Chasing Wonders with Microsoft and National Geographic at Victoria Falls


Written by on Friday, January 30, 2015

National Geographic photographer Stephen Alvarez started a co-operation with Microsoft with the assignment of capturing the Seven Natural Wonders of The World using Microsoft’s Lumia products. Microsoft wanted to showcase how the Lumia could push the boundaries of photography.

Nat Geo Microsoft KLOK Stephen Alvarez

We were brought to create a concept for their next trip and join them on the journey. The key was to create different stories from Victoria Falls about one photographer chasing his perfect shot, and highlight the Lumia camera capabilities. We produced 3 episodes – one shot and edited in 4K to shine a light on the new capabilities.

The 5th episode of the series took our crew, the Microsoft product team, the National Geographic crew, with Steven Alvarez to the majestic Victoria Falls located on the border of Zambia and Zimbabwe. The three videos we made showcased an amazing journey around the falls and the photographer’s experience using the Lumia products.

We were brought in to bring an engaging experience to each episode of the series through a story that would not only appeal to hardcore photography enthusiasts and professionals, but the general public as well. It was an amazing experience for us, and working with a photographer of Steven Alvarez’s calibre was very enlightening. He truly did utilize the freedoms and endless opportunities the Lumia allowed him, and his hunt for the perfect shot created a great story and some amazing shots.

We definitely can’t wait to do something like this again.

About the author

KLOK is a creative agency focusing on moving images produced for targeted audiences. We write, produce and tailor-make video content for audiences on every platform from the web to mobile to TV. It takes a strategy, a plan, creative writing, producing, distribution and continuous analysis to make modern video content work. We are here to do all that.

Open position: Video Creator (Full-time, With Focus on Post-production)


Written by on Thursday, January 29, 2015

KLOK Location

For our office in Helsinki, we are looking for a video professional with a strong focus on post-production. We expect you to have relevant working experience, some kick-ass attitude and a great showreel, which proves that you can create good looking and state of the art visuals based on client briefs and assignments.

We offer a full-time position in an interesting and versatile working environment, where the future of video is embraced and the status quo continuously is challenged. You will be responsible for delivering high-quality productions efficiently together with our creative and production teams.

To be successful in the job you should have skills in:

  • Videography
  • Editing
  • Motion Graphics

Being passionate and curious about your work is of great value. We hope you to put your best work together and that you show us what you are made of. These things will make the difference.

Send your application and samples of your work to Jussi Laaksonen (jussi.laaksonen@klok.fi) by September 30th.
We are looking forward to hearing from you!

Need additional information?
Contact Jussi Laaksonen (jussi.laaksonen@klok.fi).

About the author

KLOK is a creative agency focusing on moving images produced for targeted audiences. We write, produce and tailor-make video content for audiences on every platform from the web to mobile to TV. It takes a strategy, a plan, creative writing, producing, distribution and continuous analysis to make modern video content work. We are here to do all that.

Wanted: Freelance Videographer


Written by on Thursday, January 29, 2015

Position Description:
KLOK is a Helsinki-based creative video agency. We’re now looking for a professional freelance videographer to join our network of talented and passionate people.

The ideal videographer has well developed skills in cinematography and editing, and has a strong understanding of the online video environment and ability to receive and work by briefing.

Responsibilities:

  • Filming in client productions
  • Editing
  • Production planning

Required Skills:

  • 3-5 years of experience in video production
  • Strong understanding and vision of online video as a medium
  • Good social skills and sense of responsibility
  • Natural interest for working with clients
  • Skills to create and maintain unique styles and looks combined with capability to respect and implement even strict visual guidelines
  • Driver’s license
  • Good language skills in written and spoken Finnish and English (siirsin tämän tähän vaatimuskohtaan)

Beneficial skills

  • Directing skills and strong understanding of branded content.

Please send your application, cv and reference links to jussi.laaksonen@klok.fi

About the author

KLOK is a creative agency focusing on moving images produced for targeted audiences. We write, produce and tailor-make video content for audiences on every platform from the web to mobile to TV. It takes a strategy, a plan, creative writing, producing, distribution and continuous analysis to make modern video content work. We are here to do all that.

Open Position: Back-End Web Developer (Freelance)


Written by on Wednesday, January 28, 2015

We are looking for a skilled back-end web developer to join our team. Besides having a passionate attitude, we expect you to have at least two years of working experience and that you can handle up-to-date techniques in web development.

To be successful in the job you should have skills in:

  • LAMP (Linux, Apache, MySQL, PHP)
  • HTML5, CSS3 and Javascript basics
  • WordPress
  • Giving thought on how your work looks like

We also value if you have experience in:

  • Ruby on Rails
  • Django
  • REST and Ajax

We hope you to be a social and motivated person, who’s not afraid of teamwork and actively follows trends and innovations in the world of web development. It is possible to work partly from home and we hope that you can use your own equipment.

Send your application and and samples of your work to Jussi Laaksonen (jussi.laaksonen@klok.fi) by September 30th.

Additional information about the position is given by Satu Suomi (satu.suomi@klok.fi)

About the author

KLOK is a creative agency focusing on moving images produced for targeted audiences. We write, produce and tailor-make video content for audiences on every platform from the web to mobile to TV. It takes a strategy, a plan, creative writing, producing, distribution and continuous analysis to make modern video content work. We are here to do all that.

RAY Slot Spots (Aina Kannattaa Kokeilla)


Written by on Monday, January 26, 2015

RAY approached KLOK as they were looking to test something that they hadn’t done before. They wanted a video series which would be easy to watch and would encourage sharing. They also wanted to produce something that wasn’t just about any single product of theirs.

RAY

KLOK created a campaign-like production with a series of videos following one central character. As RAY’s slogan is ”Aina kannattaa kokeilla” which translates to “It’s always worth a try” we developed a concept about seeing opportunities and taking chances. Life’s full of possibilities and with RAY we demonstrated this with our character (you might see this guy sitting around our office if you drop by) slinging coins into different holes and slots that he stumbles across in his daily life. Make sure to watch the videos to see what we’re talking about as we know how it might sound…

The campaign ran for three and a half weeks during February and March 2014, and received over 100 thousand views. The videos were also connected to a competition, where users could tag their posts on Instagram and Twitter with the best one winning a GoPro camera. The series earnt over 100 000 views on Youtube in one month.

RAY kamppis

About the author

KLOK is a creative agency focusing on moving images produced for targeted audiences. We write, produce and tailor-make video content for audiences on every platform from the web to mobile to TV. It takes a strategy, a plan, creative writing, producing, distribution and continuous analysis to make modern video content work. We are here to do all that.