Friday, 26 March 2010

TAMK Students Awarded in Barcelona

TAMK School of Art and Media tourists in front of the university
The DobleClick-festival of University UVic was organised internationally for the first time this year, as a bunch of TTVO-students headed towards Barcelona and the town of Vic to change experiences with the university. The three-day festival consisted of not only screenings of both of the schools' films, but also of workshops given by students.

Director Minna Korhonen, cinematographer Nalle Mielonen and editor Nina Forsman were there to represent their film Family Portrait. On their workshop they focused on the use of stop motion animation in a film. In turn, the directors Ville Hakonen and Jussi Sandhu and the assistant director Milla Kaski of the film Whistle While You Work, handled green screen technique, and what they had overall learned from making the film - both in good and bad. The UVic-students' workshops consisted of everything from photography to copyright-issues.

The students thought the workshops to be very informative - even when they had been closely involved with the project in question. "Although I was a set assistant in Whistle While You Work, I hadn't known any details of using green screen in a film, until now", says Korhonen. Many of the students felt that just having given a workshop was a valuable learning experience.

TTVO-films also had success in the festival competition: Whistle While You Work grabbed the win for "Best audiovisual work" and a shared first place for "Commited Subject" with a UVic-film Hoy tampaco. Vesa Jokinen's animation Jack in a Box took home the prizes in "Best audiovisual credits" and "Creativity".

The students that took part of this trip wish all the best to the DobleClick-festival in the future and hope that the event will grow even bigger and more international. The event was filled with exceptionally good team spirit, so we believe that there will be no lack of motivation!

Story: Jussi Sandhu and Milla Kaski

The delegation was led by senior lecturer Pertti "Peeko" Näränen

Up: Ville Hakonen and Milla Kaski analyzing the green screen -process / Down: Teacher Cristina Perales and Festival organizer Miquel Cornellà capturing the workshop

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