Saturday, August 6, 2022

the claymation pioneer that invented the Noid, the California Raisins, in modern claymation in the 80s, is the subject of a documentary Claydream

but the founder Nike invested in the company and took it over to give it to his son, and now it's Laika Studios, which made Coraline, The Boxtrolls, and Kubota and the Two Strings

“Laika: Life in Stop Motion” will open at the Museum of the Moving Image (MoMI) on September 1, 2022 and run through August 27, 2023.

“Life in Stop Motion” will share puppets, sets, and video clips from their first five films: Coraline (2009), ParaNorman (2012), The Boxtrolls (2014), Kubo and the Two Strings (2016), and Missing Link (2019).

Laika has created unforgettable characters and stories using stop-motion animation with hand-crafted techniques that date from the emergence of cinema. At the same time, they have done more than any other studio to bring this art form into the digital age.

Friday, July 15, 2022

a documentary has been made over the past 7 or 8 years, about cosplay! Very cool! Here's the trailer and links to the movie theater distribution, etc

Cosplay Universe explores the rise and evolution of Cosplay; the art form of becoming a character that you love, demonstrating the personality, while in contume that accurately represents the character from tv, movies, games, or comic books.

The film demonstrates that Cosplayers can transform and expand their perceptions of themselves while finding community and exploring acting.

Featuring industry leaders such as Stan Lee and Yaya Han, as well as expert competitors in the World Cosplay Summit, this fascinating documentary feature explores this growing global trend and the psychology behind this extreme form of self-expression.

Cosplay Universe captures the magic of personal transformation that allows cosplayers to step outside themselves, emulating the heroes whose qualities they aspire to attain.