Thursday, April 25, 2019

Brian McLean Talk - Leica

First Floor Auditorium

Design Builiding - LSU, Baton Rouge

5:00 pm

Brian McLean is LAIKA's Director of Rapid Prototyping and was awarded a Scientific and Engineering Oscar plaque in 2016 for pioneering the use of 3D printers in stop-motion animated characters. In 2017, he received an Academy Award nomination for Outstanding Visual Effects for his contributions to Kubo and the Two Strings. In 2009, Brain won an Annie Award for SPecial Achievement in Animation for his work on Coraline and following the release of ParaNorman, was named by VARIETY as on of 2012's "Animation Elite". Prior to LAIKA, Brain worked as a classically trained sculptor and model maker for print and advertising.

Come see Brian talk about Leica's rapid prototyping and their desing process.