The Making of Kubo

The art took inspiration from such Japanese mediums as ink wash painting and origami among others. A particular influence came from the ukiyo-e wood block style, with Laika intending to make the entire film “to look and feel as if it’s a moving woodblock print” Assistance came from 3D printing firm, Stratasys who allowed Laika to use their newest technogies in exchange for feedback on them.

For the Skeleton monster the team created a giant 16 foot, 400 pound puppet, which Laika claims is the record holder for largest stop motion puppet. The idea to make such a massive puppet was born out of a fear that individual smaller parts (meant to represent the larger monster) would not work well on screen interacting with the other puppets. The resulting puppet was built in two parts which were then attached together by magnets. For movement Laika had to design a robot to easily manipulate it. The team at one point purchased an industrial robot off of eBay but found that it would not work with their setup.

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Stop Motion Evaluation

What influenced what the fact that  enjoy drinking water and thought that it would be a fun to animate a cup of water. I think when I started the animation the idea was very simple is the way there wasn’t many frames and scenes that I had to shoot. So i expanded the idea. I think the overall design is okay for the time I did it in but i would create more frames. I am happy with the materials used in the animation. I think I would have been better if overall i used Clay characters rather than pens. I think the colour scheme was okay however it was mostly white due to the fact that water doesn’t have a colour and the cup i used was also clear. I think i didn’t send enough time on it due to the shakiness of the first part of the animation. I would have spent long on it if i had time. During the half term ill make a better one with less shaking. I think that only thing that would make my animation better would be that the shaking at the start is lessened or removed due to the fact that it can be annoying to watch and takes away concentration on whats happening in the actual few seconds it happens. People think that my animation is good but could be improved by removing the shake (above).

Treatment For My Animation

My animation is about reaching a safe haven because the place there are in at the moment is turning into a tip.

In the Year 6021 a colonies planet is dying. And there is a Legend that 1000s of Miles south there is a safe haven where everything is perfect. Travelling there is the problem as they have to go though the Space Worm’s Path to reach it. They start the journey with despair and travel to the Space Worms Path. They get though the Path fine and in the distance see the Vibrant green planet.

I think my animation is aimed at a young audience due to the very simple design

Animation Assessment: Hope

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Hope is not just a singular thing but changes for everyone. Hope can be both seen as a good thing and to some a bad thing.

Some Ideas of Hope:

  • A Plant that survives a nuclear explosion. That hope for new life
  • Before dying hoping you’ll see your family again
  • Achieving something in life
  •  Being good at something you do
  • Soldier coming home from a war
  • Travelling to a new place which is a safe haven
  • Hope of Survival

The Impossible is a Film based on a true story. A family go on a holiday to a resort and that same resort gets hit by a Tsunami. Just their luck. The film is very gripping and features many scenes that many people would not watch because they are very graphic. The film shows the terrible fortune of the family that the film is based on experienced. Thankfully during the whole film none of the family die and all make it out with a few scars. Throughout the film many people will hope that the family get out of it alive.

Kubo And the Two strings: This is a film in which Young Kubo’s (Art Parkinson) peaceful existence comes crashing down when he accidentally summons a vengeful spirit from the past. Now on the run, Kubo joins forces with Monkey  and Beetle to unlock a secret legacy. Armed with a magical instrument, Kubo must battle the Moon King and other gods and monsters to save his family and in the course hopes to solve the mystery of his fallen father, the greatest samurai warrior the world has ever known.

Although both films could have negative endings, the main characters never give up hope and that feeling is present all the way through the films. Both films also emphasise the importance of family, reconciliation and hope.

 

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