Experienced Audiovisual Production Professional with many hats

I have learned many different skills related to video or audio production during my career as an entrepreneur or a freelancer in over 20 years. My ability to learn quickly, adaptability and especially true passion for digital marketing, videography and photography allows me to do many different roles in a larger crew or going solo. I have a startup mindset and I get things done. Please contact me to discuss about your specific needs for your brand, product, service or company.

I’m available for both short- but preferably long term commitment.

  • Final Cut Pro 7/X, Premiere Pro + Adobe CS Production Suite, DVD Studio Pro
  • Experience with both high end and prosumer video cameras such as Blackmagic, Canon DSLRs, Sony and Red. Teleprompter, robot- and remote camera experience
  • Audio production, Music Composing/Scoring, Sound recording, mixing, sweetening with Pro Tools / Logic Pro X
  • Live music/audio mixing and live visual mixing experience
  • Studio and on-location lighting setup and operation
  • Directing on-camera hosts/talent and supervising voice-over sessions
  • Multicam live streaming events for bands, theater plays, seminars etc.
  • Knowledge of video codecs, encoding/transcoding, and overall video formatting for web, television, and mobile devices / Apple Compressor, MPEG Streamclip, Elgato Turbo. 264HD etc.
  • Very good knowledge of Macintosh, Mac OS X, mobile devices and Basic knowledge of PC and Windows technologies and MS Office Suite, File Transfer Protocols and CDNs like Aspera
  • Wordpress and web design, graphics and photo editing. (I did this!)

Career Highlights

Co-Producer, Director, Editor, Cameraman, Studio Manager/Operator for the Finnish version of America’s Funniest Home Videos from 1998 to 2014 – Channel 4 Finland, Helsinki

Received nomination for the 2009 Finnish Emmy Awards (Venla), roles: Director, Editor, – Cameraman, Producer, Sound Design and Composer

Creating and managing the first Finnish online video community, Finnish Funny Homevideos- webshow for Channel 4 Finland in 2003

Warner Bros. TV Productions 2015 USA

Video Editor and post production for “FinLOVE”, a reality music show
Cameraman for “Finnish-American Bachelor” reality show
Producer, cameraman and editor for 12 episode webshow “Ann’s America” travel show

Producer, Cameraman and Editor for Rovio (Angry Birds) video channel marketing series

TechCrunch Disrupt SF 2015 – Mini Documentary

Cameraman and editor for a short documentary for Viking Geeks / Arctic Startup websites.

“Viking Geeks checked out who were the Nordic startups showcasing at the iconic TechCruch Disrupt in San Francisco in Sep 21-23.. There were hundreds of companies and thousands of participants for 3 days. Disrupt has been one of the ‘idols’ for SLUSH but SLUSH is now bigger. Disrupt still claims it’s place in Silicon Valley as one of THE events to checkout what’s hot and what’s not, and if you are launching your product or service.”

Cameraman for Earth Network / Rovio production

“Angry Birds’ Friends”

Other recent works

  • Producer, cameraman, editor, sound design for multiple low-budget Webseries for various Magazines and Cable networks
  • Photographer for the biggest celebrity magazine in Finland, “Seiska” (like TMZ) and largest newspaper “Helsingin Sanomat” (like LA Times)
  • Video Editor for the music videos on the television show “Idols” and “European Song Contest” music videos.
  • Live Streaming video engineer, cameraman, visual mixer for BigTimeBroadcasting, Los Angeles
  • Live audio and lighting technician, Promenade Playhouse, Santa Monica
  • Camera assistant, production assistant or 2nd camera operator for multiple tv-shows, commercials, music videos and documentaries

Co-Producer, Director, Editor and Camera Operator for “Metal Syndrome”

A feature length music documentary and tv & web series. Premiered in theaters in Finland June 2015, San Francisco and worldwide October 2015.

Crowbar – “Sever The Wicked Hand” EPK

Producer, Cameraman, Editor, Sound Design and Graphics for the band Crowbar / Century Media Records

An EPK is an online, electronic version of the physical, paper information folder that was sent out in the old days by managers (now often by artists and bands themselves) to Venues and Festival bookers, reviewers and reporters, Radio stations or Podcasters.

Many blogs and media sites love to embed videos of the artists they’re covering to make the article more visual and engaging. Embed 2-3 videos in your digital press kit to make it easy to find a quality video that best represents your band, including at least one live video incase a blogger is previewing one of your upcoming shows.

Trailers for movies, tv-series and channel promos

Video editing and music production including all instruments, mixing & mastering.

Live Streaming Video

I have over 10 years of experience with Live Video Streaming. Live shows, seminars & panels, theater and education. Wayne Static Memorial Show at Whisky A-Go-Go, Memory of Water -theater play at Santa Monica Promenade Playhouse and many more.

Video live streaming is beginning to gain momentum, with Periscope and Meerkat emerging as the frontrunners. These platforms allow you to broadcast video to anyone in the world. Early adopters are still testing it, and a few have amassed significant followings. (Amanda Oleander, a Los Angeles artist, has been called Periscope’s “breakout star.”)

The options are limitless. You could stream live events or openings or record a podcast live. Even better: Consider using live streaming to share thoughts you have about developments in your industry and to get immediate feedback from your social audience.

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Work History

  • Freelance/Self-employed — 2002 – present
    Freelance services focused on all television production operations, including video editing, lighting, camera operating, producing, script editing, graphic design, animations and technical/IT support.
    Finland 2002 – 2005
    Spain 2005 – 2009
    United Kingdom 2009 – 2011
    Los Angeles/Honolulu 2011 – present
  • Technical Manager, Iotacom LTD, Helsinki Finland — Jan 2001 – Dec 2001
    Cameraman, videoeditor, animator, compression technologies and streaming. All aspects of streaming video production, from script to streaming servers. Rich mobile solutions and mobile media. Developing video content for Nokia 9210 phones, and other mobile devices.

  • Project Manager, Match On Sports LTD, London UK — Feb 2000 – Jan 2001
    Digital Video Editor for multimedia productions and streaming video shows. Responsible for streaming video production. Producer, director and video editor during Euro2000 football games. Mac & PC and tech support at London office.
  • Operator, Technical Manager, Channel 4 Finland — Jan 1997 – Jan 2000
    Director, Visual Mixer, Robot-camera operator in live broadcasts. NLE video editor for News, feature documents, Tosi-TV (internationally known as Real-TV), and other television productions. Video conversion and encoding operator for cd-rom productions and web. Macintosh/NT/Windows95 –network administrator. Television commercials/promos, directing and editing.
  • Technical Operator, Video Editor, Networks, A4 MEDIA LTD., Helsinki, Finland, 1997

  • Freelance Video Operator, Hockey World Championships, Helsinki Finland,1997

  • Freelance Edit Demonstrator, ACCOM (Formerly Scitex Digital Video), USA | 1996

  • Freelance Producer/Editor/Director, 1994 to 1996

Education: Bachelor of Arts, 1995
School of Commerce And Media Communications, Virrat Finland

Ability to work quickly and meet tight deadlines, in a team or independently with little or no direction. Ability to multi-task, prioritize projects, and communicate progress and expected milestones. Drive, hunger and the willingness to push for the best possible result and motivation for learning and self improving on the job. Lifetime US Greencard holder. 
 Willing to relocate. Salary history varies from pro-bono to $160K/year.

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