IN THE LATEST COMMERCIAL CAMPAIGN FROM NORWAY'S LARGEST POTATO MANUFACTURER HOFF AS, WE ARE GOING BACK TO WHERE IT ALL STARTED.
The grand, old boys from Gjøvik and Vazelina Bilopphøggers are the greatest promoters of chopped up potatoes or pommes frites as most of us like to call it. Sitting at the kitchen table with an old radio, knitted Norwegian sweaters, talking with a charming and very recognisable dialect, the two can assure us that these potatoes are the best and most crispy pommes frites in the world. Beat that. And this they can promise in not one but three films, no game of dice is needed. Sweet, funny and very Norwegian from director Mikkel Ohrvik and the production company Small Film. Especially when Eldar defines the blond Høggern as a globetrotter as he has visited no less than Sweden, Denmark, Finland, Norway and Syden (The South). Produced by Elisabeth Enstad, post produced by Ole-Arild Svendsen and Hocus Focus: Edited by Henrik Berge, online and colour grading by Bengt Ove Sannes. Sound design by Preben Grieg-Halvorsen. And remember, Hoff's Opphøgde Poteter is made of one hundred per cent canola oil and therefore not so shabby health wise.
THE TIME HAS COME TO SHARE THE NEW CHEESE JARLSBERG EDEL. YES, INDEED. YOU MIGHT ALREADY HAVE TASTED IT. THE ORDINARY JARLSBERG HAS A WORLDWIDE SUCCESS STORY AND HAS ONLY GROWN IN POPULARITY SINCE ITS INTERNATIONAL LAUNCH IN THE 1960S.
The secret of success is the Norwegian recipe or so the story goes. However, perhaps even more unforgettable than the bit softer and more tasteful Jarlsberg Edel cheese is the commercial from the production company Animasjonsdepartementet. There is a pretty awesome use of slow-motion going on, as a tablecloth is drawn off a set table. Cucumbers, cups and dishes, cheese, glasses, olives and twisted facial expressions can be identified as the strangest thing happen. As flowers and monkeys are going down for landing, the olives, toothpicks and nicely rolled slices of cheese have found each other in the air and are ready to be served on a plate. So are the salad with cheese and the bread with cheese. Nice, delicate and well done by director Marc Reisbig and producer Jakob Thomessen. The post production team from Hocus Focus: Jon Anders Klausen (producer), Henrik Berge (editor) and Preben Grieg-Halvorsen (sound design). The sense of lust is sneaking in - I want that cheese!
COMING UP: A BRAND NEW SONG AND MUSIC VIDEO FROM JAA9 & ONKLP. TEN YEARS AFTER THE RELEASE OF THEIR FIRST ALBUM BONDEGRAMATIKK AND FIVE ALBUMS LATER, THEY ARE BACK ON THE SCENE WITH FULL FORVANDLING (= TOTAL TRANSFORMATION).
Coming up: A brand new song and music video from Jaa9 & OnklP. Ten years after the release of their first album BONDEGRAMATIKK and five albums later, they are back on the scene with FULL FORVANDLING (= total transformation). From the locations of an amusement park and dark living rooms, there is no secret what the duo is rapping about - bitches, babes and love. Is it romantic? I really don't think so - a hunch (!) that is confirmed by the rap-veterans themselves as they explain that the song is a confrontation with what they call "the duckface-era". Hmm, and what is that? It has something to do with social media and women who post flattering images of them selves. However, images lie and the reality is rather different. The girls are not so pretty after all - busted. The boys’ get terribly confused when the girls are finer on Facebook than in flesh and blood. The label is Knirckefritt, the director is Freddy Passion and the editor is Henrik Berge from Hocus Focus.
IT IS ALREADY OUT THERE, THE NEW SINGLE FROM GABRIELLE, BERGEN AND NORWAY.
After a massively successful breakthrough in 2011, Gabrielle Leithaug has arrived back on the music & video scene with the first single REGN FRA BLÅ HIMMEL (or Rain from a Blue Sky) from her forthcoming second album. It is great to have the little bit scary redhead back and quite funny to, to read the review at the British website Scandipop: " A darker shade of pop song, with a tense, dramatic and ever so slightly grimey production. But as this is Scandinavia we’re dealing with here, she’s obviously plonked a poptastic chorus over the top of things too. And thankfully so. All order restored. A brilliant return to form from Ms Gabrielle, and perhaps her best track to date, despite taking into consideration the corkers which have gone before it". Not too shabby, indeed. The video production reflects the reference to the grimey and raw, as the shoot was really not intended to be a music video but a behind the scene film from the studio. The location is New York, and Gabrielle's partner in crime as they are bad and angry and setting fire to a teddy bear is a friend of the photographer who lives in NY. Directed and produced by Kristoffer Klunk. Post produced by Pia Nyhus and Hocus Focus. Edited by Henrik Berge, online and colour grading by Haavard Albertsen. The opening logo is a perfect summary of it all: A scruffy, black & white hand-drawn teddy bear with a bat - enjoy!
COMING UP WITH COMPLIMENTS GUARANTEED, A NEW COMMERCIAL FILM FROM MATCH. DIRECTOR JOON BRANDT HAS PUT HIS SIGNIFICANT MARK OF QUALITY AND SEDUCTIVENESS ON THE PRODUCTION.
Like no other commercial promoting fashion, we are brought into what seems to be inside a pyramid in the land of Egypt, with old and pre-historic hieroglyphics from vanished times. Sand and parts of bricks are falling down beside what appears to be a beautiful woman with amazing eagle wings. As she raises and starts walking, she is transformed into a very chick modern woman in a light leather jacket, with tight jeans and with those high heels on. The campaign is as incredible as the visuals, as you are promised to get your money back if you buy fashion clothing at Match and nobody gives you a compliment. Beat that! To remind you, the deal is only for a selection of clothing, and not all the pieces in the Match stores. The production company is Go happy! and the film is produced by Miriam Pedersen Eeg. Post-produced by Pia Nyhus and the following team from Hocus Focus: Editor Henrik Berge, online and colour graded by Haavard Albertsen and sound design by Johannes Ringen. For more information, take a look for yourself at www.matchfashion.no