I think it’s quite amazing that I’m actually doing this post from the night train from Gällivare to Uppsala – going straight through the middle of nowhere! Doing this a few years ago would be a fantasy, just like the iPad I’m using to write it… Well, enough nerdtalk.
Today was the last day of shooting Snöyran, the big winter festival in Gällivare. I’ve been contracted to make two edits from the event, and have been been filming for four days.
Last night there was some serious partying going down, so many of the boys weren’t really up for shredding. I also had some other stuff to shoot downtown (speeches, markets and xmas activities) so it wasn’t such a big loss. I left them a brocam and went by myself to shoot santa, kids, horses and more kids. Maybe not exactly what I’d call my ordinary mission, but I got some shots well serving the purpose. See some framegrabs below.
Below: Speaking of dogs, this dude had parked right on the sidewalk, not giving à f*ck.
The two edits are coming up sooner rather than later, so keep your heads up!
So long! /Petter
Today we tasted the bitterness of Berit. She came storming in causing rain, snow and harsh winds. But it turned out pretty well in the end after all! The weather tidied up just in time for freestyle night. See some framegrabs from today below. More will come tomorrow when I’m on my 14 h trainride back home again!
Today was the second day of filming Snöyran in Gällivare. Pretty much the whole day was one serious blizzard, which is precisely what we needed! Winter came to Gällivare just in time…
Sadly we also had some serious crashes during the test-jumping of the snowmobile-jump. The first guy flew too far and got himself a back injury and a dislocated elbow, then the second guy came short and broke his wrist… Now two out of three slednecks are out, but the last one keeps it up with good spirits, and has already impressed me with some crazy air!
The freestyle motocross dudes also made it look so easy.. I just don’t get how you’d get the courage to do what they do!
I’m sorry about the crappy light in the framegrabs. Hopefully we’ll have better light tomorrow!
Mostly I spent the day shooting stocks, but we also had some time to play in the park and shoot some epic lifestyleeee… See some framegrabs from today below!
If you’re anywhear near Gällivare, make sure you don’t miss the Freestyle Night tomorrow. There’ll be a heck of a party, and if that’s not enough, you’ll also get a chance to see me in action!
I’ll let everyone’s favourite German end this update. A word of advice… Beware when Klas Ink is drunk/in action! Excited to see the result tomorrow!
I’m in Gällivare baby yeah! First day of shooting the event Snöyran.
I’m way too tired to actually make a serious blog entry, so I’ll let the pictures speak for themselves. Brief summary of the day though: Went on the train for 14 hours with Rolf, went sightseeing in Gällivare, hung around Dundret (local resort), filmed ”World Cup Kidz”, filmed opening ceremony downtown, went to film at the indoor skate park.
Some still frames in no particular order:
Good night Gällivare!
Alot of exciting stuff is going down the coming week. It really feels like winter will finally be here! Today is the annual Transition Winter Awards – and many of my dear friends are nominated:
Rolf Nylinder and Viktor Wiberg – Railripper of the year
Viktor Wiberg – Rookie of the year
Kire – Rider of the year
Tove Holmgren – Female parkshredder of the year
Also nominated is the one and only Kuske as filmer of the year, and RANDOM BASTARDS as entrepreneurs of the year! I’d say the odds for a great party are good! I’ll be tweeting the awards ceremony live so, if you don’t already, follow me on twitter: @PetterSchanche
Also going down this week is the first filming-trip of the season! Yes that’s right, yours truly is going to the capitol of kok-kaffe, Gällivare! An event called Snöyran is taking place there the 24th-27th, and I’ve been called up to hang out and film the good times. It’s gonna be awesome!
Below is Tove Holmgrens online videopart. I helped her out with the editing of it recently. It has already reached 11K views!
See you tonight?