Call for proposal: Animation Breakout Seminar May 5th

CALL FOR PROPOSALS

Date: May 5th, 2014
Venue: tba, in Helsinki

Aalto University will organize the 1st Animation Breakout seminar in Helsinki on May 5th, 2014. The one-day seminar is a meeting place for students, researchers, designers, practitioners and educators to present new trends, projects, innovations and research in the field of animation, especially concentrating on the following areas:

-interactive animation
-animation in games
-animation in film and TV production
-news and information graphics
-advertising
-architecture
-education

We welcome all kinds of submissions (including projects, scientific and working papers, new tools and technical devices), which address animation education, production, design and usage.

The seminar day will consist of morning presentations, a lecture of a keynote speaker and a workshop.

Submission deadline for proposals is March 9th, 2014.
Please send your proposal to leena.narekangas@aalto.fi
Notification will be sent out on March 28th, 2014

The Animation Breakout is organized in collaboration with Cartoon and Finnanimation and it is part of the international Cartoon Digital Conference, held in Helsinki on May 5th -7th. http://cartoon-media.com/cartoon-masters/cartoon-digital.htm

For more information, please contact Leena Närekangas I Producer I leena.narekangas@aalto.fi I tel. +358 50 3427114

Media training for professors and reasearchers (in Finnish)

Mediavalmennusta professoreille ja tutkijoille kevään aikana

Media odottaa Aallon asiantuntijoiden ja professorien kertovan oman alansa tuloksista julkisesti. Toimittajat myös pyytävät päivittäin asiantuntijoiltamme taustatietoja ja kommentteja ajankohtaisiin asioihin.

Sosiaalisen median kautta tieto leviää sekunneissa koko maailmalle – millaiset aiheet mediassa kiinnostavat ja miten omalle aiheelle saa näkyvyyttä?

Julkisuudessa ja mediassa oleminen vaatii omaa osaamistaan ja tiedon muokkaamista yleistajuiseen muotoon. Aalto-yliopisto tarjoaa mediavalmennusta professoreiden ja tutkijoiden viestintävalmiuksien tukemiseen. Mediavalmennus koostuu kolmesta osiosta, jotka voi suorittaa erillisinä tai käydä ne kaikki. Lisätietoja löydät Insiden tapahtumakalenterista:  https://inside.aalto.fi/pages/viewpage.action?pageId=31892495.

 

 

 

 

Watch Games Now! lectures on video!

Interested in the game industry? Watch the broadcasts from the Games now lecture-series 2013 here:

30.9.2013 Creating Gameworlds: The Art of Gameplay, Interaction and Story – Matt Costello

28.10.2013 New Interfaces – Panel by Finnish experts

25.11.2013 Game Jams and Hobbyists – Gorm Lai

Next: 9.12.2013 What Is This Indie Anyhow? – Panel by Finnish indie developers

One day crash course in video editing with Adobe Premiere 17th Dec

Where: Aalto Media Factory auditorium
When: TUE 17th December 9:00-15:00
Method: Learn by doing, bring your own laptop with Adobe Premiere installed

Do you need to make videos related to your work or studies? Have Abode Premiere on your computer but haven’t had the time to learn to use it?

The “crash course in video editing” gets you familiar with the very basics of video editing with Adobe Premiere program in just one day. Bring your own laptop which has the Adobe Premiere software installed and dig into your video archives to have some material to edit. During the course we learn by doing! The course will be held in English if needed.

The workshop will be held by Anna from Media Factory AV services who also has a BA in film editing.

Sign up for the course! The sign up closes 6.12. and the participants get a confirmation about the registration on 9.12.

The new Aalto Snapshot video premiered in Shanghai

Our new video in the Aalto Snapshots series got its premiere in NDIW, the Nordic Design and Innovation week in Shanghai, in the beginning of November 2013. The video presents Aalto University’s 365 Wellbeing project which focused on design for wellbeing with municipal partners for example in health care services.

365 Wellbeing: Design cares from Aalto Media Factory on Vimeo.

Eläköön arkistosi! -seminaari 1.10.2013 (in Finnish)

Invitation to Eläköön arkistosi! seminar on preservation of digital av-material. The seminari is held in Finnish.

ELÄKÖÖN ARKISTOSI! -SEMINAARI AV-MATERIAALIN SÄILYVYYDESTÄ, SAAVUTETTAVUUDESTA JA AVOIMUUDESTA

Miten varmistaa, että digitaalinen av-materiaali säilyy tulevaisuuteen?
Löytyykö tuotantoyhtiösi kovalevyiltä pääomaa vai hiljalleen katoava bittisotku?

