film, so that I could concentrate on the actual filming.

Her name is Regula Curti. A very versatile woman, who last year produced a CD called "Beyond" together with Tina Turner and Dechen Shak-Dagsay. She was completely open for the challenge and was really looking forward to our day of filming.


On the 24th, at 4 o’ clock in the morning, I started filming Regula's day. She did nothing different to any other day and I was basically just like the fly on the wall capturing the moments. Doing everything myself was a mission and the long day of filming completely exhausted me. I was filming with a new type of camera, different lenses than what I was used to and recorded the sound and picture separately. This drove me nuts since there was no time [or a spare hand] to use a clapper board to line up the sound! But I did it and it turned out to be a great day of filming.


I uploaded the rushes to Mr Scott and his team and then Regula asked me if I could cut something together for the Beyond CD with Universal records. She needs an English version for the USA launch next month. It was a privilege to use the music from the "Beyond" CD which is super high quality and a pleasure to work with. I think the result is good, considering shooting it in one day without the intention to use it in this manner. I am very happy with the outcome.


Here is the link to the official website from Universal Music where the film is on.

www.beyondsinging.com

Wednesday, 11 August 2010

Theater show in Chur

Was filming at a theater performance in Chur Switzerland last night for the www.origen.ch festival. Really funny show, with wonderful actors and overall a great little job for me.

Monday, 2 August 2010

KrewKlub

A while ago I had to produce 4 different 30 sec commercials for a restaurant crew club. I had total freedom with the production, but had to do it simple and fast. It was a small project and I absolutely loved it.