Emil Klang / Director of Photography

LAUNCHED: Amanda Winberg - Shutdown!

I was called up by talented Mr Chifflét and asked "ey amigo, wanna shoot a music video? pronto pronto!"
Once again the genuis team with director Mauri R Chifflét and producer Martin Sandin put their minds together. They gave me a brief about the artist, the song and the idea and we booked one of the largest studios in Stockholm and managed to get some really cool people in the crew.
The shooting was a hectic piece of adventure, I almost shot everything from a steadicam with heavy lenses and while shooting a scene I simultaneously had to brief my gaffer about the next. I can't really understand how we managed to get as many different settings and looks in just one day, but that's the wonderful fruit of a hard work - you'll get great diversity of looks to edit. The video was edited by Mr Chifflét himself and then graded by Sebastian Guest's skillful hands (and eyes) at Terassen.
THANKS EVERYBODY IN THE TEAM!!!

Director: Mauri R Chifflét
Director of Photography: Emil Klang @ Magnolia Agency
1 st Assistant Camera: Anton Holm
Gaffer: Sebastian Shield
Best Boy Electrician: Anton Sjöberg
DIT: Niklas Larsson
Set Designer: Mido Lindholm
Production Assistant: Alex Eneroth
Stylist: Maggie Chinchilla
Stylist Assistant: Emelie Eriksson
Stylist Assistant: Johanna Spadaro
Makeup: Elvira Brandt
Makeup Assistant: Julia Finucane
Choreographer: Anna Ståhl
Choreographers Assistant: Hannah Ohlsson
Dancers: Paula Santa Eufemia, Kamilla Halid, Isabella Londos
Editor: Mauri R Chifflét
Grade: Sebastian Guest @ Terassen
Producer: Martin Sandin
Executive Producer: Henrik Lagercrantz

Production company: Social Club / Art & Poetic Reality
Video Commissioner: Nils Wester Litens (Universal Music/Creative Labs)

Camera: Sony F55 with RAW-recorder
Lenses: Canon CN-E 15,5-47mm, Canon CN-E 30-105mm, Arri Master Prime 32 mm.
Studio: Stockholm studios

Posted by Emil Klang on March 24, 2016

Ingmar Bergman documentary

In case anyone wonders what young mr Klang is up to this year I can finally release the news - I'm shooting a documentary about Ingmar Bergman. It will be directed by Jane Magnusson and produced by B-Reel. For all fellow Swedes, read about the project here.

Posted by Emil Klang on February 08, 2016

LAUNCHED: YAYA - Bad Girls!

It's finally time to launch the video for YAYA's debut single Bad Girls! It's a quite unconventional vision that YAYA pitched for me, but I loved the idea to cut down the song into parts, and to give every part it's own look and expression. It is very much a case study in light and since that happens to be one of my favourite interests I enjoyed shooting this a lot. I got some very good help from gaffer Wille Kyrk and camera assistant Anton Holm. YAYA and the director Philip Ljungström was certain about their idea in every step of the process and I love to work with people with such strong integrity. To really stand for an idea is key when you want to create something different. I'm always in the situation where people say
"Let's shoot some b-roll here, or some extra shots of this, I don't know if we gonna use it, but it's always good with some extra footage..."
and sometimes that's a good and needed mentality (especially for a documentary), but I also love to work with directors that know for certain what will be used and not, even before we take a first step on the set!
I hope you all like this as much as I do. It was shot on Sony F55 with Canon CN-E Zoom lenses with the use of a steadicam and a lot of nice lights.

Bad Girls is YAYA´s debut single.
Written, produced and recorded by YAYA.

