Elli Maanpää

Visual Artist

Musamation: Kaikki laulaa tavallaan // Animated music video for Loiskis, Elli Maanpää, 2017

Triumphant Week


Last week was a triumphant one. On Monday I got the news I’d won the Musamation contest by the Loiskis orchestra. On Friday I got email saying I was accepted to the The Finnish Illustration Association

The Musamation animation competition is held annually by Finnish children music orchestra Loiskis. I made an animation for their song Kaikki laulaa tavallaan. The message of the song is that everybody is different and they have a unique voice to sing with. I combined photographs, time-lapses and 2D animation. The feedback from the jury was:

The animation was modern with good ideas. It showed to the viewer the wonders of the common day. Made us marvel the small things in life. 

I’m thankful for the Jury for the feedback and selecting my animation as the winner. You can see the animation below. I’m also thinking about making a making of -video of the animation later.

Getting accepted to The Finnish Illustration Association was also an important thing for me.The association represents 400 working professional illustrators in Finland. I’ve done illustrations for work for almost ten years. Still getting the recognition that I’m pro at my craft meant the world. Pretty cool to be part of such a prestigious group.

I’m writing this blog post from Helsinki. I love being here in the crispy cold (-10°C) capital of Finland. I’m here for the week to finish the Art Entrepreneurship course at the University of the Arts. And also to meet up with friends and family. I can already feel myself drifting towards a vacation mode. It’s ok to be little lazier this week after such triumphs. Have a victorious week yourself!