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Technical

In addition to other areas of production, we can also cover many technical supporting roles in film-making from camera assistants and lighting electricians to script supervisors. Our technically talented members can also offer you cost-effective choices for different kinds of videos, photographs or other audiovisual materials.

LOOKING FOR SOME EQUIPMENT TO RENT?

We’ve got a nice little selection of equipment for production teams but also something to add for your technical staff’s picks as well. Check the lists from here and contact us for any other details.

Rosa Mäkinen

Lighting Technician / Property Master
rosa(a)blockbustersgang.com
GSM +358 40 5735867

Maiju Niemelä

Script Supervisor / Camera & Lighting Assistant
maiju(a)blockbustersgang.com
GSM +358 40 5706063

Kaisa Pohjola

Costume & makeup designer, Cinematographer
kaisa(a)blockbustersgang.com
GSM +358 40 582 8850

Reetta Somppi

Camera and Lighting Crew
reetta(a)blockbustersgang.com
GSM +358 50 590 3012

Newcomer

Juanita Kananen

Production & Post-Production Staff / Marketing / Casting
juanita(a)blockbustersgang.com
GSM +358 400 651 639

Check my latest works here

Reetta Somppi

Camera and Lighting Crew
+358 50 590 3012
reetta(a)blockbustersgang.com

Education:

Kymenlaakso University of Applied Sciences: Bachelor of Audiovisual Media (B.A.)
Voionmaa Vocational Institute: Acting in Film
Kouvola Lyceum Upper Secondary School: Finnish Matriculation Examination

Languages:

Finnish (Native proficiency)
English (Professional proficiency)
Swedish (Basics)

Software skills:

Qtake / SmartAssist (basics)
Final Cut Pro (intermediate)
Adobe Premiere (basics)
Adobe Photoshop (basics)
Light Zone (intermediate)
Adobe After Effects (basics)
MS Word (intermediate)
MS Power Point (intermediate)
MS Excel (basics)

Additional training:

Hygiene Proficiency Certificate
Alcohol Passport

Driver’s licence:

B

Strengths:

Technical knowhow
Multiple cameras monitoring
Material coordination assisting
Videography
Imaginative and diplomatic
Multitalented
Fun to work with

Statement:

I drive to be effective and fast without being unorganized, and look for new challenges to gain new skills and find the full range of my strengths. My best quality is my willing to learn something new all the time. This means I’m rarely frustrated and never say no to an interesting project.

I am an excellent assistant in any camera or lighting team. I’ve also been helping out in material coordination and DIT duties, filming and editing casting reels, making-of's and other short video productions.

Check my latest works here

Rosa Mäkinen

Lighting Technician / Property Master
+358 40 5735867
rosa(a)blockbustersgang.com

Education:

TAMK University of Applied Sciences: Bachelor of Culture & Arts (undergraduate)
Erasmushogeschool Brussels: Royal institute for theatre, cinema & sound
Tikkurila Upper Secondary School: Finnish Matriculation Examination

Languages:

Finnish (Native proficiency)
English (Professional working proficiency)
Swedish (Basics)

Software skills:

MS Excel (Basics)
MS Word (Intermediate)
Mac OSX / iOS (Intermediate)
Google Software (Intermediate)
Final Cut Pro X (Basics)
Adobe Premiere Pro CC (Basics)
Adobe Lightroom (Intermediate)
Adobe Photoshop (Basics)
Adobe InDesign (Basics)
Adobe Illustrator (Basics)

Additional training:

Hygiene Proficiency Certificate

Strengths:

Props and art department
Extensive knowledge of lighting equipment
Technical knowhow
Bright and innovative
Adaptive and hardworking
Creative thinking and problem solving
Team working skills

Statement:

I have worked for over four years with camera and light department, making everything from TV-series to commercials, music videos and short films. With my passion for aesthetics, I enjoy creating beautiful images that the viewers will remember. I'm not afraid of new challenges and I work with never-ending desire to learn more and to further develop my skills.

