mandag 15. februar 2010

Kvitfjell weekend 2.0

For the second time this year we visited Kvitfjell!

The crew consisted of Magnus Solheim, Lars Bjørum, Niklas Engebretsen, Mikkel Jøraandstad, Bjørnar Karmøy and myself (Anders, filmer).

This time we we were mainly focusing on their biggest jump, an 18m with a poppy kicker (photo below), and got some goodies there. We also shot a mellow, wooden down rail that some of you may remember from last years December Webisode on saturday afternoon. Things certainly have changed since then. Last year we barely got a 270 on, this time the boys we're throwing them on the second hit, and once they reached the bottom, they added a pretzel 2 off (at least Mikkel did this on his first successful try, pretty crazy). The filming has improved a lot as well. I rigged my portable jib and got some shots from above, pretty neat.

Sunday, after a long day of shooting, we took the last lift up at 4pm, and skied down to an abandoned camping wagon I had stumbled upon earlier the same day. We built a kicker as fast as possible, because the sun was setting fast, and barely made it on time to get some dooope handdrag shots.

Thanks to Studio H and Nicholas and family for hosting us, and Kvitfjell of course.

mandag 1. februar 2010

7D + Glidetrack First test

Canon 7D with a Canon EF-S 15-80 f3.5 at 60p over cranked to 24p in Cinematools.
Converted to ProRes (LT) for editing in FCP and CG in MB Looks. Exported as a .h264 .mp4 file. Glidetrack SD (1m).

tirsdag 26. januar 2010

Some shots from Lars Fredrik Nilssen

Here are some shots Lars Fredrik Nilssen got with us at Bekkestua last week.

An epic bail!

Here it is:

søndag 24. januar 2010

New weekend, new possibilities

This weekend has been a rail weekend.

Saturday was spent in Varingskollen, mainly hitting the huge flat down flat box they have there. Weather was crap, but since we used the jibcrane (version 2.0) for the first time this year, the shots might just be worth something.

Sunday was far more interesting. Niklas and the one and only Myself (Anders) showed up at the infamous "Steiner" 4 kink rail what we considered to be extremely early (0845), but turns out old people are early birds. Just as last year we got kicked out, this time after only one try.

We moved all our gear somewhat 100 meters west, to Hovseter, to return to a 8m long, very flat battleship with a slight C shape we hit earlier this year. We faced some difficulties back then (for example with the shortage of people to pull the bungee), and were ready for a new go with a bigger crew and better tricks. At this point Thomas Just, Lars Bjørum and Magnus Solheim had showed up. Things went down and we got some bangers, much thank to the awesome jib, which my dad rebuilt for me for my birthday. Thanks dad!

After plus/minus two hours of sessioning, Kristian Leraand showed up after I woke him up early and convinced him to do so.
Being a photographer he was not pleased with our choice of feature, he wanted to see something potentially bone breaking!

The guys were getting sick, tired, hungry, and a bit fed up, so after a much needed kebab break we moved literarily 10m to a rail to drop, with a lamp post with tapping potential at the end. From here I´ll let the pictures speak for them selfs, but I must add that Magnus Solheim got one of the most epic bails ever on film. Will post later!



fredag 22. januar 2010

7D + Glidetrack

I´ve just ordered the Glidetrack SD 1m, and will soon be getting the Canon 7D.
Needless to say I´m getting preeeeetty stoked when I see videos like this showing off the potential off the gear.

Glidetrack + Canon 7D Test from Luka on Vimeo.

tirsdag 19. januar 2010

The urban adventures continue!

Datarada, new update!

We´ve been going hard on the urban features this year, and just got two more under our belt!

Saturday mr. Magnus Solheim had a little privatesession with photographer Kristian Leraand (injured teamrider) and myself (Anders, Director/Fimer/Editor). The plan was to go to Hovseter and slay something with a natural inrun. Wich we of course didn't find. Luckily some snowboarders had been to Solheim & Leraands school (Persbråten) a few days earlier setting up some random picnic table kink-ish thingy. We decided it was our best shot at getting anything so we went to check it out. Switched things up a little, built a sketchy snowboard inrun, and voila. Setup. Got things done, had a fun little session, (might even have gotten a shot), went home. Good times.

Monday on the other hand was X-TREME.
After school at around 1730 a crew consisting of Leraand, Lars-Fredrik Nilssen ( and Sol gathered at my house with the intention of first hitting a wallride, then getting picked up by Niklas and his infamous dad Knætt at 1830 to go to Bekkestua and hit a dub kink. We soon realized this was a stupid idea. No way we would have time to rig everything up and down. So we decided to instead pack all our lights and such and maybe just get some photos before departure. We tested the lightrig and found that two shoplights were dead for unknown reasons. Still, we gathered enough watts to get a session going. Then it was time to check the generator. 1/2 an hour of intense string-pulling later we still had no signs of life from it. My dad was certain there was something wrong with the ignition, but I suspected it was running low on fuel. Being a nice guy he (my dad) drove the generator plus crew to the nearest petrol station. There, luckily, we found that the shortage of gas was the only issue. Phew. We were ready to slay.

At 1840 Knætt, Niklas and his little sister who was going to a cross country race not far from Bekkestua showed up. Sol and I jumped in whilst Leraand and Larssa had to use public transportation. Halfway there, disaster strikes. On a speed bump, the front suspension brakes, and we are stranded only minutes (by car of course) from our destination. Luckily we pulled over into a bus stop, and a bus to Bekkestua was passing by in just two minutes. We rushed 85+ kilo of gear out of car and loaded it onto a bus thanks to a nice bus driver who didn´t mind that we blocked the entire entrance. After a couple of stops, we we´re finally there.

Got things set up and got the session going. Sol, Niklas and Felix Usterud (who lives not far from Bekkestua) we´re struggling a bit with the sketchy dub kink. Just nailing the thing to switch was hard enough, and then there was a 90% chance of crashing hard into the wall just 3-4m from the end of the rail. After an hour or so a random drug dealer showed up trying to sell us weed, but when we didn´t want any he decided to just hang out and shoot some photos to put on facebook instead.


At 2215, after a two hour session, everyone had nailed it clean and gotten both photos and video clips, Sol even a switch-up, so we packed up, got picked up, went home and slept well that night.


PS: Thanks to Stevje (Heming Adrenalin and national team coach) who showed up out of nowhere, saved the guys from smashing into the wall and went to McD´s for us to get some snacks!