22nd October 2014 – A Birthday Film

As you may remember, we took a little trip to Monaco to celebrate our birthday. We also decided to shoot a short birthday film to celebrate our first year of business:

12th October 2014 – Happy Birthday to us!

Yes you read right, it’s already been one year since we started Havu Media.

video production helsinki birthday monaco
We spent the weekend in Monaco, and decided it would be a good idea to shoot a video for our first birthday, the concept was simple enough, and we ended up walking all around the city with a tiny cake and a candle. The shot seen above was probably our favourite of the day, and kind of summarized this whole year for us: a lot of very colourful things happening in a short period of time.

This past year was fantastic for us, and we’d like to thank all our friends and all our clients, and everyone who supported us. Whether it was through letting us borrow some of your gear, or through coming and working on projects with us, we appreciate it.

We’ll be posting our birthday video later this week, and we’re also putting together a showreel from the past year, so we can get all nostalgic and also show off our best work from the year.

3rd October 2014 – A Minute In Sardinia

We had a little vacation in Sardinia this summer, and as we had one of the most beautiful environments around us, decided to have a little fun and shoot a little video:

The point we’re trying to get across with this video is: whatever you’re doing, have fun, and make sure you love what you do. We love making videos, even though it is a full time job, and we put a lot of hours into shooting, and equally as much or even more in front of a computer screen, we still love what we do, and try to have as much fun as possible doing it.

15th September 2014 – adidas Helsinki Jump

We finally got the go ahead to release the adidas Helsinki Jump video that we shot in August, with marketing agency Superson and adidas:

We’ve been spending the last week or so looking at new equipment purchases, the smaller starting from a new camera cage, and then, as you do, gradually shifting towards investing an additional camera. Now we love our Canon system with the 5d mark iii, but we’ve been looking at a second camera being from another camp: which means either getting a Panasonic GH4, or a Sony a7s.

Now both cameras have their advantages and disadvantages, most notably sensor size, GH4 having internal 4K, the a7s’ low light performance, etc. We’d probably be jumping towards the GH4 immediately, however it’s small sensor size and the difficulty in adapting our Canon lenses, and other non-MFT lenses causes skepticism. We’ll try to keep you updated on what we’re going through with our camera ‘issues,’ for now we’re sticking to analyzing Philip Bloom’s reviews of the cameras, and trying to figure out what kind of budget would be necessary in adding a camera to our kit.

27th August 2014 – Reebok’s Sisu Bootcamp

It’s been almost two weeks since the adidas Helsinki Jump, and time has been flying fast.axl smithWe finished the edits on the final Helsinki Jump video last week, and took the last weekend off and traveled around Finland; one of the highlights of the trip was getting to play around with some drone cams in Oulu. Our vacation dreams were however interrupted yesterday, when we received a call from Superson: another gig it was.

Flying back to Helsinki last evening was both tiring and exciting, as even though the wake up call would be set at 7:30, we knew that we’d be having one of the coolest shoots possible in the morning: we were shooting on the famous Sisu icebreaker!
Finnish army cadet
We were called to shoot Reebok and Intersport’s Sisu Bootcamp that was made to celebrate the launch of a new line of Les Mills products by Reebok. The launch was celebrated with a bootcamp for some of our favourite Finnish bloggers and media personalities, such as Tuija Pehkonen, Julia Thuren, Aamukahvilla-Henriikka, Lotta Heikkeri – Pumpui, Nina Enroth, Aino Salonen, Dori Salutskij, Eeva Kolu, Laura Haimila, and Maria Lieto.

They were accompanied by cadets from the Finnish national army, and dressed up to the part in matching military jackets, and of course in Reebok’s new Les Mills gear.

Tuija Pehkonen Sisubootcamp Reeboks

19th August 2014 – adidas Helsinki Jump was a blast!

We’ve finished going over tons of footage from the adidas Helsinki Jump, and now we’re deep into the editing phase.

The event was awesome as usual, however this year adidas and Superson put their brains together to come up with something new: a ball spinning contest between the public and basketball star Petteri Koponen, winner taking a Lumia 930 and all the glory! On top of this, everyone spent the whole day dunking for prizes, the most coveted being the adidas D Rose signature shoe.

Here’s a guy practically jumping over a Helsinki Seagulls basketball player to get to some shoes!

Guy dunking for prize - adidas Helsinki Jump
The event was a really cool way to get people to interact with adidas on a more personal level: basketball fans and enthusiasts all participated in the event, some taking home prizes, others just watching people jump incredibly high and talking to professional basketball players such as Petteri Koponen and Hanno Möttölä. It was an event, but it was also an experience.

14th August 2014 – adidas Helsinki Jump coming up

We’ve been waiting to put this on the blog for a couple weeks now. As you probably remember, we had one of our busiest weekends in june, when we were asked by Superson to shoot the Helsinki Half Marathon and the Samba Carnaval for adidas. Now we released the video for the HHM a while ago, so here’s our video for the adidas Samba Carnaval:


The event was a really special way to celebrate the (then) upcoming World Cup in Brazil, with a big Samba Carnaval at the centre of Helsinki. What made it even better was the way Superson and adidas got the HJK Junior team to participate in the Carnaval with some of their young players, forming their own “float” of youngsters doing freestyle football tricks, led by the awesome Alexander Wessberg.
Alexander Wessberg  adidas Samba Carnaval 2014
Don’t forget to join us at the adidas Helsinki Jump this Saturday at Kauppakeskus Kamppi in Helsinki, for a chance to hang out with the Helsinki Seagulls, and compete in the adidas Jump contest to win some new gear!

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