Steven Wong Jr. (@stevenwongjr) [similar]

from Hawaii 🏝️ filmmaker + photographer 🎞️ bts photo & video @ LAIKA Studios 🎥 Unit Stills Photographer 📸 for 'Kubo and the Two Strings'

Steven Wong Jr. (@stevenwongjr)

Every now and then, I have the opportunity to work on a fun video project, away from the wonderful world of #stopmotion ✨ Here’s a #behindthescenes photo of my time directing a short documentary featuring a collaboration between @portlandstate @oregonstate and @ohsunews 🙌 For all those aspiring artists out there, I would totally recommend consistently challenging yourself with different types of projects, it’s a great way to continue growing at your craft 💫 Photo by Aaron Bieleck
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Steven Wong Jr. (@stevenwongjr)

Take a glimpse into the world of talented Set Dresser Evan Koehne (@artofevank) while he adds a touch of paint on top of Norman’s House at the @PortlandArtMuseum LAIKA exhibit. You might recognize the house, of course, from the #stopmotion film ‘Paranorman’✨Photo by Steven Wong Jr. Published in oregonlive.com, Property of #LAIKAstudios
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#paranorman #stopmotionanimation #animation #behindthescenes #modelmaking #claymation #timburton #handmade #makersgonnamake #artistsofinstagram #maker #characterdesign #sculpey #filmmaking #calledtobecreative #miniatures #scalemodel #prop #visualeffects #makingof #puppet #armature #comiccon #setdesign #LAIKA #craft #artisen #miniature

Steven Wong Jr. (@stevenwongjr)

Happy Chinese New Years!!🎉 Being half-Chinese, this was definitely a big day for my family growing up. Like this photo I took of the sunrise over PDX, it’s the beginning of something new ✨ Hope everyone has a wonderful Lunar New Years 💫

Steven Wong Jr. (@stevenwongjr)

Happy Valentine’s Day!!! 💘 Here’s a lovely moment between #Coraline and Norman (from #Paranorman) that I had the awesome chance to work on over a year ago with #LAIKAstudios!! Props to Director of Photography Frank Passingham, fresh off his role on ‘Kubo and the Two Strings’, lighting the scene so eloquently (notice the individual light on the rose and highlights in the eyes 😮). Talented #LAIKA Animator Malcolm Lamont (@malcolmlamonster) animated both puppets. And of course, Gavin Brown (@gavinbrownmedia) as Assistant Camera, Michael Gall as Gaffer and Martin Pelham rounding out the awesome crew 👏👏👏 Hope everyone has a lovely Valentine’s Day!! ❤️🎉💥
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Steven Wong Jr. (@stevenwongjr)

With the #stopmotion film #Coraline having its 9th Anniversary just a few days ago, here’s a #throwback glimpse into Coraline’s tunnel leading to the #handmade Pink Palace miniature during the LAIKA Experience at Universal Studios Hollywood! 🙌✨ Time def flies! 💫 Photo by Steven Wong Jr. Property of #LAIKAstudios
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#setlife #onset #stopmotionanimation #animation #modelmaking #claymation #timburton #makersgonnamake #artistsofinstagram #maker #characterdesign #sculpey #filmmaking #thenightmarebeforechristmas #miniatures #scalemodel #visualeffects #miniature #characteranimation #LAIKA #sculpture #sculpt #puppet #puppets

Steven Wong Jr. (@stevenwongjr)

Even though there is only one Hall of Bones Giant Skeleton created for the #stopmotion flick ‘Kubo and the Two Strings”, it took a team of wonderfully talented artists to bring it to life. As an artist you might sometimes think you can do everything yourself, but often you’ll find that you can create something even better with just a little bit of collaboration. Presenting the awesome team of creatives that made this huge puppet from fabrication to the big screen! ✨ Great job by a fantastic team 🙌 Photo by Steven Wong Jr. Property of #LAIKAstudios
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#stopmotionanimation #animation #behindthescenes #modelmaking #claymation #timburton #handmade #makersgonnamake #artistsofinstagram #maker #characterdesign #sculpey #filmmaking #redditphotography #miniatures #scalemodel #prop #visualeffects #miniature #makingof #puppet #aardman #comiccon #setdesign #LAIKA #puppet #puppets #thenightmarebeforechristmas

Steven Wong Jr. (@stevenwongjr)

Here’s the star of the latest ‘Inside LAIKA’ episode, the talented Hair and Fur Fabricator Brooke Duckart (@brookduckart), while she preps Monkey’s fur for her performance in the #stopmotion epic ‘Kubo and the Two Strings’! Amazing job by Brooke and the simply incredible Hair and Fur team ✨👌 Featured on ‘Kubo and the Two Strings’ Featurettes, Filmed by Steven Wong Jr Property of #LAIKAstudios
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Steven Wong Jr. (@stevenwongjr)

