MAGICS – Making telepresence almost authentic

Aalto Studios hosting MAGICS tech infrastructure in Aalto University Photo: Sami Perttilä Aalto University, the University of the Arts Helsinki, and Tampere University have received a research infrastructure grant of €2.4 million from the Academy of Finland for the MAGICS project. The universities are forming an infrastructure network to support research into motion recording and …

The Digital Literature Project di.ki starts – the virtual events introduce digital literature to audience and enhance new digital works

Nuoren Voiman Liitto, a Finnish literary society, in partnership with ELKE, Aalto Studios, The Master’s Programme in Writing at University of Arts and Nokturno has received funding for a large scale digital literature project. The project is supported by Finnish Cultural Foundation’s Uusimaa Regional Fund as a Spearhead Project. The Digital Literature Project di.ki offers events such as an open …

Virtual production in the Mandalorian style

How to visit locations and sets that don’t actually exist? How to operate the camera in a greenscreen studio when all you can see is just green? How to understand what the framed composition will finally look like?  ELO Film School Helsinki, Virtual Cinema Lab and Aalto Studios arranged a virtual production workshop in the …

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 …

Welcome to VR Hub Open Doors on Thursdays 15-17!

Curious about VR but don’t know how to start? Search no more, since VR here for you! VR Hub Open Doors Thursdays are especially for those new to VR. Located at the Harald Herlin Learning Centre, we give you a hands-on introduction to VR and all the possibilities it offers for the new forms of experiential …

Game Engines for Artists at Aalto Studios

On March 14th from 17:00 – 20:00 the Virtual Cinema Lab invites all interested to a kick-off event at Studio Kipsari at Otakaari 7. Kick-off with peer-to-peer learning The purpose of the event is to enable knowledge exchange & exploration while connecting students, educators, XR enthusiasts, and industry professionals. Game engines are tools available for …

AI & Media Afternoon brought together media professionals from around Europe

Aalto Studios hosted a mini seminar around the theme AI & Media in collaboration with ACE Producers. The afternoon session occurred prior to ACE Training Days that were held in Helsinki and Espoo 13-15th of October 2018. The venue for the event was Miltton’s seminar hall in Kaisaniemi, Helsinki. Juhani Tenhunen, the coordinator of international relations …

Playful prototyping at “Design with Movements” -workshop

Aalto Studios hosted a 3-day workshop in the Studio Kipsari’s event room on 10.-12.9. as a part of Helsinki Design Week program. The theme of the workshop was “Design with Movements”, instructed by Eun Young Park. Park is a designer who finished her Master’s degree in New Media in Aalto University two years ago. A series …

ACE Producers hosts training days in Finland

Aalto Studios’ partner, ACE Producers, an organization focused on training and development for established film producers across Europe, hosts Training Days workshop, aimed instead at up-and-coming producers. Send your application to ACE Producers no later than 2nd of July 2018. Scheduled over two-and-a-half days, the Training Days will be provided with the help of ACE consultants who …

Final selections made for Hybrid Labs Symposium

Hybrid Labs Symposium 2018, taking place at Aalto University at the end of May and beginning of June, announced its selections for participation in the event. The Local Organizing Committee has selected 25 full papers, 10 posters, and a number of performances and exhibitions to showcase hybrid ways of creating, the theme of the conference. Early bird …

Come and see Lightboard in action

On 9.4, from 13–14.30, Join us to see new visualisation tool Lightboard in action. Lightboard is a transparent drawing board for recording chalk or whiteboard type presentations easily by drawing — and it looks great on video. Welcome, and come see how easy and enjoyable it is to use Lightboard! Lightboard is a project by Arttu …

ÄÄNIAALTO III a weird, roaring success

With the speakers stored away and the lights turned out at Vapaan Taiteen Tila, the third annual — and most successful yet — edition of Ääniaalto came to a close 10.3, Saturday evening. Running since 2016, the sound festival is produced and run by DADA, Aalto Media Lab’s student association. The weeklong event featured talks, installations, experimental music …

Student Lamp Design Exhibition now open in Studio Kipsari

This week and next, Studio Kipsari and Aalto Studios are playing host to Valoa!, an exhibition of artfully-crafted student-designed lamps from the Design Tools course, led by Enni Äijälä. These designers are first year BA Design students, and haven’t yet decided what discipline of design they’ll focus on in their studies, so the lamps serve as a grounds of …

Call for Proposals for Hybrid Labs Symposium 2018

Hybrid Labs is a new symposium focused on hybrid knowledge creation, hosted at Aalto University this year from 30 May to 1 June, and the call for proposals is now open, with full details available at the link. The third and latest in a series of Renewable Futures conferences, which began in 2015 in Riga and continued last year in …

ACE Producers hosts second training days in Finland

This past weekend, Aalto Studios’ partner, ACE Producers, an organization focused on training and development for established film producers across Europe, hosted its second-ever “Training Days” workshop, aimed instead at up-and-coming producers. 20 aspiring producers from Finland, Denmark, Norway, Sweden and Iceland were selected to join several consultants, mostly professional producers and members of ACE Producers’ network …

Students from Aalto Media Lab to present interactive projects at Kallio Stage

MA students in New Media will present work they created at the Aalto Fablab on Thursday, December 7th at Aalto Studios’ Kallio Stage. The presentations will begin at 19.00. In the course, Physical Interaction Design, students were challenged to “reimagine how [they] interact with the physical world,” according to participating first-year MA student Shreyasi Kar. The course …

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 …

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’ …

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 …

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 …