Shooting w/ Nelly in Stockholm

What a dayy! After a good but short night of sleep, I started off at 05 am, jumped right into the shower and did some meditation right after before preparing and packing up for the day. Checkout at 06.00. Breakfast. Meeting the team. 07.00, leave. Take a taxi boat (hahah I love my life) to the island. And start to work.



So, I can‘t really tell and show you too much about today. But the location we‘ve been into was crazy. I mean, look at this villa:



And it actually has some story:

„On an island in the Stockholm inner archipelago there is a beautiful summer villa. This was once a magnificent summer residence belonging to the banker Gunnar Kassman. [...] However, in 1921 the bank was bankrupted, and a finance company, where Kassman was one of the partners, took over the responsibility for the house. [..] After this the villa and the garden dilapidated, something which has continued. [...] the costs for restoring the house would be astronomical for a single person. [...]“ - Red Bull 

So in this crazy place we spent about 6 hours and shot an entire campaign for Nelly.com. As always, teamwork makes the dream work. We had brilliant models, photo team, H&M and orga team that worked great together even though the timing in general has been super tight.



At 16.00 we had to rush to get on time to the airport. Thank god I wasn't the only one flying out the first minute. Luckily we got a transfer with the speedboat to save every possible minute. 17.50, bags dropped. 18.10 boarding starts. 18.40 takeoff. 19.00 start copying material and writing blog post during flight. 21.00 arrival Munich airport. 22.00 arrival home.



I mean, I could have chosen to stay in Stockholm. But isn’t this much cooler? Working somewhere in Europe, being efficient as fuck and see your family and friends at night? I would 200 times prefer an unrealistic tight schedule than wasting time in hotel rooms.



Over and out from a very tired Seppi, hope you enjoy a bit of insight? Will try my best to keep and mix it up more and more. Tomorrow wakeup at 05.

/Seppi


Back in Stockholm

Hej Sverige! Skönt att vara tillbaka. :-)

If my calendar entries are correct, the last time I've been to Stockholm was November 2015. Ridiculous considering the fact that I absolutely love this city. So it's been almost 3 years. Wayyy too long. Last time around I shot this Christmas campaign for NLYMAN:



Incredible to think about how much has changed since I got here for the first time. Mental. Even more crazy to me is the fact that I’ve been at a airport today. I’ve been incredibly busy throughout the past years/months and it got to a point within the last months where I absolutely hated to travel and in general being at the airport. That was the initial reason why I wanted to take a step back and not travel anymore this year (about 2-3 weeks ago hahah). The fact that Nelly managed to convince me to come here for a shoot shows me that I’ve taken some right decisions lately. And the best part about it is that I truly enjoy it again. Taking off with the airplane felt great today and not like a pain in the a** like within the past 6 months. I feel fresh, energized and super motivated. And that's the most important. Unfortunately, I am here only for about 20 hours. But as most people know I truly love spending as much time as I can being home in Munich, and it’s the most important to me to keep my motivation high up, which is easiest for me when I‘m not traveling 24/7.

I got a wakeup call for tomorrow morning at 05am (see, I’m almost back with my routines) and with that it’s time to go to bed and prepare everything for tomorrow. Let’s do this, Nelly! Super excited for tomorrow ????

Sleep tight ya‘ll.
/Seppi


6 countries in 1 week

I'm back home, from potentially one of the most intense weeks I've had so far. From shooting F1 in Australia for two days to shooting pictures and videos in Monaco for the rest of the week. This a dream - or is it real? Literally. I've asked myself that question couple of times throughout the past days. To me, this is the ultimate fulfillment. I feel 100% in the place where I should be. A lot of things going on. Tons of calls, messages, last minute arrangements, struggles, long night shifts and a ton of fun! :)

Started off on Thursday in Munich traveling to Singapore and then finally to Melbourne, Australia. Here we are. F1 weekend in Melbourne. Impossible to describe. Here's what I did during my time in Australia:




After finishing all work - time for coffee and a few minutes by the water. Sunglasses hiding my eye cirlces hahah.

After this, another 24 hour journey back to Europe. With a 4 hour delay in Singapore and a missed connection flight in Zürich I ended up being home for 9 hours before I had my next transfer to the airport lined up. This time - en route to Monaco.