Director: YAYA / Philip Ljungström
DoP: Emil Klang
Colorist: Emil Klang
Camera assistant: Anton Holm
Gaffer: Wille Kyrk
Assistant: Amanda Henriksson
Choreography: YAYA
Stylist: Selam Fezzahaye
Make up: Michaela Jobark

Posted by Emil Klang on February 05, 2016

Göteborg Filmfestival

Yeeha! I came to Gothenburg yesterday to pay a visit to the film festival, and I love every part of being here! (except for the traditionally pouring rain) My beloved soul mate Jonas Holmberg did a great job at the opening ceremony and he's such a great looking dude in tuxedo. The opening film Yarden by Måns Månsson was interesting and beautiful (Ita Zbroniec-Zajt is a genius), but didn't really reach my expectations. The following party was a great success, beautifully arranged and with a great amount of friends and colleagues to share wine and thoughts with. This morning I had to get up early in order to see Dawn, a latvian film about a kolkhoz village in the Soviet Unition. By far the most inspiring film I've seen for a long time. Now it's time for a q&a with Bruno Delbonnel, the great cinematographer behind Amélie from Montmarte, but also Alexandr Sokurov's Faust and his new Francofonia, which I can't wait to see. I LOVE Sokurov and the cinematography in Faust in absolutely mind-blowing. Tonight there's a dinner with him, arranged by FSF, and guess what - I'm invited! Let's see if Bruno speak russian...

Posted by Emil Klang on January 30, 2016

Sicily fashion shoot

Last week I paid a visit to Sicily, Italy for a couple of days shooting together with Dry Creative Projects. The very hyped clock brand Daniel Wellington had a desire to make something extra so me and still photographer Oscar Falk really tried to nail that. Even though the weather didn't really gave us that perfect off-season sunshine we manage to shoot lots of very beautiful scenes. I can't spoil anything yet, but the films will be launched in March, I'll will be back with an update by then.
Cheers!

Posted by Emil Klang on January 26, 2016

LAUNCHED: Gina Tricot - Close Up

Here we go again, another film for Gina Tricot! Voila!

Director: Henrik Nielsen
DoP: Emil Klang
Art Buyer: Linda Jansson
Agency: DDB

Posted by Emil Klang on October 21, 2015

LAUNCHED: Mavrick - Remedy

I got a call this summer from the amazing director and friend of mine Mauri Chifflét - "Hola amigo, how about stop chillin', I got a cool thing here in front of me". It was a music video for a new artist called Mavrick, and this was supposed to be his debut release. I got the song mailed to me and BAM!!
My old vice for drum'n'bass got me again and I was absolutely struck by the song. Me and Mauri decided to flex our muscles in this and really make something cool.
With a slim budget and everyone's working pro bono it's difficult to organize a music video shoot and nothing would have worked out at all without the stunning producer Alice Ängeby. With her way of steering a ship nothing ever happens that unnecessary takes time, she is simply the first person trying to solve whatever comes up, and that with a gentle smile. On two sunny days we quickly moved around between locations and worked our way forward in order to get as much variated shots as possible.

I'm also happy that I got to use my new steadicam for this film. I really like the flexibility and quickness of shooting from a steadicam, even though some of the limitations are hard to work around. I will never become a real steadicam operator for sure, but for these kind of shoots it's a really good benefit to know the basics of shooting from it. I'm so happy that everyone involved in this did such a great job, thanks to you all!

Director: Mauri Chifflét
DoP: Emil Klang
Producer: Alice Ängeby
Set designer: Oscar Gelinder
Gaffer: Wille Kyrk
Camera assistant: Anton Holm
Costume: Franciska Svensson
Hair: Elvira Brandt
PA: Elin Hägg
Grade: Emil Klang
VFX: Nicolas Chifflét

The film was shot on a Sony F55-camera with Canon CN-E PL-mounted optics.

Posted by Emil Klang on October 15, 2015

Currently in Israel

I'm currently in Israel, shooting a piece for Babel at Swedish Television. The most important things here is to use sun block for my skin and ND for the camera sensor. Another important thing is to not get the impulse of pulling the curly hair of the ortodox, it's hard but I sure do my best.

