Reel Science: Stop Motion Visual Effects & Coraline

Date: Jan. 15, 2014 Time: 6-9 p.m. Located at: The Empirical Theater
Who is this for: all ages Cost: $5 non-members; $4 members

Reel Science: Stop Motion Visual Effects & Coraline

with Steve Emerson, compositing supervisor at LAIKA

Watch and learn at The Empirical Theater as OMSI brings the science of your favorite movies to life on the big screen. Perfect for science and film lovers alike, this monthly series combines the best Science Pub with the fun of movie night, bringing in experts to amplify your movie-watching experience. 

Join OMSI and LAIKA for the launch of this monthly program as we look inside the science of Coraline with Steve Emerson, compositing supervisor at LAIKA. Watch the film and learn about the stop motion visual effects. 
 
Emerson's diverse background in visual effects is highlighted by his work on Coraline (2009) and ParaNorman (2012) where he served as 2D & Compositing Supervisor. As a Technical Director and Compositor, he has contributed to a number of feature films, including The Matrix Revolutions, The Matrix Reloaded, Beowulf and Transformers. He has spoken at major events, including SIGGRAPH in 2012.
 
Reel Science – Empirical Theater is a new monthly event open to all ages. No RSVP or scientific background required. Just bring your curiosity, sense of humor, and appetite for food, drinks, and knowledge! 

$5 for non-members & $4 for members. Tell your friends. We hope to see you there!

Questions? E-mail events@omsi.edu.



About LAIKA:
LAIKA is an animation studio specializing in feature films, commercials and shorts. Travis Knight serves as President and CEO of the company, which is owned by Nike co-founder and Chairman Philip H. Knight.  LAIKA has produced two Oscar-nominated stop-motion films: ParaNorman (2012) and Coraline (2009) as well as the CG short Moongirl (2005).  LAIKA's next animated feature, The Boxtrolls, will premiere in theaters on September 26, 2014.  For more information: www.laika.com.


About Coraline:
Coraline (2009) was the first stop-motion feature to be conceived and photographed in stereoscopic 3D. Written and directed by Henry Selick (The Nightmare Before Christmas, James and the Giant Peach), Coraline had its world premiere on February 5, 2009 at the Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall in Portland. Among other awards, Coraline captured the prestigious Cristal at the Annecy International Animation Festival in France.