Thursday, October 06, 2011

Steve Jobs

He was a true visionary and I'm not going to get too personal with this. Anyone who knows me and works in my field of filmmaking knows that he made a huge impact on my life.

Apple's and Google's homepage today.

I watched this a few years ago. You should too.

Old Apple commercial:

The guy who made this had an interesting day yesterday.

Here are some articles I've read and would like to share for those who care.

This guy wasn't a fan until.. you'll have to read the whole article:

Tributes from co-workers, presidents:

Short background on him and links to other things of interest:

Pixar related:

Monday, September 26, 2011

Lots of stuff at at the moment.

Norwegian Junkyard have three posts with my signature on it right now.
Link to the first (of two) DC Mtn Lab videos.
Link to the first (of three) Robot Food video.
Link to the first (of probably three) webisodes of the 2011 Nixon Jibfest.

Watch em if you got some spare time.

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Oh hi.

I said I'd blog more, and I didn't.. too hooked on Instagram (my Tumblr blog) to keep up with this thing.
So to the 50 that still come here every day here's something for you.

1 of a few clips I'm doing for Nixon.

Here's the first from this years Nixon Jibfest. You have to click on the url cause embedding is disabled.

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Made a clip about Ken Block's new rally car.

I went to Wales a few weeks ago to make a clip for Monster World Rally Team.

To quote Ken:
"Despite the fundamental similarities between stage rally, rallycross and gymkhana, my World Rally championship Ford Fiesta just can't do what my gymkhana Fiesta can, and vice versa. But running three cars is a logistical nightmare, so we built one car that can be transformed to suit each discipline."

MWRT thought stop motion would be a suitable technic to show the car.
The stuff was shot in three days, with less than 30 min (might have been 15) to shoot the car in action.
My thought was to shoot the action on film to compliment the stop motion roots instead of HD video. And I like film so why not?
Many ideas we had for this clip weren't possible to shoot, we had next to zero sleep for 2-3 days and it was one of the most gruesome experiences of my life. If only we had another 1-2 days to shoot it.. the reason for only having a very limited time was technical issues / engines etc that were late and what not.

But here's the result. Not close to what we had envisioned, but it's still serves it's purpose. Hope you like it.
Ken picked out the tune from the Scott Pilgrim movie.

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Might dust this one off..

I started a Tumblr blog a few weeks ago but it has turned into a iPhone photo blog more than anything.
I´m also trying to maintain some bloggin at Spatziba but I miss the random outlet that this blog used to be.

Today I´m in Stockholm after a brief trip to Wales, Denmark and Austria. Been filming rally with Ken Block as well as doing a little bit of sightseeing.

Noticed that these songs have been on heavy rotation in my iTunes.
The Arcade Fire one has 1437 plays.. retarded.

Tuesday, June 14, 2011


Too the few who still visit this blog I just wanted to mention that I started a new blog today.
My thought with the new blog is to share daily photos and stuff with others than my Facebook friends (I keep getting vibed for uploading a lot of iPhone photos).
I might not include as many political and random YouTube videos either.. maybe I can keep doing that here..?

I also blog pretty frequently over at

So here's the new Tumblr blog, I'm also at Instagram "pierrewikberg".

Saturday, February 05, 2011

WRC Swedish Rally - Day 3

Got to ride along today again. It's pretty wild but for some reason I don't think it's very scary, fun though. Trying to hold a camera still on these roads is not easy.

Filmed for an hour or so on a frozen lake. Pretty nice day on the job. No wind, sunny, and not cold at all.
I also met Mike "MackDawg" McEntire who's in town to film Ken's new car. He was running the most successful snowboard video company back in the 90's but he also made Sick Boys (filmed the first fs boardslide on a handrail EVER and Hokus Pokus (legendary skate video from around 1990).

He was also the first one to hire me to shoot snowboarding back in 1996, so we have a lot of history together, really fun to see him here in Torsby.
More on how I got into the snowboard world here:

We also toured Petter Solbergs giant workshop, impressive.

Day 3 clip here:!/video/video.php?v=499909352332&oid=139454585764&comments

WRC Rally Sweden - Day 2

Went out to party with some friends in Oslo. While at the bar I met Swedish snow shredders Chris Sörman and Kalle Ohlsson, very random and I got free drinks from the bartender, that's rare at my local watering holes so I was honored to be recognized in a place I haven't been to in 6 months.
Woke up at 6am, ouch, and got in the car to Torsby Sweden (home of playboy / soccer coach Svennis) where we will stay for a few days to try out tires and shoot photos / video of Ken's new WRC car which gets revealed on Wednesday.

Here's the clip from day 2:¬if_t=like#!/video/video.php?v=499350432332&oid=139454585764&comments

Thursday, February 03, 2011

On a Ken Block Rally Mission

For the next week - 10 days I'm going to follow my old boss from DC Shoes, Ken Block, around Scandinavia.
He's now a very successful man behind the wheel. If you don't know what he's capable of I suggest you go to YouTube and search for his name.

I'll be uploading videos daily from this WRC event on his Facebook page, so befan him here:

Here's the video from our first day:

iPhone photos from today:

Sauna view.

Work out with Saydah, MONSTER Rally Team Manager.

View of the Central Station, Opera House and some water.

Icy walk path.

Robin Williams calls biathlons Norwegian drive by's.
Norwegians are very outdoorsy people.

Meeting some Scandinavian snow shredders and Oslo locals for the past days was a huge perk, I really like Oslo (except the homeless people and crack heads / hookers who loiter around the Central Station.

Stay tuned.

Here are some videos of Ken I made for a DC movie in 2007:

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Four episodes of a mini-documentrary I did for Nike of Gigi Rüf

I went down to Bregenz, Au and Innsbruck for a few days in November to shoot some stuff for an ongoing series I'm doing with Spatziba called Talking Headz.
The idea is to get to know the talent a little bit better without putting them in a chair and do a contrived standard interview.
To do that we left the tripod at home and chatted with Gigi about things that came to mind during a couple of days in his hometown of Bregenz and Au, the village he grew up in.

Most professional snowboarders make a living spontaneously travelling the globe to find good locations to film and photograph their tricks. These tricks end up in dvd's which sell (or used to sell before internet torrents took over) in snowboard / outdoorsy stores and core magazine and sponsors catalogs etc.
And in these videos (of which I made a handful somewhat successful ones this past decade) there is little or no room to portray the riders personality. I tried to incorporate that in past movies but it's a though sell and a lot of kids who board don't care much for it.
Now since we watch a lot of videos online me and the Spatziba crew thought it would be a good idea to make little short clips of the riders that were personality and lifestyle driven.
Gigi had just come out with a movie with Volcom in the fall of 2010 and Nike, who sponsor his feet, had a launch event for his boot planned and invited me to come document it and try and make something worth watching.
Those three days resulted in these four episodes, hope you like them and I hope to do more of these.
I wouldn't mind making a Tiger Woods series in this format. Or Jay-Z...

First Episode:




Here are two photos from my 360 degree camera.
Yes, you can always buy another camera.

Tuesday, January 04, 2011

Solar Eclipse in Stockholm.

Today most of Sweden got to witness a partial (80%) eclipse. I love these things.
In the late 90's I went to France to see a total eclipse and I will for sure travel to see another one.

Apparently the Faroe Islands and Svalbard will have a total eclipse in 2015 while the north of Sweden will have a partial.