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Education

 

Bachelor of Visual and Media Arts ( Lahti Polytechnic 1986-90 )

 

Work history


Freelance, spring 2004 - 
(Editor, animator, director, photographer etc.)

Currently (spring 2017) I work as a freelancer, working mostly on TV commercials, channel promotion, sponsor and show opens, music videos, documentaries, feature films and the like. So far I've participated in probably well over a thousand separate projects for various clients as a freelancer, the list grows on a daily basis.

My IMDB page 

Some of my clients:

AXN

Bugbear

Creative Element

C-Media

Digital Factory

Filmo

Film Element

Film Magica

Flms

Final Cut Productions

Frame

Fremantle

Fritidfilm

Funkafilms

Helsinki Filmi

Imagemaker

Kalaproductions

Komia

little margie productions

Matheus

Metronome

Mogulmedia

Moskito

Nitro

Nitro Games

Nordisk Film

Oscar

Åke Lindman Film Productions

Pinesker

Pohjantähti

Remedy

Saha

Sony Music

Solar Films

Twice Helsinki

Valve

White Cloud Productions

Yellowfilm




Program Oy > Avanti Broadcasting Oy > Matheus Oy
(Editor, Lightwave animator, director of photography, director 1998-2004)

Dozens of hours of TV -programmes, dozens of opening title sequences & sponsored by:s for  TV1, MTV3, Nelonen (Channel 4), Urheilukanava (Digital Sports Channel).
Including: MTV3 channel promotion, MTV3 Formula1 open 1999-2002, Hockey Night 1999-2003, El Gaucho de Högsåra, Hayley Wickenheiser - One Of The Guys, Ten Finnish Architects, Marimekko - an outsider's view

Several hundred commercials
Including: Lumene, Laattapiste, Rolls etc.

The channel identity and virtual studio design for Urheilukanava (Digital sports channel), virtual studio design for MTV3's Hockey Night


Pedro's Post Production Oy
(Editor, Lightwave animator, director of photography 1995-1998)

Dozens of hours of TV -programmes, dozens of opening title sequences & sponsored by:s for  MTV3 & Nelonen (Channel 4)
Including: Kiekkotorstai -96, Joka kodin asuntomarkkinat & Divaani sponsors 1997-98, Nhl Power Game 1997-98, Nagano olympic games -98, Susanna & Petri on ice 1997-98, Suoraan asiaan -97, Ylähuone -97 Kekkonen ja KGB -97
Several hundred commercials
Including: Expert series -97-98, Salora series -97, Stemma series -97-98
Dozens of educational & training films
Virtual studio design for NHL Power Game1997, 45 minuuttia -97-98 and Mtv3:s Nagano olympic broadcasts 1998.


Freelancer, 1990-1995
(Sound post production, Sound engineer, music, director of photography, editor, director)
Including: Elämän totuutta etsi and Susrajan Antti TV -series,  About 100 TV- & Radio commercials, half a dozen music videos

 University of Helsinki, AV -center 
(Soud engineer 1992 - 1993)

 
Helsingin Elokuvapaja, sound recording course

 (Teacher, 1992)


 PSAKK:s AV-Course
 (Teacher, Video 1991)


 PSAKK:s AV-Course for Road managers
 (Teacher, Video, 1990,-94)


 Kuva-Sampo Oy
 (1985-86)

 

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Freelance works (Early 90's - too many in the 2000's to keep track ;-)

 
 Elämän totuutta etsi
 YLE TV2 and Korpi-filmi oy 1990-91
 4 x  50 min. fiction
 Director:  Paavo Liski
 (Director of photography, Sound engineer, Editor, Gaffer/LD)   

Avoimet ovet  / Tvärminnen eläintieteellinen asema
 Helsingin yliopisto 1990
 13 min. documentary
 Director: Liisa Halkka
 (Editor)

 Susrajan Antti
 YLE TV2 and Korpi-filmi oy 1991
 5 x 10 min. fiction
 Director:  Arvi Auvinen
 (Director of photography, Editor, Sound engineer,  Gaffer/LD)

 Vain yhden sormenpään tähden
 27 min. documentary
 Director:  Timo T.A. Mikkonen
 Timo TA Mikkonen media oy 1991
 (Editor, Sound engineer)

 Rosvo ja poliisi
 38 min. documentary
 Filmitakomo oy 1992
 Director:  Erja Dammert
 (Sound engineer)

 "Lääkäri ja moraali"
 (or something like that, i'm not sure about the final title...)
 Educational
 Picowriter oy 1992
 (Sound engineer, Gaffer)

 GOSPEL
 documentary
 Kirkon AV-keskus 1992-93
 Director: Jyri Hakala
 (cameraman, music)
 

 About 100 TV- & Radio commercials
 FOR OY and Käenpoika oy 1992-93
 (Freelancer: Sound post production, Sound engineer, music to Mizubishi lancer -commercial.)

