The second music video we shot in January is Stolin Augnablik (Stolen moments) with up and coming singer/performer Unnur Eggertsdóttir.
The plot is about a girl who’s fallen in love with a douche who doesn’t respect her… In short at least :) The few good moments they’ve shared feel like a shadow from the past to her and she’s thinking what she should do.
We only had two actors this time and a very small crew shooting over one weekend. Everyone had a great time even though we were on an extremely tight schedule to finish our shooting. January in Iceland isn’t the most logical time to be shooting anything outside really. It’s about 4-5 hours of usable shooting conditions (at best). Besides… it’s freezing cold outside!
We had a ridiculous amount of locations all spread around the Reykjavík Capital area. Starting our day shooting inside at a night club in downtown Reykjavík, we then moved outside to shoot as much as we could while daylight allowed and when we lost the sun, moved back indoors to shoot more interior shots at a friends home. There wasn’t really any room for error because we has so many exterior shots to do.
We shot everything on the Sony F3 with Zeiss Ultra Primes. Awesome camera, awesome lenses. It’s hard to go back to my “cheap” glass now :) All the lenses (18, 25, 35, 50 and 85mm) are T1.2. Incredibly fast! When put on the F3 in S-Log mode and ISO 1600, we could shoot in ridiculously low light. F.x. the shot at the fireplace (at about 1:06). The camera could easily see more then we could with our eyes.
We used the Zacuto EVF for handheld monitoring and the SoundDevices Pix 240i external recorder, which has a great IPS display.
Also used the Pix for recording of course. 3G-SDI signal from the F3 recorded as ProRes 4444. Pretty incredible codec. Combined with Sony’s S-Log picture profile, it gives you unbelievable latitude in post. It completely blew my mind when we started grading, it almost feels like grading raw.
Some more photos
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