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from Hawaii 🏝️ photo & video for @laikastudios 🎥 Behind-the-Scenes Unit Photographer 📸 for 'Kubo and the Two Strings'

Steven Wong Jr. (@stevenwongjr)

Presenting a life-sized version of Oogie Boogie from the #stopmotion classic ‘The Nightmare Before Christmas’ 😲✨ The #costume was fantasically #handmade by Stopmotion Rigger Tommy Thompson for Halloween 2015 👏👏👏 Yup, this is the same Tommy who created the Catbus for Halloween 2016 👌The photo was taken in the old rigging area of LAIKA studios. I wonder what Tommy will create for Halloween this year? 🤔 Photo by Steven Wong Jr. Property of #LAIKAstudios
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Steven Wong Jr. (@stevenwongjr)

Here’s the first inaugural episode of ‘Inside LAIKA’ that I shot and edited with @laikastudios ✨The graphics were created by Graphic Designer Tim Garbutt (@mist_yo_plants)! Stopmotion Rigger Tommy Thompson showcases his #handmade Catbus from the Studio Ghibli classic, ‘My Neighbor Totoro’ The original #costume was built for Halloween 2016 and was fully collapsible, the bus was then modified for the PDX Soapbox Derby with a sturdy metal frame by Metal Fabricator Jayson Cooper. Brakes and further steering were added to make the vehicle #SoapBox Derby compatible. FUNFACT: Tommy Thompson's previous Halloween costume was a life size Oogie Boogie from "The Nightmare Before Christmas" 😮 Video Property of #LAIKAstudios
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Steven Wong Jr. (@stevenwongjr)

Talented LAIKA Animator Kevin Parry in full concentration mode during the Kubo and Moon Beast battle sequence from the #stopmotion film “Kubo and the Two Strings”. Swing on by Kevin’s instagram (@kevinbparry) for the #behindthescenes look of this animation! ✨ Photo by Steven Wong Jr. Property of #LAIKAstudios
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#tbt catching a brief moment of everlasting happiness 📸💫 congrats @lawsomee! ✨🎉

Steven Wong Jr. (@stevenwongjr)

Here’s a follow-up #behindthescenes sequence that I filmed with the talented Animator James Mendola (@jamesmendola) who intricately animated the paper Hanzo Fortress in the Kubo dream sequence from ‘Kubo and the Two Strings’ ✨ Be sure to check out my previous post that showcases the entire Hanzo Fortress #timelapse and finished sequence 👍Great job, James! 👏👏👏 Filmed by Steven Wong Jr. Property of #LAIKAstudios
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Here’s one of the #timelapses I shot during the production of the #stopmotion epic ‘Kubo and the Two Strings’!! Talented Animator James Mendola (@jamesmendola) brings life to the #origami version of Hanzo’s Fortress, during the dream sequence with his Grandfather. In the bottom right corner of the clip, you can see the finished sequence of the animation ✨ Notice as the camera moves through the shot as well 👌 James definitely did a fantastic job animating that giant paper building ✨✨✨ #Timelapse by Steven Wong Jr. Property of #LAIKAstudios
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Steven Wong Jr. (@stevenwongjr)

Here’s the magnificent #handmade Catbus that was showcased on @laikastudios in the inaugural first episode of 'Inside LAIKA' that I had the fun opportunity to work on 🤗check it out if you haven’t seen it yet!! The Catbus costume was created by Stop-motion Rigger Tommy Thompson who was inspired by the character of the #StudioGhibli animated classic ‘My Neighbor Totoro’. Tommy made the costume from scratch and as you can see from this photo you can fit quite a few peeps in the vehicle 😂👌More #behindthescenes tidbits about the Catbus episode on a future a IG post ✨ Photo by Steven Wong Jr. Property of #LAIKAstudios
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with the forest fires in the east, the high heat temperature, and the ash falling from the skies, I glimpsed upon an airplane pass though heavy smoke over a red sun... what a weird weather day 😧

Steven Wong Jr. (@stevenwongjr)

In a follow-up to my recent post featuring the #behindthescenes of the ending credits from ‘Kubo and the Two Strings’, here is the wonderfully talented Key Assistant Animator Margie Daniels (@magenta.s.k.i.e.s) carefully sketching the animated Sisters sequence from the #stopmotion epic. I had the joy working closely with Margie and had many conversations of #handdrawn 2D animation throughout her years. As a child, I always dreamed of being a #Disney 2D animator, the experiences filming Margie Daniels, Ben Adams (@mentalben69), and the rest of the ending sequence team, truly made me feel like a kid again. What a fantastic memorable experience ✨Filmed by Steven Wong Jr. Property of #LAIKAstudios
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Steven Wong Jr. (@stevenwongjr)

Did you know that the ending credits of the #stopmotion epic ‘Kubo and the Two Strings’ was all hand drawn?! 🤔A little more than a year ago, I was lucky enough to work closely with all the talented animators and artists that brought this ending sequence to life, here’s a little glimpse of what it took to create the magic 💫 Fantastic work by Ben Adams (@mentalben69) and the rest of the fantastic team 👏👏👏 Filmed by Steven Wong Jr. Property of #LAIKAstudios
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Steven Wong Jr. (@stevenwongjr)

