We've been shooting our first feature film Samurai Rauni Reposaarelainen since January 2013. This is the first post of a few I will make during the production of the film. I don't want to say too much about the storyline before we've released the film. For now the posts will be more about the technical hurdles and I hope that we can encourage and help others in making their own independent feature film.
Follow focus is one of the best and most used accessories I have for my camera rig. It's essential when you need to do a difficult rack focus on a complicated shoot. Normally a dedicated focus puller would do the focus pulling for you while you concentrate on composition. I've rarely had this luxury but it's something I'd highly recommend. I do feel that it's a really good thing to have a follow focus even when working alone.
These are my favourite films of all time. The ones that have had the greatest impact on me as a person and influence as an artist. What's on your list? Scroll down to the bottom to reveal the titles or try to guess the movies from the still images!
Haiharan taidekeskus opens the summer with an exhibition by fine artists Tomas Regan and Sami Sänpäkkilä. The exhibition consisting of ten new works is open from 10th to 29th May 2014. Haiharan Kartano is open tue-sun 12-18. The works are collaborative works combining video and drawing.
Barry Andrewsin Disko makes interesting music because it's very playful yet melancholic at the same time. It is very inspiring to create images to. I wanted to write a story for this music video and I feel that for maybe the very first time I've managed to extract all the images I had in my head into the video.
I bought the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera second hand just days after it was released. I have a feeling there will be plenty of them to go around. This is a very special piece of gear and many people will be struggling with the caveats. It records ProRes and raw, has 13 stops of dynamic range and is extremely small and light.