PART VI. The Dancing Putin

Tomi Tuuliranta
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24.11.2014 Mr. Putin

This time call for shootings came in short notice, topic was Mr. Putin from Russia. Iron Sky 2 got new actor from Finland Mr. Kari Ketonen. Kari Ketonen is well known Finnish actor and had made several movies and roles in TV. Kari was the ”obvious” choice to play Putin’s role because he have quite same appearance than Putin and of course he is skilled actor. Shootings were in restaurant called Saslik A Russian Restaurant in Helsinki. Interior was just like in Kremlin really nice place. We had A very fun in shootings, Kari is true professional and can improvise A lot.

Photographers point of view the place was horrible, wine red/gold walls, windows with purple glass paintings, three diffirent variations of light, tungsten, halogens and fluorescent lamps. And again the restaurant cabinet was small and full of people. Therefore there was very limited places for good pic, sometimes I was standing on the chairs and sometimes I was laying under the food tables :)

Ketonen was taking fast trepak dance moves and it was tricky to get sharp pics. Shutter speed is the key for sharp images, focus was also tricky because low ambient light. After all I managed to take few good pics from this shootings :) So here is few of them and more is coming… :)

Kari is about to change to Mr. Putin.
Kari is changing to Mr. Putin.

 

Reflection.
Reflection.
Mr. Putin is A busy man :)
Mr. Putin is A busy man :)
In meanwhile Timo and Anniina are stealing the paintings :)
In meanwhile Timo and Anniina are stealing the paintings :)
Putin's office is ready.
Putin’s office is ready.
Setting up papers, sorry for my cigar smoke ;)
Setting up papers, sorry for my cigar smoke ;)
Petri, Timo and Joye are planning the scene.
Petri, Timo and Joye are planning the scene.
Is this real one ??? Will it bite???
Is this real one ??? Will it bite???
Yep, The word is Putin.
Yep, The word is Putin.
Kari improvise the scene :)
Kari improvise the scene :)
And training paper cutting... :)
And training paper cutting… :)
Petri have the official cinemaphotographist chair :)
Petri have the official cinemaphotographist chair :)
And here we go!
And here we go!
Kari is learned to levitate.
Kari is learned to levitate.
And keeping up...
And keeping up…
For endlessly...
For endlessly…
Taste my boot!!!
Taste my boot!!!
Will he become ancient reptilian...?
Will he become ancient reptilian…?
Putin have some paper work to do.
Putin have some paper work to do. Oh and sorry for my cigar again… :)
Kari is checking the results.
Kari is checking the results.
Holy Crap!!! The lamb went broken, but no problems janitor TImo Vuorensola will fix the problem :)
Holy Crap!!! The lamp went broken, but no problem janitor Timo Vuorensola will fix the problem :)
Final checking.
Final checking.
Thank you, thats all folks :)
Thank you, thats all folks :)