Celebrating a Decade of Aalto Fablab

Aalto Fablab celebrates 10 years of innovation, participation, digital manufacturing, and creation with an exhibition and a birthday fiesta on the second half of November 2021! Exhibition The Digital Fabrication Showcase 2021 exhibition will display the work that has been produced in and with Aalto Fablab during the past years. It is going to take …

Creative Technologies Recruitment

Assistant or Associate Professor in Creative Technologies (all areas) at Aalto University, Finland Aalto, one of the most forward-looking universities in the world, is looking for an assistant/associate professor at the intersection of computational sciences and arts or design. Excellent candidates apply novel computational methods to augment human creativity and imagination in a variety of …

Job opportunities: Production coordinator & AV tech team leader

Aalto Studios is looking for a Production coordinator & AV tech team leader. The position is permanent and starting on 01.11.2021. We may consider an earlier or later starting date depending on the candidate. What is the job about? Coordination, coordination, coordination. Problem solving is your second nature. You do not always go for the obvious …

Come to create immersive art experiences

EMBRACE IMPACT XR HACK-ART-On 30.9.-6.10.2021 Aalto Studios and Helsinki XR Centre are arranging an XR focused hackathon sponsored by Varjo, MAGICS and National Museum of Finland. Embrace Impact fosters the development of artistic XR experiences. Impact starts as a hackathon that lasts from Thursday 30.9. until Tuesday 4.10. It is a co-creation event to generate …

New state of the art 3D scanners available

With the help of MAGICS project funding by the Academy of Finland, Aalto Studios has been able to acquire a completely new type of shared technology to support research. One newly received set of devices consists of a Riegl VZ-400i laser scanner and an Artec Leo 3D handheld scanner.  The RIEGL VZ-400i is a cutting-edge 3D Laser Scanning System which combines a future-oriented, innovative new processing architecture …

Spherical microphone arrays can provide more natural remote presence in audio-visual art installations

The Sound of Silo 468 (Kaikujen Säiliö) is a site-specific immersive sound piece for brass ensemble and live electronics, written for Öljysäiliö 468. Due to the shape and materials of this place, its acoustics are extremely peculiar, with long reverberation times, shimmering echoes and immersive radiating patterns. Sound artist and doctoral student at Aalto University …

Master’s theses position, topic virtual humans

Recent leaps in technology are rapidly transforming the operating environment of the media. Instead of, and in addition to real humans, virtual humans are appearing in media. The Finnish Broadcasting Company (YLE) and the MAGICS Aalto research infrastructure are looking for a student for the position of a Master’s thesis worker. The purpose of the …

Navigable spatial audio experience with new microphones

With the help of MAGICS project funding by the Academy of Finland, Aalto Studios has been able to acquire a completely new type of shared technology that supports research. One newly received set of devices consists of Zylia 6DoF ambisonic microphones.  “The Zylia 6DoF VR/AR capturing set is a collection of 9 spherical microphone arrays which can capture the sound field in space from multiple …

Be our Assistant Producer

This position has been filled. But if you’re interested in freelance work, you can fill our Open Application form to leave your contact information for future opportunities. For a short stint between 15.7 – 31.08.2021, a summer job. The duties will include booking the needed resources and personnel (inhouse and external), liaising with the clients …

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, …

Aalto Studios Open Call 2021 with AVEK

Aalto Studios Open Call seeks audiovisual and gaming productions industry that create new and interesting content by utilizing Aalto Studios’ special technologies. We require an insight into what kind of new content is being sought and what technology to use. It is possible to receive one EUR 6,000 development grant from AVEK as part of …

Relaxing entertainment for zoo monkeys

Scientists from Aalto University, in collaboration with Korkeasaari Zoo, have designed and built an on-demand video device for white-faced saki monkeys to activate as and when they like. The actual device was developed and built in Aalto Studios Fablab. The device, a tunnel built of plywood and acrylic and equipped with a monitor, camera and …

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 …

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’ 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.  …

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 …

Abstracting Archetypes – Costume Design Master Class

In the Abstracting Archetypes master class, costume design students brought commedia dell’artes archetypal characters to life through sculptural costumes, put together in Aalto Studios’ costume workshop. The one-week master class was led by the artist Marta Jiménez Salcedo. After a deep understanding of these archetypical personalities and their psychological traits, the students were asked to …

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 …

Socio-Cultural Role of Technology in Digital Musical Interactions -symposium followed by a concert in Kallio Stage 15.11.

