I've made hundreds of these tactical TV and YouTube ads for Verkkokauppa.com. I'm pretty sure most people in Finland who watch TV have already seen commercials I made a few times. Most of these had intro made by outsourced production companies and the tactical part was made by me.
Digital signage video for Verkkokauppa.com. This took some creativity and photoshopping skills to create because I only had one photo to work from.
Satu Eterna needed her choreo filmed with her students, so I packed my bags and head to Tampere. Video was also part of the Pimento 2022 online tribal fusion event.
Vantaan Viihdeorkesteri (VVO) requested some visual content for the Musiikkitalo digital signage monitors and I got this idea to make a few Star Wars in-lore themed visuals like "Join the Empire" propaganda and a few "wanted" posts.
The video is 5 minutes long. I hope you enjoy the show!
Last December I shot this dance choreography for Anni Dohlen and her fusion dance group Hallanmaa. I shot the dance from multiple angles, but because the video was going to be part of Ascension 2022 - Virtual Dark Fusion Dance Festival we decided it was best to have just one angle to show the whole choreography in the best way possible. There's time to shoot more artistic dance videos later.
Immediately when arriving at the location I was slightly worried if the studio where we were going to shoot was big enough because the Hallanmaa group had so many dancers, but we made it work by using a wide-angle lens and dragging the camera as much back as possible. Because the studio had those nice black curtains I was able to cover the back wall enough to give us slightly more space and by rendering the video in a wide format I was able to cut the very low ceiling. Sometimes you just need to make it do what you have 🙂
After shooting the video Anni asked me to shoot some stills on top of the long video shoot, so with the time, we had left I quickly shot a group shot and individual portraits of the whole group. I only had my video lights with me which required them to be much closer to the group, but it was fairly easy to remove them from the photo. I'm a grad I also had my Godox tube lights with me adding some extra spice to both the video and the photos.
Eluveitie - A Rose for Epona
Samael Creative / Riku Forsman
Special thanks to Ossi Ahola for assisting.
If you're interested in learning Tribal Fusion Belly Dancing I recommend following Anni's page on Facebook or Instagram to keep yourself updated when she has new classes open. Her studio is located in Helsinki, Finland and she has classes for both beginners and more experienced dancers.
This was made for Insta stories. Honestly if I could add tons of grain to everything I would. It really brings life to these motion graphics made from vector art.
Mission in Jeddha was a live action Star Wars experience a group of volunteers arranged in culture centre Gloria shortly after Rogue One movie came out.
A little aftermovie I filmed and edited for Verkkokauppa.com - Dude Island Festival 2017 in-store event. Video was also used to market this event the next year.
Loads of fun making this event though I worked with a loaner equipment and had to learn to use everything on the fly.
Verkkokauppa.com organized a freestyle rap contest at the Dude Island Festival in the Helsinki store on June 9-10, 2018: Rap Battle. Here’s a recording of Sunday’s final, where Pure and Ahti met. The judges, presenters and performers of the finals were Freerap (MC Solonen, MC Jodarok, MC Särre, MC Kosola and DJ Xmies). Thanks to Beats By Dr.Dre, Studiotec Oy and Freerap! Thanks for the additional material to the video Samuli Makkonen (@realsaunamies)!
While the crew was building the Raisio store we set-up a GoPro to create this timelapse which end up looking quite fun, but I had to cut a lot out of it because first weeks didn't really include much other than lights turning on and off. Then some construction guy build tons of boxes in front of the camera, but I hope none of that cut content show up from the video.
During the mega opening weekend I spend full days at the store filming and editing on the fly, so the social media team got new content to post for the whole day. Then at the evening I already began editing this after movie at the hotel. The whole video was posted immediately next week to Verkkokauppacom YouTube.