Check my latest works here

Maiju Niemelä

Script Supervisor / Camera & Lighting Assistant
+358 40 5706063
maiju(a)blockbustersgang.com

Education:

Helsinki Vocational College, Vocational Qualification in Audiovisual Communication
Laajasalo Folk School: Sales and Marketing
Laajasalo Folk School: General Film Foundation Year
Helsinki Business College: Vocational Qualification in Business and Administration

Languages:

Finnish (Native proficiency)
English (Limited working proficiency)
Swedish (Elementary proficiency)

Software skills:

ScriptE (basics)
MS Word (advanced)
MS Excel (basics)
Adobe Photoshop (basics)
Final Cut Pro (intermediate)
Adobe Flash Professional CS5.5 (basics)
Adobe InDesing (basics)
Outlook (advanced)

Driver's licence:

B

Strengths:

Exact, unprompted and effective
Understanding of the bigger picture
Communication
Persistence
Problem solving

Statement:

I did my first short film when I was 14 years old and early as that I told everybody I'm going to work in movies when I'm an adult. I ended up studying marketing for four years and began working in films and tv-shows after that. Script Supervising and working as part of the camera team are my strengths and interest me the most. Every job I get I do with great attitude and enthusiasm.

Check my latest works here

Juanita Kananen

Production & Post-Production Staff / Marketing / Casting
juanita(a)blockbustersgang.com
GSM +358 400 651 639

Education:

TAMK University of Applied Sciences: Bachelor of Culture & Arts, Film & Television Production, specializing in Editing
Stenden University of Applied Sciences: Erasmus+ Programme, Branding & Marketing Communications
University of Glasgow: Politics & Film and Television Studies (Undergraduate)
Joensuun Lyseon Lukio: The International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

Languages:

Finnish (Native proficiency)
English (Full professional proficiency)
Swedish (Limited working proficiency)
German (Elementary proficiency)
Dutch (Basics)

Software skills:

MS Word (Advanced)
MS Excel (Advanced)
MS PowerPoint (Intermediate)
Apple Mac OSX / iOS (Advanced)
Microsoft Windows (Intermediate)
Final Cut Pro X (Advanced)
Final Cut 7 (Intermediate)
PluralEyes (Basics)
Adobe Premiere Pro CC (Basics)
Adobe Photoshop CC (Basics)
Adobe After Effects CC (Basics)
Motion 5 (Basics)
DaVinci Resolve (Basics)

Driver's licence:

B

Strengths:

Internationally oriented
Innovative
Curious and involved
Focused on solutions rather than problems
Persistent and reliable
Proficient in multiple languages
Social media marketing

Statement:

Career in film and television has always been my number one choice. While searching my place in the industry through studies and working, I have obtained a variety of experiences and skills from editing short films to coordinating a music video shoot. My latest ambition has been to deepen and enhance the knowledge of social media marketing for films and television series. Altogether, I have worked mainly on television productions while engaging in occasional music video or commercial shoot every now and then. Being educated in English in three different countries and for most of my adult life, I feel deep passion for international productions and working abroad in near future.

My deepest dream is being involved in creating a horror or Nordic noir television series, since the inspiration for my chosen path arises from the exceptional Nordic television phenomena, namely The Killing and The Bridge.

Check my latest works here

Kaisa Pohjola

Costume & makeup designer, Cinematographer
kaisa(a)blockbustersgang.com
GSM +358 40 582 8850

Education:

Tampere University of Applied Sciences, Bachelor of Culture and Arts: Cinematography (Undergraduate)
Messukyla Upper Secondary School: Finnish Matriculation Examination

Languages:

Finnish (Native proficiency)
English (Limited working proficiency)
Swedish (Basics)

Software skills:

Windows (Intermediate)
Mac OS X (Intermediate)
MS Office(Basics)
Final Cut X(Basics)
DaVinci Resolve 11(Basics)

Additional training:

Hygiene Proficiency Certificate

Strengths:

Creative thinking
Costume desingning
Cinematography
Makeup
Visual plans
Bright and innovative
Hardworking
Team working skills
Problem solving

Statement:

I get inspired by good scripts and joyfulness. Ordinariness doesn’t need to be boring and glitter shouldn’t be reserved only for partying! Different shapes and personalities of characters, colours, shine and light turn me on. I enjoy getting out of my comfort zone - there’s always something to learn. Challenges make us better!