I remember when I was 13-14 years old, running home from school every wednesday to catch the last episode of “My So-called life”. It was so different from all of the other soap-operas and teenager shows on TV. I finally found something to identify with! All the insecurity and the difficulties Angela (Claire Danes) had to deal with in high school was real to what I was experiencing at the time. I also had a huge crush on Jordan Catalano, played by Jared Leto, and had posters all around my room.
One month ago I decided to buy the DVD of the whole series, to check out if it still was up to date. And it definitely is! It is so much fun to watch it. I really enjoy seeing the clothing style and music of the period, with all the grunge and the new romanticism. And I remember that I used to wear the same kind of shirts that Angela wears, when I was 11-13 years old. I’m really enjoying myself watching this again:) And I like the way the subjects are approached in a realistic and smart way, in comparison to many of today’s youth shows. I’ve made my sisters of 13 and 14 years see it, and they like it:)
This is a Norwegian short film Steffan and I made for a competition. The assignment was to make a short film under three minutes about the enviroment.
Title: Norway in red white and Grey
1. Line: Summer coming, Summer coming…
2. Line: Sun and rain, and rain, and rain…
3. Line: All birds lovely as they are…
4. Line: Are never coming back…
The film is made out of photos, whitch are edited in photoshop. The background is made of several photos edited together. The girl is made by 10-15 photos cut out in photoshop and animated, going in loops in after effects. The birds, palm tree, the rain and lightning are drawn with a wacom tablet in photoshop and then animated in after effects.
The sound and music are made in pro tools and reason, with much help from Gunnar Hauge.
Story and Idea: Steffan Scherrer Løssfelt and Maria Nordø Jørstad
Animation and Sounddesign: Steffan Scherrer Løssfelt
Photo: Maria Nordø Jørstad
Music: Gunnar Hauge
Girl walking: May Linn Clement.
(All text written by Steffan. -Thank you!)
I just discovered the comedy show “Flight of the Conchords”, and I think it’s pretty funny. What I like the most are the songs, they are HILARIOUS!
Another cool and up-and-coming band is confirmed to Hove. There are sooo many bands I want to see, and I’m not sure I’m even gonna be there… Fingers crossed!
It’s so wonderful to wake up, pull the curtains away and see the SUN!
Outside it’s sunny and warm for the first time in aaaaages. And where am I? At school, Inside of course, reading for my exams. Life doesn’t always seem fair… So, time for a little daydreaming
At a beach in France, eating ice cream
Walking down the streets in Berlin, stopping by all the cool cafes and shops
Standing at the top of Empire State Building, seeing all of the amazing Manhattan and Brooklyn
In a beautiful house by the edge of the Garda-lake in Italy
By the waterfront at Vega, the most beautiful island in all of Norway, and the fairytale-place of my childhood
Sitting at an outdoor restaurant in the village Bol at Brâc, a beautiful island in Croatia…
(all private pictures)
check it out! It’s hilarious:) I find it pretty crazy that they really believe in something a science fiction novellist made up in the 1950’s.
From the third episode on, I was really hooked. It took me a few episodes to be convinced that this wasn’t just another version of NYPD Blue or CSI, but something different. Something new! Something that felt real, and that would tell me about things I didn’t dare believe happened today in the rich and powerful USA: The nation that builds their image on freedom and reaching of dreams. The truth couldn’t be further from this.
The main fact that separates The Wire from other similar shows, are the manner of which the story is being told. The show has been compared to an epos, where we follow a big amount of people from all different parts of our society. The characters have depth; they are never stereotypic or shallow. Through five seasons we get to know all kind of persons; from drug dealers, drug addicts and street kids, to politicians, policemen, labour union members, teachers and journalists. We learn how compromises, lies and betrayal are solutions they all choose to make their way in the world.
The main story line in all five seasons consists of different police investigations, done by wiretap. But we meet the same characters over and over again, and through the whole show the creators nest the big picture together. In the end we understand that everybody is in the game. Everything is connected; from the bad guys in the streets to the Mayor’s office.
The show creator, David Simon, worked in the newspaper Baltimore Sun for 13 years. There he got a huge insight into the official institutions AND the streets, and saw the ineffective war on drugs, the bad reforms and the corruption on all levels. This was too big to grasp as a newspaper journalist, so he started to write the script for The Wire alongside Ed Burns, an ex-police who worked 20 years in the Baltimore police force.
This show wants to say something, to tell about the conditions in one of Americas biggest cities. The writers want the audience to react, which I certainly did. That’s why I’m taking my time writing this; trying to make other people see the show. I can guarantee that you will get hooked to! It’s not dead serious, but exciting and sometimes even funny. But most of all really interesting and well made. It’s a shame that it hasn’t received more attention from the media or been awarded in some way by the industry.
Maybe it’s just too damn realistic?
(Sources: HBO website and IKON magazine)
Jippy! Looove getting some new CDs:) And the discount I get at work is a
big plus. But can be quite dangerous for my wallet too, hehe. It’s a shame I
have to zip them into i-tunes files straight away; can’t wait to get my own
sound system! With really good speakers…