UKKO | Storm-lapse – Riku Karjalainen #Vimeo

UKKO | Storm-lapse


Ukko, the god of sky and thunder, is arguably the most revered deity in Finnish mythology and folklore. Ancient Finns would pray to the old man of the skies for good weather or rain for the crops. Ukko was both respected and feared, as the god of the skies could easily turn the life-giving rain into a thunderstorm (Finnish: ukkonen), had he not been appeased. Ukko storm-lapse takes you on a journey through remote and unspoilt Finnish lakes, wetlands and fells, where one can still witness the relentless and untameable forces of nature at play, unhindered by man’s comforts. Experience the storm as our ancestors did. In ancient times people tended to the balance of nature with offerings to Ukko in hopes of favourable weather. Modern mankind, however, has long since forgotten this ancient balance, as we offer very little and take even more. We could learn a great deal from our ancestor’s relationship with nature. Timelapse and video material from this film is available for licensing in 4K resolution. Contact me for inquiries: Soundtrack: “Gladiators” by Young Rich Pixies Riku Karjalainen: Website: Instagram: Facebook: Equipment used: Cameras: Canon 6D, Canon 700D, Sony A7SII Lenses: Canon 16-35mm, Canon 24-105m, Canon 100-400mm Motion control: DIY slider with Emotimo TB3 Software: Lightroom, After Effects, Premiere Pro
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