- April 23rd, 2013
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Karisma Films announces a new stereoscopic short film by Alexander Savin. Helsinki 3D is a visual documentary about the life and rhythm of Helsinki, the capital of Finland.
Director Savin is an experienced stereo-photographer and filmmaker. He has become known in the stereoscopic community as the winner of multiple Gold Awards in NVidia 3DVision portal. The trailer for Helsinki 3D film is also an official entry to the IMAX Awards. Watch trailer
The film consist of stereoscopic timelapses over the course of a year. It captures the life and cycle of Helsinki city with its landscapes and calming perspectives. The film is shot with two identical Canon EOS cameras rigged with an eye-wide vision. With high resolution images combined together, the three dimensional experience of the film is sharp, and flourished with color and detail. The film includes sequences of hyper stereoscopic shots, where the camera distance is altered during the lapse. This allows the viewer to see the world from the unusual perspective with increased sense of depth.The 3D-short film is available in 4K resolution.
The film score is composed and performed by DJ Preal.
Film length: 9 min 11 sec
Formats available: HD 1080p 3D and 4K 3D
Frame rates available: 24fps and 25fps
Alexander Savin, director, Karisma Films
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Markus Kosonen, producer, Karisma Films
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Karisma Films’ short film, Bound by Heart has been selected to the official program of the 12th Phoenix Film Festival. The event was started in 2000 by independent filmmakers as an opportunity to showcase independent filmmaking and it has quickly become Arizona’s Largest Film Festival. Over 22,000 attendees enjoy the 8 day festival. The Festival takes place all in one convenient location and is held on 7 screens at the Harkins Scottsdale on April 4-11. 2013.
This is the first festival screening for Bound by Heart in United States.
Karisma Films greets the new year 2013 with news with the latest 3D production Helsinki 3D. The trailer of the film is officially selected for the IMAX awards contest 2013. You can follow the entries for the contest here at: vimeo.com/groups/imaxaward
Helsinki 3D continues the visual storytelling methods discovered in earlier Karisma Films productions, such as WARP 3D, Walking the sky and Alone in the City. Helsinki 3D is a film by Alexander Savin. The film will be finalized in January 2013 and it runs a high-resolution 4K 3D.
IMAX (an abbreviation for Image Maximum) is a film format and a set of cinema projection standards. IMAX has the capacity to record and display images of far greater size and resolution than conventional film systems.
Also, the Helsinki 3D trailer is now available for the Nintendo 3DS consoles. The video is free for watcing with the 3D Videos app.
We have updated Karisma Films website up-to-date with the featured information. Pages for Projects and Reels, Stereo 3D and About Karisma Films are updated along with some visual improvements on the page. Check out our new content for Projects and Reels:
The preview committee, the administrative council of 5th Jaipur International Film Festival-2013 have nominated “Bound by Heart” to the festival program. JIFF continues with the fastest growing festival in India, with films selected from 90 different countries. Festival is held from January 30th to 03rd February, 2013. For Bound by Heart JIFF´13 is the second Indian film festival for this year, along with competing at the largest festival in India 14th Mumbai Film Festival. Yeasterday, Bound by Heart was screened at the Magma Intgernational Short Film Festival in Italy.
Karisma Films’ stereoscopic music video Essentia: Suicide in Chinatown 3D 5.1 is selected to the official competition of this year’s edition of 3D FILM & MUSIC FEST BARCELONA 2012. The festival this is held on 3-7th of December and it will be the first film and music festival of its kind in Spain and one of the first worldwide, that exclusively using digital S-3D technology.
Sydänjuuria, Bound by Heart is selected to the Helsinki Short Film Festival HLEF (earlier Kettupäivät) that is an annual national Finnish short film festival in Helsinki. The 29th HLEF will take place from November 13th to November 18th 2012. HLEF will present a wide range of the recent Finnish short films and some exciting shorts from around the world. There were 257 films applied to the competition.
Bound by Heart/Sydänjuuria has been selected for competition in the narrative section of 11th Magma – mostra di cinema breve – Film Festival. This international short film festival will take place in Acireale (CT, Italy) from Thursday 29th November to Saturday 1st December 2012.
We are glad to announce that Sydänjuuria (Bound by Heart) has started its international festival carrousel with a blast. The short film premiered at Tampere Film Festival earlier this year, and continued it domestic round with six screeneings in Reikäreuna Film Festival and in Rakkautta&Anarkiaa Film Festival. As we are waiting for news from our US festival submissions, we´ve got delightful greetings from India and 14th Mumbai Film Festival. Mumbai festival is the largest film festival in India with over 100 000 visitors annually. Bound by Heart takes part in a film competition “Celebrate Age”. Sydänjuuria (Bound by Heart) is directed by Outi Hartikainen. Here is a link to the Mumbai Film Festival website. There will be more festival news soon.
Karisma Films is a film and media production company based in Tampere, Finland. We are a versatile producer of audio-visual products such as short and feature films, advertisements, business and music videos, stereo 3D-shooting and photography. We are also professionals of web communication, graphic design, panorama photography, 360° & timelapse photography, content management systems (CMS), multimedia and software education. We have participated in several national and international co-productions and received cultural funding and subsidies.
We have released three feature films distributed by national TV-broadcasters and/or theaterical release: Leijonan Sydän / "Life on Ice" (fiction drama, 2005), Taivaankulkijat / "Walking the Sky" (documentary, 2010) and a co-production in Sanansaattaja (fiction, 2011). Our short film Sydänjuuria / "Bound by Heart" (fiction, drama, 2012) has received international attention in a variety of film festivals, as well as our Stereo-3D productions.
Markus Kosonen, producer
P: +35840 5412755