SOLAR FILMS, Turku University, Helsinki University, Angel Films, Digi People Studio, Studentbladet , Östra Finlands Nation, Akilles Handboll , Robert Sjöblom Media, Hiusgalleria Salon Eliza, Spinview Global, Yle X3M , Yle Vega Turku, KSF MEDIA, Yle Vega
HOW IT ALL STARTED?
We all have stories to tell and stories is what keeps us moving forward, so this is my story:
My name is Simon Bergholm and I have a big passion working as a DOP, 1st ac & camera operator. I speak 3 languenses, swedish, finnish and english. Swedish is my mother tongue.
It all started back in 2012, when I sat at my room at my parents appartment and my mom all of the sudden came in to my room and said: “ Have you read what’s in the newspapers? I found a film school named Axxell City in Helsinki where they learn cinematography, maybe you should try it out.” Every since I was a little kid my mom always knew that I had a natural visual understanding for images, and so I read the articel and said, maybe I’ll try it out.
I got in and for the first time I got to learn all the basics about cinematography like exposing and framing the shot. After my first year in Axxell City I knew that I wanted to join a second film school to learn more and have the chance to get graduated. And that’s when I started studying Yrkesinstitutet Prakticum in Helsinki in 2013.
Yrkesinstitutet Prakticum was a good 3 years of education for me to learn the basics about filmmaking, photography and even graphic design. Under those 3 years I shot few short films and music videos using the Canon 5D and 6D camera. Sometimes today I still watch all those videos from then, and they always makes me smiley and think how far I’ve come.
In 2016 I got graduated from Prakticum as a media assistant. But I knew that I wanted to become more that just a Assistant. I remember how much I loved the feeling of telling stories through imags and sitting behind the camera to operate, and so that’s why I decided to learn and to dig deeper into the world of cinematography, and started to study in Yrkeshögskolan Arcada in Helsinki.