Besides being a magician, I also work as a freelance camera man and editor for TV and Video production companies. All my education in the TV and Video business is from NRK - the Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation. NRK is also where I worked for 12 years before I quit the job to become a magician and a freelance TV man!
Video in Practice
Sports and news
This is what I mostly work with. Making 1-3 minute bits for news and sports programs. Everything from pig's diseases to football finals and bear attacks. Not as much fun as documentaries, but you get to know a little about everything in life, and you meet a lot of interesting people.
I've also made a few information films. My favorite one explains how to make a good
roofing out of wooden tiles! Sounds boring, but with the charming personalities of the old
men that were "actors", this film is great! I've also made films for the Norwegian Army, the Norwegian Road Authorities and an Energy company, to name a few.
Being a magician and a TV man, I couldn't write a book without making a video with the same stuff. That's why the Pocket Power Video saw the light of day. I hired a camera man and did the rest of the work myself. Now, it is a lecture tape, and it's not the funniest video you've seen, but it serves the purpose perfectly - to teach my magic tricks and philosophy to others.
Of course, other magicians have also asked me to produce their magic videos. Take a look at the credits on Joachim Solberg's rope video, and Thomas Krantz' coin and card video. They were both made the same weekend in Elverum where I live, and we finished editing at 8 o'clock on a Monday morning. We had been staying up most of the weekend working on the videos, and were almost like zombies when we were through.