John Christian Rosenlund
Behind the scenes, “The Kings Choice”
– one of the most demanding – and fun – projects I have ever done.
Long hand hold camera moves. Many of them, 10 minutes in one go. More like a Dogma project, or like reality TV ? – but still a rather big feature, a war drama from 1940. For interior day scenes, we used bigger HMI light outside the windows. To be able to shoot 360 degree, we had to hang them underslung , using industrial cranes, one for each unit. Actors where free to move almost everywhere. In this kind of situations, It is is a kind of a dance to coordinate light, camera, sound and focus pullers- without making too much noise or be in shot.
I had the most talented – and invisible – crew to make this happen. And sometimes – myself as a documentary cameraman in shot, with appropriate camera and costume (and mustache) from 1940.