Making of: Jontte Valosaari feat. Brädi (Universal Music) - "Selvää Jälkee"

Universal Music & Rähinä Records approached me in June 2014 and commisioned me to direct and produce a music video for Jontte Valosaari's (feat. Brädi) new single "Selvää Jälkee".Below you will find a short making of -video that shows what happened behind the scenes on the day of the shoot. If you've ever wondered what I do on these shoots, this video will answer those questions pretty well. 

The official music video:

Jontte Valosaari - Selvää Jälkee feat. Brädi

Director: Lauri Laukkanen
Screenwriting: Lauri Laukkanen
Editor: Raimo Saba
Colorgrade: Lauri Laukkanen
Production assistant & making of-footage: Matias Koskinen

Production stills

Making of: BMW xDrive - Marcus Grönholm

In August 2013, BMW approached me about a video that they wanted me to produce for them during the winter time. They wanted the video to play around a BMW brand ambassador Marcus Grönholm, who is a two time rally world champion.

With this basic concept in mind, I contacted the amazingly talented brothers from Brother Studios and asked them to collaborate with me on this project. Samu agreed to direct the piece and Janne did an amazing job behind the camera. We also had Ben Winwood working on the music and sound design for this piece, and he managed to create a beautiful soundtrack for the video.

Here is the final video:

Equipment-wise we shot this video with a RED Epic, and used Zeiss lenses - Zeiss Compact Zoom CZ.2 70-200mm T/2.9 and Zeiss LWZ.2 Lightweight 15.5-45mm T2.6 Zoom - and the video was shot in one day (+ we shot a lot of general stock-aerial footage with the guys from Cinepic, on another day).

Here is a short two-minute behind-the-scenes video from the shoot:

And here are some production stills:

And finally here are a few photos that we managed to photograph during the videoshoot: