• LAPLAND | The Untouched

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    Lapland – the Untouched takes you to some of the remotest places in the Finnish wilderness. These uninhabited and roadless areas have remained in their near-natural state hidden away from most of mankind – unspoilt, as they should be.

    In the northernmost Lapland summer is over before it even begins. During the snow-free time the only way to reach the locations shown in the film is by foot. Lapland the Untouched covers 600km of hiking in 6 wilderness areas and in the Urho Kekkonen National Park and the Kevo Strict Nature Reserve.

    I’ve done timelapse-films alone for quite some time now and doing everything on your own requires a lot. Carrying half of your weight in gear in the wild may be physically hard, but the greatest battles are fought in the mind. During the less pleasant moments you realise just how alone you really are and begin to understand what really matters the most. This theme and the extensive Lapland project inspired my shortfilm, The Importance of Being Alone https://youtu.be/vA-eiHS682M

    This project taught me to love and appreciate what I’ve got – not only the amazing people in my life, but also these breathtaking wilderness areas and natural vistas we all share. After witnessing the captivating beauty of these locations it’s appalling to think that similar places around the world are destroyed and exploited relentlessly by mankind and its foolish needs.

    Timelapse and video material from this film is available for licensing in 8K and 4K resolutions. Contact me for inquiries: riku@kk7.fi

    Soundtrack: “Dreams and Visions” by Tony Anderson

    Riku Karjalainen:
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    Equipment used:
    Cameras: Sony A7RII, Sony A7SII
    Lenses: Canon 16-35mm, Canon 24-105m, Canon 100-400mm, Samyang 24mm
    Motion control: DIY slider with Emotimo TB3
    Software: Adobe Creative Cloud: Lightroom, After Effects, Premiere Pro Show less
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    • The Importance of Being Alone (english subtitles) - Duration: 4 minutes, 31 seconds.

      • 8 months ago
      A shortfim about being alone, but not lonely, in the wild.

      See the film Lapland – the Untouched here: https://youtu.be/TwK-OeFaiX8

      Translation: Joonas Leinonen
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    • LAPLAND | The Untouched - Duration: 5 minutes, 40 seconds.

      • 8 months ago
      Lapland – the Untouched takes you to some of the remotest places in the Finnish wilderness. These uninhabited and roadless areas have remained in their near-natural state hidden away from most of m...
    • HOSSA | 4K Timelapse - Duration: 5 minutes, 1 second.

      • 1 year ago
      Hossa Timelapse is a timelapse project of Hossa National Park which I produced for Metsähallitus from 2016 June to 2017 June.

      Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/rik...
    • BREATH | Barcelona - Duration: 2 minutes, 1 second.

      • 2 years ago
      For me, filmmaking has always been a way to understand experiences in a new dimension. Looking afterwards these moments, offers a way to understand myself better.

      I knew this trip would be one of ...
    • ARCTIC | 4K Timelapse - Duration: 98 seconds.

      • 2 years ago

      ARCTIC shows the freezing and at the same time the beautiful conditions that Finnish winter has to offer. I’ve never had the time to work on bigger projects during ...
    • FINLAND | Behind The Scenes - Duration: 3 minutes, 34 seconds.

      • 2 years ago
      FINLAND | Timelapse: https://vimeo.com/146534283

      Take part of the project in Behind The Scenes video of FINLAND | Timelapse.


    • FINLAND | 4K Timelapse - Duration: 4 minutes, 1 second.

      • 2 years ago

      Today I'm privileged to share with you the Finland I got to experience. I've witnessed the diversity and immense beauty of this land from the very north all the way...
    • Sense the Silence - Finnish Lapland - Duration: 2 minutes, 38 seconds.

      • 3 years ago

      In modern society we are in darkness of what's happening around us by different distractions. Many of us are unaware of the nature's phenomena taking place right in...
    • Real-Time Northern Lights 17.3.2015 - Kajaani, Finland - Duration: 2 minutes, 6 seconds.

      • 3 years ago
      Here's my view of the geomagnetic storm from 17th of March. The sights truly were amazing, especially seeing the Fox dancing in its full brightness in middle of the city!
      First clips are filmed in ...
    • KAINUU | 4K Timelapse - Duration: 4 minutes, 29 seconds.

      • 3 years ago

      This summer I was determined to fulfill one of my projects what I've had in mind for a longer time, a timelapse project about my home region Kainuu, located in cent...
    • Made In Kajaani | Timelapse - Duration: 86 seconds.

      • 4 years ago

      Kajaani is my hometown which is located pretty much in the middle of Finland. My original plan was to shoot two separate timelapse projects this winter, a hyperlaps...
    • Day In Kajaani | Timelapse - Duration: 2 minutes, 2 seconds.

      • 4 years ago

      This is my first timelapse film and I wanted to finish it before winter comes because I'll make winter based timelapse film in next months.
      Shot with Canon 600D.
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