I think this photo will raise some discussion...

PART VII. Revealing the faces

Ok, now it’s time to reveal the faces from shooting where we were at on November 28th 2014. Theme was to shoot a promo video to the ongoing crowdfunding campaign. Today, Iron Sky filmmakers have launched a brand new character trailer, introducing one of the 12 villains of the film – Jesus Christ – played by Jukka Hildén from the Finnish extreme stunts group The Dudesons.

Here are some pics from shootings, which I wasn’t allowed to publish before,  not before the video had been released. So welcome to behind the scenes of Jesus Attack character trailer!

Take care and stay tuned, more is coming…

Jukka has arrived
Jukka has arrived
First make makeup with Ari
First  makeup with Ari
Makeup takes time and patience
Makeup takes time and patience
Yep, patience Jukka :)
Yep, patience Jukka :)
Ari is painting the whip marks
Ari is painting the whip marks
Timo takes selfie with Jukka
Timo takes selfie with Jukka
Some test shootings...
Some test shootings…
Timo want's some close up video from Jukka
Timo want’s some close up video from Jukka
Final check before shootings
Final check before shootings
Last one the nails.
Last one, the nails
And I'm ready...
And I’m ready…
Yes, and I'm ready with my OLYMPUS
Yes, and I’m ready with my OLYMPUS

 

I'm not going to play tennis...
I’m not going to play tennis…
I'm going to SCREAM!!!
I’m gonna SCREAM!!!
And bleed...
And bleed… Ari adding some blood for next take
Timo is checking the result from screen
Timo is checking the result from screen
Little break and prop fixing...
Little break and prop fixing…
Timo is fixing the ropes
Timo is fixing the ropes
Jukka is angry and shatters the cross which I just fixed
Jukka is angry and shatters the cross which I just fixed
Take two...
Take two…
Ready...
Ready…
Steady...
Steady…
And...
And…
SCREAM!!!
SCREAM!!!
Broken again, now it's my turn to fix the cross with my drilling machine. Again...
Broken again, now it’s my turn to fix the cross with my drilling machine. Again…
This is one of my favorite photos
This is one of my favorite photos
Last rope check up
Last rope check up
And little break before final take
And little break before final take
Crew is testing the light setup
Crew is testing the light setup
I've got guns...
I’ve got guns…
BIG guns!
BIG guns!
This is how the action look like behind the camera
This is how the action look like behind the camera
I think this photo will raise some discussion...
Quick pose before final take…

And here is the Jesus Attack character trailer

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kari is learned to levitate.

PART VI. The Dancing Putin

24.11.2014 Mr. Putin

This time call for shootings came in short notice, topic was Mr. Putin from Russia. Iron Sky 2 got new actor from Finland Mr. Kari Ketonen. Kari Ketonen is well known Finnish actor and had made several movies and roles in TV. Kari was the ”obvious” choice to play Putin’s role because he have quite same appearance than Putin and of course he is skilled actor. Shootings were in restaurant called Saslik A Russian Restaurant in Helsinki. Interior was just like in Kremlin really nice place. We had A very fun in shootings, Kari is true professional and can improvise A lot.

Photographers point of view the place was horrible, wine red/gold walls, windows with purple glass paintings, three diffirent variations of light, tungsten, halogens and fluorescent lamps. And again the restaurant cabinet was small and full of people. Therefore there was very limited places for good pic, sometimes I was standing on the chairs and sometimes I was laying under the food tables :)

Ketonen was taking fast trepak dance moves and it was tricky to get sharp pics. Shutter speed is the key for sharp images, focus was also tricky because low ambient light. After all I managed to take few good pics from this shootings :) So here is few of them and more is coming… :)

Kari is about to change to Mr. Putin.
Kari is changing to Mr. Putin.

 

Reflection.
Reflection.
Mr. Putin is A busy man :)
Mr. Putin is A busy man :)
In meanwhile Timo and Anniina are stealing the paintings :)
In meanwhile Timo and Anniina are stealing the paintings :)
Putin's office is ready.
Putin’s office is ready.
Setting up papers, sorry for my cigar smoke ;)
Setting up papers, sorry for my cigar smoke ;)
Petri, Timo and Joye are planning the scene.
Petri, Timo and Joye are planning the scene.
Is this real one ??? Will it bite???
Is this real one ??? Will it bite???
Yep, The word is Putin.
Yep, The word is Putin.
Kari improvise the scene :)
Kari improvise the scene :)
And training paper cutting... :)
And training paper cutting… :)
Petri have the official cinemaphotographist chair :)
Petri have the official cinemaphotographist chair :)
And here we go!
And here we go!
Kari is learned to levitate.
Kari is learned to levitate.
And keeping up...
And keeping up…
For endlessly...
For endlessly…
Taste my boot!!!
Taste my boot!!!
Will he become ancient reptilian...?
Will he become ancient reptilian…?
Putin have some paper work to do.
Putin have some paper work to do. Oh and sorry for my cigar again… :)
Kari is checking the results.
Kari is checking the results.
Holy Crap!!! The lamb went broken, but no problems janitor TImo Vuorensola will fix the problem :)
Holy Crap!!! The lamp went broken, but no problem janitor Timo Vuorensola will fix the problem :)
Final checking.
Final checking.
Thank you, thats all folks :)
Thank you, thats all folks :)

