Takeout 2.0 User Guide

Aalto Takeout lets Aalto University people find and book production resources from many different campus locations, by many different providers. Sign in, search for what you need and book it for pick-up. Who can use it? Anyone with an Aalto University user account can sign in, and many of the resources are available without needing …

Get to know Takeout Pro

There area a ton of equipment and other resources available for Aalto University users for creating media and building immersive experiences. To find these tools, then plan their use and reserve them for pickup, Takeout Pro is our extremely efficient app for doing all that. This document introduces the key concepts and features, and walks …

Your own Podcast

Getting your own podcast show up and running at Aalto University is more than possible. We have both the resources and support to make sure you get from initial planning to leaning back and listening on your phone. Getting started Option 1: You can begin your journey with Aalto Communications to get production support and …

A Pod Hardware and Software

This is a document in progress and some areas will appear empty. The A Pod is a great place for recording and quickly editing audio content. Here’s a breakdown of available tools: The Pod Itself An acoustically dampened 3,5 m² Smartblock pod with two seats, or one wheelchair spot (verify). It features user controllable air …

Remote Keynote Presentation

Don’t have the time or willingness to travel? Have your speech and slideshow happen live from our campus to the audience on the other side of the globe. Reserve enough time for planning, so the platform and it’s interactive features can be researched and tested together with the hosting event organization well before the presentation. …

Costume Lending

Our wardrobe plays an important part in all Aalto Studios’ operations providing costumes for film shootings, performances, course experimentations, photoshoots, installations, sound recordings, actor rehearsals, art education projects and a lot more. The Wardrobe stores a great variety of daily wear costumes, shoes and accessories from past few decades. The usage of the wardrobe includes …

Dyeing and Surface Manipulation

With a background in stagecraft and film production, we provide consultation and spaces for working with colors and surface elaboration for mainly costumes, but textiles in general, too.  We typically work with dyes, ageing techniques and direct painting, using fabric dyes but are always open to experimentation. Our wet lab has been used for e.g. …

Educational video using Panopto

Walk in, start recording, and at the end receive a video file with optional captures of presentation slides and notes included. The Aalto Panopto service is the University’s educational video platform of choice, and we’ve built the Self Service Studio to provide a dedicated place for recording lectures, instructional video and other presentations.

Access the VR Studio

You can book working time for any of the computers in VR Studio from Aalto Takeout. If you need access to the space outside working hours you can request a key from studios-takeout@aalto.fi. The key has an electronic key for accessing the building as well as a normal metal key for the lock on the …

Webinar using Zoom

Host or participate in online educational events in the well lit, peaceful environment of our Self Service Studio, or take some time to build a custom environment in our flexible Mini Studio.

Join a Video Call

Need to sound good on Zoom? Want to mix in graphics with your Teams call? Perhaps you’ve been invited to offer your views on the evening news, live from Otaniemi. Make yourself comfortable in our dedicated space and look your best using our simple lighting and sound setup. The upcoming User Guides will guide you …


Sit down with someone, hit Record and off you go. We’ve streamlined the process so you don’t even need to use a computer for this one. These User Guides guide you through the process.

Narration or Voiceover

One person and a microphone; record spoken word directly to your memory card using the Røde Control Surface. These User Guides guide you through the process.


There’s just enough space in Mini Studio for three point lightning set up to take photographs. Products, protos or portraits up to long medium shot size with white or green backdrop.

Free Exploration

Book the VR Hub for an hour or two for freely exploring the content available in the space by yourself or with a group. See the User Guides for help.