Tuesday, June 9, 2009

The Order is complete!

Last week we finished our production, and the film is now completed.

Go ahead, have a look! And please feel free to comment!

The Order from Bendik Stubstad Henriksen on Vimeo.

Thursday, May 7, 2009


To get a more detailed view of what will happen throughout the film, we recently jotted down a rough timeline of some of the main-events. These are linked up with certain changes in the music, and will accompany the story-board.

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Progress - visual example

On saturday we did our first pre-shoot, testing out lighting at the location.
The following shots are set using one Dedo light at 5600k.

The Order - Stove from BendikSH on Vimeo.

The Order - Pan from BendikSH on Vimeo.

Watch this space for more updates and visual examples! We are soon to go into production!

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

About this blog

This blog is created by Bendik S. Henriksen and Monty Luthera.
It is a presentation of our Visual Music assignment for the paper Video Production 3 at the University of Waikato.

Feel free to roam around on this site, and please leave comments if you wish to.

You can also contact us by e-mail if you have any enquiries:

Monty: tsl1@students.waikato.ac.nz
Bendik: bsh8@students.waikato.ac.nz

Thank you for visiting!

Music piece

In this production we will be using a song called "Lykkevenn" by the norwegian artist P.E.R.


You can also visit his profile at Urørt



It’s quiet, we see two chefs wearing white chefs hats and overalls. One sits on a blue basket and the other sitting on either side of the kitchen, one chef peals a potato and the other just stares at a wall. The men look depressed, as there hasn’t been an order for days and the restaurant has been quiet.
All of a sudden a hand reaches in from a little hole the runs besides one of the chefs; it’s the waiter.
He yells “Order!” and slams the piece of paper down on the table. The men stare at it with amazement and drawn by the curiosity of what it would be they both reach for it, and the second chef gets hold of it.
The head chef grabs it off him and begins to look at it in a stare. All of a sudden their personas begin to brighten, he sticks it on the top of the extraction hood. The music piece starts to play.
The head chef takes out a pan in rhythm to the sound track. The second chef stretches some dough and slams it. Some oil is then thrown on the pan while we hear the dough being thrown. Some spices are thrown on top in sync with the beat. The dough is then slammed into the oven followed by the clinking of skewers. The noise of a knife chopping down some potatoes and onions matches the beat, then we hear clapping of hands as naan breads are being prepared and white flour fills the air.
The head chef places pots with curry powers on the table and arranges them according to the beat. We then see the other chef clacking his skewers as he takes out the Naan bread one by one. By this time the head chef throws some spices onto the pan and begins to fry.
We see Naan bread being thrown onto plates with the use of the skewers, and at the same time the head chef begins to chop the chicken.
He then begins to drop the chicken in the pan peace by peace. At the same time we hear the other chef grinding his knife repeatedly. We then hear the sound of the fire emerging from the pan, aswell as the pan being grinding with the stove. The sounds of the knife being grinded and the pan emerge and sync in beat. The chopping starts as the second chef begins to chop the Naan breads, and the head chef begins to grind the Masala.
By this time the atmosphere is exhilarating and excitement overwhelms the chefs as they continue to cook. This pace continues as the preparation proceeds, until the dish is finished.
The dish is presented and slid to the table where the waiter grabs it and exits the scene.
The music stops and we see the chefs relax, anxiously staring at each other they soon become bored and begin to slouch their body’s again. One sits down on the basket and the other continues to stare at the wall, resuming the position they had when the film started.


One of the challanges we will encounter with this film is that the location is quite small, giving us less room for camera positions and lights. The restriction of space has affected our decision of using a fair amount of close shots, putting emphasis on one action at the time instead of several movements within a large frame.

The following images illustrates the location we will be working at, giving an example of what we have at hand and what to expect from the visual contents.