UPDATE: With the help from Рост Лес I can now offer Russian subtitle! Thank you!
In a world where tattoo artists always try to push the trade to new grounds, Colin Dale takes a few steps back to find the roots of tattooing. Check out his amazing art here: skinandbone.dk/.
The idea to this film had been growing in my head for over two years before I actually started. I traveled up to Trollhättan in Sweden for their Tattoo Meltdown and got my first shots of Colin. Then planned a five day stay in Copenhagen for the studio shots and interview. And later that summer traveled to Borre in Norway for the final shots of him as a viking.
But when in Copenhagen the worst thing happened, my Compact flash card broke, and on the last day of filming! Yes, I should have used different cards, or do backup every night, but it happened. Over 350 clips, 40 GB of film, is locked inside my compact flash card. I tried several different recovery software, both program for free and paid ones. At best I managed to get still images from my video clips.
I contacted a company in Germany specialized in recovery from these types of cards, and he sounded hopeful. But it was €435 plus shipping and in the end he could only save about 40% of my material. So a second trip was planned to Copenhagen and this time, believe it or not, I didn't get any audio on my recorder! Third times a charm and the week after I had everything I needed from the studio. This cost me a lot of time and money to get the film ready for a tattoo film festival in Colin Dale's home town Saskatoon, Canada. But I made it and the film got selected. There it had world premiere in the beginning of April 2015. picatic.com/TattooArtsFilmFestival . Any donations are much appreciated so feel free to use the tip jar.