Elli Maanpää

Animated Painter

Elli Maanpää

Tag: Turku University of Applied Sciences

Pitching Animation

Pitching animation at Cartoon Forum 2018

I felt so privileged to attend the 29th Cartoon Forum in Toulouse France this September. Cartoon Forum is one of the largest international pitching forums in Europe for animated TV projects. Pitching in Cartoon Forum means that you present your animation project in front of an auditorium full of producers, broadcasters and investors in 20 minutes

Storytelling in Art – Questions

Questions about storytelling in art// Illustration by Elli Maanpää 2018

What do you think about storytelling in art? Narrativity was the main purpose of visual arts until the last centuries. Paintings were commissioned to tell stories about the events in religious mythologies. The gap between illustration and fine arts was not big. Only fairly recently – 19th century – the fine art took a turn

Taitteessa

I mentioned this project briefly before but now it’s happening. Taitteessa is an short vlog style documentation of Media studies in Turku Arts Academy in Turku University of Applied Sciences. Us four students – Kia, Emilia, Venla and I – filmed our study life during January 2017. Emilia and Venla study Advertisement, Kia studies Journalism and

Finishing My Film

My 2D drawn animation Näkökulma – Point of View is almost done. I got the visuals – animation, clean up, coloring and titles – ready last week. Jey! But I still have little bit of sound editing to do. After that it’s completely done and I can call myself animation director for real. How cool

My Animation studies

This weeks Youtube video in my Elli Maanpää Art channel is a coktail of video clips of me working on my very first drawn 2D short film at the University. My film is called Näkökulma – Point of View. It should be ready in two weeks. Oh, I’m so excited. I was actually filming my

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

Studying Animation

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I apologize for my absence in the blog but combining full-time-studying with being a part-time-Christmas-card-entrepeneur have been quite time consuming. The good thing is that I as I travel between two homes (Turku-Helsinki) I spend lot of time in the train which is a perfect place to write a blog post. So here I go.

Sisterhood

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I guess I haven’t yet spoken here much about the fact that this Autumn I moved to Turku and started new studies in Turku University of Applied Sciences majoring is Animation. It’s been approximately one month now and I’ve really enjoyed myself. One of the first “real” class (meaning that all the introduction classes have been more about the