Here’s a relaxing glimpse into one of my old surf spots when I was a bit younger. It’s definitely one my favorite memories of growing up in Hawaii 🌴🌊 Do you have any fond memories from where you grew up?✨
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#travel #instatravel #travelgram #traveling #vacation #instagood #stayandwander #wanderlust #goplaces #theoutbound #goexplore #ilovetravel #instago #ilovetravel #worldcaptures #postcardsfromtheworld #instavacation #travelblogger #getaway #adventure

Steven Wong Jr. (@stevenwongjr)

Talented Set Dresser Joe Cool (@pushjoe) puts the finishing touches in the middle of the Fantastic Garden set at the Portland Art Museum’s ‘Animating LAIKA’ exhibit! ✨ You might notice recognize this set, of course, from the #stopmotion film #Coraline! If you could walk in any of the #LAIKA miniature sets, what would it be?? 🤔 Photo by Steven Wong Jr. Published in oregonlive.com, Property of #LAIKAstudios
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#stopmotionanimation #animation #behindthescenes #modelmaking #claymation #timburton #handmade #makersgonnamake #artistsofinstagram #maker #characterdesign #sculpey #filmmaking #miniatures #scalemodel #pdx #visualeffects #miniature #makingof #puppet #armature #comiccon #setdesign #LAIKA #puppet #puppets #thenightmarebeforechristmas

Steven Wong Jr. (@stevenwongjr)

My studio work desk is covered with an assortment of random knick-knacks from my time with #LAIKAstudios. Amongst the knick-knacks are two meaningful items that stand out, the first is the crew gift of the #3Dprinted Moonbeast face, a fantastic reminder of my time working on the #stopmotion flick ‘Kubo and the Two Strings’. The second is from a random fortune cookie, a great message for all those aspiring artists out there 💫 Do you have anything awesome on your desk that means a lot to you? ✨
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Steven Wong Jr. (@stevenwongjr)

Had a blast today with @LAIKAstudios working with the awesome Grant Imahara (@grantimahara) from ‘Mythbusters’ (pictured) along with the Director of ‘The Boxtrolls’ Graham Annable (@grickle14), Armaturist Sid Tucker and Rigger David Pugh, talking about all that #behindthescenes goodness at the @PortlandArtMusuem 🙌✨ Photo (📱) by Steven Wong Jr
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#kuboandthetwostrings #kubo #kubomovie #coraline #paranorman #theboxtrolls #boxtrolls #LAIKAstudios #stopmotion #stopmotionanimation #animation #modelmaking #claymation #filmmaking #puppet #puppets #makingof #behindthescenes #LAIKA #pdx #museum #maker #thenightmarebeforechristmas #mythbusters

Steven Wong Jr. (@stevenwongjr)

Here’s the latest episode of ‘Inside LAIKA’ that I had the awesome opportunity to shoot and edit with @LAIKAstudios, starring the talented Brooke Duckart (@brookeduckart) sculpting her awesome AiryBEASTS 💫 I filmed Brooke #behindthescenes working on Monkey’s fur from the #stopmotion film ‘Kubo and the Two Strings’ several years ago, so it was fantastic to work together again to cover her sculpting process on her AiryBEASTS. Multitask wizard Renee Radwan (@reneeradwan) provided interviews, coordinating, and assistant editing on this project. Pedro Valdez Jr. (@pedrosomethingvaldez) assisted in lighting the interview and Tim Garbutt (@mist_yo_plants) provided motion graphics, while Martin Pelham and the marketing team provided additional artistic direction. Filmed by Steven Wong Jr. Property of #LAIKAStudios
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Steven Wong Jr. (@stevenwongjr)

#tbt every year I travel someplace in the world that I’ve never been before, taking photographs and enjoying the food and sights along the way ✨ This photo (taken by @giffiew) was shot at one of the steps of Xochicalco, located in the beautiful Mexico 🇲🇽 Is there a place in the world you’ve always wanted to travel to? 🌎
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#architecture #travel #city #instatravel #travelgram #traveling #vacation #instagood #stayandwander #wanderlust #goplaces #theoutbound #goexplore #ilovetravel #visitmexico #travelmexico #instago #ilovetravel #worldcaptures #postcardsfromtheworld #instavacation #travelblogger #getaway #adventure

Steven Wong Jr. (@stevenwongjr)

Talented Set Dresser Clark Walter (@dietmountaindude) puts the final touches on one of the the amazing displays at the Portland Art Museum ‘Animating LAIKA’ exhibit! You might recognize this set, of course, from the #stopmotion film ‘The Boxtrolls’✨ Photo by Steven Wong Jr. Published in oregonlive.com, Property of #LAIKAstudios
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#theboxtrolls #stopmotionanimation #animation #behindthescenes #modelmaking #claymation #timburton #handmade #makersgonnamake #artistsofinstagram #maker #characterdesign #sculpey #filmmaking #calledtobecreative #miniatures #scalemodel #prop #visualeffects #miniature #makingof #puppet #armature #comiccon #setdesign #LAIKA #craft #artisen
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