Carla Pekander: Blog https://carlapekander.com/blog en-us (C) Carla Pekander (Carla Pekander) Tue, 28 Dec 2021 11:29:00 GMT Tue, 28 Dec 2021 11:29:00 GMT https://carlapekander.com/img/s/v-12/u925664019-o975608873-50.jpg Carla Pekander: Blog https://carlapekander.com/blog 120 33 Summer Night is an Official Selection of Vesuvius International Film Fest and Award Winner https://carlapekander.com/blog/2021/12/summer-night-is-an-official-selection-of-vesuvius-international-film-fest  

Summer Night is an Official Selection of Vesuvius International Film Fest and Award Winner of Los Angeles Photography Awards. 

Thank you so much for this, we are very excited to be part of the festivals. 

 Actress Heta Uhtio  

Director Carla Pekander 

Producer Shiliang Wen, Carla Pekander 

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PAST. PRESENT. FUTURE. NOW is an Film Miami Fest/Best Shorts https://carlapekander.com/blog/2021/12/past-present-future-now-is-an-film-miami-fest/best-shorts  

PAST. PRESENT. FUTURE. NOW is an Film Miami Fest/Best Shorts.

We are very excited about the selection, thank you very much. 

Actress Hanna Maria Jaskara Marquez

Director Carla Pekander 

Producers Wen Shiliang, Raul Pekander

 

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PAST. PRESENT. FUTURE. NOW is an Official Selection of Salerno Film Festival https://carlapekander.com/blog/2021/11/past-present-future-now-is-an-official-selection-of-salerno-film-festival  

PAST. PRESENT. FUTURE. NOW is an Official Selection of Salerno Film Festival. This year will be the 75th edition. 

We are very excited about the selection, thank you very much. 

Actress Hanna Maria Jaskara Marquez

Director Carla Pekander 

Producers Wen Shiliang, Raul Pekander

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(Carla Pekander) director festival film italy official salerno selection https://carlapekander.com/blog/2021/11/past-present-future-now-is-an-official-selection-of-salerno-film-festival Tue, 16 Nov 2021 10:17:56 GMT
Film PAST. PRESENT. FUTURE. NOW. is an Official Selection of Los Angeles Photography Awards https://carlapekander.com/blog/2021/9/film-past-present-future-now-is-an-official-selection-of-los-angeles-photography-awards PAST. PRESENT. FUTURE. NOW. 
 

 

We are very pleased to have been informed that our film is an Official Selection of Los Angeles Photography Awards. 

This is a great honour and we are thrilled about the selection. We are part of the new generation. Be your own warrior.

 

Actress Hanna Maria Jaskara Jarquez (@hammusteri)

Director Carla Pekander 

Producers  Wen Shiliang and Raul Pekander 

Team @jademirrorentertainment

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New Year, New adventures https://carlapekander.com/blog/2021/2/new-year-new-adventures
New Year, New adventures. 

 

Wish you all Happy Year of the Ox,may all your dreams come true!

牛年大吉,恭喜发财,梦想成真! 

Last year I was very active and did many shoots as you might have

noticed in my social media, 

I am very grateful for all the great opportunities that came my way

and all the nice people I got to meet.

 

I am excited to see what this new year might bring. 

 

I have recently joined Pinterest as a photographer to showcase my

work there. 

 

If you would like to see more of my photos in your suggestions,

please follow my Pinterest page now.  

 

I have also Facebook page (@carlapekander) and Instagram (@carlapekander). 

 

Thank you all for your kind support!

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‘Freelancer’ is available to watch online now https://carlapekander.com/blog/2020/4/-freelancer-is-available-to-watch-online-now

I worked as an assistant director on Freelancer (2019) and now you can watch it online for free on Kirjastokino

Directed by Sami Malmberg 

Starring Jari Lukkari,Netta Herranen, Joni Tuisku and Sara Mäkinen

Production company Same-eYes Oy

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Photography for Helsinki Cine Aasia 2020 https://carlapekander.com/blog/2020/3/photography-for-helsinki-cine-aasia-2020

This year I was very lucky to have been chosen as a photographer for Helsinki Cine Aasia 2020. 

