Studion, workshops och faciliteter (på engelska)
Our multi-purpose set construction workshop provides resources for working with wood, metal, electronics and surface materials such as paint. We’ve got everything you need to build up the sets for your production. Our resources are designed for the use of the film, TV and theatre world but also work great if you are building something for an exhibition or any other kind of event.
For more information: https://studios.aalto.fi/set-construction-studio
Need an airy space for cutting, sewing and fitting? Be it a theatre play, a film, or maybe a research project into wearable tech, we are here to help. We are experts in manipulating materials and turning existing outfits into something else. Our atelier space features a large, sunlit table area for pattern making and cutting. It is fully equipped with a selection of industrial sewing machines, mannequins, hat blocks and a library of material samples to study. The 25m2 fitting area let’s you try out your designs even at a distance from the large mirrors, and allows for reviewing things in detail together with your team
A Fab Lab is a technology prototyping platform where learning, experimentation, innovation and invention are encouraged through curiosity, creativity, hands-on making and crucially through open knowledge sharing.
Each Fab Lab has a common set of tools and processes, so you can learn how to work in a Fab Lab here at Aalto University for instance, and use those skill in any one of the 1000+ other labs across the globe.
Kallio Stage, located in hip Kallio district of Helsinki has got you covered. It’s a highly customizable theatre and event venue, a black box performance space built into a traditional theatre environment. The space consists of black walls and ceiling and a grey floor providing a multipurpose space with flexible staging. The stand, stage and lighting configurations can be alternated and the scene easily transformed.
It’s perfect for small intimate events but also larger scale multimedia and dance performances, cinema screenings, seminars, workshops and so on.
We wanted to make our lendable Aalto Studios equipment easily available for any Aalto person to find and use. To do this, we built a service called takeout.aalto.fi for all Aalto people.
We invited other units and departments to join in. New locations are now constantly being added, letting you find a growing number of gear, from all around Aalto, through one central online service.
We welcome new members and would love to give you a demo of how to use Aalto Takeout to run your equipment operations, including inventory data and usage statistics. We also happily discuss and implement changes to the software, as we continually develop it.
Want to shoot with the best picture quality in Finland? In real time and without any post production?
Our multi-camera studio in Roihupelto has four Arri Amira UHD cameras for shooting and recording multi-camera productions in UHD resolution. A separate control room supports the studio enabling live mixing with a Blackmagic Atem 4K mixer and Riedel intercoms, removing the need for any post production work.
The studio has 230m2 of free floor space and comes with nice black curtains that cover every angle. Basic lighting is done with Arri Skypanel S-60C, Arri L7-C LE2 and Arri L10-C LE2 lights. The multi-camera equipment is in flight case and therefore portable to other production places as well.
Motion Capture Studio
Looking for a Hollywood standard motion capture system? For games, films or product development?
From animation to industrial purposes this studio captures both motion and performance, with fantastic, millimeter precise tracking accuracy and low latency. It’s equipped with 16pcs of state of the art Motion Analysis infrared cameras and plenty of props and suits in different sizes.Record detailed data of an athlete’s performance or turn your actors into fantasy characters and capture the finest nuances of their movement and even facial expressions. Record multiple performers in the scene at the same time.
Want to shoot in a visually stunning environment without actually building the set? Need to visualise information in 3D for live production?
Place your actors into a digital scene in our virtual studio in Roihupelto. Shoot with three Arri Amira cameras in real time, in HD quality, against L-shaped green screen. Every camera has its own 3D background which is rendered real time and keyed. Cameras can move freely in about 100m2 area. For operating the camera, the studio has a crane, a handheld and a pedestal. Tracking is done with Motion Analysis optical tracking. The result can be mixed and recorded in real time, HD quality as well.
Need to create illusions and visual tricks for your production on set?
Whether you need mechanical or optical effects our studio is where you can make it happen. It is equipped with an L-shaped green screen, background of 11m x 11m with 100m2 floor and chroma green painted floor, background and ramp corner. Basic chroma lighting is done with Arri Skypanel S-60C, Arri L7-C LE2 and Arri L10-C LE2 lights.
Talk to a camera or record a podcast, in a controlled environment with little setup up front
The Studio is designed for Aalto users, small user groups, panel discussions, interviews, lectures or thesis presentations. It contains everything you need to record high quality video and audio: camera, microphone, dual monitors, studio lighting, curtains, teleprompter, presentation desk and some seats for interviews.
Shoot a photo or video in a small, but very black room, with optional green and white backdrops, and a lightboard for drawing luminescent notes suspended in mid-air.
The 25m² Mini Studio is a great, compact option. It’s located centrally on the Aalto Campus, at the Harald Herlin Learning Centre and as all Aalto Studios services, can be used by anyone at Aalto University.
Bring your own gear
The space is equipped with total darkness and optional white/green backdrops, but has very little built-in lighting and no camera equipment by default. Book the exact equipment you need using Aalto Takeout from any of the offices listed there and bring it with you.
For producing luminous lectures, this is the home of our Lightboard, which can be used for producing video lectures and talks that maintain your connection to the audience while you’re free to note, sketch and illustrate in the air. Setting it up requires some assistance, so contact our AV Production Team well in advance to set up an introduction and book actual production time.
Our 45m2 VR Studio is equipped with five editing units all with dual screens and powerful graphics cards. Two of these workstations sport NVIDIA GeForce GTX1080, two come with NVIDIA Titan XP, and the fifth has an NVIDIA Quadro P6000 24GB GPU. Included are HTC Vive and Oculus Rift Headsets and a large green screen background. Check the sidebar for all technical information and bookings.
The Studio is also spacious enough for wandering around. You can move freely without bumping into a wall or other obstacles.
It has virtually everything you need to fully immerse yourself in your project and to make it come to life.
Level up your media production by discovering the right resources for producing, streaming and publishing. We can help you identify the different steps needed and come up with a concrete action plan for moving forward.
This can include building a production plan for scheduling, resourcing and recruitment, and other factors to realistically make best use of the budget and timeframe at hand.
We’re here for all Aalto people; student, staff or faculty. Whether you’re setting up a web site, developing software or trying to decide which social media channels to use– get in touch. We know a ton about internet communication design and development, and are currently investigating how to break out from the rectangular app or browser window into the AR/Mixed Reality space.
We can provide personal guidance for any stage of your project, from design strategy and purchasing planning to implementation detail and review. No project is too small, no idea too big. Our co-working office can accommodate you and and even a small team for a day and you’re welcome to hang out here. Ask us questions, show us your problems, tell us what you’d like to learn.
Courses and workshops
From time to time, we arrange intense short courses on topics related to internet communication.
Production and hosting
Quite often our clients require some custom software development. We can help you connect with designers and developers, or in some cases, build together with you. To support these cases, we provide free hosting on Aalto servers. Projects like these can range from fully home made (Aalto Takeout), to slightly tweaked (lahjoittaminen.aalto.fi) to simply hosted (aaltofestival.fi).