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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.

ICA NORWAY BRINGS THE SUN INTO THEIR STORES ALL ACROSS THE COUNTRY, AND GIVES YOU A CHANCE TO WIN GROCERIES FOR A 1000NOK. ALL YOU HAVE TO DO IS TAKE A SO CALLED «SELFIE».

From the creative minds of One Big Happy Family, with Ole Endresen as director and Mone Mikkelsen producing. Post-produced by Ole-Arild Svendsen and Hocus Focus: Ove Kenneth Nilsen on offline, Haavard Albertsen on online and grade. Audio by Erik Ljunggren.

COMING UP: TWO BRAND NEW FILMS FROM TANGRYSTAN FOR FJORDLAND IN A CAMPAIGN THAT CANNOT BE CALLED MODEST IN ANY SENSE OF THE WORD. THE BUTTER BREMYKT IS THE PRODUCT IN FOCUS.

We learn that by simply using the 100% natural Bremykt for cooking and baking, you become a runner up for President in the United States of America. Or you might win awards and get so popular that no less than a statue is sculptured of you for the ever after. It might be hard to draw the lines here, if you not yet have had the pleasure of watching the films on your television screens. However, director Adam Bonke, producer Kristian Hajdu and the rest of the team from Tangrystan make it perfectly logical and as natural as the butter itself. These over-the-top and very funny commercials are post-produced by Lene Albertsen, Ole-Arild Svendsen and Hocus Focus: Edited by Ove Kenneth Nilsen, online and colour grading by Haavard Albertsen. Sound design by Erik Ljunggren.

SUMMER IS COMING! AND EVERYBODY DESERVES TO SHINE ONCE IN A WHILE. WHAT BETTER THAN TO SHINE WITH JEWELRY FORM BJØRKLUND? THE NEW SUMMER FILM FOR BJØRKLUND IS DIRECTED AND PRODUCED BY JOON BRANDT.

Postproduction by Hocus Focus. Post produced by Pia Røe Nyhus. Edited by Ove Kenneth Nilsen. Grading by Haavard Albertsen. Sound editing by Preben Grieg-Halvorsen. Music by Indianarane.

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.