BBG Juniors visit Whitepoint Optics

BBG Junior Program is a 6-month program in which 10 participants are learning more of filmmaking by attending different lectures, visits to multiple production houses and working part-time as interns with the Gang. Each participant gets to focus on a specific area of production or gather knowledge overall in projects and departments during this time. All participants attend 10 + lectures of production process, work safety and basic duties of assistants in the field. Besides these, they’ll be joining our teams for approx. 5-10 days in our office and 5-10 days in film / commercial / TV shoots. Spring 2019 edition of the program is a pilot. Our 10 participants are between ages of 18-28 and come from multiple different backgrounds (as do we).

This blog post is written and photographed by our Juniors.  


Whitepoint Optics is the first Finnish movie lens manufacturer. They have thirty years of experience in filmmaking, along with lens design and repair. They service custom-made lenses. Lenses are tailor-made which offer a unique bokeh that no other lens can match.

During the visit at Whitepoint Optics Jussi Myllyniemi told us in more detail about their work and products. We heard what are the duties of Digital Imaging Technician (DIT) and Colorist in production – and how responsible their work is.

We were introduced to manufacturing of camera lenses and equipment used in the process.  Us Juniors were excited to hear how camera lenses production works and how helpful using the right lenses while filming can be. It was very educational for those who aren’t yet familiar with camera equipment and their different features.

– Charlotta

BBG Junior Program Participant 2019


Learn more about Charlotta:

“I’m 22 years old. Currently, I’m studying Vocational Qualification in Media and Visual Expression and working with Blockbusters Gang as an intern. I’m interested in learning new things in the media industry. As an Intern, I’ve been assisting on daily office work and helping out on the set (for example in catering, casting, preparing materials and organizing auditions). I’ve used MS Excel, Powerpoint & Word and Adobe InDesign, Illustrator and Premiere while studying and have basic skills in all of those. I’m hoping to gather more skills on each during my internship and coming productions.”