Helsinki Cine Aasia is the only festival of contemporary Asian cinema in Finland. 

Each year in March, Helsinki Cine Aasia presents the most interesting and touching films of the moment from East and Southeast Asia.

 

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(Carla Pekander) film film festival finland photographer https://carlapekander.com/blog/2020/3/photography-for-helsinki-cine-aasia-2020 Wed, 18 Mar 2020 16:23:00 GMT
Lift-Off Global Network Sessions November 2019 voting has opened https://carlapekander.com/blog/2019/11/lift-off-global-network-sessions-november-2019-voting-has-opened
Lift-Off Global Network Sessions November 2019 is now live to the public and accepting votes! 

http://vimeo.com/ondemand/liftoffsessionsnovember3 


Please vote for our film Don't Forget to Remember Me❤️  

 

#LiftOffFilmFestivals

#LiftOffSessions

#FirstTimeFilmmakersSessionsOctober

#SupportIndieFilm

 

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(Carla Pekander) china director film filmfestival writer https://carlapekander.com/blog/2019/11/lift-off-global-network-sessions-november-2019-voting-has-opened Mon, 11 Nov 2019 20:08:32 GMT
Lift-Off Global Network First-Time Filmmaker Sessions October 2019 voting has opened https://carlapekander.com/blog/2019/10/lift-off-global-network-first-time-filmmaker-sessions-october-2019-voting-has-opened Lift-Off Global Network First-Time Filmmaker Sessions October 2019 is now live to the public and accepting votes! 

vimeo.com/ondemand/ftsessionsoctober2  


Please vote for our film #36 Don't Forget to Remember Me❤️  

 

#LiftOffFilmFestivals

#LiftOffSessions

#FirstTimeFilmmakersSessionsOctober

#SupportIndieFilm

 

 

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Don't Forget to Remember Me received a Special Mention https://carlapekander.com/blog/2019/10/dont-forget-to-remember-me-received-a-special-mention Don't Forget to Remember Me has received a Special Mention from Asia South East - Short Film Festival Autumn 2019. Our whole team is very grateful for having received this honour and we would like to thank all the festival organisers for all their hard work. During the filming process our team had to face all kinds of difficulties (just to mention one: a particularly cold winter), however, together we managed it all. Receiving a Special Mention really means a lot to us, thank you so much!

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(Carla Pekander) china director festival film mention special writer https://carlapekander.com/blog/2019/10/dont-forget-to-remember-me-received-a-special-mention Wed, 09 Oct 2019 07:15:00 GMT
Don't Forget to Remember Me selected to First-Time Filmmakers Sessions 2019 https://carlapekander.com/blog/2019/10/dont-forget-to-remember-me-selected-to-first-time-filmmakers-sessions-2019  

Don't Forget to Remember Me has been selected to Lift-Off Global Network First-Time Filmmakers Sessions October 2019. We are very excited to be a part of this event. The film was written and directed by Carla Pekander and has previously been the Official Selection of Meme Pas Peur International Film Festival 2019, Oregon Cinema Arts Film Festival 2018 and Mayuan Film Festival 2017. The film was also a semi-finalist of the Los Angeles Cinefest 2018. 

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(Carla Pekander) china director festival film https://carlapekander.com/blog/2019/10/dont-forget-to-remember-me-selected-to-first-time-filmmakers-sessions-2019 Tue, 08 Oct 2019 15:12:39 GMT
Promo photos for singer Inka Lappi https://carlapekander.com/blog/2019/9/promo-photos-for-singer-inka-lappi  

I was very lucky to shoot new promo photos for singer Inka Lappi that have been used to promote an upcoming concert. 

She is performing with her band at Bar Loose (Helsinki) on October 17. 

You can check out her Instagram (@inkalappi) or Facebook page for more information and updates. 

Photography by Carla Pekander

 

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Commercial for Marimekko https://carlapekander.com/blog/2019/8/commercial-for-marimekko

Commercial for Marimekko leather bags

Director: Ezra Gould 

DOP: Johan Wasicki 

Assistant Camera: Carla Pekander 

Watch on YouTube

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(Carla Pekander) assistantcamera commercial focuspuller marimekko https://carlapekander.com/blog/2019/8/commercial-for-marimekko Mon, 19 Aug 2019 15:21:00 GMT
Don't Forget to Remember Me is an Official Selection of Meme Pas Peur International Film Festival! https://carlapekander.com/blog/2019/2/dont-forget-to-remember-me-is-an-official-selection-of-meme-pas-peur-film-festival  

Don't Forget to Remember Me is an Official Selection of MEME PAS PEUR International Film Festival 2019! We are very honored and excited about being part of this festival! The festival is held on February 20-23, 2019 in Reunion.  

Like our page on Facebook: www.facebook.com/jizhuwobugaiwangji/

More updates on the festival's Facebook page: www.facebook.com/MEMEPASPEURFilmFestival/  

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(Carla Pekander) china director film film festival reunion https://carlapekander.com/blog/2019/2/dont-forget-to-remember-me-is-an-official-selection-of-meme-pas-peur-film-festival Fri, 01 Feb 2019 18:34:51 GMT
Don't Forget to Remember Me will be playing at Oregon Cinema Arts Film Festival https://carlapekander.com/blog/2018/7/dont-forget-to-remember-me-will-be-playing-at-oregon-cinema-arts-film-festival  

 

 

We are proud to announce that Don't Forget to Remember Me has made the Official Selection 

of Oregon Cinema Arts Film Festival. This will also be our US premiere.

The film will be screened on August 17, get your tickets now from: 

https://oregoncinemaartsfilmfestival.blogspot.com/2018/07/summer-2018-official-selections.html 

 

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(Carla Pekander) china director film filmfestival oregon photography https://carlapekander.com/blog/2018/7/dont-forget-to-remember-me-will-be-playing-at-oregon-cinema-arts-film-festival Tue, 17 Jul 2018 12:11:35 GMT
Teaser for documentary Run Zhiying Run https://carlapekander.com/blog/2018/6/teaser-for-documentary-run-zhiying-run  

I have been working on the final edit of my documentary Run Zhiying Run on a Chinese fashion student who dreams of going to study abroad and establishing her own brand someday. Here is a small teaser for it as a sneak peek :)  

Run Zhiying Run: documentary, 25 min, directed by Carla Pekander

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Behind the scenes for Laura Iikkanen Photography https://carlapekander.com/blog/2018/5/behind-the-scenes-for-laura-iikkanen-photography  

We did a really cool shoot in Linnanmäki Amusement Park and the American Diner (@americandinerlintsi).  Behind the scenes video can be found on our Instagram feeds, these photos are screen grabs from the video. 

Photographer: Laura Iikkanen (@lauraiikkanenphoto)

MUAH: Hanna Kallio (@kalliohanna)

Model: Mirka (@mirkakatriina)

Behind the scenes video: Carla Pekander (@carlapekander)

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Making of Don't Forget to Remember Me https://carlapekander.com/blog/2018/3/making-of-dont-forget-to-remember-me  

I edited a short making of video from the 10+ minute long behind the scenes documentary shot by Li Chen. Last March we were still filming in Kunming and now I am living in Finland. Many things have changed, but I miss these people and it's time for #flashbackfriday ! We even celebrated our actress Zheng Wanting's birthday on set :) 

 

 

 

 

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Don't Forget to Remember Me

2017

 

演员 Cast


姐姐 王晓凤
Elder sister Wang Xiaofeng


妹妹 郑婉婷
Younger sister Zheng Wanting


工作人员 Crew


导演 彭坤荣
Directed by Carla Pekander 


编剧  彭坤荣 黄舜
Written by Carla Pekander Huang Shun


场记 武凌汐  詹亦鸣
Continuity Wu Lingxi Zhang Yiming


制片 杨梦丹
Producer Yang Mengdan


摄影指导 袁远
Director of Photography Yuan Yuan


摄影师 余伟铭 潘骁 
Camera operators Yu Weiming Pan Xiao


摄影助理 李恒
Camera assistant Li Heng


灯光 潘骁 詹亦鸣
Lighting Pan Xiao Zhang Yiming


后期 张欣仪
Editing Zhang Xinyi


录音指导 王珊
Sound supervisor Wang Shan


录音 罗天宇  迟文勇 徐丹妮
Sound Luo Tianyu Chi Wenyong Xu Danni


服装化妆 欧阳姝蕊
Styling and makeup Ouyang Shurui


统筹 马谚梓辰 
Production coordinator Mayan Zichen


花絮拍摄 李晨
Making-Of Videographer Li Chen

 

预告片 彭坤荣

Trailer  Carla Pekander 

 

 

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Behind the scenes for Riikka Couture https://carlapekander.com/blog/2018/3/behind-the-scenes-for-riikka-couture

I was lucky to get invited behind the scenes of a photo shoot for Riikka Couture. I shot and edited three behind the scenes videos which you can find in the Video folder and also on our Instagram and Facebook. Riikka is a Finnish fashion designer known for her exquisite gowns that have been seen on celebrities on the red carpet.  For more on Riikka Couture please check: www.riikka.fi 

Laura Iikkanen is a Finnish fashion photographer who was photographing (seen above) and she will be posting the pictures on her website: www.lauraiikkanenphotography.com.

Dresses: Riikka Couture (@riikkacouture)

Photographer: Laura Iikkanen (@lauraiikkanenphoto) 

Models: Beata Papp (@beatapapp) and Mira Korhonen (@miralydia)

MUAH: Hanna Kallio (@kalliohanna)

Behind the scenes video: Carla Pekander (@carlapekander)

Thanks everyone for a fun day! Can't wait for the next one!

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Satu Semi - Seco is out now! https://carlapekander.com/blog/2018/2/satu-semi---seco-is-out-now

Satu is a Finnish female rap artist. In the lyrics of her newest single "Semi Seco" she reminisces the good

times with her friends and realizes everything is changing as everyone is growing older and starting

to get married or having babies while she is still sipping her sparkling wine (the name of the song can

be seen as a reference to "semi sec"). Satu is a talented singer and songwriter and she is responsible

for the audio side of this music video. "Semi Seco" is available on both YouTube and Spotify. To know more

about Satu, follow her on Instagram: @satumusiikki

In this music video I did story boarding for four different concepts of which we chose this one. I was the director, cinematographer

and editor. If you have been following me on Instagram (@carlapekander), you might have guessed something new was coming as

I dropped hints during the editing process. It was really nice working on this project and we couldn't have done it without the help

of some amazing people. Special thanks to Linda, Jere (@jerehdys), Milla, Jenny Pietilä, Sonja, Ville, Santtu, Sofianna, Diesel !

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Semi Seco is coming soon! https://carlapekander.com/blog/2018/1/semi-seco-is-coming-soon I am happy to announce that music video Semi Seco will be released on Feb 2, 2018. The same day the song will be available on Spotify and the music video can be found on YouTube. Follow Satu on Instagram: @satumusiikki and be one of the first to see the new video. I will also be posting updates on my Instagram: @carlapekander.

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(Carla Pekander) cinematographer editor film finland finnishrap helsinki hiphop music photography satumusiikki semiseco video https://carlapekander.com/blog/2018/1/semi-seco-is-coming-soon Mon, 22 Jan 2018 10:00:00 GMT
New Year New Work https://carlapekander.com/blog/2018/1/new-year-new-work Happy New Year everyone! Here is a teaser for a music video I directed recently. Satu is a Finnish female rap artist currently working on releasing her first EP.  Follow us on Instagram to stay updated when both the song and video will be released: @satumusiikki and @carlapekander.

