VOLCANO AT NIGHT

I shot this handheld from the wrong side of the helicopter, over another the shoulder of a guy who was shooting the whole thing on a RED camera and using stabalizing equipment so please excuse the shakiness of this video.

Helicopter flying in Iceland – Summer 2013

The Full Monty Tour with Reykjavik Helicopters – the best helicopter tour company in Iceland.

Reykjavik-Helicopters (5)

IN A HEARTBEAT INVITED TO GIFFONI FILM FESTIVAL

In a Heartbeat simple label with Laurels

Good news. IN A HEARTBEAT has been invited to The Giffoni International Film Festival which is the largest children’s film festival in Europe, and possibly the World. The film will be ‘in competition’ for the GRYPHON AWARD. This will be festival number 7 and there is one more lined up that we can’t announce yet. You can see the trailer on VIMEO.

VOLCANO LIGHTNING GRIMSVOTN ICELAND

Volcano Lightning Iceland 5-©JonGustafsson

 

 

As soon as the Grimsvotn 2011 volcanic eruption started I flew there with pilot Reynir Petursson. We landed on Vatnajokull, around 2 kilometres from the eruption. We noticed lots of lightnings all around us but mostly around the eruption. The interesting thing was that most of the lightnings were coming up from the glacier and shooting upwards.

Volcano Lightning Iceland

Volcano Lightning Iceland

Volcano Lightning Iceland

Volcano Lightning Iceland

 

Volcanic Eruption in Grímsvötn – Vatnajökull – Iceland

Flew to the eruption in Grimsvotn in Vatnajökull last night with helicopter pilot Reynir Petursson. Got a few nice pictures. All rights reserved.

Volcanic Eruption in Iceland May 2011 - Photo by Jon Gustafsson

Volcanic Eruption in Iceland May 2011 - Photo by Jon Gustafsson

Volcanic Eruption in Iceland May 2011 - Photo by Jon Gustafsson

Pilot Reynir Petursson called me 30 minutes afte the eruption started and suggested we go filming. Last year when the Eyjafjallajokull eruption started we lucked out and got the first images of that eruption – and then the airspace was shut down. We sold those exclusive pictures and footage all over the world through Reuters and AP. I saw that footage used anywhere from the Jon Stewart’s Tonight Show to President Obama’s White House Correspondents’ Dinner.

It took us 90 minutes to fly to Grimsvotn with a strong wind against us. The eruption looked magnificent in the sunset. Once we landed 5 miles away from the crater the cold glacier air hit us like a truck. We tried to work outside but I only lasted for a couple of minutes. Pilot Reynir Petursson also didn’t want to stay on the ground for too long since it was very windy and the ash fall was unpredictable. The light was also disappearing and he needs visual reference which is difficult on a white glacier. Once we got off the ground again we had to stay low because there were so many lightnings all around the eruption. Getting hit by a lightning in that strong wind, extreme frost and next to a live volcano was not desirable. We made it back to Reykjavik at 2am. Now the airspace has been closed in a 20 nautical miles radius because of ash.

Eyjafjallajokull Volcanic Eruption photographs

Eyjafjallajokull volcano Iceland 2010 © Jon Gustafsson

Eyjafjallajokull Iceland 2010 © Jon Gustafsson

Eyjafjallajokull volcano Iceland 2010 © Jon Gustafsson
This is the fist photo of the Eyjafjallajokull eruption. Until that point no one had seen the eruption because of clouds. Commander Reynir Freyr Petursson found a hole in the clouds and took us up to 7000 ft in his helicopter.

Volcanic Eruption in Iceland – Night

Volcanic eruption in Fimmvorduhals, near Eyjafjallajokull in Iceland 2011. Pictures from a 4×4 trip to Fimmvörðuháls to get up close and personal with the volcano. © 2011 Jon Gustafsson.

Brighter Hell

A music video for Canadian band The Watchmen. Winner of the Manitoba Blizzard Awards for Best Music Video.

Artist: The Watchmen
Director: Jon Gustafsson
D.O.P.: Brian Rougeau
Editor: David McGunnigal
Blizzard Award – Best Music Video

Sir JoJo playing for German tourists on the Delphin Voyager

I took a 24 hour trip from Reykjavik to Akureyri with Sir JoJo when he was hired to perform for German Tourists onboard the Delphin Voyager. I admire the Germans… Sunday morning, 10am, beer, bratwurst and dancing.

Lifsbokin

Song: Lífsbókin (Book of Life)

Artist: Bergthora Arnadottir and Graham Smith

Director: Jon Gustafsson
D.P.: Jon Ivarsson