Posted by Emil Klang on September 01, 2015

LAUNCHED: Gina Tricot - Mission collection

A couple of months ago I got a call from the uniquely talented still photographer Henrik Nielsen. He was supposed to shoot the main campaign for Gina Tricot and he needed a DoP for the film production. I've done films with Gina before but never a campaign so I accepted with a smile and we teamed up together! DDB was producing the entire shoot and they had the great taste of selecting the best model there is to find in Sweden, Frida Gustavsson, for the campaign.
We shot two films and this is numero uno.

Director: Henrik Nielsen
DoP: Emil Klang
Art Buyer: Stella Breiman, Linda Jansson
Agency: DDB

Posted by Emil Klang on August 27, 2015

LAUNCHED: Regissören - En film om Mai Zetterling

I'm proud to announce that the documentary that I've filmed for over two years finally has been released and screened on TV. The film goes by the name Regissören - En film om Mai Zetterling and is obviously a film about Mai Zetterling, the great Swedish film maker that directed classics suchs as Älskande par and Flickorna.
The film is directed by Lena Jordebo, and we go a long way back together. We have been traveling together to the US for years making short pieces for SVT's Babel and we have also been filming together on her documentary about Karl-Ove Knausgård. I love working with Lena, she's a very talented director and she gives me freedom and space to express her ideas visually. We have been filmling this documentary for about 2 years, meeting different people close to Mai, in France, England, Iceland and Sweden. The music is made by the very talented Lisa Holmqvist and the film is edited by the subtle genius Johan Bjerkner. It's rare that I find my footage being is such good care as in the hands of Mr Bjerkner.

When Lena presented the project for me I was surprised, Mai's film Nattlek from 1966 was a darling for me since I saw it on television in my teens. I had the DVD's of both Nattlek and Flickorna at home but still I didn't know to much about Mai at all, compared to the amount of information everyone shares about for instance Bergman or Widerberg. Mai Zetterling and her importance for Swedish film has without a doubt been increased thoughtout history, by critics, journalists and experts. This has been the consequence of being the first director in Sweden of another sex than male and it's so sad that this have led to a lack of knowledge about Mai Zetterling today.
Hopefully this documentary will make some change. See it, god damn!

See the film at SVT PLAY !

Director: Lena Jordebo
DoP: Emil Klang
Editor: Johan Bjerkner
Music: Lisa Holmqvist

The film was shot with a Sony F55-camera with Canon PL Cinema zooms

Posted by Emil Klang on June 01, 2015

2016

Mar 24:
LAUNCHED: Amanda Winberg - Shutdown!
Feb 08:
Ingmar Bergman documentary
Feb 05:
LAUNCHED: YAYA - Bad Girls!
Jan 30:
Göteborg Filmfestival
Jan 26:
Sicily fashion shoot

2015

Oct 21:
LAUNCHED: Gina Tricot - Close Up
Oct 15:
LAUNCHED: Mavrick - Remedy
Sep 01:
Currently in Israel
Aug 27:
LAUNCHED: Gina Tricot - Mission collection
Jun 01:
LAUNCHED: Regissören - En film om Mai Zetterling
Apr 17:
LAUNCHED: Spotify Business - Story Hotel
Apr 09:
Magnolia Agency!
Apr 08:
LAUNCHED: Robinson Title Sequence
Mar 08:
Rädsla urholkar själen at Stockholms Stadsteater
Feb 17:
Grueling art shoot
Feb 11:
Currently in Spain
Feb 11:
LAUNCHED: Beckmans Fashion Collaboration - Scarlet Vice
Jan 26:
Gothenburg Film Festival!