Roading-, mixing- and lights engineering gigs for several  pop/rock  groups, including:  Boycott, Head First, Maarit Hurmerinta, Emerson High, Heads and Bodies, Vilperin Perikunta, Anna Hanski, Tommi & Hombre, Iron Maiden, Reddie Redford
 
 
 

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Rock videos

 
 

 Jonna / Likainen mies 1998
 Director: Miku Happonen
 (Editor, 3D animator)

Leonard / Zlødke Zýcie (Poland) 1998
 Didrector: Zdzislaw Hoffman
 (3D animator, editor)

Emerson High / Don't sweat  the small stuff  1993
 Director: Erkki Halkka
 (Director of photography, Editor)

 Kingston Wall / With my mind  1992
 Director: Riikka Poulsen
 (Director of photography, Editor)

 Boycott / Walls come down 1992
Director: Erkki Halkka

(Director of photography, Editor)

 Neon 2 / Tässä talossa  1992
 For oy
 (Gaffer)

Sairaala / Antakaa Apua  1991
Director: Erkki Halkka
(Producer, Sound engineer, Director of photography, Editor)

Peer Günt / You let a good man go  1991
Director: Kare Hellén
(
Gaffer)

 J. Karjalainen / Luuranko rämisee  1991
 Director: Kare Hellén 
(
Gaffer)


I've continued working on music videos later too - gotta update the list properly some day. The artists include...
 
Irina

Kotiteollisuus

Impaled Nazarene

Turo's Hevi G.

J. Apajainen

Susanna Heikki

Finntroll

Sonata Arctica

Cashmir

Suurlähettiläät

Jane

Poets Of The Fall 

Lovex

Remu

Brother Firetribe

Agnes

Nightwish

Ketsurat

Kalle Ahola

Anne Mattila

Antti Tuisku

Erin

...probably among others i don't remember right now.  On some of these, i just did color grading and mastering, but on some, like Jane, Poets Of The Fall, Lovex and Nightwish videos, as well as the Antti Tuisku, Ketsurat etc. i did quite a bit more ;-)
 

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Festivals & prizes

 
MTV3 / Sub / MTL - Alueen parhaat sekunnit 2014 - Etelä-Suomi (Best local commercial of the year 2014, southern Finland)
Heureka tulee hulluksi
Directed by Paula Eronen and Eki Halkka - Creative Element Oy 2014
(Co-Director, Post Production)

MTV3 / Sub / MTL - Kuukauden Parhaat Sekunnit - Joulukuu 2010 (Best  Commercial of the Month - Dec 2010)
Lämpöpuisto
Directed by Eki Halkka - Filmo Oy 2010
(Director, Visual Effects)

Muuvi 2009
Golden Muuvi Award
Oulun musiikkivideofestivaali 2008 - Oulu Music Video Festival 2008
Kansanpumpeli (Audience Choice Award)

Nightwish - The Islander
Directed by Stobe harju - Lapland Studios 2008
(Post production coordinator, Compositing)

MTV3 - Paras aluemainos 2008 / Tampere - Best local
TV commercial of 2008 / Tampere area
Tampereen Sähkötalo
Directed by Eki Halkka - Filmo Oy 2008
(Director, Director of Photography)

Milano Doc Festival - Midoc 2007
Prize for Section Achtitecture
Prize for Best Photography

Frank & Alvar
Directed by Maggy Fellman & Eki Halkka - Little Margie Productions 2006
(Co-Director, 
Director of Photography, Editing)

HDFEST 2007
Best HD short
Best Visual Effects
Official selection: Rhode Island International Film Festival 2007
Official selection: Seoul International Film Festival 2007
Official selection: Shriekfest International Scifi & Horror Film Festival 2007
Official selection: Indie Fest USA 2007
Opening film: Clone Film Festival 2007

Postcards From The Future
Directed By Alan Chan - Mahalo Bay Pictures 2007
(Visual Effects Artist)

U.S. International Film and Video Festival 2006
Silver Screen Award
Fortum Safety
Directed by Stobe Harju - Nitro 2006
(Director of Photography, Visual Effects / Animation)

Muuvi 2006
Audience Choice Award
Silver Muuvi
Award
YLE Musiikki-TV public vote  - "Best Finnish Music Video Of All Time"
Poets Of The Fall - Carnival Of Rust
Directed by Stobe Harju - Nitro 2006
(Director of Photography, Visual Effects)

Muuvi 2005
Audience Choice
Award
Lovex - Guardian Angel
Directed by Stobe Harju
- Nitro 2005
(Director of Photography, Visual Effects)

Lahden 3. AV Biennaali - Lahti III. Audiovisual biennal 1988

Grand Prix
Varjonyrkkeilyä (Shadowboxing) -installation (with Raimo Uunila and Veli-Matti Siikarla)
(Editing)

Tampereen Lyhytelokuvafestivaalit - Tampere short film festivals 1989
 (Studies from Lahti school of arts and handcrafts)
 

 

Published text, photos and graphics

 

 ATK -OPAS
 (Graphics 1985)

 Pääkaupunkiseudun Ammatillinen Kurssikeskus:
 AV -Kurssimoniste
 (Article about video, text and graphics 1991)

 Suomen Luonto
 (Comics rewiew 1992)

 Rytmimusiikki/Plektra
 (Photographs for Nils Lofgren -article 1993)

I haven't stopped writing either - My text has been published in a few 3d -related magazines in the 2000's, as well as in "Lightwave 3D 7.5 Lighting" and "LightWave [8] - 1001 Tips & Tricks" books.

 

Hobbies

Coding - well, i actually get a bit of money from this, so i guess it's not really a hobby?? Bah, i get occasional money on music too so what the heck ,-)
 
Music: Drums, Guitar, Bass, Vocals, Keyboards, Recording.

(Sairaala ep ©TYC records 1990)

 Painting, graphics, comics.
 

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