From Sketch To Screen: LAIKA'S Hand-Drawn Artistry
Every LAIKA film begins with a single image. Drawn by hand by some of the world's most talented artists. At the onset and guidance of the production design, LAIKA artists put pen to paper and that defining moment sets the stage for the look and feel of the film. At the forefront is the storyboard artist.
In this one hour session, LAIKA's Emanuela Cozzi will provide a glimpse behind the scenes of the handmade process at LAIKA, where visual artists collaborate with multiple departments, from 2D, to 3D, to the astounding fusion of stop-motion and visual effects. In addition to discussing the roots of her artistic career, from college to present, Emanuelawill share never-before-seen side-by-side videos of her storyboards realized to final animation. The presentation will help define the world of LAIKA before animators breathe life into handmade puppets and props. A Q&A will follow the talk.
Fueled by the vision of its President & CEO Travis Knight, the animation studio LAIKA was founded in 2005.
Located just outside of Portland, Oregon, LAIKA was awarded a Scientific and Technology Oscar® plaque in 2016 for its innovation in 3D printing. All of LAIKA’s four films: Coraline (2009), ParaNorman (2012), The Boxtrolls (2014) and Kubo and the Two Strings (2016) were nominated for an Academy Award® for Outstanding Animated Feature. Kubo and the Two Strings also won the BAFTA for Best Animated Film and received an Oscar® nomination for Visual Effects.
LAIKA’s next film, Missing Link, will be released in Spring 2019 by Annapurna Pictures. The film boasts a roster of international stars including Hugh Jackman, Zoe Saldana and Zach Galifianakis.