LAIKA (Portland, Oregon USA) is, without a doubt, one of the most ambitious, creative, and courageous stop-motion studios in the world. They specialize in feature-length and short animated films, as well as commercials. The studio has produced two OSCAR NOMINATED stop motion films: ParaNorman (2012) and Coraline (2009).
MONTREAL STOP MOTION FILM FESTIVAL SPECIAL GUEST:
Georgina Hayns, LAIKA
Creative Supervisor, Puppet Fab
Georgeina Hayns gave a behind the scenes view of how puppets at LAIKA are created from the very first concept art all the way through to the puppets you see in the final film.
She brought three puppets that participants were to view on stage after the presentation. Georgina also stayed to talk with fans that came up to look at the puppets.