 

 

 

PART V. Helsinki Night Visions Film Festival

30.10.2014 Helsinki Night Visions

Two days after crowdfunding promo shootings was Helsinki Night Visions Film Festival. This was the place to show The Iron Sky The Coming Race Official Teaser Trailer 1. This teaser was shown to little special group of people, mainly Nordic movie makers. It was awesome and can’t wait until 2016 :)

Night Visions Film Festival is the biggest and the oldest festival in Finland to focus on horror, fantasy, science fiction and action cinema. The festival is arranged twice a year in the heart of the city of Helsinki, the capital of Finland. The Spring edition takes place in April and the Fall edition around the Halloween celebrations in October/November. The annual lineup of the festival consists of a total of roughly 60-65 feature films. It was really nice to see that there are so many new horror, fantasy, science fiction and action movies coming in near future.

Here are few pics of Night Visions presentations and of course first pic of new Iron Sky Teaser :)

Give me the earth.
Give me the earth.
Presentation about Dead Snow 2.
Presentation about Dead Snow 2.
I think that the Dead Snow 2 will great, must see...
I think that the Dead Snow 2 will great, must see…
Interviewing about Dead Snow 2.
Interviewing about Dead Snow 2.
Finally...
Finally…
It's...
It’s…
Time to...
Time to…
See the Iron Sky The Coming Race Official Teaser. BOOM!!!
See the Iron Sky The Coming Race Official Teaser. BOOM!!!
Few comments about fresh trailer.
Few comments about fresh trailer.
Superb!
Superb!

 

 

PART IV. Upcoming teaser

28.10 Crowdfunding promo video

Once again, I did not know where I was going to. Finally I found myself in a big chroma studio in eastern Helsinki. The story of this time was to shoot one promo video for upcoming crowdfunding campaign. When I arrived to studio staff was building up the props and lightning for this scene. I specially admired the people who build up the light setup for this scene but of course the props where specially made and hand crafted. But yes I’m photographer and I like different variations of light.

This time I was surprised how long it takes to shoot one scene for short promo video, all the preparations, practices, makeup… So what it would be when the real shootings starts in next spring? I guess long days and A lot of coffee :) The best thing when you are documenting this movie is to learn new things about making of movie documentary. Now we where in big chroma studio, but places and angles for good pic where limited. For example when you think that you have found A good place to take pic, then you found that there is sound boom above you. No pics from that place, because your shutter noise may interrupt the scene, yep avoid mics. Second thing is the direction of studio lightning. When building lightning setup for the scene, it is of course builded up correctly to movie camera direction. The best camera angle is the same place than movie camera, but 90% chance there is no room for you. So you must constantly fight against light, common light to you is the backlight.

I cannot tell nothing about the promo video content, until it has released. I will put new images after it has published, there where a LOT of good pics about making of this video :D
So here you are enjoy and wait until you see this video and new images with revealing pics of actor…

Timo And Petri are planning the scene.
Timo And Petri are planning the scene.
Crew is building the props.
Crew is building the props.
What would be the target...
What would be the target…
All of you are my target!!!
All of you are my target!!!
Ok I'm not just take pics, I was also carpenter :)
Ok I’m not just take pics, I was also carpenter :)
Best selfie so far in Iron Sky shootings :D
Best selfie so far in Iron Sky shootings :D
New poster arrived in middle of shootings.
New poster arrived in middle of shootings.
Phone call from Germany special fx unit...
Phone call from Germany special fx unit…
It's for you Petri, you can tell the specs to Germany.
It’s for you Petri, you can tell the specs to Germany.
Smoke on...
Smoke on…
Thumbs up, camera ready...
Thumbs up, camera ready…
Let's begin... And the result and more after the teaser is released... :)
Let’s begin… And the result and more after the teaser is released… :)