 

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Helsinki Design Week https://carlapekander.com/blog/2017/9/helsinki-design-week Helsinki Design Week 2017Helsinki Design Week 2017 Helsinki Design Week 2017Helsinki Design Week 2017 Helsinki Design Week 2017Helsinki Design Week 2017 I have always wanted to go to Helsinki Design Week, but before I was always somewhere else. Finally, this year I have had the chance to help out at the Helsinki Design Week as a volunteer and have been lucky to see the biggest design festival in the Nordic countries from behind-the-scenes. I took these pictures at the Design Market in the Cable Factory and you can really see how crowded it was, and in fact, I heard they made a record on Saturday with 15 000 visitors in one day! 

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"Don't Forget to Remember Me" at Mayuan Film Festival https://carlapekander.com/blog/2017/6/dont-forget-to-forget-to-remember-me-at-mayuan-film-festival Actress Wang Xiaofeng Actress Zheng Wanting Don't Forget to Remember Me's cast and crew first walked the red carpet at Mayuan Film Festival, and later in the evening the film was screened. I have posted some of our selfies from the red carpet already on Instagram. Don't Forget to Remember Me got two nominations: Best cinematography and Best fiction. It was nice to see the result of all our hard work from the big screen - even though it was also a bit nerve wracking too. After the screening, the cast and crew were invited to the stage for a Q&A session and luckily managed to answer even the more difficult questions by the audience. Overall, the festival was a great experience to showcase our short film and also get to see other people's films. Let's keep all fingers (and toes) crossed that there would be more opportunities such as this one!

Photos: Carla Pekander, except the group photo from the stage is taken by Li Jiaxin

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(Carla Pekander) behind the scenes china film film festival film screening nomination q&a session red carpet sisters https://carlapekander.com/blog/2017/6/dont-forget-to-forget-to-remember-me-at-mayuan-film-festival Mon, 19 Jun 2017 21:02:00 GMT
"Creative Cangyuan" Fashion Exhibition https://carlapekander.com/blog/2017/6/-creative-cangyuan-fashion-exhibition Creative Cangyuan ExhibitionCreative Cangyuan Exhibition Creative Cangyuan ExhibitionCreative Cangyuan Exhibition

I went to take pictures of the "Creative Cangyuan" fashion design exhibition yesterday. Two designers I know, Min Zhiying and Ouyang Shurui, had their collections on the exhibition. This year's theme for the exhibition was inspired by the Wa Minority in Cangyuan. I had taken pictures of both their collections and I was happily surprised to see my photos in two posters at the exhibition. The exhibition will be open from June 2 to June 8 and it is worth visiting if you happen to be in Kunming during those dates. I strongly recommend visiting! I had a very enjoyable experience there yesterday.

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(Carla Pekander) china collection designer exhibition fashion photography https://carlapekander.com/blog/2017/6/-creative-cangyuan-fashion-exhibition Sat, 03 Jun 2017 02:38:58 GMT
Trailer for "Don't Forget to Remember Me" https://carlapekander.com/blog/2017/5/trailer-for-dont-forget-to-remember-me Don't Forget to Remember Me Trailer
As promised, here comes the trailer for my film "Don't Forget to Remember Me". Principal photography was done in Kunming and ended in March.  Below is the list of all the people who were making it. I am so grateful to everyone who helped me make this film. Thank you all for good work!

It has been a really long process, from when I first started writing to script until today, and even though I feel relieved it's all over, at the same time I feel a bit sad that I have to move on. I guess it's time to find a new, big project to work on!

