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!
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…
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
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
So here you are enjoy and wait until you see this video and new images with revealing pics of actor…
Iron Sky The Coming Race, pictures behind the scenes