Emil Klang / Director of Photography

Rädsla urholkar själen at Stockholms Stadsteater

I am very happy to release the news that I'm back in the delicate world of fine arts, being involved in the making of another play for the theatre. A year ago I made all the creative visuals to Nico - Sphinx of Ice at Dramaten, and it was one of the most exciting jobs ever. The awesome director Nadja Weiss (currently present with the critically acclaimed Mannen utan minne at Dramaten) ask me to join the team for her next play, Fassbinder's Fear eats the soul (Rädsla urholkar själen). It is such a great and important film, I didn't hesitate for a second. I am making all the creative visuals for the play, and they have a pretty important role of the scenography. I was also asked to shoot the press photo for the play as well (very cool to work with such a star as Malin Ek) and I've seen that they're already printed it and that it's now covering the walls of Kulturhuset, Stockholm. The play will have it's premiere the 7th of May, and you can already buy tickers here!

Posted by Emil Klang on March 08, 2015

Grueling art shoot

On sunday I shot one of the most important and interesting things ever, an art project by the magnificent artist Snövit Hedstierna. I don't know how much I can tell you about this project, so I better keep my mouth shut. It was a diffucult day, mentally, I filmed women that expressed tough parts of themselved. I was absolutely amazed by Snövit's way of working, letting time, space and workshops set the atmosphere of the day, and to film only when everything and everyone was emotionally prepared for it. I am very happy to be able to contribute to this project.
Thank you so much to all women this participated, to Snövit and Elena Sving, and also the crew behind, Elias Lindén, Andreas Hillerborg, Amrit Rosell and Sandrin. And a big thanks to Ljud & Bildmedia and Janne at Spring Studios for helping us out with this project.

Posted by Emil Klang on February 17, 2015

Currently in Spain

Hola! I'm currently in the Canary Islands scouting locations for a shoot later on in May. Hasta luego!

Posted by Emil Klang on February 11, 2015

LAUNCHED: Beckmans Fashion Collaboration - Scarlet Vice

Just before X-mas I was asked by the outstanding director Måns Nyman to collaborate on a film with students from Beckmans College of Design. We went out to the most weird diner to be found in Stockholm and together with awesome set designer Sara Wiklund from Magnolia Agency, we turned it into the place where two girls are having a late night meeting. I had the idea of shooting everything with a steadicam, even the dialogue parts, just to get a more unexpected movement of the camera, not too stable and perfect neither as shaky as a hand camera usually gets. I actually did operate the steadicam myself, and that was an interesting experience that I will dig into deeper, probably on a shoot later this winter.
The film is an interpretation of the brand Whyred, inspired by the works of Quentin Tarantino, Johan Renck and Jonas Åkerlund.
The girls behind the idea of the film, Caroline Andersson and Nathalie Hallman, were great producers in every single way. It was a tough 19 hour shoot but I actually haven't had as fun for a long time, it was simply so inspiring to work with lots of talented and upcoming people.

Director: Måns Nyman
DoP: Emil Klang
Set Design: Sara Wiklund / Magnolia Agency
Gaffer: Anton Sjöberg
First Assistant Camera: Micke Wirtberg
Fashion designers: Caroline Brendov, Elin Ivre
Stylist: Timmy Oliviér Aulik
Stylist Assistant: Josefin Brandt
Make-up: Oscar Svensson
Hair: Jessica Lopez
Editing: Marcus Remberger
Online: Syndicate Entertainment
Music: Epidemic Sound
Sound Design: Daniel Nilsson / Beppo
Assistants: Frida Pettersson, Sebastian Örtengren, Greta Colloca, Isak de Jong, Erik Kölare

Posted by Emil Klang on February 11, 2015

Gothenburg Film Festival!

What a weekend! My bff Jonas Holmberg, the creative director of Gothenburg Film Festival, invited me over to join the launch of the festival, its screenings and parties. I always go to Gothenburg for the festival, it's a tradition that keeps me alive in the coldest time of the winter and a great opportunity to refresh your mind with lots of inspiring films. This year was absolutely a blast!

On friday I went to the opening ceremony of the festival where Liv Ullman got the Nordic Honorary Dragon Award for her lifelong achievements in film. Afterwards me, Jacob Lundström, the editor of FLM, Jonas and director Andreas Öhman (who turned 30 that specific night!) hung out at the opening party. I also got a chance to see amazing Kate Boy performing a couple of songs at the after party. This night was no exception, it ended as always at the sky bar of Riverton hotel.

I was just there for two nights but I managed to see 6 features and 6 shorts. The research payed out, the chosen films was a good mix of genuin well-produced narratives and unconventional experimentals. The best film was a vietnamese film by Nguyen Hoang Diep called Flapping in the middle of nowhere, an aesthetically beautiful piece about a pregnant girl in the suburbs of Hanoi. The most inspiring, but yet absolutely unexplainable, was Godard's last film, Goodbye to language. A total mindfuck and a playful experiment with 3D. It was actually the only film I've seen in 3D that did something technically cool, for instance when one of the cameras of the 3D-recording setup, panned away to film something else, so the image developed into a double exposed 3D-shot if you managed to keep your both eyes open, and to two separate shots, if you blinked with your eyes. Really stunning!

