Behind the Scenes
Sometimes you put a lot of effort into a single shot. We set up the camera crane to take an over-head shot of the desk. However, this shot didn't make into the final cut. We also call it 'kill your darlings' when we part with recordings that we really like or that we have put a lot of work into. In the end, only shots that really contribute to the story make it into the film.
That was an interesting shot. The Vikings should emerge from the fog and run past the band's guitarist towards the camera. Sascha thought that his last hour had come when the Vikings ran up to him screaming and swinging their weapons. But everything went well and the footage looks really great in the film.