Self Service Studio gets new look and feel!

The renovated Self Service Studio is as a low-threshold digital teaching space for all Aalto University users. Record a lecture or a seminar talk, or conduct an interview in this quiet and professional environment. Something old, plenty new The studio includes everything you need for shooting high-quality video. The robot camera can be adjusted to …

Digital literature project now at workshopping stage

The Digital Literature Project di.ki, organized by Nuoren Voiman Liitto, aims to increase knowledge of digital literature in Finland and internationally during the year 2021. It also offers a platform for professionals in the fields of literature, arts, and programming to meet and find new ways to collaborate. Aalto Studios collaborates in the project as …

Siviilipalveluspaikkoja avoinna (Civilian service positions open)

From time to time, we have positions open for both freelance work and for performing civilian service duties as part of compulsory conscription in Finland. To sign up for either, you can fill our Open Application form to leave us your details. Spesifically, we’re now looking to fill two positions for civilian service-type of jobs, …

Student assistants for Aalto Studios

POSITIONS FILLED, thanks to all applicants. For future job opportunities, you can fill our Open Application form. It let’s us know what type of offers you could be contacted with directly. Aalto Studios was looking for 2-4 STUDENTS to complete an inventory project in our equipment lending service (Takeout).   Your role In this role, your …

Aalto Studios’ Workshops as Laboratories for New Materials

Continues in English below. All photos by Urs Dierker. Aalto Studiosin työpajat uusien materiaalien laboratoriona Aalto Studiosin työpajat tarjoavat monipuolisen ympäristön erilaisille kokeellisille tuotannoille. Esimerkiksi elokuva- ja televisiolavasteiden sekä puvustuksen suunnittelu voi hyötyä aivan uudenlaisella tavalla työpajojen laboratoriomaisesta ympäristöstä. Elokuva- ja tv-tuotannot sinänsä ovat oivallinen ympäristö uudenlaisten materiaalien ja raikkaan designin testaamiselle.  Työpajamme tarjosivat kevään …

Aalto Fablab selected in FURNISH Open Call

Aalto Fablab’s NOT-19 is one of the four teams selected to participate in the FURNISH (Fast Urban Responses for New Inclusive Spaces & Habitat) project. The goal of the project is to digitally fabricate and deploy urban elements to adapt temporary public spaces to meet the new challenges and opportunities presented by the COVID-19 crisis.  …

Civilian service positions available at Aalto Studios

(Due to the nature of the posting, it’s in Finnish. For more information, ask us at studios@aalto.fi) Siviilipalvelukseen Aalto Studiosille (AV-assistentti, 2 paikkaa) Etsimme audiovisuaalisesta alasta kiinnostuneita siviilipalvelushenkilöitä seuraaviin tehtäviin: AV-assistentti (Aalto Studiosin kalustovuokraamo)Haemme vastuuntuntoista ja aktiivista ihmistä huolehtimaan AV-välineistä ja -tiloista Aalto Studiosissa.Aalto Studios ylläpitää studioita, kehittää ja edistää media-alan tutkimusta ja koulutusta. Se …

Aalto Studios Open Call grants funding and resources to three projects

Panorama depicting the Tom of Finland room in The Tom House. Photo: Márton Jelinkó The Aalto Studios Open Call in co-operation with AVEK, The Promotion Center for Audiovisual Culture, has granted funding and resourcing for three extended reality themed projects. ”The House of Tom” produced by the studio Donkey Hotel receives 6000 € of AVEK …

Connecting the Dots: an AI Exhibition

This exploration of science and art in the world of artificial intelligence, organized by the Finnish Centre for Artificial Intelligence (FCAI) and Aalto Digi Platform, was on display in the Dipoli exhibition space from Nov 27th 2019 to Jan 15th 2020. The web site at https://connecting-dots.aalto.fi describes the works in detail and is one of …

Master your local Makerspace – Join Fab Academy 2020 at the Aalto Fablab

Have you seen them? They are growing in numbers all around the world; spaces for making (almost) anything using computer aided design, digital fabrication, electronics and programming. There might be one in your neighborhood, or in your organization. Whether you’re a user or a manager of a makerspace, there’s always so much to learn. What …

