Iron Sky in Australia – Shooting Nazis, Surfing, Diving & Paragliding

February 7, 2011 · Posted in Diving, Making Movies · 4 Comments 

After the Christmas holidays it was the time for me to fly to Australia, where the second half of the Iron Sky shoot started on the beginning of this January. Some of our crew, like Timo and Samuli, had been there from since the end of December, but was set to arrive just a few days before the shoot was scheduled to begin.

(Check out the photoset in Flickr)

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The Awesome Year of 2010

December 30, 2010 · Posted in Caving, Diving, Life, Making Movies, Urban Exploration · Comment 

I once heard someone say that when you are 35, you should be on the high point of your life, professionally and otherwise. I don’t put much weight on comments like that, but then again, looking back at this year I have to say that it has probably been the most interesting and activity filled in my whole life. There have been very interesting work trips, even more interesting holiday adventures, after a ten year pause I’ve written some fiction and got it published, and so on. It has also been a year of extremes in many ways, not so much good without something bad.

“Adventure!” “Meh…” (photo by Ville Päivätie)

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Making Movies – A Perfect Free Day

December 4, 2010 · Posted in Making Movies · 4 Comments 

I’ve been in Frankfurt for three weeks, and today I decided to have my second proper day off. The first one doesn’t really count, since it was a hangover day after the kick-off – that’s what you get when you don’t have even a single beer in a month and then go out with movie people. The second one turned out to be pretty perfect in a very enjoyable low-key way.

Technically we have Mondays and Tuesdays free, and we are not shooting, but I’ve opted to work through them, because it just makes things easier for me and other people who depend on what I do. Make no mistake, making movies is hard work, even for us who aren’t directly involved in the production. Case in point, yesterday I got up at nine, did some office work ’till late afternoon, then dashed between the set and the office ’till 1:30 in the night, when we wrapped up the day. After I got to my room, I noticed that our whole website was down, of course right when io9 had linked to us. So me and Jarmo spent a good chunk of time trying to kick the Apache and httpd up on a virtual server, where we apparently don’t have high enough access.

Skyscrapers in downtown Frankfurt

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