The Department of Film at Aalto organized a seminar and workshop Musicality and Screenplay Development with scholar-practitioner Dr. Virginia Pitts and composer Taren McCallan-Moore at LUME Media Center.
The Aalto Media Factory collaborated with the department in reaching out to professionals in the culture sector and inviting them to join doctoral students.
Approximately 30 people joined the seminar, half of them professional scriptwriters, directors, dancers and choreographers.
During the two fascinating days participants learned how to auto-write responses to musical sketches, which further developed ideas for imagery, character development and sequence building.
* November 12-14, 2014
Video school 1.0, 2.0 and 3.0: Three courses on how to make your own video, for example an interview based documentary video such as the Aalto Snapshots, using Media Factory´s AV equipment.
The demand for the first two Video schools was very high, and in the end there was room for only 20 % of all who were eager to participate. That´s why the Video school 3.0 in spring 2015 was more than welcome.
The course teachers were master’s students from the Department of Film, Television and Scenography at Aalto University.
* 2 days in Apr. 2014; 5 days in both Oct. and May 2015
The Aalto Media Factory was happy to provide facilities for theProject work and management course, arranged by the Department of Management Studies of Aalto School of Business (Aalto BIZ).
According to the lecturer Riku Oksman, the facilities for the course projects were excellent as students had the opportunity to utilize the Aalto FabLab, which operates in Media Factory´s premises, in completing their assignments.
This year the assignments of the course were also provided by Media Factory:
- planning and implementing a mailbox for physical mail
- decorating a negotiation room
- simplifying the use of presentation technology in the auditorium
- developing a solution for storing excess FabLab materials
“The learning outcomes of this year's course have been excellent. The possibility to actually work on concrete assignments helped enormously to illustrate the key points of the course. Also the feedback from the 17 students who attended the course was positive”, Oksman tells.
Project work and management (6 credits) is a bachelor level capstone course offered by the Department of Management Studies of Aalto School of Business. Instead of teaching project management tools and techniques, the main idea of the course is to familiarize students with the everyday reality of project work and its management. This is done by course projects, during which the students have to work on concrete assignments and at the same time reflect on the experience of completing them. The course has nine contact lectures, amounting to a total of 27 hours. The actual project work was carried out between lectures.
*Spring term 2015
Stretching from Tanzania to Mexico, Aalto New Global has had a promising start in developing collaboration with emerging business countries.
In Mexico the project continued in the footsteps of Aalto Lab Mexico, a project partly funded by Aalto Media Factory. For this new stage, which takes international collaboration to yet another level, Aalto New Global was granted a funding of 1.8 million euros from TEKES (The Finnish Funding Agency for Innovation).
Media Factory’s AV Production Services got familiar with Aalto New Global. Watch the latest Snapshots documentary to see what’s going on with the project, which was launched in spring 2014.