Another cinematograpically interesting film was Lucifer by the belgium director Gust van der Berghe. This film was round to its format which gave new perspectives to framing and camera movements. Interesting, but maybe not ground-breaking.
The best short was definately the one that also won the price for best short, John Skoog's film Värn. A camera is calmly floating around in an abandon fortress, built by a defense-ambitious farmer in the war-times, while you hear local people express fragments about this farmer and his project.


I can't express how proud I am to see this Jonas in his new tuxedo pants, making the film festival the most important film event in the northern part of Europe. Love you buddy!
My mission is to next year have a film that I shot at the festival, so if you're a director and you need a cinematographer for you short (or feature), PLEASE call me!

Pics above:

1. Godard - Goodbye to langauge, see trailer here
2. van der Berghe - Lucifer, see trailer here
3. Liv Ullman, shot by amazing Maja Kristin Nylander
4. Kate Boy concert at Pustervik
5. Amigo Jonas Holmberg

Posted by Emil Klang on January 26, 2015

Keep Austin Weird

In the darkest time of the year I managed to get some extraordinary jobs in sunny foreign countries. I’m right now located in Austin, Texas and tomorrow I'm leaving for L.A. It’s a shoot for literature show Babel at SVT (that I just LOVE to work with) and I’m traveling with Lena Jordebo, the director of the documentary about Mai Zetterling that I'm currently working on.
Before I got to the states I had a quick shoot in Warsaw. My past weeks has absolutely been in the name of collecting Star Alliance-points but I love to travel and Austin is such a cool place. We’re staying at hipster hotel no 1, Hotel San José at South Congress and yesterday I caught my self taking snap shots of the minimalistic interior design. America is as always, inspiring, unpredictable and quite shallow, but you gotta love it anyway!
This journey will be the last one in business purpose in 2014. After this week I'll exchange the present airport diet with ginger bread and Swedish looser cats.

Posted by Emil Klang on December 12, 2014

Cambodia shoot!

Jungle fever! I just got back from a spectacular trip to Southeast Asia for a shoot together with the amazing dudes at Lillasyster! Me, the great producer Måns Lorentzen and Sweden's most handsome director Mauri Chifflét (he also happens to be a super cool creative) boarded a 777-300 and flew to Phnom Phen, Cambodia for a three days shoot for the new intro/title sequence to Expedition: Robinson.

We struggled through misty rainforest, bumpy speedboat rides and were consequently attacked by fist-sized, vicious grasshoppers. But we also spend hours shooting on the most beautiful beaches, and even though you're soaking in sweet, feeling jetlagged and your stomach suffers from the abstract ingredients of a fried rice-lunch, you have to admit that there's nothing as wonderful as shooting in sunny Cambodia when Stockholm is psychologically devastated by a complete darkness.

Everything was filmed with the Sony F55-camera with the AXS RAW-recorder besides some UW-footage filmed with the GoPro Hero 4.

Posted by Emil Klang on November 24, 2014

LAUNCHED: Pojken med guldbyxorna

Breaking news! The Swedish feature film Pojken med guldbyxorna, directed by Ella Lemhagen, is up and running on cinemas now but I haven't got the time to blog about my participation in it. It was me and the groundbreaking creative dudes at Naive that shot the prologue for the film with some help of some patience divers. I LOVE to work with Naive, a production house that pushes the limits in every film the produce. They have an extraordinary sense of style and aesthetics and I never have to worry about edit or grade, I know that what I shoot will be in the hands of professionals.

Directors: Oskar Gullstrand & Robin Jonsson
DoP: Emil Klang
Gaffer: Anders Hedqvist
Editing: Robin Jonsson
Compositing: David Nalci
Projektkoordinator: Cornelia Möller
Producer: Sara Stjernström

Produced by Naive in 2014

Posted by Emil Klang on October 03, 2014

LAUNCHED: Viaplay kids

Another film for Viaplay!

The films was shot on Sony F55 with Canon CN-E Cine zooms

Directors: Patrik Dunard & Baris Berktan
DoP: Emil Klang
Producer: Andreas Bergius
Producer Morgenland: Marja Conradsson
Production company: Morgenland

Produced in summer 2014

Posted by Emil Klang on September 29, 2014

LAUNCHED: Viaplay

In the end of my summer vacation I was asked by my genious buddie Johan Hedenskog at Morgenland, to shoot a couple of TVC's for Viaplay Nordic. It was a week full of scouting, planning and finally shooting and it felt like a great way to start up after a period of relaxation.

The films was shot on Sony F55 with Canon CN-E Cine zooms

Directors: Patrik Dunard & Baris Berktan
DoP: Emil Klang
Producer: Andreas Bergius
Producer Morgenland: Marja Conradsson
Production company: Morgenland

Produced in summer 2014

Posted by Emil Klang on September 22, 2014

2015

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
Jul 08:
Don’t lose your face
Jun 22:
Cannes 2011
Jun 05:
Kissing
May 27:
Bye bye Björn
May 25:
Secret documentary
May 16:
LAUNCHED: Visibly clear
May 10:
Mixing
May 06:
Audio upgrade
May 03:
Girls casting
Apr 27:
Jojje Wadenius
Apr 24:
The beauty and the booze.
Apr 22:
The birth of PANGKLANG!