 

 

 

 

记住我不该忘记

Don't Forget to Remember Me

2017

 

演员 Cast


姐姐 王晓凤
Elder sister Wang Xiaofeng


妹妹 郑婉婷
Younger sister Zheng Wanting


工作人员 Crew


导演 彭坤荣
Directed by Carla Pekander 


编剧  彭坤荣 黄舜
Written by Carla Pekander Huang Shun


场记 武凌汐  詹亦鸣
Continuity Wu Lingxi Zhang Yiming


制片 杨梦丹
Producer Yang Mengdan


摄影指导 袁远
Director of Photography Yuan Yuan


摄影师 余伟铭 潘骁 
Camera operators Yu Weiming Pan Xiao


摄影助理 李恒
Camera assistant Li Heng


灯光 潘骁 詹亦鸣
Lighting Pan Xiao Zhang Yiming


后期 张欣仪
Editing Zhang Xinyi


录音指导 王珊
Sound supervisor Wang Shan


录音 罗天宇  迟文勇 徐丹妮
Sound Luo Tianyu Chi Wenyong Xu Danni


服装化妆 欧阳姝蕊
Styling and makeup Ouyang Shurui


统筹 马谚梓辰 
Production coordinator Mayan Zichen


花絮拍摄 李晨
Making-Of Videographer Li Chen

 

预告片 彭坤荣

Trailer  Carla Pekander

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I'm on Instagram! https://carlapekander.com/blog/2017/5/im-on-instagram

You can now find me on Instagram!

Follow me: carla.pekander

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Sneak peeks from my film "Don't Forget to Remember Me" https://carlapekander.com/blog/2017/4/sneak-peeks-from-my-film-dont-forget-to-remember-me

"Don't Forget to Remember Me" is almost finished, at the moment we are still in the process of audio mixing.
Maybe in a month or so we will have the trailer ready, however I want to share a few sneak peeks of the film. 

Actresses are Wang Xiaofeng and Zheng Wanting as I have mentioned in earlier posts. The film is written and directed by me.

I hope you enjoy and keep waiting for more! ;)

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(Carla Pekander) behind the scenes film peek sisters sneak https://carlapekander.com/blog/2017/4/sneak-peeks-from-my-film-dont-forget-to-remember-me Tue, 25 Apr 2017 16:25:00 GMT
Cherry blossoms https://carlapekander.com/blog/2017/3/cherry-blossoms I think this year I might have slightly missed the best cherry blossoms season. The weather quickly turned cold again and the poor flowers seem to have withered away before they even had enough time to fully blossom. Let's hope better luck next year! Sharing an old picture from 2010 taken in Chaoyang Park, Beijing.

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(Carla Pekander) blossoms cherry photography spring https://carlapekander.com/blog/2017/3/cherry-blossoms Mon, 27 Mar 2017 09:34:00 GMT
Dacora Digna https://carlapekander.com/blog/2017/3/dacora-digna I am so excited about my new camera, Dacora Digna (circa 1950/54). It belonged originally to my grandfather and was forgotten in the attic for decades, until my father found it and gave it to me in January. I wanted to have it serviced, but that turned out pretty difficult and I just decided it myself. Now all those camera technician tips I got at Angel Films were golden. The camera was horribly dusty in the beginning, yet now it looks brand new. My friend actually thought I just bought it. I had ordered film online and it just arrived. I will be taking this treasure out now and I will be posting later with the results.

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(Carla Pekander) 50s analog camera film old school photography vintage https://carlapekander.com/blog/2017/3/dacora-digna Thu, 23 Mar 2017 09:18:28 GMT
Shooting short film "Don't forget to remember me" on a mountain at 6AM https://carlapekander.com/blog/2017/3/shooting-short-film-dont-forget-to-remember-me-on-a-mountain-6am

I was very worried about shooting this dream scene for "Don't forget to remember me", because there very so many things that could have possibly gone wrong. We needed the day  to be cloudy, but not rainy. It was raining heavily the day before and we decided that we see in the morning, if it was not raining, we would head up the mountain. Luckily for us, the weather was in our favour. It was really cold up the mountain as you can tell from what most of us are wearing. Our leading actress Wang Xiaofeng (王晓凤)was only wearing a black summer dress, but she looked gorgeous despite the cold.

I edited the colours in the first picture (taken by our MUA&stylist) in order to have a feel of the final look of the film. I love the look of old color reversal films such as Kodak Aerochrome and Kodachrome.

