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THE CLIO AWARDS IS THE WORLD’S MOST RECOGNIZED INTERNATIONAL AWARDS COMPETITION FOR ADVERTISING, DESIGN, DIGITAL AND COMMUNICATIONS.

We are very happy to announce that THE STORE is shortlisted for an award in the category of film commercial – congratulations to everyone involved. Honour and glory to Kitchen Leo Burnett, Tangrystan and director Michael Pfleghar. A little stardust sprinkles on Hocus Focus as well, as Rolf Thomas Løvig has edited the very funny film about how car drivers bullies cyclists, Mathias Theissen has coloured it and the sound design is created by Preben Grieg-Halvorsen. Watch this space - The 55th Annual CLIO Awards will take place on October 1, 2014 and coincides with Advertising Week in New York City. More info click here

EVER HAD A REALLY BAD HEADACHE, FEELING THAT SOMEBODY IS PINCHING YOUR BRAIN? HAVE NO FEAR ANYMORE! PARALEN PROMISES YOU A TRIPLE EFFECT AGAINST HEADACHES.

Directed, produced and edited by Patrick Katzman and Blue Productions. Online and colourgrading by Mathias Theissen. Sound design and music production by Preben Grieg-Halvorsen, with our very own Ove Kenneth Nilsen (also known by his alias Aché) on vocals! Postproduced by Ole-Arild Svendsen.

THE 23TH AND 24TH OF MAY WAS PERFECT DAYS TO BE IN HORTEN FOR A VERT SKATER.

That’s right, vert (as in vertical) skateboarding is here to stay and for some early summer days, national as well as international performers and fans gathered for ramp skating at the Hang-Up vert contest in Horten Skate Park. With high-flying jumps and jams, the skaters excelled with incredible achievements in the more than 13-meter wide ramp.
The driving forces behind the arrangement are enthusiasts Martin Haavde and Gunnar Løge. Løge has built ramps for skaters in Norway for many, many years. He has put down endless hours to help skaters and the excistens of a skater environment. Haavde is a vert skater with many years of experience, and impressively enough he is still going strong with high class and great style after the age of 40. He will continue to create a vert happening that encourages vert skating and helps recruiting new skaters, as well as giving the more experienced riders a goal to push for.
Hocus Focus saw this arrangement as a great event and took the opportunity to make a contribution - with pleasure. There was no official prizemoney included in the contest, so part of the first prize was a top quality promotional film from us. Mats Hatlem - Norway's greatest skating talent at the age of 14 - won the whole competition. Together with his father Petter Hatlem, Hocus Focus put together Mats’ film worthy a champion, edited by Thomas Løvig and colour graded by Mathias Theissen.
Mats Film

With the joint efforts of every guy and doll in Hocus Focus, two additional films were also made for various purposes.
One main film “HANG UP”, directed by Kristoffer Klunk, shot by Martin J. Edelsten and Magnus Flåto, with additional photo by Ole-Arild Svendsen and Henrik Berge. Editing by Henrik Berge and colour grading by Haavard Albertsen. Much thanks to Lemaitre for great music and free use of the excellent “The friendly sound”.
Hang-Up Main Film

Ove Kenneth Nilsen has edited a short promotional film for the arrangement, and again, much thanks to Torgny Amdam who has given us free use of his music from his new album “Oil panic” – mixed by our own Preben Grieg-Halvorsen. Colour grading by Haavard Albertsen.
Promo Film

Conclusion: A great experience with an equally great result. We at Hocus Focus are thankful and inspired by all the energy from the crew and contestants of the event and by taking part in the production from A to Å.

VITAEPRO DOES IT AGAIN, JUST BIGGER! THIS TIME HÅVARD BAKKE IS REPLACED BY LISA STOKKE, OF LONDONS WEST END FAME. ALTHOUGH HÅVARD HAS A LITTLE APPEARANCE AT THE END.

Directed by Mikkel Ohrvik. Produced by Rut Solli and Small Film. Post production by Jon Anders Klausen and the Hocus Focus crew: Editor Thomas Løvig. Grade by Haavard Albertsen. Online by Mathias Theissen. Sound design by Erik Ljunggren. Music and lyrics by Torstein Bieler.

HEART OF LIGHTNESS IS THE FIRST FEATURE FILM FROM JAN VARDØEN. THE FILM IS AN ADAPTATION OF HENRIK IBSENS PLAY «LADY FROM THE SEA», AND IS SHOT IN LOFOTEN, AMONGST HIGH MOUNTAINS UNDER THE MIDNIGHT SUN. THE NATURE IS REALLY BREATHTAKING!

Postproduction on the feature film by Hocus Focus: Editing by Ove Kenneth Nilsen. Grading by Haavard Albertsen. Online by Shanon Moratti and Mathias Theissen. Postproducer is Ole-Arild Svendsen. The film has it’s world premiere at Colosseum Kino in Oslo on 28th of may, with the rest of Norway following 30th May.