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perjantai 6. marraskuuta 2009

Good job Aleksi, for bringing the blog and my writing motivation alive again.

This is Hemmo reporting from the editing/torture room. Its now 6:20 in the morning after a sleepless night yet again. I've been confined to this room for about a month now (except for the skiexpo/premierehullabalooza-time) editing and MAINLY trying to get my computer to work...

+358, the 08/09 skiflick had it's premiere last friday and I gotta say it went pretty well. A ton of people were present and the show before and after the film was great. I got some positive feedback after the premiere, but everyone should watch the movie again at home to get a better outlook on it. WHEN it finally is online. The situation doesn't look good right now...

All you loska forum dudes if your reading this, remember to post your honest opinion and dont hesitate to criticize. Good honest critique will most definetly help me and the boys in making a better film next season.

As Aleksi said in the previous post, its finally snowing. Couldn't be more exited. or actually I could :D I've got a pretty nasty flu right now and what could be more frustrating than just sitting next to window and watching the first good snow falling outside. Tommorow, or actually today, im going outside to film, no matter what.

Oh yeah, I've got two videos coming out soon, the first one from the Jtstour stop at Jyväskylä and then the other one from the finals at Helsinki. Watch out for them during the next week.

keskiviikko 4. marraskuuta 2009

First snow!

I gotta say it's a privilege to live in Finland. Early season snowfall is the best way to correlate the bleak and dark days of Autumn. Temperature numbers are currently sub zero and it's snowing now!

I hope we're taking the advantage of the situation and go hit handrails tomorrow evening! So this is the official post for all readers to catch up again because Hemmo is about to start filming the new movie.



tiistai 3. marraskuuta 2009

What a weekend!

So the great exhibition weekend is over and we've all settled back into real life. New faces, new products and new season are all here. Pyry is about to download the new flick on vimeo.com as soon as possible. It will also be on Downdays.eu! So please be patient and enjoy the movie.

JTS City Rail Tour Finals went down in Helsinki right before the weekend and it was a success. Small edit dropping soon! Check back soon!



keskiviikko 14. lokakuuta 2009

JTStour sponsors had an issue with the logos on the JTStourJoensuu clip... So I had no choice but to delete the edit. It will up again tommorow with the better logos I just received.

Sorry for the inconvenience.

tiistai 13. lokakuuta 2009

maanantai 12. lokakuuta 2009

JTStour Joensuu was damn good. Cant wait to see the rest of the comps.

Just finishing the edit. It will be viewable tommorow morning.

lauantai 10. lokakuuta 2009

The setup.

JTStour JOENSUU preview from Pyry Virkkula on Vimeo.

Forget the last post, I actually made it to Joensuu.

The rail setup here looks soooo sick. It includes a mellow dfd-rail, a box with a HUUUUUGE drop at the end and a basic downrail. There is some video-material from the rails uploading right now so you can see the setup. It'll be up in an hour or so.

perjantai 9. lokakuuta 2009

Oh man, Joensuu trip is a no go.

My ride over there didn't work out and I haven't got enough monay for a train ticket...
Sucks, but what can you do about it...

Hopefully Aleksi and Hilli have more luck at the comp than I did with the transportation issues :D Next stop of the circuit is at Jyväskylä, hopefully I'll manage to get myself there.

torstai 8. lokakuuta 2009

Ice rink rail session = FAIL :D. The rail or actually a plastic tube was the shittiest ever and we gave up on it pretty quickly...

Tommorrow i'm travelling to Joensuu for the FIRST contest of the season JIAA! The contest is about rails of course

There are three stops on the competition circuit before the grande final in the middle of Helsinki at the end of the month. I'm gonna try to be at every stop and get edits out from all of them. And by looking at the riderlists for each competition the level of the comps is gonna be impressive.

First edit from JTStour is going to be up Sunday/Monday. Depending on how crazy the afterparty is at Joensuu...

maanantai 5. lokakuuta 2009

Hameproductions: +358SKIMOVIE premiere @ Cafe MASCOT 30.10.2009

Hame Productions

Start Time:
Friday, October 30, 2009 at 10:00pm
End Time:
Saturday, October 31, 2009 at 2:00am

Cafe Mascot
Neljäs linja 2


Presenting the second release from HAMEPRODUCTIONS:


Featuring skiing by:

Aleksi Laitinen Rasmus Hilli Miika Rissanen Otso Räisänen
Timo Lääti Jussi Vanninen Johannes Rinne Paul Mikkonen
Niko Ylivaara and friends.

SPITTIN FYAH SOUND pon di place keeping all yuh reggae/dancehall lovas entertained for the evening.

Big up yuhself and welcome to the party!
Just finished a "documentary" for the University of Helsinki on a burning experiment conducted last summer.

THE hardest project yet, due to the fact that I had to narrate the whole thing in english and because i've never worked on a project like this.

Well atleast I got some good artsy shots from the burning site. + Some good experience and ofcourse some CASHMONAAY for the upcoming skiseason.

Will be posting the edit later this week. Now for some redeyed relaxation and a good night sleep, cus tommorow were FINALLY going to the ice rink for some quality pre-season rail action. Edit to follow if everything goes as planned!


keskiviikko 30. syyskuuta 2009

Edit from Nurmes

Here is the edit from our fall trip to Nurmes and the waterramps.

Nurmes 26.9.2009 from Pyry Virkkula on Vimeo.

HD-version available at vimeo.com

maanantai 28. syyskuuta 2009

Spent the weekend at Nurmes filming waterramps with Kalle Leinonen.

The edit from our trip is finished and will be posted in a few days.


+358 Ski movie premiering 30.10.2009 @ Cafe Mascot, Helsinki!

More info to come.

Meanwhile check out mah first skateboard edit, straight outta K-Town.

Big up yourself.

K.O.G - JAH 8.9.2009 from Pyry Virkkula on Vimeo.

+358 Finnish Ski Movie trailer from Pyry Virkkula on Vimeo.

Clean start for season 09/10...