It's also cold. Colder than you'd think, and empty. Small scattered towns, like a patchwork quilt spread along the coasts and riverbanks. The wind feels like its just constantly passing through, gusting around you endlessly. Iceland is one of those places thats I really wanted to visit for long time, to see and explore the natural landscapes and barren expanses. The landscape itself creates a barrier though, stopping you from venturing to far. The 'F' roads that run across the interior are nearly impassable in January with out the aid of some serious 4x4 machinery.. which we unfortunately didn't have. But there was plenty to discover hidden along the coast and within the main road network.
I wanted to capture a glimpse of the Island, as much for my own travel journal as anything, and also use the time in Iceland to plan a more structured film that explores how people live and why they choose to remove themselves from the sanctuary of Reykjavik.
I knew i needed to travel light so all material was shot on the small Lumix GX85 ( www.panasonic.com/uk/consumer/cameras-camcorders/lumix-g-compact-system-cameras/dmc-gx80web.html ) with the 25mm Leica DG Summilux 1.4 lens. This makes for a super portable 4k capable camera that draws very little attention, and has the benefit of 5axis stabilisation.
The short film was edited in Premier Pro CC - www.adobe.com/uk/products/premiere.html with colour work completed in DaVinci Resolve 12 - www.blackmagicdesign.com/uk/products/davinciresolve Music by arcticwhisperings.bandcamp.com www.thomashogben.com