Aalto Studios Has Launched

Thank you all the attendees for launching Aalto Studios with us! Hundreds of guests joined us yesterday as we introduced our facilities and services here at Otakaari 7 and shared information on our other locations around Otaniemi and in Helsinki. Now we start counting down to the Grand Launch of our new Media Centre in 2020, […]

Thank You for the Aalto Studios Hackathon 2017

Aalto Studios hackathon took place on 31st of October and brought together great mix of people from different backgrounds. We want to thank all the participants for their contribution! According to the hackathon organiser, Anna Kholina, the day was very intense, and the teams produced concrete ideas on how to develop Aalto Studios. The challenges were […]

IMAGO Awarded International Cinematographers in Espoo

Aalto Studios congratulates all the winners of the first time ever organised IMAGO International Awards for Cinematography. IMAGO, the European Federation of Cinematographers, celebrated their 25th anniversary in the awards hosted by the Finnish Society of Cinematographers FSC. The gala was organised on 28th of October at Hanasaari Cultural Centre in Espoo and was also the celebration of the main sponsor ARRI’s 100th […]

Multi-Cam Productions with Cinema Cameras

Aalto Studios is happy to announce the newest addition to our production gear, a 4K rack for our Arri Amira cameras. Due to this investment, we are the first in Finland to enable multi-camera productions with high-end cinema cameras. The flight case rack includes all the equipment needed in multi-camera productions. ”The whole production can now […]

A life Premiere at Kallio Stage

Uniarts Helsinki Theatre Academy and Aalto University School of Arts, Design and Architecture present a collaboration piece called a life. The piece will have its premiere on Thursday 16th November at 7pm at Aalto Studios Kallio Stage, Pengerkatu 11 A, Helsinki. This is how the piece is described at their site: “A life suggests a translation of the philosophical concept […]

Arri Amira Training Days

Want to learn how to shoot with Arri cameras? Aalto Studios organises a training day for Arri Amira cameras on 6th – 7th November. Due to the advanced technological level of our Arri equipment, all the users must complete a training before booking the cameras. You should have some previous experience with lighter camera equipment if you want to […]

Scale Modeling in the 3D Era

High-end 3D modeling, computer graphics and apps. Are physical scale models in set design needed anymore? The answer is yes. Along other purposes, the tactile model is still the best hands-on tool for scenographer to provide a strong visual presentation of how the design will look like in its real size. The Scale Model Course, […]

ACE Producers Examining New Forms for Audiovisual Storytelling

Our partner’s ACE Producers’ 27th annual training programme got off to a good start in Helsinki last week in a Content Development Workshop supported by Aalto University. Along with other topics, their week-long workshop focused on examining new forms and formats for audiovisual storytelling. We spent an interesting evening with ACE at our Kallio Stage talking about the future […]

A!OLE – Changing the Educational Culture at Aalto University

Aalto Online Learning –A!OLE pilots are using and creating new pedagogical methods and tools, and essentially creating contents for online/blended learning settings within Aalto University. Two of the focus themes of A!OLE are around video production and VR/AR. Aalto Studios are supporting the AV production of A!OLE and its pilots in many ways. We provide […]

BA Student Joona Huotari’s Costumes in Rinaldo Opera

Aalto University BA student from Costume Design, Joona Huotari, is designing the costumes for G.F Händel’s Opera Rinaldo. The opera is produced by Juvenalia Music Institute, for the first time in Finland. The dancers’ costumes have been created at Aalto Studios atelier and most of the soloists’ costumes at Vantaa Vocational College Varia. Earlier this week Rinaldo, (and […]

ACE Producers and Aalto Studios Presents: VR – the Future of Film Making?

Aalto Studios is hosting a workshop day for our partner ACE Producers about VR as the future of storytelling. The event is part of ACE’s annual training programme for experienced international producers. We would like to invite Finnish film producers to join us and meet them all on Friday 13th October 4.30pm – 7pm  at our Kallio Stage. […]

IDBM Challenge Is Exploring Challenge-Based Learning

International Design Business Management Master Programme at Aalto is running IDBM Challenge, probably the world’s first challenge-based multidisciplinary hybrid course. They will produce a series of interviews that are available for everyone. The idea is to explore how to combine challenge-based learning with AV content that is closer to TV series and movies than ‘traditional’ […]

Aalto Studios Announces Collaboration with Arri Group

Aalto Studios is pleased to announce the next major upgrade to our production facilities; new digital Arri Amira film production cameras. We have also confirmed our collaboration with Arri Group, the German film equipment company. As sponsors of future film makers they are equipping Aalto University with Arri technology. This enables 4K productions with as much […]

Other/Cinema Screening Series at Kallio Stage by Critical Cinema Lab

Other/Cinema screening and discussion series by Critical Cinema Lab commences on September 28th at our newly opened Kallio Stage in Helsinki. Other/Cinema series deals with the theme of ‘Other’ from a variety of perspectives, relating to marginalized themes, topics, forms or distribution and markets. The series explores the ways films can connect to the acute debates […]

Audiovisual Finland Seminar about Contracting in International Co-Productions

Thank you all the interesting guests for sharing knowledge and case examples at the ”Anatomy of Contracts and Deal Making – International Co-Productions” seminar at our Odeion Screening Auditorium 12th and 13th of September. Audiovisual Finland organised this seminar together with Aalto University. Thanks to the input of the speakers, Peter Nadermann (Nadcon), Max Rumney […]

State of the Art in VR – Guest Lecture by Steven LaVille

Mobile Systems Programming course at Aalto presents a guest lecture about “State of the Art in VR” by Steven LaVille, Vice President and Chief Scientist of VR/AR/MR at Huawei Technologies. LaVille’s research interests are robotics, virtual reality, sensing, planning and human-computer interaction. He was an early founder and the chief scientist of Oculus VR and […]

Welcome New Students!

Our building at Otakaari 7 was suddenly packed yesterday when the new Aalto students were getting to know Aalto Studios as part of their orientation program. They were introduced with our services, production facilities, workshop studios and venues. They were delighted to hear that they can borrow equipment for their projects or get personal assistance […]

Finding New Ways of Working at ARTS Eloseminaari

Aalto Studios participated in the School of Arts, Design and Architecture (ARTS) Eloseminaari 2017 at Gumbostrand Konst & Form in Sipoo about the One Campus project. It’s exciting times for the whole Aalto University when the new center of Otaniemi, the Väre building, is becoming more and more tangible. We discussed about the development of Väre […]

Future Opportunities with Supercell!

Aalto University has received a grant of EUR 250,000 from Supercell, the gaming company. Game development is one of the core interests of Aalto Studios so we’re really looking forward to see what kind of future collaboration projects this might generate. The feeling is mutual as Supercell CEO Ilkka Paananen is excited about the future as […]