I’m still totally speechless about the dancers who put their own time and effort to spend the day with us in Kaapelitehdas! They heard the song first time on the set and did a brilliant job with it! I want you to see some photos of the groups we had the pleasure to work with!
This is Nyky+ edistyneet from Nurmijärvi Dance Academy. I mean JUST LOOK AT THEM!!!! They were all super professionals from head to toe, I loved how they all had a different style to dance and they were all so good! They also did their styling by themselves which is super cool <3
There just can’t be anything cuter than this group! They had such a great team spirit through the whole day and I’m sure these stars will go far with their dancing! They also put up a huge effort to look like the coolest girl gang, I respect that so much Nyky 8-9+ from Nurmijärvi Dance Academy! <3
This is Ella and Katju who dance a lot together and make kick ass dance videos for Instagram! I’m amazed every time I see their routines because they work flawlessly together. I’m super honored to have them on the Outsiders music video rocking that dancehall queenstyle! <3
These two cuties did an amazing ballet duet together which can be seen on the video. (These photos are from the runway because our photographer had go pick up some things during their perform) Reetta and Elli made such an elegant routine for a party song which definitely is not an easy task! I respect that so much!
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I've always loved street art and I actually just visited London where I went to see the famous Banksy's Leake Street graffiti tunnel. We definitely wanted to get a graffiti piece to show in Outsiders music video and soon found a perfect guy for the job.
Mikko Björk is a Finnish urban culture artist. He’s super talented in all kind of visual work such as graphic designing and painting. He’s also one of the Saiffa dance school owners and makes music too. You could say that he knows the culture inside out and has taught me so much during this project.
Mikko designed the graffiti and painted it in size 5m x 2m. I’ve got to say that when I saw the result my eyes just dropped. It’s amazing. Huge and amazing. Seeing your song name covering the whole wall… is something else.
So I’m from the east side of Helsinki, from a place where there is a lot of crimes, gangs and stuff. I knew I wanted to get a car for the shoot, but a new car wouldn’t do. It needed to be rad, have some soul in it, a proper gangsta car. I don’t know anything about cars, but I luckily know someone who does. My long time friend Boris Rimpilä has a long history in building cars and he have made this amazing white 1989-Nissan-300zx-z31. It looks amazing on the video with scissor doors and everything! The whole team fell in love with the car and it’s easy to see why!
In the next posts I’m going to show you who are the super talented dancers we got to our video! It’s going to be a full on party series from now on!
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I want to continue with Outsiders music video as I have so many amazing people to introduce you to! Now we'll continue with our fabulous visual team!
We could have never made such an energetic and fully finished video without the exceptional group of talents we had on board. I knew there was no way I’d be able to do the styling for such a big group of people by myself. Some years ago I met this super cool and talented stylist Johannes Heiskanen, who by the way is also one of the best drag artists in Finland. I first made an inspiration board for the styling and he totally worked it through. Johannes brought his own personality into many of the dancers outfits making them to a next level. He for example added the black waist belt for my runway outfit and I totally loved the final result.
I might have said a couple of times that when Johannes meets Hanna, my hair and makeup goddess, the two will end up being bf’s immediately. Hanna is one of the few people who instantly lifts the spirit in the room, but she’s also the most talented person I know what comes to hair and makeup. Hanna made the look for my runway outfit and it was so nice! She also helped many of the performers with their looks and did it in a very short time!
I got so much feedback about the work of these two, everyone was amazed by their work! Both of them can also be seen on the Outsiders- runway. (And yep, that’s how I look when I concentrate… : D)
Meri Kuikka joined our team for the set decorating. Meri is a very imaginative and artistic person so I knew straight away that she would make the most out of that space. There was four of us making the paper strings for one full evening and Meri put them to the ceiling before the set. Paper strings instantly brought warmer feeling to the space and devided the runway from the rest of the area. Great job Meri!
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Here’s the video if you haven’t seen it yet! <3 Tell me what you think!
I knew I wanted to put up a big party for the music video and I already had cinematographer/photographer Juho Rinne working with me. Juho is also the guitarist of OHYESSHESABITCHBUTNOTYOURS and very imaginative person. On the shoot he was taking photos and after the shoot he’s been in doing the video’s editing and color crading.
My friend introduced me to Juuso Lukkari who ended up producing the video for Outsiders. Juuso immediately became our partner in crime, he shared the same experimental mindset and brought tons of great ideas on board. Juuso found a good amount of reference videos for the lightning, set-up and overall atmosphere. He also made sure that safety was always our first priority and managed to keep everyone updated at all times too. Juuso can be seen on all of our white car photos wearing a red bomber jacket (he makes such a good model too, doesn’t he?)
We needed to find the right person to do the directing and lightning and had a loose script when we started to look for one. I’ve been lucky to get to know great people in the media industry, so Mara Jelinko from Outline Studios messaged me and we chose him to shoot the video. Mara has a long history with all sorts of music videos, documentaries and movies and he also teaches these things in his second home country Hungary. If you need a full on professional to shoot something you should check out the Outlines Studios on Vimeo
With Mara we got amazing Turkka Tervonen to assist with the lightning and shooting. I’ve got to give Turkka too a big thank you for being in such a positive vibe through the whole day! He seemed to have prepared for anything and on top of that, shared his knowledge with others unconditionally.
We started to plan the video, edited the story a few times and looked up for the perfect venue. My family never had too much money, so I wanted to go full on rusty, industrial and concrete look for my debut video. To me it’s about the people who make a good party and you don’t really need much else for a great night out. We found this amazing venue called Pannuhalli Basement in Kaapelitehdas, Helsinki. I knew immediately it’s going to get the video to a totally new level and we wouldn’t even need to do much with the space.
We also had two backstage areas with wide mirrors, showers, lockers and toilets, as well as space for the catering area. We knew it was going to be a lot of us in the shoot and I wanted to make sure all the people get to eat and drink throughout the day, so having a proper backstage was a really good thing. Two amazing women who put up two warm vegan meals, sandwiches, candy, potato chips and coffee and tea servings.
I got this idea about a dance party with set up a little bit like in the ball clubs of New York. I watched the document Paris is Burning (1991) some years ago and I absolutely fell in love with it. The idea of a place where anyone could go, dress up in the way they want, dance without the fear of getting judged and get surrounded by like-minded people is just what the world needs. I want to show that it doesn’t matter if your black or white, straight or gay, curvy or slim – you’re perfect and unique and world should do everything to let you shine!
Our team grabbed the party idea and did an amazing job with the script. The plan was to shoot the dancing parts on the first day in Kaapelitehdas and use a second shoot day for more documentary looking scenes all around Suvilahti, Merihaka and Sörnäinen. We were thrilled to have a lot of amazing dancers in the scene as well as group of unique looking people to play the audience.
In the next posts I will tell you for example who we’re the people behind the styling, make up and set decorating and how did everything happen! I can’t wait to also introduce you to the fabulous dancers and dance groups!
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