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WE COMMUNICATE GLOBALLY

WE ACT LOCALLY

We come from three different continents,

with different experiences and backgrounds. 

 

All are dedicated to the same goal -

through different projects and initiatives,

tell the world about what we call:

"Norway - One of the world's best kept secrets" ©

FILM AND CULTURE

We work with creative development and implementation of film and other cultural industry projects in Norway and abroad.

 

One of our sustainable goals is to contribute to growth, value creation and jobs as a result of these film and cultural activities.

INTERACTIVE MEDIA

In this time of COVID-19, clients are turning to interactive media, facilitating two-way communication, increasing awareness and creatively raising their profile.

 

Together with our partners within industry, tourism and the public sector, Norway Communicates develops e-books, websites, Augmented Reality projects and more.

EXAMPLES OF OUR CURRENT PROJECTS

In our projects and initiatives, Norway Communicates combines internal expertise with the strength and resources of our external partners.

 

With a focus on project that contribute to regional development and increased competence – Norway Communicates creates opportunities for our partners as well as for our growing company.

 

Current Norway Communicates projects include:

Hydroparken Filmpark

Hydropark is located by Lake Heddal in Notodden, Norway. This was the site of one birthplace of the 2nd Industrial Revolution, with Norsk Hydro factories powered by clean hydroelectric energy.

 

Now, the Hydropark complex is the headquarters for the Wild Telemark and Telemark Film. A film park under development

Notodden Film Conference

Sørnorsk Filmsenter, in collaboration with Telemark Film and Norway Communicates AS, with support from Vestfold and Telemark, and Agder counties and the municipality of Kristiansand.

 

We invite you to join us in a national film conference in Notodden, Norway, to become and annual tradition

VIkings of the
Wild Telemark

Every team, every group, every organization can find strength in diversity. Past experiences and challenges can lay the way for an authentic and successful future.

 

Whether you are filming, training - or just want to build your team, the Vikings knew how to succeed.

Film Tourism
and Ian Brodie

Film has the ability to evoke a wide range of emotions, creating impressions that can last a lifetime. Often, it is the actual landscapes and physical locations themselves that are major contributors. This is at the heart of Film Tourism

The Wild Telemark Student Media Portal

Created by Norway Communicates together with Telemark Film, this media portal will be part of the Wild Telemark, and contains valuable film, photo and media career information-

To be launched later this year!

UNESCO 
Interactive E-Book

Norway Communicates has created the World's first  interactive E-book about a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

 

Now we are in a process with the Municipality of Vinje to introduce this tool into the school system there. 

 
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Hydroparken Filmpark

WIth Norway Communicates AS as the parent company, Telemark Film and the Wild Telemark work with production companies and related film projects.

 

With this organizational structure we are able to focus internationally and nationally - but at the same time work with the county of Vestfold and Telemark from our regionally headquarters in Notodden. 

Find us here in Hydropark

Hydropark is located by Lake Heddal in Notodden, Norway. This was the site of one birthplace of the 2nd Industrial Revolution, with Norsk Hydro factories powered by clean hydroelectric energy.

 

Now, the Hydropark complex is the headquarters for the Wild Telemark and Telemark Film. 

Our future plans include development of a full-fledged film studio, building upon the Wild Telemark as a region that featured some of the most spectacular locations to be found anywhere. 

Visit the Wild Telemark here.

We are prepared for you

We are prepared for your film project, large or small.

With a ’can-do’ mentality, unique and accessible locations, and an infrastructure that is flexible and strong, we look forward to helping you create your unique film production.

The complex also provides different location possibilities for film.

Learn more.

 

Contact us.

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The Notodden
Film Conference 

Organized by Norway Communicates AS and Telemark Film, this national event recently brought together decision makers and content creators from all over Norway.

 

Together with Sørnorsk Filmsenter, the counties of Vestfold and Telemark, and Agder municipality of Kristiansand this landmark event was hosted by Notodden Municipality.   

Keynote speakers included:

 

- Steven Van Zandt (Lilyhammer, Sopranos, E Street Band)

 

- NRK Drama Director Ivar Køhn

 

- Knut Inge Solbu (Producer of the award-winning program Rådebank)

 

- Ian Brodie (Lord of the Rings, Birkebeineren, The Heavy Water War)

 

-  Meghan Beaton (Norway's Film Commissioner)

 

- Åse Kringstad (head of the Producer's Guild)

 

- Elisabeth O. Sjaastad (head of the Norwegian Film Federation)

 

....and many others.  

Two days of keynotes, debate, discussion, socializing and networking - and the film screening of the documentary Bluestown Rising.

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This marked the debut of an annual spring tradition in Notodden.  

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Vikings of the
Wild Telemark

You will find us here in Notodden's Hydroparken, working as a team.

 

Training for our next film, running courses and seminars, teach the fine art of the battle, or working with youth to build confidence and skills.