What does our relationship with music and musical instruments look like today, as digital technologies are enabling new instruments and new interfaces, and intersecting our lives with the ways we interact with them? Socio-Cultural Role of Technology in Digital Musical Interactions -symposium brought together expert scholars, artists and practitioners to discuss and explore how these …

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 …

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. …

Educational videos ensures digital transformation at Aalto university

Video is a very important tool in digitalization of learning and teaching and many programs at Aalto University is looking into developing online learning processes. Many courses are already offering blended learning format teaching – combing both contact and online learning methods. Video production at Aalto University is rising fast, and its, therefore, becoming a …

Aalto students project for Prague Quadrennial

Students from Aalto University will again be attending the 14th edition of the largest international festival of theater and stage design take place from June 6 to 16, 2019 in Prague. Over the course of eleven days, representatives of 79 countries will present at Prague Quadrennial, with over 800 artists from around the world, and …

Surface Elaboration Techniques Exhibition

During the last weeks Aalto Studios Dyeing Studio and Atelier Classroom, have been full of costume design students following the course Surface Elaboration Techniques. The students have been exploring different dyeing and patinating techniques; everything from creating fake blood and lookalike moss till making textiles look like worn leather. The course ended up with an …

Motion Capture Partnership

Remedy Entertainment is a private developer of action computer games, game franchises and leading edge 3D game technology based in Espoo, Finland. Aalto Studios motion capture specialist Bjarke and Toni visited Remedy ’s motion capture studio to learn more about their work and explain about Aalto Studios’ future plans. Notable games Remedy has developed include …

Aalto Studios makes collaboration possible

At Aalto studios at Otakaari 7 students from four different backgrounds are working together to make technology, the body, and cloth work together in harmony. The course is called “Wearable Electronics” and is based on collaboration between costume design, sound design, lighting design, and choreography and is bringing Aalto ARTS and University of the Arts …

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 …

Digital Fabrication Studio

Digital Fabrication Studio is a course with a focus on rapid prototyping tools such as laser cutters, 3D printers, and CNC routers. Through the course, students are able to learn the fundamentals of digital fabrication. During this one-month intensive course, the attendees will learn what the FabLab is, what tools are available and how to …

Workshop: Arri Amira camera

Are you skilled videographer/cinematographer? Have you used many different kinds of cameras? Then you are probably the right person for Aalto Studios next workshop for Arri Amira camera and supporting camera equipment. The training will be a two-day workshop: 8th and 9th of April. There are still a few seats available for the workshop – …

Mirages film and Event Cinema breaks barriers of filmmaking, performing arts and artistic research

Aalto Studios’ multi-camera studio at Roihupelto doubles as a motion capture studio. Infrared cameras that capture movements are located on the walls. The motion capture function is currently in use by an exciting film production, Mirages. To be released in late 2019, the music and dance film is breaking barriers in modern filmmaking in many …

Aalto ARTS and Theatre Academy collaborating in ACO project

Aalto ARTS and Theatre Academy of Uniarts Helsinki organized a study module, Artistic Collaboration (ACO) this fall. The course culminated in an evening of four performances. The participating students explored artistic representation through a research process. Aalto ARTS students from M.A. programs in Scenography and Costume Design, along with Theatre Academy students from Choreography, Dance, …

Podcast – an exciting tool for entertainment and teaching

Last week, Aalto Studios hosted a casual lecture about a very up-an-coming topic, podcasts. Even though podcasts are not yet as widely consumed in Finland as they are in some other parts of the world, the demand is constantly increasing. The discussion revolved around general podcast-making and publishing, and the question whether it could be …

Exhibition: SUGARRYY WONDERRYY at Kallio Stage

Kallio Stage lobby is going to be a venue for a sweet exhibition this month. Ludovico Design Studio presents “Sugarryy Wonderryy”, an individual exhibition of new works by Carlos Alves Ludovico. Drawing from the themes in his formative years in Portugal, Ludovico’s artworks overlook the lasting and unique way in which memories and experiences of childhood can …

Basics of VR Film Creation at the VR Hub

On Wednesday two weeks ago, the VR Hub at Vilho room of Harald Herlin Learning Centre was the busiest it’s ever been during its existence. Every other week, instructor Eero Tiainen hosts a themed walk-in session, that is open for all students and staff interested in VR. This time the session was about VR film creation. …

