LAIKA describes the latest project as a “globetrotting comedy-adventure bursting with humor, heart, and a profound message of acceptance and finding one’s place.” Read more here.
The LAIKA Experience – At The Portland Art Museum – “Animating Life: The Art, Science, and Wonder of LAIKA”
“Animating Life: The Art, Science, and Wonder of LAIKA” is a “brand new “ exhibit and behind-the-scenes interactive look at LAIKA’s creative process, that promises to take the visitor inside the world of animation. LAIKA’s artistry and technology illustrate how the feature films, “Coraline”, “ParaNorman”, “The Box Trolls” and “Kubo and the Two Strings,” were made. “Through behind-the-scenes photography, video clips and physical artwork from its films, visitors will be immersed in LAIKA’s creative process, exploring the production design, sets, props, puppets, costumes, and world-building that have become the studio’s hallmarks. Continue reading... “The LAIKA Experience – At The Portland Art Museum – “Animating Life: The Art, Science, and Wonder of LAIKA””
NW Animation Fest 2017 Kicks Off May 10th In Portland, & May 19th in Eugene.
Tickets are now on sale for the 2017 NW Animation Fest in both Portland (May 10-14) and Eugene (May 19-21). Don’t miss out, there is a huge and diverse offering of animation work to see. Continue reading... “NW Animation Fest 2017 Kicks Off May 10th In Portland, & May 19th in Eugene.”
This Fall Animating Life:The Art, Science, and Wonder of LAIKA Comes to Portland Art Museum
Behind the scenes, the Oregon animation studio, LAIKA, is an amazing collection of animators, artists, cutting-edge tech, and good, old-fashioned story-telling, and this fall you will be able to explore LAIKA’s “creative process” from start to finish at the Portland Art Museum.
The Northwest Film Center and the Portland Art Museum have partnered with LAIKA to present the immersive experience.
For more information look here, the exhibit opens October 14, 2017-May 20, 2018.
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HouseSpecial: Summer Animation Internships Open
Join our animation team as a paid intern from June 12 to August 25, 2017 in Portland.
The deadline to apply for all internships is March 31, 2017.
We are looking for the following:
- CG Animation Intern
- CG Lighting/Comp Intern
- CG Modeling Intern
- CG Texture Intern
- Concept/Storyboard Intern
If you have completed your Junior year of college or maybe graduated within the last two years? You’re eligible.
Eligibility for International Students
You must be legally eligible to work inside the United States.
Congrats To LAIKA’s “Kubo And The Two Strings” On Three Annie Award Wins
Congratulations to LAIKA on their three Annie Award wins for “Kubo And The Two Strings“:
- Production Design in an Animated Feature Production
Nelson Lowry, Trevor Dalmer, August Hall, Ean McNamara
KUBO AND THE TWO STRINGS
- Character Animation in an Animated Feature Production
KUBO AND THE TWO STRINGS
- Editorial in an Animated Feature Production
KUBO AND THE TWO STRINGS
We will all be watching the 2017 Academy Awards later this month as “Kubo” garnered two nominations for, Animated Feature, and Visual Effects. Continue reading... “Congrats To LAIKA’s “Kubo And The Two Strings” On Three Annie Award Wins”
LAIKA’s “Kubo And The Two Strings” Receives Two Oscar Nominations!
The 2017 Academy Award nominations are out! Among them are two nominations for LAIKA‘s #OregonMade “Kubo And The Two Strings” – Animated Feature, and Visual Effects!
“Kubo” joined; “Moana”, “My Life as a Zucchini”, “The Red Turtle”, “Zootopia” in the Animated Feature category, and “Deepwater Horizon”, “Doctor Strange”, “Jungle Book” and “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” in the Visual Effects category. Should “Kubo” win each category, Travis Knight and Arianne Sutner would accept for Best Animated Feature, and Steve Emerson ,Oliver Jones, Brian McLean,Brad Schiff would accept for Best Visual Effects. Continue reading... “LAIKA’s “Kubo And The Two Strings” Receives Two Oscar Nominations!”
LAIKA’s New Feature, “Kubo And The Two Strings” Opens This Month
LAIKA and Focus Features’ “Kubo And The Two Strings” will open on August 19th. “Kubo” is “a clever, kindhearted boy (voiced by Art Parkinson of “Game of Thrones”) who ekes out a humble living, telling fantastical stories to the people of his seaside town. But his relatively quiet existence is shattered when he accidentally summons a mythical spirit from his past which storms down from the heavens to enforce an age-old vendetta. Now on the run, Kubo joins forces with Monkey (Academy Award winner Charlize Theron) and Beetle (Academy Award winner Matthew McConaughey), and sets out on a thrilling quest to save his family and solve the mystery of his fallen father, the greatest samurai warrior the world has ever known. Continue reading... “LAIKA’s New Feature, “Kubo And The Two Strings” Opens This Month”
Laika Wins Technical Oscar’s Award For 3-D Printing Technology
Laika uses stop-motion animation techniques to bring their characters to life, but with hundreds of puppets needed for the process it is painstaking to create the many expressions and movement needed to make the action fluid. The studio overcame this by becoming early adopter’s of the 3-D printing process that enabled them to create the many minuscule changing facial features without losing any of the artistry that goes into each puppet. Continue reading... “Laika Wins Technical Oscar’s Award For 3-D Printing Technology”
Next VFX/PDX Meeting – LAIKA and SideFX Houdini! June 22
The role of “FX Artist” working on a film is a fun one indeed. FX Artists are tasked with creating dynamics and particle animations that create flashy effects like explosions, psunami level tidal waves, smoke, buildings crumbling, and other such epic imagery that make summer blockbusters all the more fun.
We’ll have 3 such individuals presenting at the next VFX/PDX meeting, which will heavily feature their weapon of choice: Side Effects Houdini. Portland, it’s time for a night we’re calling FIRE & ICE! Continue reading... “Next VFX/PDX Meeting – LAIKA and SideFX Houdini! June 22”