tirsdag 10. mai 2011

The new adventures of Henning the Barbarian part 3

After a longer break from the blog work, I sat down 2 nights to create part 3.
Not as smooth as the first perhaps, but a lot less time consuming edit, this goes more into my original idea of time and effort I´am willing to put into a piece of a blog.

As you might see the quality is much improved from the first 2 parts. This is because I finally figured out the compression settings and actually payed for Vimeo+ to be able to upload larger files (above 500mb).
The irony beeing that I actually have to pay money for you to be able to see my work the way it was meant to be in full 1080 HD quality. Unfortunatly the Vimeo site still reduces the quality quite a bit, so for those with a big screen or a god internet connection the download option is recommended.

As a side note I can say that I recompressed part 1 and 2, they are now also up in 1080 HD if you for some reason want to watch/download them again:)

In part 3 I changed to focus a bit away from me and over to some of my visiting friends Tobias and Ole Karsten. How ever, not having shot so much of Tobias the spotlight seems to favor Ole this time:)

For those waiting to see more of Hannah I am sorry to disappoint yet again, it will come eventually. Part 4 is not so far away, and I can promise some actual climbing done by Hannah will be shown:)

As another side note: I find myself in need of a new tripod (as the one I have is severely broken) and some new lenses (since my creative needs are growing beyond my trusted 24-105), and I`m all but broke...
Thus I find my self in a position where I`m willing to sell out.
So if anyone wants to sponsor the blog and/or the upcoming film, or just pay me to add logos, commercials or whatever in the blog/film, I`m open for business:)

And ye, here is Part 3: Enjoy:)

søndag 3. april 2011

While we wait..

I have been going through some old film clips lately and I have decided to upload this old classic of me doing "Just call me Helmet" 7c+/8a in Thailand in 2006.

The hardest route I had done before this was one 7c in Hell just outside my home town Trondheim. I then went bouldering for a time so when I got on this I really had no point of referance and thus can`t properly comment on the grade.

I spent 6 days on the route with Torstein Magnussen as my faithful belayer. I constantly fell on the last move after day 2 so some footage is from the the attempts and some like the top shots are from the actual accent.

The last day on it I got this american guy to belay me while Torstein jumared up a fixed line for the first time in he`s life to capture the action from a rope.
There is some shaky hands at times, but for he`s first time, I will say Torstein did a very good job filming.

I did the main edit some years ago for a larger film project but my computer crashed and the hard drive was beyond saving so this was all that remained.. The footage is luckily on tape so one day (not today, or any day soon) I might go through it and make something more of it:)

For now thought enjoy this little clip and feel free to comment if there is some tech bugs still needed to be fixed:)

tirsdag 15. mars 2011

The new adventures of Henning the Barbarian part 2

It`s been about two months since the first part and I`m finally happy to present part 2!

As whit part 1 i had to breach new ground, test some new ideas and as always face quite a lot of new problems with a lot of technical things I won`t dwell on any further.
I can say that i waited for quite some time to get some sound recording gear from the states to do some proper self intervjus and voiceovers, and leave it at that:)

The days down here melt together like butter in a frying pan. We get up, eat breakfast, drive for about an hour to the crag, climb all day, drive for an hour back, struggle whit finding parking, find parking, eat dinner, watch some old episodes of prison break or just a movie, fall asleep on the couch and finally have to drag my tired body to the bedroom to get some shut eye before it all starts again the next day.
Am i complaining? Not at all, I love this shit, I would not want to have it any other way:)

Every third day is usually a rest day and a if we don`t have extra guests i usually get to do some editing.
I am how ever also working on a film project from last year I`v named: "The Real Deal". (A trailer will come when it comes)

Between the mac beeing the entertainment center in the middle of the living room, several time consuming projects, taking care of all the little things in every day life, actually having to go out and film, and of course me not beeing the fastest or the most efficient guy around I`m just happy I get it done at all:)

Since there is only two of us most of the time, I have had little choice but to leave the camera on the ground on it`s own shooting a fixed frame from a fixed position.
Most of the time however the camera is not filming, or the footage is useless do to changes in the light, a flat battery or a full memory card...
The footage is shoot in crisp 1920x1080 full hd but unfortunaly had to be compressed to a tiny size of questionable quality for uploading to the internet.. I am still working on how to keep some of the quality and colors after compression.

I did how ever manage to scrape together some watchable footage and slap it together in my own extremly slow way and even after the heartbreaking lose of quality in the compression I`m still happy whit the end result:)

The new adventures of Henning the Barbarian part 2 from Henning Wang on Vimeo.

tirsdag 25. januar 2011

The new adventures of Henning the Barbarian part 1

This time I will try to keep the blogg in english so that not only the Norvegians can read it!
I was going to test the concept of a videoblogg this time. It tok me way longer then planned to just edit this first part so we`ll see if I keep doing video or if i go back to text and pictures or some sort of mix in the future. For now enjoy my hard work in this first part!

The new adventures of Henning the Barbarian part 1 from Henning Wang on Vimeo.