There is something beautiful about the baking process. The way flour feels in your hands or the sound of eggs cracking on the edge of a bowl. Baking is a gathering of interesting materials, a mixed medium art piece of sorts, that ends in a cake instead of a canvas.
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We shot this with a Canon 5D and 7D with EF 50mm f1.4 USM and EF 24-105mm f4L IS. We edited in Final Cut Pro and colored in Color and FCP. We wrote out the titles and edited them in Photoshop.
The film revolves around the life and mind of musician José González. Using congenial methods; video diary, surveillance camera, concert footage, tour documentation and animation, directors Fredrik Egerstrand and Mikel Cee Karlsson give form to something as elusive as the creative process of one of Sweden’s finest – and most secretive – musicians.
In the film we follow José González through intimate and unique scenes shot during work with the long-awaited second album “In our nature”. In his studio, at home and on tour. Through a diary, based on personal voice recordings we follow his everyday reflections. Thoughts on the photons way from the sun to our eyes, Darwinism, the struggle to write songs. The film gives us an exclusive insight into the, at many times, lonely creative process and of one persons attempt to manage and understand his own existence. The film was shot over a three year period on location in Sweden, Japan, Singapore, United States, South Africa, England, Chile and Argentina.
Original title: The Extraordinary ordinary life of José González
Running Time: 74 Min
Producer: Erik Hemmendorff / Plattform Produktion
Director: , Fredrik Egerstrand,Mikel Cee Karlsson