18 April 2009

Copenhagen - City of Cyclists Music Video



At long last. The music video I made for the City of Copenhagen is now finished. It's a promotional video aimed at highlighting how the bicycle is an integrated part of this city's urban fabric and the many ways that the citizens use the bicycle.

I filmed throughout August 2008 and a few times during the winter, when it snowed.

It's a great thrill to finally get it online. I showed the film at a bicycle conference in Riga a couple of days ago - the world premiere as it were - but here is the video, finally online.

Enjoy. And feel free to embed it on your website.

30 comments:

wićka said...

August 2009? ;)

Anonymous said...

Thats so awesome!
and yeah, how did you film in August 2009 got a TARDIS or something we dont know about?

Anonymous said...

Absolutely brilliant. Inspiring!

Only bit I am not keen on is the bit where you run backwards. Just seems to be utterly wrong with a bike!

Bike Jax said...

Brilliant! Mikael, the couple at the ends is a perfect finish.

Ken in Nashville Tennessee said...

Really fantastic. Thanks for your work. I wish this could be my city, just for one day. It would be an experience I've never had, to have dozens of citizen cyclists all around me, and not have to ride in constant fear of cars & trucks.

Amsterdamize said...

Yup, that's CPH alright. Didn't expect anything less, M, awesome!

J_Me said...

I love the closing shot of the girl holding the guys hand. :) Beautiful.

Great video!

mpetry912 said...

really well done, very enjoyable! Thanks for posting it.

Anonymous said...

What a beautiful video.. I hope we 'd have the 1/10th of that in Greece.. :(

Sean said...

Thank you for making and sharing this. As others have mentioned, it's inspiring.

Also, as a regular reader of this blog, watching the video is fun because it's like watching a movie where you know a bit of the back story.

I was able to pick out your Scrap Deluxe, wife and son, the cyclist mural and statue, and the bicycle coffee cart.

Nice work!

greenxW said...

I had a very good feeling, thank you.

Trek the World said...

Great Video! I really like it!

Mark Dodge Medlin said...

Very cool. Nice job!

Erik said...

Dejigt og flotte!

Mange Tak.

Mikael said...

thanks, everyone! [changed it to Aug 2008... :-)]

lifestraveller said...

Congrats!! I've loved this video...absolutely wonderful! I've just arrived to your city again and i have to say that I'm totally in love with it. And of course, I use a bike :-)

kompoStella said...

LINK LOVE!!!
(love, love, love your video!)

ianworthy said...

Excellent well done! I would take out the parts in reverse motion. They look cheesy.

Anonymous said...

I love the video too. Excect the reverse parts and the cheese music. But the footage is beautiful.

Curitiba Cycle Chic said...

The film is a great inspiration for our city. Much admire his work. Excellent!

Peter said...

Beautiful (as usual), but for today, Budapest was the city of cyclists - see http://indafoto.hu/foldesandras/image/3811055-f603c075 ;)

Krystal D. said...

This video is amazing. Would you mind if I put up on my nature blog, of course with proper recognition and attribution?

Cheers,
Krystal D.

Amanda K Lockrow said...

I love your blog and this video is great.
I hope you don't mind but I shared the video on my blog.
I linked back to your blog of course.

sygyzy said...

Awesome! Your site is the best. I love reading the updates. It's always fresh exciting. Your English is perfect too. I know, that sounds ignorant to say since I am sure many Danes speak English, but even your slang and casual language is correct. Love the photography. Your blog makes me want to move there.

Mikael said...

thanks everyone.
feel free to embed the video wherever.

William Parkes said...

This is absolutely wonderful! What beautiful photography! There are some very sweet moments memorialized here.

Eimear said...

lovely! Makes me feel a little jealous though. Sigh.

Andrew Potts said...

What a nice video 'I really like those frozen moments at the red lights just as the riders go from still to start. It's like a mob freez.
Well done 10 out of 10 top of the class

ehmeelu said...

A friend pointed out that I have the same raincoat (with the huge raindrops) as the cyclist at 0:27 of the film. I bought it in Copenhagen last May, and just this week finally got a bicycle . . . with frequent visits to your website for inspiration, trying to bring a bit of style to cycling in Winnipeg, Canada!

Mikael said...

thanks everyone!