Tuesday, March 20, 2007

Kompleksi's Video Director In Tampere


Tina with Rellu the cat. (Photo by pHinn)

Tina Ulevik, the Australian director/editor of Kompleksi's 'Sara Pain' video, just visited Tampere and spent some days here as a part of her current tour of China-Scandinavia-England. Since the entire work process of the video took place between September 2006 and March 2007 through the assistance of e-mails, DVDs and tons of rough cut video files exchanged via YouSendIt.com, this was the first time we actually met in person. Such "essential" sights here in Tampere as the Näsinneula Observation Tower, Lenin Museum, Spy Museum, Moomin Valley (a museum dedicated to Tove Jansson's Moomin characters), Yo-Talo and naturally Kompleksi's home studio at Mike Not's place in Kaukajärvi were visited during Tina's Tampere trip. (It might be added that though I've never visited this continent myself -- Oz being actually about as far from Finland as one can get -- for years I've been a bit of an Australia aficionado myself, and it also seems I've always gotten along well with all Australian people I've known. Perhaps Finns and Aussies share similar mindsets, with both countries somehow situated on the "outskirts" of (so called) civilization...?) You can read more about Tina's adventures and see her tour photos at Tina's blog.


pHinn at Yo-Talo, 16 March 2007. (Photo by Tina Ulevik)


Regina a.k.a. Rellu, pHinn's mother's cat, also seemed to have a good rapport with Tina. (Photo by Tina Ulevik)