After months and months of hard work by director Peter Svennson, Andre Paskowki (Fanatic, North) and the rest of the Four Dimensions crew, including PWA Freestyle World Champion Jose ‘Gollito’ Estredo (Fanatic, North), and Brazilian wonder kid Marcillio Browne (Fanatic, North), the final cut has been burnt.
Finishing off a hectic year, the Four Dimensions team caught up with Peter for a few final words to mark the end of this huge project. Here’s how it went:
FD Team: Peter how are you today? Happy because the film is almost complete or tired because you’ve been editing day and night?
Peter: Well actually, as I’m writing this, I’m exporting the final movie! And I cant believe that we’re done. It’s been the only single thing I’ve done for 5 months straight, normally 16-17 hours a day for the last 2 months. It’s actually
crazy to think about it. Today Andre leaves Gothenburg to go back to Hamburg with the Master DVD, and it goes straight in to production. That means my job’s over!
FD Team: How did you get into editing windsurfing movies?
Peter: I bought a camera at university to film our student parties. After a few beers I often forgot the camera, and it wasn’t used at all. Then I took it to Jericoacoara on a windsurf holiday back in 2005. That was when I realized I was better at filming windsurfing. I messed around with the clips on my computer and put some Beastie Boys songs behind it, and hey… this is fun. And thatʼs basically how.
FD Team: Where did the inspiration come from for the Four Dimensions Movie?
Peter: After my last movie “life” I thought I’d take some time off from windsurfing films for a while. Then Andre asked if I was interested to fly double helicopters filming the best guys in the world. I thought, well, this is probably the time to do it for real, once and for all. The project grew and we were planning new trips in the middle of the shoots, and so for the first 3 months we didnʼt know where we would be going the next week. This was just a few months ago, and now the movie is done.
FD Team: Besides new angles and the sickest action, will we see some new editing techniques in the movie? How much time did you spend learning these techniques?
Peter: Yes. I thought that there was time to try some effects I have been working on for a while now. They have been used before by other editors, and I was amazed by them. I spent some late nights behind After Effects, trying to figure them out. Lots of trial and error, but in the end I think we started to get them right. I think there will be some pretty cool moments in the final movie, and I hope it brings another dimension to our film.
FD Team: You’ve done 5 windsurfing movies in a little more then 2 years. How do you motivate yourself to stay creative?
Peter: Iʼve been doing nothing but windsurf movies straight for 30 months now. But the movies have been very different in terms of goal and customers, and I do feel a need to keep moving. If I got stuck doing the same movie over and over, then I would stop. But as Four Dimensions became so big and we had a tight deadline this never became a problem. Also, Sebastian Dörr has been a co-editor throughout, and the motivation and ideas definitely increase with two editors on board.
FD Team: Will you be the most nervous person, when the movie starts to play inside the cinema at the Colgate World Cup Sylt?
Peter: Yes, I would like to hold hands with someone down there. Or Iʼll sit on the toilet throughout the show. To be honest, I’m very proud of the final movie, and I think I will be able to enjoy the premiere.
FD Team: What has been your best moment of the whole production process?
Peter: When me and Andre took off in 2 helicopters one afternoon filming Victor and Marcilio jumping at Camp one, Maui. The two best jumpers (not thinking of Köster for a while) and two helicopters, all up in the air at the same time. Best hour by far.
FD Team: Any Final words?
Peter: Hmm. Yes, clean your ears. The Four Dimensionsʼ soundtrack will rock.
For more info on the whole Four Dimensions project click HERE