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

Steven Wong Jr. (@stevenwongjr)

Take a glimpse into one of the most important aspects of #stopmotion: the Armature department ✨ The job of these talented individuals is to assemble together puppet armatures that provide the movement of the #puppets of LAIKA’s films. In this clip, Armaturist Mark Gaiero (@gaieroguitars) goes through the processes to build Hanzo Origami’s #armature for the #stopmotionanimation film ‘Kubo and the Two Strings’! It’s a process that does not normally get featured in the #behindthescenes, but it is vital for the production of the movie. A big applause for the Armature department and all the fantastic work they do! 👏👏👏 Filmed by Steven Wong Jr. Property of #LAIKAstudios.
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Steven Wong Jr. (@stevenwongjr)

I recently had the awesome opportunity to collaborate with both @cirquedusoleil and @laikastudios on the first inaugural ‘We LAIKA’ episode featuring #stopmotion animator Kevin Parry (@kevinbparry)! We went #behindthescenes at the Cirque Du Soleil show KURIOS, and got to meet all the wonderful #Cirque performers, like the amazing @sophiacanta, @ekaterina.pirogovskay, @serchma_a as well as hand puppeteer, Nico 🙌 It was quite an unforgettable experience ✨ Of course, I couldn’t have done it alone, while I focused on the filming and editing, Pedro Valdez Jr (@pedrosomethingvaldez) assisted on lighting for the interview, Renee Radwan (@reneeradwan) as interviewer and assistant editor extraordinaire, Khoa Ngo as gaffer (@ngophotobiz) while Martin Pelham and Mark Shapiro provided additional artistic direction. Stay tuned for the next episode! 💫Filmed by Steven Wong Jr. Property of #LAIKAstudios
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Steven Wong Jr. (@stevenwongjr)

Konnichiwa! 🇯🇵 Today, the #stopmotion epic ‘Kubo and the Two Strings’ finally premieres in Japan ✨ As a student, I took Japanese Language in High School, where I promptly failed it multiple times (stay in school kids 👍📚) I thought it was only fitting to share a Japanese Trailer playing across the entirety of Japan in Japanese Language that used some of the #behindthescenes footage I shot (as well with #timelapse footage by the talented @ptszk) It’s funny how some things work out, take that sensei! 😜 Most of all, it sounds and looks pretty damn cool in Japanese, Sugoi! 💫
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Steven Wong Jr. (@stevenwongjr)

#tbt Here’s the awesomely talented Miniature Lighting Engineer Matt DeLeu prepping the lighting on the preying mantis ridden by Other Father from the #stopmotion classic #Coraline!✨ The screen used #puppets are being displayed on the Fantastic Garden exhibit at the Portland Art Museum! FUNFACT: One of the many responsibilities that Matt has at the studio is to make sure each and every #miniature light fixture is up and running. Matt has been at LAIKA since Coraline, one can only imagine how many miniature lights he’s worked on throughout the years! 💫 Photo by Steven Wong Jr. Property of #LAIKAstudios
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Steven Wong Jr. (@stevenwongjr)

Here’s another glimpse into the fantastic world of origami at #LAIKA! ✨ Talented Costume Fabricator Jiyoon Hong (@ji.rabbit) delicately puts the finishing touches on Hanzo Origami’s head from the #stopmotion film ‘Kubo and the Two Strings’! FUNFACT: The #origami ‘paper’ is actually made of Tyvek, which is a synthetic material used to protect buildings during construction. The reason for this decision is that Tyvek is much more sustainable to the rigors of #stopmotionanimation, rather than just normal paper or construction paper. 🤔 Fantastic work by the always awesome Jiyoon! 🙌 More origami #behindthescenes to come next week! Filmed by Steven Wong Jr. Property of #LAIKAstudios
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Steven Wong Jr. (@stevenwongjr)