AV-tuotantoprosessin muuttuminen digitaaliseksi 2000-luvulla on tuonut mukanaan uusia haasteita, joista yksi on av-tuotantoihin kuvatun materiaalin määrän nopea kasvu. Kuvausten aikana syntyy kymmeniä, jopa satoja tunteja materiaalia. Tästä vain pieni osa päätyy lopulliseen teokseen. Mitä kaikelle valmiiden teosten ulkopuolelle jäävälle raakamateriaalille tapahtuu?

Eläköön arkistosi! –seminaari päivittää tietosi digitaalisen pitkäaikaissäilytyksen toimivista käytännöistä sekä avaa tulevaisuuden visioita digitaalisen av-materiaalin säilytykseen ja uusiokäyttöön.

Aika: 1.10.2013 klo 9:00-16:30, yleisöä pyydetään saapumaan paikalle klo 8:30-9:00 tai klo 10:00 jälkeen.
Paikka: Ateneum-sali, Kaivokatu 2, Helsinki
Ennakkoilmoittautuminen 27.9. mennessä. Ilmoittautumislomake.

Ohjelma:

8:30
Ateneumin ovet aukeavat / aamukahvi

9:00
TERVETULIAISSANAT
tuottaja Leena Närekangas, Aalto Media Factory

9:10
DIGITAALISEN ARKISTOINNIN NYKYTILA TUOTANTOYHTIÖISSÄ
tutkimusassistentti Ulla Heikkilä, Aalto Media Factory

9:35
METADATAA JA MEDIAN HALLINTAA, ONKO TUOTTOJA TARJOLLA?
toimitusjohtaja Eero Saarinen, Mediatrade Oy

10:00
ELÄVÄT KUVAT TALTEEN JA KÄYTTÖÖN – MALLINA MIKKELLIN AMK     
projektipäällikkö Osmo Palonen, Mikkelin AMK

10:25
YLEISÖKYSYMYKSET JA KESKUSTELU

10.40
Tauko

10.50
KAVA:N ARKISTOT DIGIAIKANA 
KAVA, apulaisjohtaja Mikko Kuutti

11.10
YLEN ARKISTOT DIGIAIKAAN, CASE: ÄÄNITEARKISTOT
Yle Arkisto, audiokokoelmat, esimies Pekka Salosaari

11.30
KANSALLINEN DIGITAALINEN KIRJASTOHANKE
kehityspäällikkö Kimmo Koivunen, Tieteen tietotekniikan keskus CSC

11.50
MEDIATAITEEN PITKÄAIKAISTALLENNUS     
toiminnanjohtaja Hanna Maria Anttila, AV-Arkki

12:10
YLEISÖKYSYMYKSET JA KESKUSTELU

12.20
Lounastauko

13.20
VAIHTOEHTOISTEN ARKISTOJEN TARJOAMAT MAHDOLLISUUDET
tutkija Sanna Marttila, Aalto-yliopisto

14:05
RAAKA- JA ARKISTOMATERIAALIN KIERRÄTYS, CASE: SOTASANKARI 
tuottaja Ari Matikainen, Kinocompany Oy

14.20
RAAKA- JA ARKISTOMATERIAALIN KIERRÄTYS, CASE: GHOST ROCKETS
tuottaja Asta Wellejus, Die Asta Experience, Ruotsi

15.20
Tauko

15.30
RYHMÄTYÖSKENTELY JA LOPPUKESKUSTELU

16.30
Viinitarjoilu

Seminaarin järjestää Aalto-yliopiston Media Factory yhteistyössä AVEKin, Dokumenttikilta ry:n, Mikkelin ammattikorkeakoulun ja Satu ry:n kanssa.
Hanketta rahoittaa Opetus- ja kulttuuriministeriö.
TERVETULOA!

Lisätietoja:
Leena Närekangas
Aalto Media Factory
050 3427114
leena.narekangas@aalto.fi

Sound SIG Seminar 20.9 – Rethinking Sonic Interaction

Sound, as a design material, engendered  various  opportunities in the production and distribution of cultural and mediated practices that have been at the forefront of research in social-interactive aspects of emerging technologies. Sound has the possibility of opening up new ways of interactions for us to consider. We can provide alternative design solutions for interactions in ways that are different from the more common vision-driven approach; free the user’s attention from the strong visual focus and instead shift attention towards the auditory modes of perception. During the seminar, we will discuss the emerging role of sonic interaction in HCI field and present recent research projects introducing some opportunities and challenges in designing interactions with sound.

