Open job: Media Factory Needs a Student AV-assistant

Media Factory is looking for a student for AV-assistant position. We will need a person about one month starting as soon as possible and lasting till 21 Nov 2016.

Job description: taking care of Media Factory equipment lending, organising rooms, helping with edits and other tasks. The working time is mainly office time and most preferably full time work.

Contact: Juhani Tenhunen ( or tel. +358 505184087

Work Opportunities for Students

Every now and then somebody asks if there was a person who could edit or shoot a video, program something, design sound, make graphics, logo, animation and so on. Media Factory has a recruitment list you can express your willingness in order to get work proposals of your expertise.

Please reveal yourself and your skills here: Recruitment List

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Aalto Media Factory Video Clinic

The next Aalto Media Factory video clinic takes place during November and December 2016

Want to make better videos about your research or study project? Want to discuss how to popularise science through videos?

Media Factory is organising a three-day video clinic, targeted to people who are using video as a tool in their work or studies, and want to develop their storytelling, shooting, audio recording or editing skills further. The clinic is an advanced version of our popular “Media Factory video school” -course.

During the course we will watch your previous videos and learn from them. Between the contact teaching days you will continue your current video project and get personal tutoring in developing your project further. Cinematographer Hans Barck, sound designer Ville Katajala and editor / script writer Anna Berg will be tutoring you.

We will have three full contact teaching days: 14.11. 29.11. and 15.12 on Arabia campus. Between these days you will need time to work on your video project. The main teaching language is English, but we also accept video projects which are in Finnish.

Register through this link before the 22nd of October. There will be a limited number of seats available and the participants will be selected on the basis of their need for these skills in their work / studies. We gladly welcome group registrations. If you’re register as a working group, please fill only one application (for the contact person).

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Watch the newest Aalto Snapshot online

We visited O.W. Lounasmaa laboratories last winter and as a result of that we can now present “Brain-to-Brain” video to everybody who is interested in knowing more about neuroscience in Aalto.

Watch the Brain-to-Brain or other Aalto Snapshots:

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.

Stream Games Now! open lecture Mon 28.4.

Games Now! lecture series gets its final session today with Stuart Nolan on Physical Deception, Wobbly Interfaces and Mind Reading Birds. The lecture will be held today, on Monday April 28th at 15:00-17:00 at the Design Factory (The Stage), Betonimiehenkuja 5C, Espoo. The lecture is free and open for anyone.

If you can’t make it to Espoo, you can also stream the lecture online HERE.

Live stream on Games Now! -lecture today!

Live stream available on today’s Games Now! -panel at 15:00 – don’t miss it! The stream is available HERE.

Today’s panel discussion is on Evolution of Monetization. The speakers at today’s panel are:

Collin Foss, who is currently working at Grand Cru.

Alpo Oksaharju, who has been working on the Theory Interactive -project, which was formed in the summer of 2011 to facilitate the development of the single player first person puzzle game Reset.

Touko Tahkokallio, who’s been working at Supercell from late 2011 as a game designer.

For more information on the speakers and today’s session, please see the event page here.

Next Games Now!: March 17th, Games with an Agenda

Live stream on today’s Games Now! -panel

Live stream available on today’s Games Now! -panel at 15:00 – don’t miss it! The stream is available HERE.

Games Now! -lecture series continues on 2014. We will start with a panel discussion on the relationship between game research, the game industry and gaming culture. All of the speakers have an academic background and a different level of experience from the game industry.

Aki Järvinen (PhD) is  experienced in the game industry and has also done some academic game studies. Currently he is developing mobile games at Grand Cru.

Markus Montola (PhD) currently works as a Game & Monetization designer at Housemarque. He is also an author or an editor of five books, including Pervasive Games: Theory and Design (2009) and Nordic Larp (2010).

Frans Mäyrä (PhD) is the Professor of Information Studies and Interactive Media, with specialization in digital culture and game studies in the University of Tampere, Finland. He is heading the University of Tampere Game Research Lab, and has taught and studied digital culture and games from the early 1990s.

For more information on the speakers and today’s session, please see the event page here.

Next Games Now!: February 17t, Evolution of Monetization – Panel by Finnish experts

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