On "Kubo and the Two Strings", LAIKA launched an immensely powerful puppet – to scale. The result? The 18-foot tall Giant Skeleton.
True to its nature as the most robust, fearless stop-motion studio in the world, artists, designers, fabricators, and animators gave life to the largest animatable puppet ever created. With real-world materials including dense CNC foam, paper, paint, and a steel armature, the Giant Skeleton was a massive undertaking involving LAIKA's famously collaborative crew.
And when the puppet was completed, the challenges began anew, this time on the VFX front. Using Foundry's creative software tools, (Flix, Mari and Katana), LAIKA was able to add CG shots that enhanced and complemented the stop-motion action, wowing the critics.
The session also addresses complicated environments in the real and practical worlds using reference, scanned objects, and integration of LAIKA's plausible lighting system, as well as the interaction of set builders, puppet makers, a camera team, and the lighting and shading group.
Please note! Date/Time Change!
The Conference that was originally set to take place on Wednesday 14th June at 9:00 am has been rescheduled for THURSDAY 15TH from 6 PM to 7:30 PM
Impérial Palace Salle de l’Europe