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 …

M.A. film The Last Day impresses with set design

Producer Julia Elomäki rushes into Angel Films studio on a Wednesday evening, carrying grocery bags. Food is certainly needed, as the group has been working intensely for weeks preparing the set, testing lights and finally, making sure that every detail is taken care of. Elomäki’s crew is about to start shooting an M.A. (Master of …

Hiring: AV-sivari & Fab Lab -sivari (non-military service employee)

AV Assistant for Aalto Studios We are looking to hire a responsible and active person to take care of AV-equipment and facilities at Aalto Studios. Aalto Studios maintains AV-studios and develops research and education is the field of media. We organize events, produce AV-services and is active in the international community of AV-professionals. AV-assistant’s tasks …

Digitalising Performance With Wearables and Software

In the past years, Aalto University has been successful in uniting Aalto’s own faculties in interdisciplinary research. In addition to that, research is often done in collaboration with other universities around the country and even internationally. A large multidisciplinary research project, “Digitalising performance with wearables and software”, has brought together Aalto ARTS, Aalto Science and …

Students enjoying a lighting course at Roihupelto

As the new academic year has fully taken off now, days at Roihupelto Studio are getting increasingly hectic. The past week, the studio was the venue for a four-day lighting course. Two second-year film students and one student minoring in film took the course as a part of their obligatory studies. The students were instructed …

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 …

Online courses being filmed at Roihupelto studio

Aalto University has enjoyed producer Yulia Guseva’s online course production expertise for four years now. This fall, new winds are blowing as Guseva recently started using Roihupelto studio facilities for the making of educational video materials for A!OLE, Aalto Online Learning. “It makes my life so much easier to have Aalto University’s own studio here at Roihupelto for …

Andrea Mancianti: Inventing VR Blindphones

Andrea Mancianti, a doctoral researcher at Aalto University, worked on a very challenging and fascinating project all summer. As the project has recently come to an end, the researcher himself will be traveling to Linz, Austria for the Ars Electronica Festival from September 6th to 10th, where he will present his innovation. Mancianti’s innovation is …

Exhibition: Opiskelijanumero 11658 by Tiina Paju

We welcome all students, staff and friends to Aalto Studios Gallery, as we are hosting an exhibition of Tiina Paju, a graphic artist, illustrator and cartoonist. The exhibition “Opiskelijanumero 11658” displays graphic artist Tiina Paju’s works from four decades. The artist herself was accepted into University of Art and Design Helsinki (Taideteollinen korkeakoulu) as the student …

Eloseminaari 2018: Working Together to Showcase Our People

The School of Arts, Design and Architecture (ARTS) annual Eloseminaari was held at Gumbostrand Konst & Form on the 22nd of August 2018, opening the academic year in a traditional way at the Sipoo venue. Aalto Studios staff attended the seminar that’s program was built around the question “How can we empower and showcase our …

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 …

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 …

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 …

“Weimar” premieres at Kallio Stage, Friday 6.4

Weimar, a performance by faculty and students at Uniarts Helsinki, as well as Aalto University, premieres at Aalto Studios’ Kallio Stage in Sörnäinen on Friday, 6.4. The striking trailer for the performance, above, was filmed at Kallio Stage and features performers’ surreal movements in the stark stage space. A couple of stills of the trailer follow …

Made-up Makeup with the Alahouzos Brothers

Last week, on an invitation from the MA Costume Design program, renowned special effects makeup artists George and Roulis Alahouzos taught an intensive weeklong course to students at Otakaari 7. Brothers George and Roulis demonstrated a number of different techniques for preparing both realistic and fantastical special effects with makeup. From their home base in …

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 …

Production design students feature in National Museum exhibit

Last week, Faces 1918 opened at the National Museum in Helsinki, featuring portraits from 100 years ago, reflecting everyday life through portraiture during the ongoing tension the Finnish Civil War. To complement and provide context for this era, production design students from Aalto University designed and produced a handful of exhibits showing the strife of living …

Performance “Dry Storm” a multisensory reflection of existence

Just a few days before their show “Dry Storm” opened at Kallio Stage earlier this month, choreographer Sara Gurevitsch sits, laughing, as the six performers leap around the stark-white floor space, as much in an attempt to loosen up before rehearsal as well as crack Gurevitsch up. The group is relaxed — and focused. They’ve been …

