That Jason Potter and his colleagues at LAIKA are psyched to have just completed 60 seconds of their film, ParaNorman, in the past week might seem strange to some. But for those familiar with stop-motion moviemaking and the painstaking effort it takes to produce millions of unique film frames, the accomplishment is extraordinary.
“Normal stop-motion animation has 24 frames per second but because we are shooting in 3D, we’re shooting 48 frames per second,” says Jason. The Full Sail Film grad works as a senior data wrangler at LAIKA, the same Portland-based animation studio that created the film Coraline in 2009. ParaNorman, a movie featuring zombies, ghosts and a small New England town will be released in theaters on August 17, 2012.
Check out this trailer for ParaNorman and read more about Jason and his stop-motion film work in the profile we just posted over at FullSail.edu.