 

Photos by Ouyang Shurui

Photo editing by Carla Pekander

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(Carla Pekander) Aerochrome Kodachrome behind the scenes film photography https://carlapekander.com/blog/2017/3/shooting-short-film-dont-forget-to-remember-me-on-a-mountain-6am Mon, 20 Mar 2017 05:19:17 GMT
Internship at Angel Films https://carlapekander.com/blog/2017/3/internship-at-angel-films

I was really lucky to have the opportunity to work as a Camera department trainee for two months this year. 

In January and February I was playing with all these amazing cameras and lenses that I had just dreamt of

before. As a camera geek, it was truly a dream come true. I am eternally grateful :)

I can't wait to put everything I learned to practice for my next big project!

PS. If you are in Finland and need film equipment or studio, check them out: www.angelfilms.com

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(Carla Pekander) Angel Films Arri Films Helsinki Red film internship https://carlapekander.com/blog/2017/3/internship-at-angel-films Thu, 16 Mar 2017 16:37:00 GMT
Behind the scenes of "Don't forget to remember me" https://carlapekander.com/blog/2017/3/behind-the-scenes-of-dont-forget-to-remember-me

Pictures feature the main actresses of the film “Don't forget to remember me” Wang Xiaofeng (王晓凤) and Zheng Wanting (郑琬婷) who in the film portray two sisters that have run away from their abusive father. Photography by Carla Pekander.

The elder sister (played by Wang Xiaofeng) has dropped out from school and taken up a job in waiting in a cafe in order to support herself and her little sister (played by Zheng Wanting) and their orange cat (played by Jade). She dreams of one day becoming a fashion designer and sneaks into a university's fashion design classes. The two sisters are so different, the elder sister being more dark and shy whereas the little sister is playful and sometimes even mischievous. But then one night changed their lives forever. The elder sister (Wang Xiaofeng) has to experience what happens when everything familiar is not real anymore and her mind is failing her.   

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(Carla Pekander) behind the scenes film photography https://carlapekander.com/blog/2017/3/behind-the-scenes-of-dont-forget-to-remember-me Wed, 15 Mar 2017 09:33:04 GMT
Building the set for short film "Don't forget to remember me" https://carlapekander.com/blog/2017/3/building-the-set-for-short-film-dont-forget-to-remember-me

"Don't forget to remember me" (Chinese:记住我不该忘记) is a short film written and directed in Chinese by Carla Pekander. It was ranked as the Best Fiction Script by the jury at the Film and TV School of Yunnan Arts University and awarded 3000 RMB production support plus equipment. Building the set started in November, filming started December 13th and lasted for about two weeks, later filming outside scenes continued in March 2017.

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(Carla Pekander) behind the scenes film https://carlapekander.com/blog/2017/3/building-the-set-for-short-film-dont-forget-to-remember-me Mon, 13 Mar 2017 09:08:00 GMT
YSL Beauty Event on October 15 https://carlapekander.com/blog/2015/10/ysl-beauty-event-on-october-15

 

On 15 October, 2015 YSL Beauty had an event in Kunming where their newest products were introduced to the Chinese audiences. One of the products featured was the Yves Saint Laurent Fusion Ink Foundation, which is a revolutionary foundation with broad spectrum SPF 18 that perfects the skin and lasts up to 24 hours. 

 

YSL Beauty also presented Black Opium Eau de Parfum, which is a new feminine fragrance created for the modern woman with chic, rock and edgy style by perfumers Nathalie Lorson and Marie Salamagne in collaboration with Honorine Blanc and Olivier Cresp. 

 

Model: Kristina/ Bridge Model Agency 

 

Photographer: Carla Pekander

 


 

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(Carla Pekander) beauty bridge model agency china fashion kunming modeling photographer photography ysl yves saint laurent https://carlapekander.com/blog/2015/10/ysl-beauty-event-on-october-15 Fri, 16 Oct 2015 11:00:00 GMT