Materiaalit valloillaan – Materials in Full Power

At the Aalto Studios Gallery, a new exhibition from the costume design students at the Department of Film Television and Scenography. Materials as Expressions in Costume Design Material plays a role in the costume design when building up a role for the actor or actress. The materials in a costume have visual and narrative roles …

ELO 60 Costume Exhibition

The study and research of Costume Design at Aalto University explores the creation, production and function of costume in all areas of the performing arts and in mediated storytelling. As the Department of Film, Television and Scenography (ELO) celebrates it’s 60th birthday, this exhibition in the Väre Main Lobby highlights a collection of works from …

Games and Virtual Reality in Performing Arts – Minor Programme Application Open

Aalto Studios is happy to provide a wide range of our facilities for this ambitious, interdisciplinary minor programme arranged by departments at both Aalto University and the University of Arts. The application time for exchange students is 15.9-15.10.2019 so there’s still a few days to act. Find out how at: https://www.aalto.fi/en/news/games-and-virtual-reality-in-performing-arts-gvripa-minor-apply-now For any questions on the …

Glue Workshop – a customizable platform for collaboration

You’ve heard about using extended reality for collaboration. Meetings, working together over long distances, experiencing shared spaces. But how exactly do you do that? We’re hosting a workshop on Glue, a platform for virtual face-to-face collaborations in custom environments, on a variety of hardware platforms, such as VR, AR, mobile, and desktop. Matti Pouhakka from Fake …

ERASMUS+ funding for FABLABs – New Technologies in Adult Education

The Aalto Fablab here at Aalto Studios is a partner in a new project “FABLABs – New Technologies in Adult Education”, joining Fablab peers from Poland, France, Portugal and Iceland. Coordination is handled by Warsztaty Kultury W Lublinie in Poland, the two year effort starting in November 2019 supported by funding from the Erasmus+ programme. …

Communications Trainee Fall 2018

We are looking to hire a communications trainee for Aalto Studios, the new Media Centre at Aalto University, for this autumn. The position is well suited for communications and media students looking for industry placement as part of their studies. The job consists of creating written material and taking photos for use in our day-to-day …

Multi-Camera Studios Grand Opening!

Where do you find the best picture quality for real time production in Finland? Our Multi-Camera Studio in Roihupelto, that’s where! It’s equipped with four Arri Amira UHD cameras for shooting and recording multi-camera productions in UHD resolution. It comes with a separate control room, enabling live mixing with a Blackmagic Atem 4K mixer and …

Espoo Mini Maker Faire Coming Up!

Final preparations, posters printing as our Fablab is participating in the Espoo Mini Maker Faire this weekend 13.-14.10 at Iso Omena in Espoo. From their site: “Espoo Mini Maker Faire is a family-friendly festival of science, art and technology. Maker Faires bring together hobbyists, engineers, hackers, artists, students and enthusiasts of all ages. A maker …

Get in on VR/AR/MR. Free meetup event by FIVR at Microsoft Flux.

Our friends at the Finnish Virtual Reality Association FIVR still have free tickets for their June 20th meetup at Microsoft Flux. If you want to get in on the local VR/AR/MR/XR (etc) scene, this is a great place to start. Talks, snacks, drinks and demos with a headset on. A perfect summer’s day. Learn more …

Otakaari 7 main entrance closes for renovations

The first round of modernizing our entry floor restaurant and event area at Otakaari 7 is nearing completion. Starting Monday June 12th, we’ll start work at the gallery and open workspace lobby area. By end of August, we should be all done. Our main entrance and lobby at Otakaari 7B will be closed from Jun …

Aalto Studios announces major investment in Avid solutions

We are happy to announce some considerable upgrades to our high end audiovisual post production facilities here at Aalto Studios. These include an Avid NEXIS® | E2 system, Avid Pro Tools® | S6 mixing consoles and more. From the press release by Avid: “We are very pleased to continue our successful relationship with Aalto Studios,” …

Virtual reality is virtually here

Our Academic Director at Aalto Studios, professor Aleksi Bardy wrote an article on Virtual Reality and Aalto Studios for the Aalto University Magazine. “At Aalto University, VR is being explored in numerous settings, and aficionados can be found in nearly everywhere. Researchers and students are keenly exploring, for example, virtual auditory environments, VR instruments, VR …