This is a problematic and disturbing video for Heavyweight Records' newest recruits Sludge by Norwegian director Kenneth Karlstad.
Kaja Gunnufsen 'Au' by Kenneth Karlstad
In his video for Norwegian artist Kaja Gunnufsen's Au, Kenneth Karlstad does an excellent job articulating a particular sense of reality-displacement you only get by travelling on public transport.
In this case, it's the number 12 tram in Oslo, which director and his cinematographer Torfinn R. Sanderud have turned into a dramatic space that's both realistic and dreamlike. Travellers engaging in various activities - from contemplation to magic tricks to lipsyncing the track - and thanks to time-lapse photography also function at different speeds. A wonderful creative and technical feat.
"It’s the first I’ve ever had a technical approach to a music video. It started very simple, and the idea was to shot a time lapse video with lip sync on a crowded tram on a saturday night in Oslo with the artist, Kaja. And then it kind of evolved from there, being inspired by all those small things that happen between people on a tram. And different kind of feelings and thematics. Attraction, anxiety, urbanization, the fast pace of our time. My focus was that the narratives should try and overshadow the technique. It was written like a stream of consciousness and we shot it before we had time to analyze it too much. It’s more fun analyzing it later sometimes. Like dream interpretation!
"We shot it over two weekends. One in March, and then another one in April. It’s all shot on the 12 tram in Oslo. By a very talented cinematographer named Torfinn R. Sanderud. A big up to him, Kaja and all our friends and actors who participated!"
|Director of Photography||Torfinn R. Sanderud|
|Colourist||Torfinn R. Sanderud|
It starts on a country road on a rainy night, with a car veering into a roadside ditch... and that's just the beginning of an excellent 'one-take' fast-motion music video for Eva …
Norwegian pop star Sivert Høyem's lovely Sleepwalking Man has been released with this unsettling lo-fi video created by Kenneth Karlstad & Magne Strand Lyngvær.
Susy is an ice hockey goalie surrounded by dark forces, in Kenneth Karlstad's riveting video for Sassy 009.
Toronto-based director Lucas Hrubizna has joined Blink in London for representation for music …
Forever have signed LA-based director Danica Kleinknecht for representation for music videos …
COMPULSORY have announced an addition to their director's roster in the first days of 2020, with …
BUG are presenting two new shows of the best of music video creativity at the BFI Southbank in …
Andy Morahan and Wham! have given us something special this Christmas. On the 35th anniversary …
Caviar have announced the addition of acclaimed Mexican/Spanish directing duo Los Pérez to their …