Elli Maanpää

Visual Artist Elli Maanpää // Contact: elli@maanpaa.com

Elli Maanpää

Tag: film

Animation Showreel

It’s pretty overwhelming to comprehend that there is just a month left of my 2nd year of animation studies in Turku Arts Academy. Wow. At this point I feel like I’ve learn a lot and that I have so much more to learn. It was time to make my 1st animation showreel to list the animations I’ve

Going Retro With Chroma Key

Last week in school we spent (well) with the teacher Leo Liesvirta in front of green screen and After Effects.  I was in a group with Sade Lahti, Anton Lipasti, Ossi Haapanen and Ville Kankaanpää. We five created these opening titles for a imaginary TV show called the Supreme Individual. We did them in just four days without

Animated Dreams in Tallinn

Greetings from Tallinn. I’m at the moment travelling back home from animation festival Animated Dreams held in the beautiful city Tallinn in Estonia. I was there for 4-days with my schoolmates and it was a blast. We ate well, enjoyed the historic scenery and shopped cheap art supplies.  But I must admit I was little

Dood Elli Doo

My art vlogging career started today. The idea of Dood Elli Doo has been spinning around my head quite a while now but this week I got it done: speed drawing meets vlogging my way. I chose to keep the spoken language in Finnish which is my mother tongue but there is subtitles in English.

My Grand Jewel of Animation: Scene About Gardening

As I promised: here it is. This is the final work I did for our 2D animation class in my school Turku Arts Academy this Spring semester. The task was to create a scene with two characters. The other one had to be a human (my bucket head is considered to have the anatomy of a

Practise Makes You Perf… Better

My school year ended. Just like that it’s already June and time to enjoy the Summer holidays. The last months of school for the Spring was just about 2D animation. Which is awesome.  Almost 3 months we set by our illuminated desk and drew. Our critical and charismatic teachers were Joni Männistö and Erkki Lilja.

Kilpaa joen kanssa – Animation

3/3 How about school. The previous posts here and here. Entertainment post for Friday’s sake. We did a stop motion animation at school last Autumn semester. I was lucky to form a team with the talented Konsta Hormia and Sade Lahti. Our task was to create 1 min long film about the theme Aura river. Our

Creative Storm Called CHRZU

2/3 How about school. (1st post here) One of the most demanding (and awarding) courses from last Autumn – Turku University of Applied Sciences / Film and animation – was taught by creative maniac called Chrzu Lindström. For his class I created over 30 drawings and wrote about 20 scripts for 3-min-long animations in less than a month (as did all

Baby Steps In Film Directing

What about school 1/3 As a reminder I’m a freshman in Turku University of Applied Sciences majoring in animation and film. We had last day of school for the semester last Thursday. One of the most inspiring courses of this Autumn was about live-movie-directing with film director Marja Pyykkö known for e.g. from movies Sisko tahtoisin jäädä and tv-series