The Goodiepal Equation is a documentary that follows Goodiepal, a Danish musician, performance artist, lecturer and activist operating on the fringes of society. The film had it’s world premiere at the Helsinki International Film Festival September 22nd 2017.
Ville Pirinen is a hard rocking visual arts freelancer and a musician living in Tampere, Finland. He plays in a multitude of bands including Black Audio, Seremonia, Steel Mammoth and draws and writes comics such as “Ornette Birks Makkonen” and “Yhesti yhes paikas”.
Chef santeri and Anna-Liisa Nikus have just published a cook book on how to prepare black sausage in several ways. I was hired to shoot a short web commercial for it. I was very excited to get to work with the legendary M.A. Numminen on this video. Chef Santeri aka. DJ Sane and Numminen rehashed an old legendary Numminen track Dägädägä for this ad.
Second video I shot for Seremonia from their newly released self titled album. This was a quick shot in between two longer more story driven music videos. First one was Rock ‘n’ rollin maailma that begins the story. Hopefully we get to shooting the third one some time this year.
Goodiepal or Gæoudjiparl van den Dobbelsteen, whose real name is Parl Kristian Bjørn Vester, is a controversial Danish/Faroese musician/composer. The eccentric and self-made Goodiepal has influenced the course of modern music through radical excursions into computer technology and media art.
Starwall is a site-specific installation with support of Espace Louis Vuitton Japan, Tokyo. A black wall is built in front of a window. Using the locations longitude, latitude and compass direction I determine what starry sky would be visible though that window at a certain time.
The Big Crunch is a video installation that communicates the presence of humans on earth and human intelligences take on the apocalypse. It is an examination on how humans react to the end of the world and how we read signs and symbols found in nature to try to demystify our existence.
We had a very small crew for this video. Here’s a good hint, if you’re shooting in front of suburbian drug store with masked men, realistic looking guns and wads of cash you should definitely call the emergency services and let them know about it. They’ll be very pleased and actually it is common practice.
This is probably one of the fastest in its price range of wide-angle lenses you can get. It’s a 12mm (equals 24mm on full frame sensor) Micro Four Thirds lens at f1.6 and costs around 550 USD + vat. Although this 12mm is still a speciality lens I have been using it quite a lot already.
This is propably the most fun I’ve had on a shoot ever! Everyone had a hard time keeping their poker at all times of the day. So what you see is the footage between the smirks and the laughter we managed… We wrote the script with Ville in just a few hours. Let’s face it, it’s a pretty easy subject to write about! The shoot took us about nine hours. The edit one and a half days. So about a two day project in total.
Video for Steel Mammoth’s Nightmare Ad Nauseam from the LP Nuclear Rebirth. Available from Ektro Records. Steel Mammoth’s music video was shot with my brand new Panasonic GH2.
Jussi Lehtisalo is the founder of Circle and he runs the label Ektro Records. In addition he plays in groups such as Pharaoh Overlord, Ektroverde, Steel Mammoth and Rättö ja Lehtisalo just to name a few.