Happy Origami Day!! 🙌Here’s an extended look #behindthescenes of talented Animator Kevin Parry (@kevinbparry) animating Hanzo Origami that I filmed nearly 2 years ago on the set of the #stopmotion epic ‘Kubo and the Two Strings’! FUNFACT: This video is actually from a collection of unreleased behind-the-scenes footage into the making of the #origami puppets from #Kubo! 😮 Let me know if you’d be interested in seeing more on future posts!!✨ Filmed by Steven Wong Jr. Property of #LAIKAstudios
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Steven Wong Jr. (@stevenwongjr)

Here’s a brief glimpse #behindthescenes into the RPQA view of the #stopmotion film ‘Kubo and the Two Strings’! As mentioned in a previous post, the RPQA (Rapid Prototype Quality Assurance) prep and process the #3Dprinted faces that provide all the emotions of the stopmotion puppets. Here you see one of those talented artists prep Baby Kubo’s face for the beginning sequence of the #stopmotionanimation epic. Their attention to detail is quite amazing 🙌The RPQAs definitely deserve a lot of the credit for the fantastic quality of the finished film! ✨ Shot by Steven Wong Jr. Property of #LAIKAstudios
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Steven Wong Jr. (@stevenwongjr)

Presenting the unsung heroes of #LAIKA in their awesomely creative Halloween costumes, the RPQAs! RPQA stands for Rapid Prototype Quality Assurance, they are the fantastic artists that prep and process the #3Dprinted faces that provide all the emotions of the #stopmotion puppets! 🙌 Be sure to check out the tags on the photo for their own awesome artwork ✨ Photo by Steven Wong Jr. Property of #LAIKAstudios
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Steven Wong Jr. (@stevenwongjr)

Halloween has come and gone, and the wonderful artists at #LAIKA definitely brought their A-game to their Halloween costume ✨ I had the wonderful opportunity to photograph all these talented peeps, many of which #handmade their costumes! Here’s an additional 10 costumes as a follow-up to the original 10 that were posted on @LAIKAstudios. Awesome job by everyone at the studio! 👏👏👏
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Steven Wong Jr. (@stevenwongjr)

Here’s a follow-up #behindthescenes photo I took of Set Dresser Evan Koehne (@artofevank) painting the stones on the Fantastic Garden from the #stopmotion classic #Coraline! 🙌 Did you know there are two versions of the Fantastic Garden, one a full-sized version and the other a smaller scale for wide shots! 🤔 Be sure to check-out my previous IG upload of a closer look of Evan working on this exhibit at the @portlandartmuseum! ✨✨✨ Photo by Steven Wong Jr. Property of #LAIKAstudios .
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Steven Wong Jr. (@stevenwongjr)

Can you guess what #stopmotion movie set, Evan Koehne (@artofevank) is working on? 🤔 If you said Coraline, you’re correct!🙌 Evan is set dressing the Fantastic Garden from the #stopmotionanimation classic #Coraline, by painting the stones in front of the gate for the ‘Animating Life’ exhibit at the @portlandartmuseum ✨ Stay tuned tomorrow for a different persepective of this shot! 👍 Photo by Steven Wong Jr. Property of #LAIKAstudios .
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Steven Wong Jr. (@stevenwongjr)

#tbt One of my favorite photos I’ve taken at the LAIKA exhibit set-up two weeks ago ✨ Set Dresser Devin Dahl (@thedahlbauchery) preps and sorts out the #miniature columns on #theBoxtrolls set for #LAIKA’s ‘Animating Life’ exhibit at the @PortlandArtMuseum. Devin also did the #setdressing at ‘The LAIKA Experience’ during San Diego Comic-Con! Great job by the fantastically talented team that put the LAIKA exhibits all together! 👏👏👏 Photo by Steven Wong Jr. Property of #LAIKAstudios
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Steven Wong Jr. (@stevenwongjr)