All are welcome

 

Women in the Viking Age enjoyed more freedom and held more power in their society than many other women of their day. They could own property, request a divorce and reclaim their dowries if their marriages ended.  

We believe in empowerment, regardless of age, gender, culture or religion. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

EMBRACING SUCCESS

Every team, every group, every organization can find strength in diversity.

 

Past experiences and challenges can lay the way for an authentic and successful future.

  

We offer:
 

- Team building, physical and mental

- Stage combat and fight choreography

- Fall and dive stunt training

- Dynamic body language  

- Slapstick stage combat

- Fight focused  
- Physical conditioning  

- Stage combat and stunts

- Building self-confidence
- Private trainer

- Movie props and carpentry  

- Movie makeup and SFX makeup basic 
- Horse stage combat. 

WE WELCOME YOU 

We are in process of building our team. 

Film, team-building kickoffs, seminars, combat exhibitions and more.  This is what we do.

To learn more, vist us in Notodden's Hydropark

Contact us to learn more.

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Film Tourism
& Ian Brodie

Film has the ability to evoke a wide range of emotions, creating impressions that can last a lifetime. Often, it is the actual landscapes and physical locations themselves that are major contributors.


This is at the heart of Film Tourism. Film Tourism brings these celluloid dreams to life for visitors, often fulfilling a dream of coming to the actual location where a favourite film was created


This sparks emotions that may last longer than even the film itself - and creates business.  

 

Leading the way

Ian Brodie is at the forefront of this important initiative - a topic long discussed and awaited on the national level here in Norway, and currently the subject of regional interest both within film as well as tourism.
 
Ian Brodie is a film tourism expert. He has literally written, lectured and instructed extensively on this subject, and his film location guides have sold over a million copies world-wide.
 

Lord of the Rings and more
His work is indelibly linked with The Lord of the Rings, Narnia, and many other projects. Here in Norway, his film portfolio includes screen tourism projects such as Birkebeinerne and The Heavy Water War.
 
Norway - Film Tourism Destination
Over the years, Norway has been the location of numerous international films, including the iconic Star Wars - The Empire Strikes Back, Mission Impossible, Heroes of Telemark and many others.
 
Working with countries such as Scotland and New Zealand - where film tourism has truly become successful, we are now working locally, regionally and nationally to make film tourism destinations a natural and exciting part of any visit in Norway.

 

Join us

Contact us for more information about this exciting process here in Norway.

For more on Ian's work within Film Tourism, please take a look here

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The Wild Telemark   Media Portal

Created by Norway Communicates together with Telemark Film, this media portal will be part of film location website  Wild Telemark, and contains valuable film, photo and media career information for Norwegian students. 

To be launched in May with support from Notodden Energi!

 

Contributors include:

 

Ian Brodie

Partner in Norway Communicates, Ian Brodie is an internationally acclaimed film photographer and author. In Ian Brodies Film World we will focus on the different film elements from the different films where Ian has been part of the production team:

 

- The Lord of the Rings

- The Hobbit

- The Chronicles of Narnia  

- Birkebeineren

- The Heavy Water War

 

Per Ole Hagen

Partner in Norway Communicates, instructor at the University of Oslo, concert photographer, music director at NRK P1 and music rights manager at NRK, Per Ole Hagens Photo World focuses on practical and legal aspects of photography.

 

Here we will focus on the areas such as:

 

- Mastering the manual photo shoot  

- Understanding the nature of light

- Analysis: classical photos and photographers

- Understand the power of composition

- Editing

 

The Media Portal also contains handy movie tips for young media talents and other useful information for youth who want to make film and photography their hobby – or career of choice.

 

First-ever UNESCO
Interactive E-Book

We have recently launched the world’s first interactive e-book that presents a UNESCO World Heritage Site. 

And what a story it is!

Rjukan-Notodden Industrial Heritage Site

The world was coming to a crossroads, and many were concerned. As the world population began to boom during the course of the 1800s, the scientific question began to circulate – how long would the world population survive on current food supply production?

To answer that challenge, it was just over a century ago in Norway that a major transformation took place. During the course of just a short decade, power plants, factories, transport systems and company towns were created. The urgent and immediate goal - producing enough mineral fertiliser to increase world food production.

Free of charge – Download or read online

Take a look at this unique story of one decade that changed the course of Norwegian industry - and perhaps the course of the world - forever.

250 pages of interactivity, videos, 1000+ photos, historical documentation, human-interest essays, facts, figures, innovative technology, architecture, trains, ships, design, and more - all colourfully presented in this state-of-the-art eBook.

Download or read online here

Available in English and Norwegian, Apple and Android formats.

Download our free 24-page e-book brochure

We have now begun the process in close cooperation with national and international authorities where we will now continue to spread the word about the Rjukan-Notothen Heritage Site, a story unique as it is exciting and important.

 

Learn more about our work with our innovative e-book development by downloading our 24-page interactive e-brochure here.

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