2014

Dec 12:
Keep Austin Weird
Nov 24:
Cambodia shoot!
Oct 03:
LAUNCHED: Pojken med guldbyxorna
Sep 29:
LAUNCHED: Viaplay kids
Sep 22:
LAUNCHED: Viaplay
Sep 04:
LAUNCHED: MQ AW/14
Aug 29:
LAUNCHED: GANT Rugger - Pre-fall 2014
Aug 22:
LAUNCHED: The Athletes
Aug 04:
New director’s monitor!
Jun 25:
Iceland shoot
Apr 30:
LAUNCHED: NK - Haute Kosmetik Film #1
Apr 17:
Apparently in Ardeche
Mar 17:
NICO - SPHINX OF ICE at Dramaten
Mar 06:
LAUNCHED: GANT - Ocean Academy
Mar 02:
The woods
Feb 25:
Let’s Dance!
Feb 20:
Let me talk about Daniel Wirtberg
Feb 14:
LAUNCHED: Marlene - Stay Awake!
Jan 23:
Marlene Video shoot!
Jan 06:
Sony F55 new firmware!

2013

Dec 02:
LAUNCHED: Dramaten Trailer - Nico - Sphinx of Ice
Nov 25:
England shoot
Nov 18:
Backstage Dramaten!
Nov 15:
Happy B-Day Dasha!
Nov 08:
Secret project unveils
Oct 31:
LAUNCHED: Fjällfil
Oct 11:
LAUNCHED: Name the Pet - So Slow
Sep 20:
LAUNCHED: GANT by Michael Bastian FW13 - Style Note #2 - Cargo Pants
Sep 05:
Emil Klang turns 30!
Aug 30:
LAUNCHED: GANT by Michael Bastian FW13 - Style Note #1 - Navy Blazer
Aug 07:
Name the Pet!
Jun 26:
NEW GANT SHOOT
Jun 14:
LAUNCHED: Gina Tricot
Jun 12:
New lens!
Jun 04:
LAUNCHED: Kate Boy - The Way We Are
May 31:
Interview in Habit Magazine
May 07:
New shoot for Kate Boy
Apr 18:
LAUNCHED: Brothers Suitcase Store!
Apr 12:
Malik, Emil & Oscar
Apr 01:
LAUNCHED: Sourz presents Axel Boman
Mar 18:
LAUNCHED: GANT by Michael Bastian SS/13
Mar 06:
LAUNCHED: Kate Boy - In your eyes
Mar 03:
SONY F55 & Canon 30-105 mm Cinema lens
Feb 25:
Malik won an Oscar!!!
Feb 18:
LAUNCHED: W&I - Love Divine
Feb 08:
Karl Ove Knausgård
Feb 07:
GANT by Michael Bastian FW/13 - TEASER
Jan 11:
The importance of GOLD
Jan 02:
до свидания москва

2012

Dec 06:
LAUNCHED: Polarn O. Pyret
Nov 21:
The Alvar
Oct 12:
LAUNCHED: ASSA - Yale Doorman
Oct 02:
Currently in Barcelona
Sep 25:
LAUNCHED: Kanal 5
Sep 17:
Russian music video!
Sep 11:
L’Oréal shoot
Sep 10:
Working with Colin Nutley
Aug 30:
Colorista
Aug 25:
ASSA shoot
Aug 21:
LAUNCHED: GANT - Manhattan Days AW/12
Aug 10:
Searching for sugar man
Jul 30:
LAUNCHED: Forget me
Jun 28:
Vacation
Jun 13:
New office!
May 21:
LAUNCHED: Samsung
May 02:
The film that died in my arms
Apr 01:
Nicole R - Elite
Mar 15:
LAUNCHED: Grönstedts Cognac
Feb 21:
GANT shoot in New York
Feb 13:
Grönstedts cognac shoot
Jan 26:
Disappearing broadcasted on SVT
Jan 10:
Gant shoot in Boston
Jan 04:
PANGKLANG! - Testarossa

2011

Nov 30:
Bjørg provokes?
Nov 25:
Latino love
Oct 22:
Canarian comeback
Sep 27:
The smell of success
Sep 17:
LAUNCHED: Goliath Sportswear
Sep 09:
Release at F12
Aug 25:
Dasha-release!
Aug 16:
LAUNCHED: Visibly clear pt 2/2
Aug 02:
The elevator bridge