Halloween has come and gone 🎃 though the work is definitely not over ✨ While I’m at the studio finishing up the selects from the #LAIKA Halloween Photoshoot, thought it would be great to share one last #inktober submission, another #behindthescenes glimpse into the ending credits of ‘Kubo and the Two Strings’! Key Assistant Animator Ginny Parmele brings her creativity into the #handdrawn Sisters sequence in the #stopmotion epic. Fantastic job by Ginny and the rest of the talented artists on the credits 👌🙌👏 Hope everyone had a wonderful Halloween! Filmed by Steven Wong Jr. Property of #LAIKAstudios
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Steven Wong Jr. (@stevenwongjr)

With #Halloween sneaking up tomorrow, here’s two rad #costumes made by Ning Xu (@ningxu86) and Sijia Huang (@sijjjia) of ‘Kubo and the Two Strings’ Hanzo Origami and Origami Chicken from Halloween 2016! 🎃 Both were all amazingly #handmade by these awesome artists, consisting of paint and cardboard! 👏👏👏 HALLOWEEN NEWS: I’ll be handling the @LAIKAstudios Halloween Instagram stories tomorrow, documenting all the Halloween festivities at the studio, as well as documenting on my own Instagram stories 🙌, be sure to tune in! 😉👌Photo by Steven Wong Jr. Property of #LAIKAstudios
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Steven Wong Jr. (@stevenwongjr)

With #inktober almost coming to an end, what a great time to share the wonderful work of David Vandervoort on the ending credits of ‘Kubo and the Two Strings’ ✨ Dave was the animation supervisor for the sequence and was part of the amazing team that brought the #handdrawn scene to life! Wonderful job by the End Credits team! 👏👏👏 Video shot by Steven Wong Jr. Property of #LAIKAstudios
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Steven Wong Jr. (@stevenwongjr)

a little sneak peak #behindthescenes of the behind-the-scenes at #LAIKAstudios 😉🎬✨ featuring @kevinbparry, @reneeradwan, & myself (📸: @pedrosomethingvaldez)

Steven Wong Jr. (@stevenwongjr)

Here’s the second episode of Inside LAIKA that I had the awesome chance to work on with @LAIKAstudios featuring Lead Landscape Artist Doug Mitchell ✨ FUNFACT: The #Coraline pumpkin and the other pumpkins roughly took 3 days for Doug to make 🙌 In addition, Doug was one of the primary artists that sculpted and built the underground caverns from scratch for the #stopmotion movie ‘The Boxtrolls’. Throughout the entire film, he primarily just worked on the caverns, that’s over a year of work just on that! For the last few weeks, I’ve spend majority of my time #behindthescenes covering the Animating Life exhibit at @PortlandArtMuseum, while being off-site I had a group of talented artists at the studio to assist me in the creation of this project. Big credit should definitely go to both Khoa Ngo (@ngophotoig) who filmed majority of the video including the #timelapse and Renee Radwan (@reneeradwan) who coordinated the shoots, did pre-edits and conducted the interview. These two made my task of editing the piece together definitely easier, couldn’t have done it without them! 👏Further credit goes to Director of Photography of ‘Kubo and the Two Strings’ Frank Passingham, AC Pedro Valdez, Jr (@pedrosomethingvaldez) AC John Leonhardt (@jsleonhardt) for lighting/camera assistance, Tim Garbutt (@mist_yo_plants), providing #motiongraphics and Martin Pelham for artistic direction 👏👏👏 Lucky to have such a fantastic team! Hope you all went out and made some awesome LAIKA pumpkins! 🎃 Property of #LAIKAstudios
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Steven Wong Jr. (@stevenwongjr)

Talented LAIKA #stopmotion animator Ludovic Berardo creates the terrifying moment when Kubo glimpses upon the Sisters for the very first time in the #stopmotionanimation film ‘Kubo and the Two Strings’! Ludo intricately animates both the Sisters puppet and Kubo #puppet simultaneously as the Sisters glide over the water towards the cemetery set. The water, of course, is added in post by the awesome VFX team 🙌 I’ll be uploading PART 2 sequence, in the near future!✨ Fantastic job by the fantastic Ludo! 👏👏👏 Video Shot by Steven Wong Jr. Property of #LAIKAstudios
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