BoxTrolls: Behind-the-Scenes Look at Stop-Motion Animation!


BoxTrolls: Behind-the-Scenes Look at Stop-Motion Animation!

6:30 p.m. February 26 at the Speakeasy Theater and Grand Vacation Community Center Hopeful Room  6:30 p.m. February 27 at the Skyline Cinema Theater

The Breckenridge Film Festival is pleased to expand its year-round programming with a behind-the-scenes look at stop-motion animation, the technique behind the creation of 2015 Academy Award nominee “The BoxTrolls” and its sister film, “Coraline.”

Producer Mark Shapiro will bring puppets, sets and an audio-visual presentation to Breckenridge and Dillon during his two-day stay in Summit County for an odyssey into film education unlike any other.

Stop-motion animation is a cinematic process, or technique, used to make static objects appear as if they were moving. It is commonly used in Claymation and puppet-based animation. Much like a picture flip-book, stop-motion animation employs objects that are moved in small increments between individually photographed frames, creating the illusion of movement when the series of frames is played as a continuous sequence. Shapiro’s presentation should illuminate just how difficult and time consuming – yet visually rewarding – such a technique is.

The BoxTrolls has been nominated for Best Animated Picture at the upcoming Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences Awards slated for Feb. 22. It was also nominated at the Golden Globes and for an Annie Award.

Tickets at $5 for children and $10 for adults in advance, with ticket prices increasing by $2 at the door.
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