Laika Bowie State University Partnership

Laika, the animation studio responsible for Missing LinkKubo and the Two StringsCoraline, and more, is teaming with Bowie State University to build the nation’s first stop-motion animation studio at a historically Black college and university (HBCU). The partnership hopes to “enhance BSU’s animation curriculum, with the goal of providing a career pathway for BSU students into the animation industry,” with donations that “will fund upgrades to Bowie State’s green screen studio to allow stop-motion animation production. The art form, one of cinema’s oldest techniques, entails the incremental movement of objects, such as puppets, filmed 24X per second to create the illusion of movement.”

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