The new year broke with a nine-day tour of Sweden, shooting a testimonial film for Sweden’s Lantbrukarnas Riksförbund (LRF) or Federation of Swedish Farmers. Striking out across the kingdom, a three-man crew travelled from the flat lands of Skåne in the south, to the famous forests of Småland, and on to the lush snowbound territories of Luleå and Åre.
Accumulating an impressive 3,800km on the road, with a few flights to boot, the film reached LRF members in all areas of agriculture. From carrot & potato farmers, to grain, dairy & cattle, machine providers, fuel manufacturers, and forestry workers – it truly covered the gamut.
Along for the ride was a cold front, which made for a unique filming opportunity. Agricultural films are rarely filmed during the snowbound winter months, so it was a welcome insight into the year-round industry. The -10C temperatures made for challenging days out in the farmyard & fields, operating delicate equipment with numb fingers and shocked electronics.
Originated on the Canon C300, with the Phantom Pro3 4K drone, DJI Ronin, GoPro, and slider. The Brid Content production was lead into the field by the intrepid Creative Director Petter EDELSWÄRD, helmed by VD Colm O’CALLAGHAN, DP Matthew GORMLY, and sound recorded by Anton ENBOM & Johan PETTERSON.