Category: Video

La Mia Stanza

La Mia Stanza

I was teaching the other day in Lahti (Video and Sound 101), looking for a good example for my students and I came to think of this. It is a small, simple homework I assigned in Aalto University last year, where I asked the students to come up with a thema­tically coherent story of some kind, maybe tell something about themselves …

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By the Borderline

By the Borderline

The past couple of weeks I have had the pleasure of teaching in the Aalto University a course titled Multi­media Story­telling. I think it is the fifth or so time I do it and everytime it has been different. This time it was spread over several weeks whereas last time it was a one week intensive. This time I gave quite …

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Three Illustrators

Three Illustrators

I promised couple of weeks ago that I show some things which have been keeping me busy — and thus away from this blog — so here is another one. It is one of the most memorable assign­ments this year, a series of three small portraits I did for Kuvit­tajat RY (Finnish Illustrators). Every two years they award their …

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Anatomy of a Good Documentary

Anatomy of a Good Documentary

Spring for me means intensive teaching. Presently doing Video 101 for photo­graphers in LAMK (Lahti University of Applied Sciences). As always, enjoying it immensely. I asked the students in three words describe what they feel is essential in a good film / documentary. And to make things more interesting: one word had to be a noun, one an adjective and …

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Multimedia Workshop

Multimedia Workshop

I just finished an intensive of multi­media story­telling in Aalto last week. Doing it inten­sively (i.e. 6–8 hours close contact, every day) really wears you out. Trying to stay “fresh” yourself, i.e. not fall into routines, and all the time trying to find out what it is this time you really think students would appreciate and benefit …

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Outcastes — a Multimedia

Outcastes — a Multimedia

My wife looked over my shoulder when I was doing the last bits of editing yesterday. “This is the most impressive thing you’ve done in multi­media”, she said. Now talk about a compliment. And not that I agree… but I have to admit, I am proud of it. Sure, the next thing will be better — as it always should be. But …

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Workshops and teaching

Workshops and teaching

One of the reasons I have been quiet in this blog has been my rather serious commitment to teaching, which leaves very little time for anything else. Last semester I taught in Lahti University of Applied Sciences (photo­graphy / video editing / multi­media) and Aalto ARTS University in Helsinki (multi­media). In addition I was doing some one-on-one teaching and attended …

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Learning Time-lapse Photography

Learning Time-lapse Photography

It’s been a long summer — and an even longer pause in this blog. I’ve been working on several projects — as well as reading and thinking a lot. Mostly about the future of the industry which has provided me a living for the past twenty-five years… Not moaning and reminiscing about the “good ol’ days” but more …

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Kind of Happiness

Kind of Happiness

(Click this or the image to enter the multi­media) The latest multi­media piece of DocImages is now out. Yes, I am biased — naturally — as I acted as the executive producer… But the work of Saara Mansik­kamäki and Niclas Mäkelä is worth watching. It is an experi­mental piece (with its weaknesses of which we are fully aware…), but …

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