Visual Storytelling

Visual Storytelling

I’ve been away from the screen and the keyboard for a long time. The whole of last year was definitely a turning point of some kind… ending of something which had become an essential part of my professional life (i.e. high profile sports photography)  and beginning of something else… (more about that later). And while busy trying to […]

Art in a Toilet

Posted on Jul 12, 2015 in Art, Photography, Porvoo | One Comment
Art in a Toilet

Sometimes it’s great fun to do some totally different. The culture office of Porvoo asked me, if I could come up with anything to their summer #URBCULT -project. They basically gave me a one square-meter “outdoor toilet” (in Finnish “huussi” or “hyyssikkä”) – and free hands to do “art”. And yes: without the actual seat-and-the-bucket […]

JOKES 2015 Multimedia Workshop

Posted on May 22, 2015 in Koulutus, Teaching | No Comments
JOKES 2015 Multimedia Workshop

Syksyllä järjestetään toistamiseen Journalistisen Kultuurin Edistämissäätiön (JOKES) multimedia workshop, jossa olen vastuuopettajana ja meidän DocImages-tiimi opetuksessa erittäin suuressa roolissa. Tämän lisäksi mukana opettajina mm. legendaarinen dramaturgi Tove Idström, näytelmäkirjailija Virpi Haatainen ja ääninäyttelijä Juhani Rajalin. Kokonaisuus on yhteensä seitsemän päivää ja erittäin kattava: suunnitelu, kuvaus, äänitys, äänenkäsittely, videoleikkaus, julkaisu, etc. Päivämäärät: 25-27.9 Espoo 16-18.10 Lahti, […]

Anatomy of a Good Documentary

Posted on Feb 6, 2015 in Ideas and Opinions, Photography, Teaching, Video | No Comments
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 […]

Kolme strategiaa medialle

Kolme strategiaa medialle

Janne Zareff kirjoittaa viimeisessä Journalistin kolumnissaan, että verotuspäätökset eivät ratkaise ammattijournalismin ongelmia. Ongelmat  ratkaistaan sillä, että tarjotaan jotain sellaista, mistä jatkossakin yleisö on valmis maksamaan. Hän toteaa kylmän viileästi ja täysin oikein, että ammatijournalismin olemassaolo ei ole itsestäänselvyys, vaan että se on yksinkertaisesti ilmiö, joka on syntynyt tietynlaisessa historiallisessa tilanteessa. Toisenlaisessa historiallisessa tilanteessa sen olemassaolo voi […]

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 […]

Maintaining your Copyright

Posted on Oct 27, 2014 in copyright, Ethics, Photography | 3 Comments
Maintaining your Copyright

Got a real nice surprise in the mail. Signed copy of John Lydon‘s – aka Johnny Rotten – biography. With couple of my pics in it. I shot those images twenty some years ago. Last summer I got a phone call from the publisher in London asking if they could use some shots. They were […]

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 – […]

Workshops and teaching

Posted on Sep 17, 2014 in audio, DocImages, Documentary, Photography, Teaching, Video | No Comments
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 […]