PUPPET FABRICATION AT LAIKA
with Georgina Hayns, Creative Supervisor, Puppet Lab, LAIKA
September 15, 2017
SOME RUSH TICKETS MAY BE AVAILABLE AT THE DOOR
Coraline, Norman, Kubo... over the years LAIKA has created an amazing roster of memorable characters who are difficult, if not impossible, to forget.
On Friday, September 15, join us as we welcome Georgina Hayns, Creative Supervisor of Puppet Fabrication at LAIKA, as she takes us through the collaborative filmmaking process behind each of LAIKA’s four Oscar-nominated features: Coraline, ParaNorman, The Boxtrolls and Kubo & the Two Strings with a focus on the fabrication element of the filmmaking.
Friday - September 15, 7:00 PM
PUPPET FABRICATION AT LAIKA
moderator: David Burgess with Georgina Hayns
Georgina will take us through the unique and collaborative filmmaking process behind each of LAIKA’s four Oscar-nominated features: Coraline (2009), ParaNorman (2012), The Boxtrolls (2014) and Kubo & the Two Strings (2016). With a focus on the fabrication element of these films, Georgina will provide an in-depth look at the Oregon-based animation studio. Production puppets will be on display.
Animation Supervisor // Animal Logic
(The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part, Trolls, Turbo, Megamind, Tarzan, The Lion King)
Dave has almost three decades of experience in the animation industry, working on some of the most iconic 2D and CGI animated films of our time. Dave is currently the Animation Supervisor at Animal Logic’s Vancouver studio and has recently wrapped on The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part.
In 1991, Dave started at Walt Disney Feature Animation where he was an Animator and Supervising Animator on many of their most successful 2D films including Beauty & The Beast, Aladdin, The Lion King and Tarzan.
In 2001, he switched his pencil for a computer and started at PDI/DreamWorks, working as an Animator, Supervising Animator and Head Of Character Animation. His credits during this time include Shrek 2, Madagascar, Over the Hedge, Megamind and Trolls.
Dave graduated from Emily Carr University of Art + Design in Vancouver with Honours in Animation.
Creative Supervisor, Puppet Fab // LAIKA
(Kubo & the Two Strings, The Boxtrolls, ParaNorman, Coraline)
Kubo and the Two Strings marks Georgina Hayns’ fourth film at LAIKA. She also supervised puppet fabrication on The Boxtrolls, ParaNorman and Coraline. She has been involved in all aspects of puppet fabrication for stop-motion films for over twenty years. Her career began in the UK, working for Cosgrove Hall Films, Mackinnon & Saunders and Warner Bros. In 1993, Georgina joined Mackinnon & Saunders as an armaturist where she supervised children’s television series and commercials, including BBC Television’s Noddy, HIT Entertainment’s Bob the Builder, Lipton Brisk Tea and Puffs Tissues. She also worked on animated feature films including Mars Attacks! and shorts including the Oscar-nominated Periwig Maker. Prior to joining LAIKA in 2006, Georgina worked on Corpse Bride.
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