What exactly I've been up to during my time in Monaco I'm not allowed to say yet. But I can tell you that much: Monday's release gonna be a goooooood one hahah! Got 1,5 hours of sleep during my time in MC due to last minute arrangements, but it's been worth it. After my flight back home on Thursday I had time to meet my friends for an hour before I completely passed out for 12 hours of sleep haha.

However - at the end of this trip, this is me, slightly exhausted but I can tell you one thing, this week 's been one to remember.

Happy easter. /Seppi


BACK AT IT!

The past few days have been just insane, and with that its about time to say: That's it! :) Over and out, my longest break from work is in the books! I feel like five years ago (yep, its a good thing :) ) and I'm more than excited to get it started all over again! :) A fresh start from zero usually means a lot of changes and I'm super stoked to get them all sorted and get going 100% NOW! The best part about it, I'm already fully on it. I’ve had the first shooting with my friends from Bavarian Couture, a bunch of meetings and loads of sessions in the editing booth.

Video w/ Bavarian Couture here.


The past few weeks were very unusual for me. I would say I’m used to action and constant changes 24/7, and now I've been in my comfort zone for almost two months straight. Crazy!

Here my past seven weeks and my personal learnings in a recap:

  • "Working hard" for a bunch of years requires a ton of retreat
  • I couldn't let go of my daily routine of having a "wake-up call at 05 in the morning" for almost six weeks
  • I ran completely blind into my next "go go go mode" - I trained six times a week. Seriously. I've been exhausted. Stupid.
  • It takes as long to get rid of routines as long as it takes to get used to new ones!
  • Work smart, not hard.

And maybe the biggest learning: Don’t take life too serious all the time - I know this is nothing new, but to actually live by that requires a ton of energy from my side.


Here a recap from the past few days.
Sunday: Editing for Bavarian Couture, gym session, birthday’s and in general go out to party :)

Monday: 04am wakeup call. Fly to Hamburg for very successful meetings with Georg, Justin, and Charlie. Fly back home to Munich at night and prep for Tuesday's mission. Weirdest thing about the day: It's been snowing more in Hamburg than at home in Munich.


Tuesday: 03.15am wakeup call. Go for a sunrise mission with my friend Dominik who’s managing the IG account bavarianexplorer. Look at his Instagram. He's out there pretty much every weekend taking insane photos all over Bavaria. Makes me realize again and again that you don't necessarily need to travel 10 hours to do dooope things! :)

My face after hiking up haha. Dying - haha :D . My legs were not as strong as I thought. After a few hours, once we reached the top it got cloudy. The photos above were taken in a 2 minute sunny window. Not as good as it could have been, but being out there in the white is never disappointing at all! You just gotta make the most out of it :) . This drone shot Dominik almost forced me to do. Such a dope location:

For all the nerds: Shot on DJI Mavic Pro.


Today I pretty much spent all day at home catching up on emails, organizing, and editing for about 6 hours.
Time to make 2018 an epic one! 110%! :)
/Seppi


First ever photos in a magazine

When I got a mail this morning showing me this article in BUNTE magazine, I've been kind of amazed for some reason. :D This is the first time ever that I see any of my work printed / on paper. It's a weird feeling and I actually really enjoy having something proper in my hands when looking at what I'm "producing". Usually, everything's digital and you forget about it immediately bc well, its digital ;) . Considering the fact I never wanted to take photos the past years because I always felt like I'm not good enough, I think its even funnier that - thanks to Nico - now pictures that I created are printed in a magazine. Thanks, Nico, and family, without you - all this - wouldn't be possible! It's a huge motivation and makes me work even harder towards the future! :) 2018, you better get ready, I'm about to pack my bags! :)



Other than that today has been very simple. I took some time to enjoy the weather and the snow, did a bit of work, took time to do some sports and then went to dinner and drinks with my family. Life is good. :) That simple!

Over and out for tonight. /Seppi


My daily routine

Before I write all this stuff down I guess I should clarify that this is not what I'm doing all year. My routines are changing a bit every few months. The basics are the same though! However, for maybe 80-90% of the year when I'm working I'm aligning my life along the following routines.


