After a year spent back home in Stockholm, im excited to be moving abroad again and take on new challenges. I will move to London in mid April, where I will be joining the digimatte department at MPC. Im very excited both for the job opportunity but also having the chance to live in London and experience what it has to offer.
The very first project I worked on once I returned back home to Stockholm and joined the Swiss-team was The Hypnotist, Swedens contribution to the academy awards this year, and the first swedish film in 25 years by the acclaimed director Lasse Hallström. I got the opportunity to once again work closely with the cinematographer Mattias Montero which was a big thrill. My main work on the show was to develop the look for one of the major hypnosis-sequences, where the the character had to be placed into a fictional dream-like environment, inspired by and developed as an homage to the classical painting "Christina's World" by Andrew Wyeth. The landscape itself features important story-landmarks which are established earlier in the movie but in much different landscape. Other work included developing an underwater shot of the stranded bus just before it falls through the ice. Below are a few breakdowns of some shots out of the sequences I mentioned.
Over the past couple of months I have been asked a number of times if I am available for freelance work. I appreciate the requests and find them flattering but I am currently under contract and I am prohibited to do any work unrelated to the company which hired me, and I don't want to dishonor the paper i signed. If you still wish to work with me you will have to go through my employer. This is also more practical for me when it comes down to what resources are available for me to get the job done in terms of hardware and software so that I can ensure the quality of the product I deliver.
For job enquiries please contact Swiss here.
Im adding some more photography. For those who are/were wondering, Im shooting with the Canon EOS Rebel 300D, EF 50mm 1.8. Ive had the camera for about 10 years and its been serving my needs well, but Im looking into upgrading my equipment.
For the past few months Ive been busy working on ILMs first animated feature film Rango, directed by Gore Verbinski and starring Johnny Depp. Good fun. This is the official trailer.
Like it does every year, ILM took out a two page ad thanking its employee’s in the July issue of Cinefex magazine. My credit is on right hand page, 1st column from the left, 42nd from top. Yay!! I'm extremly proud and humbled to be a part of such great team of people.
I have uploaded a set of photos that I've taken during my first month here in Singapore. Have a look here.
Here is an update on whats going on at the moment as 2010 looks like it has potential of becoming a very interesting year. I am very proud to announce that I will be joining the art department at Industrial Light & Magic (ILM), a division of Lucasfilm Singapore. I am tremendously excited, honored and humbled by this opportunity to work with a fantistic team of artists from over 45 different countries. I look forward working on new exciting feature film projects and developing my skills but I am also hoping to experience some personal growth. If everything goes according to plan I will be relocating to Singapore on 1 March 2010. As much as I am excited about the unfolding events I am also very much scared and anxious. But then again "Why not go out on a limb? Isn't that where the fruit is?"
Below is a little clip I found recorded of Discovery Channel regarding Singapore. Have a look if you are interested.
The following are a couple of concept sketches I did for a commercial pitch a year or so ago. I tried to set a mood for the script in hand, not focusing so much on details. The project was (as far as I know) never completed. Reasons unknown.