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Lauri Warsta

MA work

I want animation to cross borders, in terms of content and technique. I like to work in both narrative and non-narrative form, and also use and combine techniques ranging from hand-made to digital practices. I’m interested in making the two extremes clash and merge. For example, by bringing the uncontrollable movement of real hand-held footage to an otherwise sterile computer animation or creating a narrative from an audio recording captured without my control. In other words, I always try to keep the presence of the unexpected, error and warmth in my animation.

Info

  • MA Degree

    School

    School of Communication

    Programme

    MA Animation, 2010

  • I want animation to cross borders, in terms of content and technique. I like to work in both narrative and non-narrative form, and also use and combine techniques ranging from hand-made to digital practices. I’m interested in making the two extremes clash and merge. For example, by bringing the uncontrollable movement of real hand-held footage to an otherwise sterile computer animation or creating a narrative from an audio recording captured without my control. In other words, I always try to keep the presence of the unexpected, error and warmth in my animation.

  • Degrees

  • BA (Hons), Animation, University for the Creative Arts, 2008
  • Experience

  • Co-founder/director/animator, Las Palmas Films Ltd, Helsinki, Finland, 2004 to present; Graphic designer/animator, Gamelion Ltd, Helsinki, Finland, 2004/5; Head of the animation workshop, Northern Film and Media Foundation POEM, Oulu, 2003/4
  • Awards

  • First prize, Animation, Passion Pictures Passion Prize, 2010; First prize, Animation, Bitfilm Festival, 2009; First prize, Music video, Oulu Music Video Festival, 2006