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Film

Sound designer of an indie feature movie

I worked as the sound designer for Anni, a Finnish indie feature movie production. I also did on site recording, foley effects and mixing. The movie was directed by Jussi Einola and produced by Joonas Einola.

Besides mixing the movie soundtrack I also mixed and mastered the music and created a few original pieces using material from the composer (Simo Salo).

Anni uses samples and source material by Freesound.org contributors, who are listed below.

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Visual

Promotional video for a youth camp

Teaser cut from the material I shooted at TaigaMetsä camp in july 2010. The camp was organized by Kaleva Youth Association to celebrate their 50th anniversary. I worked for them for a year as a media producer.

The related videos take you to a video series called TaigaStudio, which I also shot and edited.

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Sound

Workshop about Digital Sound Environment

The workshop was held for theaters’ staff and lasted two hours. The workshop was organized as a part of Teatterilaiva theater festival.

By lightly discussing about the general principles of sound design the attention was drawn to available technology and digital sound processing. Sounds and soundscapes were created by using generally available free software and sound libraries. The workshop provided to be a source of interesting ideas for coming shows.

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Sound

Sound design for an exhibition

The Finnish Aviation Museum organized an exhibition about flight related myths and legends. The exhibition is called Myyttinen Lento or Mythical Flight in English. The exhibition was designed to spur imagination of kids (and adults). One of the objects of the exhibition was a magic carpet you could ride yourself.

For the design I co-operated with Marko Ahokangas from Dept. of Lighting and Sound Design of Theatre Academy of Finland. Marko created the sounds and I programmed the player. Plogue Bidule was used to create an ever changing and never repeating soundscape, which was fed to an eight channel PA-system, which encompassed the exhibition space.

The location of the sounds in space was controlled by four  separate eight channel linear output selectors, which were modulated by independent sine wave oscillators. The sounds were divided in two categories – fast and slow sounds were panned and controlled by separate sub-programmes.

One layer of the soundscape was a synthesized wind like instrument, which picked its pitch (Via FFT) from the other sounds and acted as the musical element. For example when a sound of an airplane was playing and the synth was trigged the synth picked a frequency from the sound of the airplane and generated a musical tone that was in tune with the sound of the airplane.

Provided here is a two channel sample of the completed soundscape.

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Film

Sound works for an indie feature

Mixing a Live Gospel BandMuutos is a traditional Christian indie feature film, to which I took a part for some time. I was present at a couple of shootings as a recordist, created a couple of ambient atmospheres and designed the sound.