After my video of the Northern Lights was aired on BBC, an American composer sent me an e-mail asking if I was interested in making a short film for the tune “The departure”. The composer and pianist Lola Perrin, who created the tune, lives and works in London, UK. She wanted the film for an upcoming show in London, at the Rich Mix. The video had its first showing in London the 21th of may with Lola Perrin playing her piece live on stage.

I went up into the mountains on skis, on foot and on my bike to make this short time- lapse video. It was photographed over a couple of weeks in Lofoten, Norway.

I wasn’t that happy about the Northern Lights video that BBC and NRK aired because the quality of the clip wasn’t that good and you couldn’t see the wave-like movements that Northern Lights make. So I decided to make a better one. The last clip in this short film is of the Northern Lights. The quality on this clip is a lot better then the first one I made.

The film is shot on a Nikon D300 with Nikon 16-85mm, Sigma 10-20mm and Sigma 70-200mm.
Thanks to Christian Magnussen for technical support and colour correction, Kim Skjold for intro and credit texts and Lola Perrin for the music.

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