Hilmer Larson: A WWII Story

I shot this interview with Ray Larson in 2015 while working for the City of Edina. We interviewed several families of Military service members lost in the line of duty that are dedicated on the Edina Veterans Memorial in Minnesota. Ray is a US Army Veteran who lost his brother, Hilmer “Sunny” Larson, in WWII. This is his brother Hilmer’s story.

Shot & Edited by Matt Koskinen
Additional video by Scott Thiry
Music – WWII Songs & Sounds

2017 Demo Reel

Projects featured
Terracross Championships – Go Pro Assistant 2014, Handheld Camera Operator 2015, 2016
X-Games Aspen 2017 – Handheld Camera Operator Halfpipe and Slopestyle
TEDxEdina 2015 – Producer, Camera Operator
Concept3D – Direct, Produce, Shoot, Edit for an internal corporate video
Nature Video – Crows featured on HLN
Volleyball National Championships – Camera Operator Handheld/Sticks
Edina TV – Produce, Script, Shoot, Edit news packages for local government channel Edina TV
“Enthusiast” by Tours

Camera Operator – Terracross Hay Days

In September 2016, I worked as a Camera Operator for an Echo Entertainment production in association with CBS Sports of Terracross . I was positioned next to the ‘Mystik Mangler’ feature which challenged the stock Polaris RZR 1000’s to climb a nearly vertical wall. There were a couple close calls where I jumped out of the way to be safe. Several 1-hour shows were created from the event. Here are a few of the shows in their entirety. Wouldn’t it be fun to mash around in one of these ripping machines?!

Event Web Show – 2016 US Freestyle Selections Moguls

In December 2016 I went to Winter Park Resort, Colorado to cover the 2016 US Freestyle Selections Moguls competition. My goal was to show the event from different angles including; athletes, coaches, judges, officials, and fans. I shot the event on a Wednesday and had the final video edited the following day. Delivering the final video within 24 hours of the event gained maximum exposure by capturing peoples attention while they were still thinking about the event.

Assistant Editor on ‘Ring the Alarm’

In the summer of 2016 I worked as an Assistant Editor alongside Shane Nelson on professional skier Tanner Hall’s 2-year ski film ‘Ring the Alarm’. Check out some amazing skiing from the Ski Boss himself. This is the third project of Tanner’s that I have worked on, including ‘Like A Lion’ and ‘The Education of Style’.