M – Molotovin cocktail Directed by Minja Koski & Sami Sänpäkkilä Cinematography and editing: Sami Sänpäkkilä Script and production: Koski Minja Lighting: Simo Saukkola, Markus Karekallas, Noora Vilamaa, Seppo Niskanen Performers: Minja, Annika Hartikka, Meri-Tuuli Risberg, Mikael Saari, Esa-Matti Smolander, Markus Karekallas, Aleksi Kaufmann, Miikka Ahlman, Simo Saukkola, Seppo Niskanen, Elma Luukkonen, Maria Nissi, Saija […]
Tamara Luonto: Neiti B
Tamara Luonto: Neiti B Directed by Sami Sänpäkkilä & Kalevi Suopursu Assistant director: Iiris Tuononen VHS-whisperer: Kalevi Suopursu Script: Sami Sänpäkkilä, Kalevi Suopursu, Bändi Cinematography: Sami Sänpäkkilä, Iiris Tuononen Editor: Sami Sänpäkkilä Actors: “Veikko-Matti” Siltanen, Kalevi Suopursu, Sini Suvanto Set and decorations: Kalevi Suopursu, Sini Suvanto Gaffer: Sami Sänpäkkilä, Iiris Tuononen Runner: Sini Suvanto Thank […]
Litku Klemetti: Tour de France
Litku Klemetti: Tour De France music video The new Litku Klemetti album Kukkia muovipussissa will be released in March 2021. Litku Klemetti: Tour De France is the second single from the upcoming album. Sanna approached me with the script for the video in October 2020 and we were set out to shoot in December but […]
Amuri: Masa music video is directed by Kalevi Suopursu and Sami Sänpäkkilä. It was filmed in the legendary Salhojankadun Pub.
Eleanoora Rosenholm: Moskova metro
Eleanoora Rosenholm’s Moskova metro music video has been in the making for well over a year. I made the first draft of the script already in March 2019 and we had the final script writing session with Mika Rättö in early November 2019.
Litku Klemetti: Keijukaisvalssi
When I first received the track Keijukaisvalssi I had a hard time figuring out how to circumvent a literal approach. We met with Sanna and Pekka from Litku Klemetti and Sanna explained the backstory that she had for the new upcoming album titled “Ding ding dong”. The album tells the story of Hullu-Sanna (trl. Crazy […]
Visual Music Video Timecode Slate System – How to achieve perfect lip sync
I made a visual music video playback system. It’s a simple video file that you put on your smart phone or tablet that makes playback a lot easier on shoots. I’ve used it on two shoots so far and it’s worked great for me.
M: Jos tulen takaisin
The artist M (or Ämmä amongst friends) is adventurous enough to go along with my crazy ideas. Minja Koski originally asked if I wanted to be the cinematographer for the music video for Jos tulen takaisin. But as the shooting deadline approached and we didn’t have a clear plan I started to propose ideas that eventually took over. Basically I hijacked the song.
Pelle Romantika & Kuolema-Duo: Monstro
Music video for Pelle Romantika & Kuolema-Duo that combines the doom like drones of Kuolema-Duo and spoken word poetry of Pelle Romantika.
Eleanoora Rosenholm: Oopium China
A music video for Eleanoora Rosenholm Oopium China song. Their fourth album Talvipalatsin puutarhassa was released in November 2018.
Death Hawks: Atitlán
Death Hawks’ new song Atitlán from their fourth full length album is my third video for the band. Teemu Markkula and myself cooked up the idea on what the video should include in terms of looks and story.
Islaja: Sun luona taas
This video is a homage to staying at home and reading a book, listening to music or watching a movie. It’s our third video together with Islaja.