The stop-motion animation movie Coraline is based on a fantasy book by Neil Gaiman. Learn more about the film after the break.
Coraline, released in 2009, is a fantasy stop-motion animation film. Although it may seem that the story is geared towards children, it appeals to adults as well. The story revolves around Coraline, a girl who has just moved in to an old house with her parents. With nothing to do, she wanders around the house and finds an entrance to a parallel world where she encounters someone who looks like her mother but having buttons for eyes. Although the parallel universe offers Caroline all she could ask for, she soon realizes that the other mother wants to keep her there forever. Coraline has to muster up the courage to find a way back to her real home.
The director of the film, Henry Selick, is best known for his work on several stop-motion animation films including James and the Giant Peach and The Nightmare Before Christmas. He worked on the screenplay for several years before getting it ‘right’. Since the film was based on Neil Gaiman’s book with the same title, there were several parts of the book that seemed off when translated into the big screen. Neil Gaiman encouraged Henry Selick to make a few adjustments to the story in order to make it apt for a film adaptation. Henry Selick describes the movie as a ‘modern but dark fairy tale’.
Coraline is the very first stop-motion animation film that was shot completely in 3D.
The pre-production of the movie lasted for 2 years and the shoot took 18 months to complete.
183,000 square-feet of space was used as a studio for the shooting.
130 sets were built for the film.
28 puppets in different sizes were made for the character of Coraline alone.
The snow used was made out of baking soda and superglue.
One crew member was solely dedicated to knitting small sweaters for the puppets.
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Papajay is a Hong Kong-based film director who joined the LomoKino Festival in 2013. An expert at shooting movies using film, Papajay still shoots using Super 8 and Super 16 cameras for his film projects. This time, he tried a very rare medium for film-making — LomoChrome Purple 16mm Motion Film.
One Christmas, David Townsend was given the Konstruktor by his wife. It sparked an idea in his head, taking inspiration from Jack Lowe's Lifeboat Station project and his love for photography. He built and beautifully customised the Konstruktor and has just embarked on his own long term analogue project, because a camera is for life, not just for Christmas. Learn more about his project in this interview.
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