Julius Koivistoinen
Director of Photography
based in Helsinki, Finland

2010 – 2015 Lahti Institute of Design and Fine Arts, BA in Photography
2009 – 2010 Utti Airborne Jaeger Batallion, Finnish Army special forces
2006 – 2009 Helsingin yhteislyseo, High School Graduate

AWARDS
2016 - Love is Blind, The People's Choice Award, Oulu Music Video Festival
2015 - Poseidon's Son, Best Cinematography, Uneton48 Finnish Short Film Festival
2014 - Thin Ribbon, Grand Prize Winner + 4 Nominations, My RØDE Reel 2014
2013 - Finnish Young Photo Journalist of the Year, Finland's Photojournalists Association
2010 - 24 hourly winner, CBRE Urban Photographer of the Year 2011

FILM FESTIVALS
2016 - Juulia "Vakavaa", Oulu Music Video Festival
2016 - Jannika B "Niagara", Oulu Music Video Festival
2016 - Cristal Snow "Love is Blind", Oulu Music Video Festival
2016 - Cheek "Me ollaan ne", Oulu Music Video Festival
2016 - Shelter 5:17, Uneton48 Finnish Short Film Festival
2015 - Poseidon's Son, Uneton48 Finnish Short Film Festival, finalist
2013 - The Scent of a Withering Flower, LOIKKA Dance Film Festival, Helsinki
2011 - Summer Wind, LOIKKA Dance Film Festival, Helsinki

SHORT FILMS
2016 - Animal, dir. Carlos Marroquin
2016 - Shelter 5:17, dir. Carlos Marroquin & Joonas Schwanck
2015 - Poseidon's Son, dir. Joonas Schwanck
2014 - Thin Ribbon, dir. Julius Koivistoinen

COMMERCIALS
2017 - Kalevala, agency Mjölk (in post)
2017 - Linnanmäki (TVC), agency Orange Advertising
2017 - Erittäin Suomalainen Shampoo (TVC), agency FOLK! (in post)
2017 - Finnair, agency KLOK (in post)
2016 - Nordea, agency Orange Advertising
2016 - Kodin Pellervo (TVC), agency KEDM
2016 - Iso Omena (TVC), agency Orange Advertising
2016 - S-Bank, agency KLOK
2015 - Rautia, dir. Saku Perintö
2015 - Nelonen Media, agency Go:group, dir. Elias Santavuori
2015 - Arla
2014 - AUDI, agency Duotone
2012 - Nintendo 3DS
2011 - CocoVi
2011 - Lapponia House

MUSIC VIDEOS
2016 - Pete Parkkonen "Kohta sataa", dir. Viivi Huuska
2016 - Nelli Matula "Lemmikki", dir. Viivi Huuska
2016 - Cristal Snow "Indestructible", dir. Viivi Huuska
2016 - Cristal Snow "Higher Ground", dir. Viivi Huuska
2016 - Cristal Snow "Die Hard", dir. Viivi Huuska
2016 - Cristal Snow "Riding the Storm", dir. Viivi Huuska
2016 - Poets of the Fall "Drama for Life", dir. Saku Perintö
2016 - Ulpu "Musta", dir. Viivi Huuska
2016 - Jannika B "Niagara", dir. Viivi Huuska
2016 - Cheek "Me ollaan ne", dir. Viivi Huuska (+2 million views)
2016 - Ida Paul "Laukauksia pimeään", dir. Viivi Huuska
2016 - Lovex "Dust Into Diamonds", dir. Saku Perintö
2015 - Cristal Snow "Love is Blind", dir. Viivi Huuska
2015 - Sanni (concert visuals), Warner Music, dir. Viivi Huuska
2015 - Juulia "Vakavaa", Universal Music, dir. Viivi Huuska
2015 - Poets of the Fall "Choice Millionaire", dir. Saku Perintö
2015 - Benjamin (concert visuals), Warner Music, dir. Viivi Huuska
2015 - Shakals "Get Off Your Socks & Dance With Me", dir. Toni Kauppila
2015 - Baton Rogue Morgue "Hat Trick", dir. Saku Perintö
2015 - Meissi "Lottovoittaja", dir. Saku Perintö
2015 - Poets of the Fall "Love Will Come to You", dir. Saku Perintö
2015 - STRAKTOBEAM "Melange", dir. Julius Koivistoinen
2014 - Dance With Dirt "Snow Machine", dir. Julius Koivistoinen
2014 - Mika Ilari "Älä päästä ääntäkään", dir. Julius Koivistoinen
2014 - Teea Aarnio "Avaruus", dir. Julius Koivistoinen
2012 - Eva on the Western Castle Island "California Shrills", dir. Julius Koivistoinen

DOCUMENTARIES / TV
2016 - Kotiteollisuus Leirituomiolla, dir. Saku Perintö
2016 - Mikael Gabriel documentary, dir. Saku Perintö
2016 - Teflon Brothers documentary, dir. Saku Perintö (in post)
2015 - Helsinki New Year's Eve "Maija Vilkkumaa", dir. Viivi Huuska
2015 - Raskasta Joulua, Nelonen, dir. Saku Perintö
2015 - Cristal Snow "She's F*cking Forty", dir. Viivi Huuska
2015 - Timo Kaukonen, dir. Greg Groggel
2015 - Save the Malmi Airport, dir. Saku Perintö
2015 - Iisa, dir. Joonas Josefsson / YLE Music

EXPERIENCE AS AN EDUCATOR
2016 - Developer of MIDIGrade, a color grading controller for DaVinci Resolve
2016 - Videography and editing, 1-day private workshop
2016 - Sound recording and editing basics, 1-day lecture, Finnish Freelance Journalists Association
2015 - Audio recording and editing basics, 1-day lecture, Finland's Photojournalists Association
2015 - Video shooting and editing basics, 2-day workshop, Finland's Photojournalists Association
2014 - Sound recording for photographers, 2-day workshop, Finland's Photojournalists Association

PHOTO EXHIBITIONS
2013 - "Everyday Paradise" - The Finnish Museum of Photography, solo exhibition
2012 - "ISTORIJA: 13 stories from Vilnius" - Jukka Male Museum, group exhibition
2012 - "East-West Battle" - The Finnish Museum of Photography, group exhibition

BOARD MEMBERSHIPS
2014 - 2016 Finland's Photojournalists Association, deputy board member
2011 - 2015 Photo Do Association, board member