The Faroese Tourist Board started a big rebranding campaign of The Faroe Islands in 2013. To start off the campaign they needed a short 2 min. movie, which was to be shown to the Faroese public, and shared on social media.
We were hired to shoot this movie. They wanted to show the Faroes in a poetic and sensual way. Over one week we shot about 8 hours of footage, which was then editied into this 2 min. piece. Some of the shots were planned, and some of them were shot spontaniously. There was a lot of footage and a lot of decisions to be made. We needed to stay cool and kill a lot of darlings in this one. So Thomas took the big Mac Pro under his arm and travelled to Copenhagen to Liquidminds HQ, and finished the editing there.
During the shooting period, we recieved our secod Red camera, the Red Epic. This camera has a much higher frame rate which was perfect for our helicopter shots as it’s much easier to stabilise a higher frame rate picture in post.
Client: Visit Faroe Islands
Idea: Kovboyfilm, Sansir and Liquidminds
Camera: Thomas Koba
Director: Cris Anthony Hodar
Song: Eivør Pálsdóttir
Producer: Michael Koba
Back in 2009 Kovboyfilm produced 40 short movies promoting all different kinds of things from the Faroe Islands. All targeted at tourists. The films were released one by one by late Summer 2009 and they will be on YouTube for many years to come. This movie was our first release and is our most visited. Also it’s the one which we are most proud of. Today the 40 movies have totalled approx. 400.000 visitors – that’s ten times the population of the Faroe Islands. And the hits are still ticking in.
Filmed using a Panasonic HPX170.
A Behind the Scenes video showing us at work. We where making a TV spot showing hundreds of people holding hands throughout the lands.