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OMSI–When Puppets Meet Pixels: VFX for Stop Motion at LAIKA

May 26, 2020 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Oregon Museum of Science and Industry (OMSI) presents a Facebook Live event with Oregon animation company LAIKA. Over the past 15 years, LAIKA has created five award-winning films using a unique blend of stop motion animation and cutting-edge technology. This presentation will be an overview of the studio’s production process. We’ll begin with the basics of stop-motion animation and then, step-by-step, examine how LAIKA VFX artists leverage technology and craftsmanship in order to create a final, film-ready image. Multiple case studies will be examined and behind-the-scenes footage from the studio’s latest film, Missing Link will be shared.

Steve Emerson is an Oscar-nominated visual effects supervisor. He has contributed to each of LAIKA’s award-winning films: Coraline, ParaNorman, The Boxtrolls, Kubo and the Two Strings and Missing Link. Prior to joining LAIKA, Steve spent nearly twenty years working in feature film visual effects as an artist and technical director.

How to watch the event: Visit or go to OMSI’s main Facebook page at 6:15 pm and scroll down. Here’s a link: You DO NOT need to have a Facebook account to watch the live stream. Also, watch for scammers trying to get you to sign up for the event. OMSI will NOT send you a request to sign up to view the Facebook Live event.

If you are unable to join us live, the video will automatically post to OMSI’s Facebook Videos.


May 26, 2020
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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