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Goal
The goal of this production was to make a short film about Norwegian writer Karl Ove Knausgaard for the Wall Street Journal Magazine’s annual Innovator Awards. The production needed to illuminate both Knausgaard’s literary work as well as his thoughts on writing and his own success.

Client: WSJ. Magazine
Published: November 5, 2015
awards

2016
NPPA's Best of Photojournalism (3rd)
Feature Multimedia Package

The Challenge
The difficulty in creating this project was our limited access to the subject. After a brief interview, the crew had less than a 30 minutes with Knausgaard to film him working in his studio.

The Solution
Fortunately, Andrew Michael Ellis, MediaStorm’s Director of Photography, was cognisant of this and worked to capture a variety of camera angles so that there was enough diverse footage to construct the film.


The Results
The films were premiered at The Wall Street Journal Magazine’s fifth annual Innovator Awards on November 4, 2015 and were released online the following day.

About the Client
With five global editions spanning 62 countries, WSJ. Magazine—which publishes 12 issues a year—is The Wall Street Journal's luxury-lifestyle publication dedicated to the power and passions of the Journal's readership.




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