Its been over a month since the #LAIKA Experience at the San Diego Comic-Con and for those that couldn’t make the trip to the Experience, here’s a tour of the entire exhibit and you don’t even need to stay in line!! 😉 The #behindthescenes exhibit covers all of LAIKA’s current #stopmotion movies, Coraline, Paranorman, The Boxtrolls, and of course, #Kubo and the Two Strings. Enjoy your own personal virtual tour of the LAIKA Experience and don't forget to swipe left!! ✨✨✨ Photos by Steven Wong Jr. Property of #LAIKAstudios
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Steven Wong Jr. (@stevenwongjr)

Here’s a #tbt carousel of nine #behindthescenes stills that I took during my time at the #LAIKA Experience at the San Diego Comic-Con!! Over 4,000 people visited the experience and this is just a small coverage of moments that happened! This coming Monday (8/28) I’ll be uploading on IG a carousel tour of the actual LAIKA Experience for all those that missed it, stay tuned!! ✨✨✨ Photos by Steven Wong Jr. Property of #LAIKAstudios

Steven Wong Jr. (@stevenwongjr)

Today marks the one year anniversary of the premiere of the #stopmotion epic ‘Kubo and the Two Strings’!! I had the awesome pleasure of working #behindthescenes on the production of #Kubo with the amazingly talented artists at #LAIKAstudios!! Ever since I was a child, I dreamed someday of working on a major motion picture and having my name displayed at the ending credits... ‘Kubo and the Two Strings’ will always have a special place in my heart because it was my very first major motion picture credit, finally making that childhood dream come true 🙂 For those out there who dream, anything is possible, follow your heart and follow your dreams! ✨💫 Happy One Year Anniversary, Kubo!!!
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Steven Wong Jr. (@stevenwongjr)

Taking a quick break from #LAIKA Experience photos, for a #flashbackfriday throwback to the #stopmotion film ‘Kubo and the Two Strings’!! Here is the amazingly talented crew that created the Garden of Eyes Monster 👏👏👏 In the photo are the sculpters, motion control operators, model makers, painters, riggers, ACs, LCs, ADs, and animators that brought the big guy to life ✨💫 There is only one monster in existence, and these artists definitely did an excellent job bringing it to life!👍👍 Photo by Steven Wong Jr. Property of #LAIKAstudios
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Believe it or not, there were over 4,000 visitors throughout the LAIKA Experience in San Diego!!✨ Here's probably one of the more adventurous photos I took during my stay during Comic-Con. FUNFACT: To get this shot, I stood in the middle of the most crowded street in the Gas Lamp district on a shaky ladder, while directing the group of brand ambassadors, guests, and characters at the same time, preventing getting hit by cars 😓 All-in-all it was def worth the shot 😃👌More #LAIKA Experience #behindthescenes to come! Photo by Steven Wong Jr. Property of #LAIKAstudios
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if you look closely throughout the crowd, you might recognize a familiar #TheBoxtrolls character... That's right, there's Sparky surrounded by the thousands of people that descended on Comic-Con in San Diego!! ✨ Navigating through the crowd to take stills was complicated enough for myself, can't imagine doing it in full Boxtrolls garb 😧 Shout out to the #LAIKA Brand Ambassadors and Character actors that made it all possible 👏👏👏 you da real MVP 👌 Photo by Steven Wong Jr. Property of #LAIKAstudios
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Steven Wong Jr. (@stevenwongjr)

Was lucky enough to meet and work with voice actor extraordinaire Dee Bradley Baker (@deebradleybaker) during my time at the #LAIKA Experience in San Diego!!! Here he is signing autographing, surprising random fans in front of The Boxtrolls exhibit ✨ His career has covered many years of providing voices for characters such as ‘Fish’ from #stopmotion film the #TheBoxtrolls, Klaus from ‘American Dad!’, the Clone Troopers in ‘Star Wars: The Clone Wars’, Daffy Duck / Tazmanian Devil from ‘Space Jam’, Appa / Momo from ‘Avatar: The Last Airbender’ Atlas and Peabody in ‘Portal 2’,and a whole lot more!! But most of all, he voiced Olmec from one on my favorite shows growing up ‘Legends of the Hidden Temple”!! He even said ‘Let’s Rock” in Olmec’s voice, which was too awesome to put into words 😲😧😦Definitely a great guy and a pleasure to work with! 👍👍 Photo by Steven Wong Jr. Property of #LAIKAstudios

Steven Wong Jr. (@stevenwongjr)

I’ve been back from the #LAIKA Experience for a week already and I thought it be awesome to share a few published photos from my time #behindthescenes at San Diego Comic-con!! 🤗 For the next few weeks, I’ll be sharing bts photos from the exhibit! At the end of the run, I’ll be posting a carousel of photos touring the actual LAIKA Experience exhibit, for all that missed it, stay tuned!!! 💫IN THIS PHOTO: LAIKA #stopmotion animator Mike Hollenbeck carefully poses #TheBoxtrolls screen used puppet, Eggs, for the window display at the LAIKA Experience exhibit in San Diego. The vignette in the photo is caused by the reflection of the glass. ✨ Did you know, set-up of the exhibit took roughly around 2-3 days before the grand opening 😮 Photo by Steven Wong Jr. Property of #LAIKAstudios
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