DAILY SLEEPING SCHEDULE:

Mon - Fri/Sat: 22.55 - 04.55h = 6hrs and 13.30 - 14.30h = 1hr  |  Total: 7hr per day.
This is ideal scenario. I try to keep it exactly like this whenever I can. But doesn't work out too often.

Sat - Sun: No wakeup call. / Trying to sleep more than 8hrs straight.


DAILY MORNING ROUTINE:

04.55 - Wakeup Call
Open space (no social media, etc) until 05.30
05.05 - Thankfulness
05.08 - Write down key values
05.10 - Coffee & Breakfast
05.45 - Medi
06.00 - Prepare clothes
06.15 - Gym
07.00 - Shower
07.15 - Computer / Start to work


DAILY NIGHT ROUTINE:

- Open space prior 1hr to sleep
- Listening to podcasts / audio books


DAILY WORK ROUTINE:

- Get inbox to zero, every day!
- Take all phone calls asap!
- Take action, don't procrastinate ever!


WEEKLY SPORTS SCHEDULE:

I've been trying a lot when it comes to this. I used to be on a workout 5-6 times a week whenever possible. But that can be a bit frustrating, especially when you're traveling and working as much as I do. I'm now trying to squeeze in 3 proper workouts every week. However: At least a short run / short exercise on a every day base. This is also somethings I'm developing on a lot. The more sports I do the more recovery time I need. That's why I'm lately lowering the amount a bit so I'm not always deadly exhausted on a every day to day base hahah.


Okay, for most people this sounds probably like the most horrible thing you could potentially do. Like - "where's the time for Netflix and chill?". Ehrm. Not existing. Busy doing other things. Living such a structured life requires a lot and I do totally understand that most people think I'm an absolute idiot for doing that. However, this routine enables me to live the life I'm living nowadays. I feel great when I go to bed and realize I'm in control of whats going on. Again, now, fe. when I'm on holidays, this is not what I'm doing every day. Every other day, yes. But not every day. However, I actually can't wait to fully dive into this life again where everything's efficient.

What do you think? Idiot, or actually a bit interesting?

Have a kickass Sunday everyone :) /Seppi


Bavarian Couture | Eibsee

Meeting up with my friends from Bavarian Couture last Saturday has been nothing less than absolute fun! Christoph (Head of Bavarian Couture) asked me if I'm keen to join their little photo shoot at Eibsee, Garmisch Partenkirchen. Since I've been pretty much on holidays since Christmas I thought this would be a great project to hop into and kick off the new year. I'm not gonna lie, working when you've had some serious time off the radar is just 200 times more fun! The creativity, the focus. Everything. Just epic!


Photos by tomweiler.com


This little Behind the Scenes video is basically what I did on the go. Legit no staged shooting. Just documenting, having fun and being aware of whats going on.

Shot handheld within 1-2hrs on my Canon 1dx mk ii and a 24-105mm. Drone shots done w/ DJI mavic pro.


Not much more to say, other than - thanks Laura and Christoph from BC for the trip. It's been mega fun, as always!
Time to get this year properly started!

Over and out. /Seppi


What is Seppi doing in London?

Phew, not gonna lie - blogging on a daily (ok, more or less) basis will be quite a challenge. But since I love challenges - here we go again! Day 2 on the blog, October 03rd, 2017. Let's do this! :)

Today was hectic, to say the least. But yea, before I go into detail, I should probably explain what I am actually doing here in London since a lot of people are asking. Very simple short answer: I am currently working freelance for The Yacht Week and The Ski Week as a filmmaker/editor since three months. In detail: I am working on a lot of backend organization like sorting and archiving material from the entire year. But of course also editing advertisements / social media assets / etc. Basically trying to help wherever I can. It's amazing! :) I am learning a ton of new things with every single video we are creating in here. From organization thru content creation to marketing and distribution. Just glad to be surrounded by all those incredible talents and to learn from them! Just stoked! :)

Ok, cool Seppi, but "What is The Yacht Week?" someone might ask! Since you are not the only one who asked this question, the digital team decided to create a video to answer exactly that question! One of my first videos about a year ago for The Yacht Week - click HERE! In case you are lazy, just watch this one below. Pretty much sums up everything we are working on all day, every day!

