Jannicke Mikkelsen FNF 🇳🇴
(Norwegian Society of Cinematographers)
Is a Norwegian award-winning Film Director & Cinematographer specialized in fringe-technology & next-gen movie productions. Jannicke has developed a niche working in the raw elements of remote and hazardous environments, creating successful next-gen film productions taking place in the arctic, underwater, aviation and space. Her innovations include work with wildlife pioneer David Attenborough, Film Director for legendary rock band QUEEN first ever VR production, AR exhibit installations for the Apollo11 50th anniversary at the NASA Kennedy Space Center, virtual cinematography for Netflix’s sci-fi thriller Stowaway, and Guinness World Record holder for the fastest circumnavigation of Earth via the North and South Pole, live-streaming the entire flight-mission via GX-satellites. She is the recipient of the first ever European Society of Cinematographers Award for Extraordinary Technical Achievement, in 2017 she was named one of Norway’s most influential woman in tech, and in 2019 one of UK’s most influential women in tech.
Jannicke Mikkelsen is a frequent public speaker and motivational speaker on tech-innovation and has been keynote speaker at business events such as Google, Disney, Pixar, IBC show, Paramount Pictures, AI Show Biz, BVE expo and BSC expo. Her work has been featured in publications such as Forbes, Wired, Variety and Teen Vogue.
Jannicke Mikkelsen, FNF
Merging her background as stereographer with the art of cinematography, Mikkelsen creates technically stunning films. Her work capture the enthusiasm and imagination of her audience. Due to the technical demand of her films, each project must be engineered from the ground up. Mikkelsen takes part in not only Directing, but also designing, programming and engineering both hardware and software required to make the technically advanced productions a success.
Jannicke was born in Edinburgh, Scotland and moved to Norway with her parents where she grew up in the Norwegian outdoor culture, spending most of her time competing in winter sports. In her early 20's Mikkelsen was a professional Speed Skater, training and competing for the Olympic development team based at the Utah Olympic Oval, USA. Jannicke still enjoys an active lifestyle and has camera operated on various productions speed skating, figure skating, cross country skiing, downhill skiing, mountain skiing, snowboarding, mountain climbing, ice climbing, open waterkayaking, white water rafting, open water scuba diving, submarine camera operating and helicopter camera operating.
Jannicke Mikkelsen is a member of the Norwegian Society of Cinematographers, FNF and the European Society of Cinematographers, IMAGO, and representative of IMAGO's Technical Committee in Cinematography. She is also a member of SMPTE UK. Mikkelsen is an alumni of the National Film and Television School (NFTS) Cinematography post-graduate Masters degree where she graduated with Distinction, and received her Bachelor Honours degree in Cinematography and Film Production from The Nordic Institute of Stage and Studio (NISS) joint with the University of Wolverhampton.