Artic Light AS

Artic Light AS is a film production company, founded by and run by Asgeir Helgestad, situated, about 100 km west of Oslo. Artic Light produces wildlife documentaries, commercials and pictures to a wide variety of customers - from web to big screens and prints. Asgeir Helgestad normally do camerawork editing and scripts on his own, but when needed freelancers are hired to assist the company. 

We use Ultra High Definition (UHD) cameras that provide 7xHD in resolution which  gives the best possible result regardless of the platform used for screening. 

Asgeir Helgestad

Asgeir Helgestad has worked as a wildlife  film photographer and documentary producer since 1991. During this period he has produced both stills and film for various clients; NRK is one of the main customers for wildlife documentary. Asgeir has a broad background as a film photographer, but is particularly experienced in filming birds  and mammals; and people  doing outdoor activities. He is experienced in working under cold and harsh conditions since many of his projects are from the Arctic and also Antarctica. Most films are shot on Ultra High Definition (5K), using the large format RED Epic camera. Since 2007, images of Norway’s mountains and fjords have been screened every day on public broadcaster TV2, for the Bergans sports brand in an advertising campaign inspiring people to get outside.

His still photography, and films have won several awards internationally including prizes at the biggest wildlife film and photo competitions; Wildlife Photographer of the Year, and Wildscreen Film Festival. The first book he  authored- and photographed, received the Norwegian Culture Departments debutante prize.


Awards:

From the film

 

1992

Runner Up at the worlds biggest wildlife photo-competition, Wildlife Photographer of the Year   Competition with portfolio of six pictures (BBC Wildlife Magazine, Natural History Museum London)

1993

Winner of Eric Hosking Award at Wildlife Photographer of the Year Competition. (BBC Wildlife Magazine, Natural History Museum London)

1994

Nomination at the worlds biggest wildlife filmfestival, Wildscreen with the film Buzzardsummer, broadcasted by public broadcaster, NRK.

2001 

Governments Debutance Award for childrens litterature with the book Animals in the Forest. (Both text and pictures)

2002

Winner of BBC Newcomer Award, at the worlds biggest wildlife filmfestival, Wildscreen with the film Wild Reindeer, broadcasted by public broadcaster, NRK.

2003

Culture Award from the province Buskerud .

2004

Wild Reindeer nominated nine times internationally, in Japan, USA,  England, France, Belgium, Germany, Sweden, Russia and Finland. It has also been screened at a festival in Washington DC.

2004    

Winner of the category, Birds at a stills-competition arranged by Internasjonal Federation of Wildlife Photography,  IFWP.

2005

The Boy Who Adored the Wilderness is winner of Jurys spescial Award at The 3rd MatsaluInternational Nature Film Festival.

2006

The Boy who adored the Wildernes is winner at Telenatura, Spain, Special jury award to creativity and ability to sensililize. Selected at Festival International du Film Ornithologuique in France. 

2007

The boy who adored the wilderness receive Environmental Award at Japan Wildlife Film Festival.

2011    

Arctic Survivors receive Merit Awards for Animal Behaviour and Cinematography at International Wildlife Film Festival, IWFF, Montana USA.

2014     

Highly commended at Global Arctic Award with a shot of a polar bear.     

2015      

Winner of Nordic Nature Photo Concest , NNPC category Birds with hawk chasing jays.