To me, this is the dream for every content creator. Seriously! Both events, The Yacht and Ski Week are just out of this world. But not only from a filmmakers perspective. As a guest, you are escaping reality for one entire week. It's impossible to describe. The people on site. The event. The organization - vibes - day parties - food - EVERYTHING! Just insane! Beginning of the year I've been working on this year's Ski Week trailer which gives you a little more insight on what we've been up to during our time in Obertauern, Austria.

2.8 million views speak for itself I guess. Just stoked. Everybody involved did a fucking greeeat job!

And yea, to link up to what I started with. It's been one of those days you just spend in the office being stressed about a loooot of emails and edits at the same time! It's fun, but nothing really exciting to show from today. Time for me to sleep. Wakeup call at five, as always. I hope this gave you a little bit of an insight on what I'm doing right now in London. It's a lot more stuff in the making which I'm veeery very excited about! So crazy just thinking about it, only a few weeks left until I have to move on and get serious on all my upcoming projects! Just incredible!

Hope everyone had a kick ass day! Talk to you tomorrow! /Seppi


Who wants to join me on all my adventures?

So, I need support with everything I’m doing. Most important - organization, filming, editing, etc. - So, the question is, who wants to join me on all my adventures, starting October/November 2017. After the past months and a bunch of meetings in Munich its time to step it all up and get to the next level. I am in search of a young up and coming filmmaker that wants to work with me. Paid!

 You should be/have:

  • shooting experience
  • proper knowledge in working with Adobe CC (most important Premiere & After Effects)
  • speak and write proper English
  • super motivated
  • willing to travel
  • a early bird
  • a drivers license
  • at least 18 y/o
  • based in Germany (bonus)

Basically you will be part of everything. From meetings, a bunch of coffee’s, organization, workouts, pre production, concept development, shooting / content creation, editing to distribution on social media. The role will be focused on assisting as well as working for other clients in terms of content creation. Sometimes we will travel together. Sometimes not! I am looking for a super hungry and motivated brother who will kill this next step with me!

If you are my man, send me an email at hello@seppmorrison.com and tell me why you are the person for this job! Please send one link to "best work“ plus a link to your Instagram / Youtube / Vimeo.

Super stoked for the upcoming months. Lets do this! Time to have a killer end for 2017 and get it all on video!

/Seppi

Picture: Louis Agace

LONDON x TIMOTHY AULD

It takes quite long to get back into blogging mode, to always take a camera with you again and shoot the fun stuff instead of just enjoying the moment! But it's great, love slowly getting back into it! The past week has been a rapid one once again! Spent a ton of time at the begging of the week at the office doing loads of organizational things, left to London for a shoot on Wednesday and got back home just in time for the weekend kick off last night!


Wednesday /
London all in all has been a greaaat experience, even though that there've been a bunch of issues this time. But lets start in the beginning. Left to the airport at 5pm on Wednesday. Flight delayed about 2 hours. Landed in Luton (London) around midnight. All train connections shut down due some safety reasons. After a bunch of reschedules I've been in a bus at 2am to London centre, took an Uber from there to the place we've been staying at. Fell into my bed 04am, with completely (and yes, absolutely fully soaked) wet clothes as the weather has been as shitty as it could get. 2 hours sleep!

Thursday /
Bang boom bang; wakeup, change clothes, get things prepped and start the day off. London Underground Tube, hectic, coffee, all smiles - kick off! Simon took a million photos, I followed around, trying to help as much as I can and basically capturing as much as I could to be able to do a little documentary for "Timothy Auld". Fun but long day ended a little earlier than expected as it started to rain again! Anyhow, we've been more than lucky with the weather we had as during our main shooting period we didn't get a single water drop. So things went great 100%! Super excited to see all the photos. After that it's been time for some Indian food and a bunch of beers and a massive chill phase!



Friday /

Sleep, wakeup, pack, checkout, breakfast, travel, interviews, enjoy, smile, travel, airport, fly home.


Thats it from London this time. Talk to you later!
/Seppi