I have been silent for some time now, but that’s often how it goes in the beginning, when one has to work for money next to developing. Anyway, I just found an old piece of concept art for The City. Spring cleaning is awesome!
On sunday I’ll be traveling to the west coast to do some writing together with awesome script writer Laura Madsen. Can’t wait!!
A little more than a year ago Nils Frahm’s SCREWS was released. I had just started working on my new fictional project CRANE on the Run and named my main character Mi.
I had a wish to develop a slow paced music video while writing the core story, and when SCREWS was released with the recording “Mi” and an open invite to do reworks, it was as if it was meant to be. Not only did the name match, but the mood and textured feel of the recording was perfect for what I wanted to do. Nils Frahm released SCREWS on his 30’st birthday, and so I release my rework on mine. Check out the rest of the album and the other reworks on reworked.nilsfrahm.com.
A big THANK YOU to Frederik Overgaard Jeppesen, Laura Büchert Schjødt and Ellen Riis for being my support and fresh eyes!!! And a huge THANKS to Nils Frahm for his inspiring music and this invite to be creative with it!
In may I was sitting outside my room in a japanese Minshuku, listening to Nils Frahm’s Mi over and over again. The first images of the film started to play out in my head, involving a woman (Mi) morphing into a crane.
I had an idea of adding slowly falling snow or leaves on top of some very subtle scenes, to keep them alive and add a poetic feel and touch to the film. In the end I explored this “effect” through an underwater scenery adding falling feathers.
The title shot! Tadadadam! This is the first shot I approached. The jellyfish has gotten a rounder and more organic look in the later shots. A choice made due to limited time for production, and to be able to animate more freely.
4 days left to the grand release!
Here’s one of the few backgrounds for “Mi”. The seaweed is animated and I’m currently adding The Silent Ones and jellyfish to the shot. I’m working with mixing live action underwater stock footage, kindly provided by Laura Büchert Schødt, with a hand painted kinda graphical look.
Back at it after a couple of days holliday. With only six days left until release, it’s serous business now. Working some late nights, enjoying that I took the time to make my studio space cosy. Next up (after my deadline) is some more light!!
Poster mock up 3!
This photo is from Berlin, not Japan, but very magical still. CRANE on the Run will be set in a “no space no time” imaginary world, with inspiration from different parts of the world. I’m aiming for it to be universal, yet mystical to all.