Preliminary agenda

09:30  welcome and coffee

Rethinking Sonic Interaction

10:00 Opening

10:10 Teemu Ahmaniemi, Nokia Research Center : “Dynamic Audiotactile Feedback – Digital Tangibility”
10:30 Johan Kildal, Nokia Research Center : “The Physicality of Sound”
10:50 Lassi A Liikkanen, Helsinki Institute for Information Technology, HIIT : “Appropriating YouTube for Music Interaction”

11:15 Panel Discussion

Registration:  http://www.sigchi.fi/soundRegister – free of charge
Location: Aalto Media Factory – http://mediafactory.aalto.fi/contact-us/

Dr. Teemu Ahmaniemi received MSc degree in signal processing from the Tampere University of Technology in 1998 and PhD in cognitive technology from Aalto University in 2012. From 1999 he has worked with Nokia Research Center focusing on various topics including  audio and speech applications, sensor algorithms and multimodal interfaces. His current research projects deal with tangible and deformable interfaces and many of them are done in collaboration with Aalto University.

Dr. Johan Kildal is principal Research Scientist at Nokia Research Center in Espoo, Finland. His research areas of interest include multimodal mobile user interfaces, organic user interfaces, audio-haptic non-visual interaction,  accessibility and pedestrian navigation. He obtained his Ph.D. in 2008 at the University of Glasgow, under the supervision of Prof. Stephen Brewster.

Dr. Lassi A Liikkanen received his doctorate from Aalto University in 2010. Since then he has pursued research on themes related to music and design and published on related venues. Most recently he headed research projects MusiQ and LUTUS at the Helsinki Institute for Information Technology HIIT.

Koray Tahiroglu
koray.tahiroglu@aalto.fi
Contact person for Sound SIG

The first three Snapshots are ready!

The “Aalto Snapshots” are a series of short 3-5 minutes documentaries about Aalto’s phenomena – art and research projects, happenings etc. The goal of making this series is to present Aalto to the public and to create a standard for the university’s various presentation videos. The Aalto Snapshots is a project by Aalto Media Factory’s AV production services.

Watch the first three videos:

http://mediafactory.aalto.fi/aalto-snapshots/

Arts Speed Meeting 2.10.13

Designer, do you need a photographer to take photos of your products? Film student, do you need a graphic designer for your movie? Or are you just curious to know what is going on in the other departments?

Wouldn’t it be great to have a network of skillful people to work with in school projects and in working life? If your answer is YES, sign up for ARTS SPEED MEETING before Sept 25th. Come to meet other students from all ARTS departments! Get ready to introduce yourself and your work by presenting your portfolio (if you have one) in 2 minutes to fellow students. After the introductions we’ll have time for mingling, snacks and music.

On October 2nd 16-19 at Aalto Media Factory!

Sign up latest Sept 25th by filling out the online form here. The number of participants is limited.

The event is organized in collaboration with Tokyo ry.

For more info, please contact:
Leena Närekangas
Producer
Tel. 050 3427114
Email: leena.narekangas@aalto.fi

The premiere of the first three Snapshots videos – AALTO1, FABLAB and FAUX 29th of Aug

Date & time: 29.8.2013 at 14 pm
Place: AMF Auditorium at Arabia campus, Hämeentie 135 A, 00560 Helsinki
How to get there: trams 8 and 6, buses 71, 68 and 74 from the city center and 506 from Otaniemi campus.

The “Aalto Snapshots” are a series of short 3-5 minutes documentaries about Aalto’s phenomena – art and research projects, happenings etc. The goal of making this series is to present Aalto to the public and to create a standard for the university’s various presentation videos. The Aalto Snapshots is a project by Aalto Media Factory’s AV production services.

We invite you to watch the first three Aalto Snapshots videos:

The Aalto-1 satellite project video describes how a student project in the Department of Radio Science and Engineering prepares to launch the first Finnish satellite into space.

The Faux dance performance video shows how a costume design student prepared electronic costumes for a dance performance by Alpo Aaltokoski Company.

The Aalto Fablab video presents the Aalto Media Factory’s open workshop, which invites everybody to use laser cutters, 3D printers, milling machines etc. to make anything they wish.

You are warmly welcome!