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 …

Brace your ears: ÄÄNIAALTO III is coming to Kallio Stage

Ääniaalto, a wide-ranging festival dedicated to all things sound and new media, featuring works, installations and performances by students at Aalto University’s Media Lab in parallel with artists in the new media scene, will take place next month at Aalto Studios’ Kallio Stage and Vapaan Taiteen Tila in Helsinki. The call for works is still open until 11.2. Now in it’s …

“Dry Storm” performance premiere at Kallio Stage on 7.2

Dry Storm is a new performance piece by students from Aalto ARTS and the Theatre Academy at Uniarts Helsinki. The production  features 6 performers and the work of four students focusing on costume design, lighting design, sound design, and choreography. The production addresses some abstract themes surrounding dryness and change in the human body. According to …

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 …

Lighting the way: students learn studio lighting through experimentation

In Aalto Studios’ multi-camera production facility the last two weeks, BA scenography students are learning a new outlet for their creativity: lighting. Led by lecturer and professional lighting designer Mia Kivinen, the students learned all about the technical side of studio lighting, and have begun to understand just how much power a light has over a scene. But …

Aalto students bring life to a Wonderland for annual winter musical by Uniarts Helsinki

In Aalto Studios’ costume studio and set construction workshop Tjaša Frumen and Elina Ström, both MA students in Costume Design, and Oscar Dempsey, MA student in Design for Performing Arts, are hard at work on imaginative costumes and set designs for “Ihmemaa,” a musical production led by students at University of the Arts Helsinki. “Ihmemaa” translates to “wonderland,” as this year’s …

Building and Breaking (and Learning) with Set Construction

Students in Sampo Pyhälä‘s Construction and Design course have been hard at work the last two weeks in Aalto Studios’ set construction workshop space, learning about proper set construction methods and honing their intuition when it comes to building sets. The goal, according to Pyhälä, is not about approaching it from a rigid engineering perspective, …

Studio Kipsari is moving in!

Aalto Studios is delighted to announce the opening of a new cafe, a spin-off of beloved vegetarian/vegan student restaurant, Kipsari, here in Otaniemi at Otakaari 7! Studio Kipsari, as it is called, will open next Monday, 22.1, inhabiting the cafeteria space on our first floor. Marjo Katainen, who manages the day-to-day operations at Kipsari’s main location, is eagerly …

VR and AR developers share experiences at Aalto Studios over breakfast

Last Friday, more than 70 researchers, artists, practitioners, and students interested in virtual and augmented realities joined us and the Aalto Digi Platform for a morning of presentations, discussions, demos and breakfast at Otakaari 7. After an introduction from professor Jaakko Lehtinen,the morning began with Vinh Truong of 3D software organization Umbra, and continued with Jukka Huiskonen, of …

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 …

FabLab at the Espoo Mini Maker Faire

Last month, our Fab Lab helped organize and participated in the third annual Espoo Mini Maker Faire in collaboration with Wärk Ry and Iso Omena Library. The event took place at Iso Omena Library and attracted over 400 creators, young and old, who spent the day learning and playing with technologies ranging from DIY crafts, electronics, …

New Arri film production lights in Roihupelto Studios and on Aalto Takeout

Aalto Studios now has a set of Arri lights for Roihupelto Studios, to go along with our recently acquired set of Arri Amira film production cameras. The new set of professional-grade LED lights come in a range of sizes and styles, from spot lighting to panel lights, for ample lighting options. According to Roihupelto studio …

Interested in AR and VR? Like breakfast?

Join us on Thursday, 14.12 for breakfast and a morning of AR and VR conversations and demos hosted by Aalto Studios’ in our canteen space at Otakaari 7! This event serves as a stage for researchers, students, artists, scientists and AR/VR enthusiasts to showcase and learn about existing and future work in the area. As …

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 …

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 …

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 …

Surface Texture and Light Course Open Demo

Surface Texture and Light course has an open demo on Friday 13th October at 1pm in Lintulahdenkatu 3, Helsinki. All Aalto people are welcome. If chromatics, dramaturgy or space and light design are an area of interest for you, the demo might be worth visiting. The collaboration course for Scenography students at Aalto University and …

Hack the Future of Aalto Studios

Aalto Studios is the media center of the future. It goes live in 2020 at the heart of the Otaniemi campus. But how do we make sure it’s not just another building? Can we turn it into a space where you’d like to hang out, play video games, have barbecues, shoot and watch movies regardless …