Elli Maanpää

Art, Illustration, Film // Contact: elli@maanpaa.com

Elli Maanpää

Tag: travel

Home Away From Home

Do you remember last summer when I was looking for a room to rent from Toronto for the Autumn? I do. It felt like a hard task since the real estate market is booming: everybody want’s to move to Toronto. But thanks to good luck angels I found a room before I it was time

Trip To OIAF

Last weekend I hopped on a school bus and travelled to Ottawa International Animation Festival OIAF. I was so happy I went. I saw amazing animation feature films and short films all over the world.  Especially I enjoyed attending the talks where the artists shared their behind the scenes stories for example from such films as

Turning Opera de Lille Into A Dollhouse

Last week was spectacular. It was also so intense that after getting back home I’ve been down with a cold whole week. But nevertheless I’m so proud of the work we did last week in Lille in France. I’m excited that I’m able to share how the week went by in my workshop & travel vlog

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

Video Mapping In Viborg

Couple of weeks ago I had a chance to participate in a Video Mapping Workshop in Viborg Denmark. Here’s my video documentation from the trip. [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yTPLL_YOflA?rel=0] The workshop was organized by Euranim. It’s an European project that involves 6 animation schools around Europe. The hosting school for this workshop was The Animation Workshop in Viborg

Waiting For The Winter Sleep

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It’s heaven to run away from the hectic city life to the forest of Southern Ostrobothnia. These photographs are from last weekend which I spent with my parents at our summer cottage. I hiked hours and hours in the countryside landscapes and found my zen. Now the nature and me are ready for the hibernation. Camera: Olympus

Menu’ Turistico Venezia

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We booked last minute flights to Venice – “the city of winged lions” – with my partner-in-adventure since traveling does good for your soul. I made these photo collages to illustrate our visit to the magical city. Some of the photos are taken by him and others by me. There are glimpses of the canals, gondolas,