For every project there’s a set amount of time and effort put into it. Sometimes the effort is minimal, when some projects are planned months in advance. While I’ve shot dozens of videos before of the project, the video has always been an afterthought; something, that just comes by and sometimes is worth it, and sometimes not.

Given, some of the projects have had majority of their content in streaming video games, but this one was different. This is the first Project L with a video as its number one priority. And before I head on rambling about what and whatnot, I’ll let Miia do the talking.

The first ever video-based Project L

Not surprisingly, creating this video takes plenty of more effort than regular, photographic Project Ls. There’s the obvious effort to set up everything from microphones to tripods, planning and producing the interview and all that, but there’s also the fact that I don’t have the everyday working rhythm to capturing casual video. Photography is like breathing to me, and it happens so casually that I don’t have to think about it; videography is more like walking through a swamp, where every step counts and takes time – it’s ultimately way more rewarding, but I need to learn to do it.

There are also so many things to take from my careful videography workflow and do the same things in my photography, with same care. It could lead to great levels. Potentially.

I thought that Miia was the perfect person to record for this project. She’s so natural in front of the camera, she’s bubbly and she’s calm. With this video I hoped to convey the moment, the peace and quiet of a warm day of hooping, getting to the apartment with a glass of sparkling water in front of you. The meditative mindset that flow arts bring to Miia.

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