On November 6th, 2011 Suzanne Twining spoke at the Siren Nation film festival.
From the program:
An Evening with Suzanne Twining
Stop-motion animator Suzanne Twining (ParaNorman, Coraline) will be showing clips from her work and discussing the process of bringing a universe, a host of characters and a story to life — one frame at a time.
Presented by LAIKA Studios.
LAIKA is an animation company specializing in feature films, commercials and short films. Travis Knight serves as President an d CEO of the company, which is owned by Nike co-founder and Chairman Philip H. Knight. LAIKA’s first stop-motion movie, Coraline, was released to critical acclaim on February 6, 2009. ParaNorman, LAIKA’s second stop-motion 3D feature will be in theaters on August 17, 2012. The short Moongirl (2005) was the company’s fi rst all-CG-animated film. For more information, access www.laika.com.
Coraline (2009) was the first stop-motion feature to be conceived and photographed in stereoscopic 3D. Written and directed by Henry Selick (The Nightmare Before Christmas, James and the Giant Peach), Coraline had its world premiere on February 5, 2009 at the Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall in Portland. Among other awards in 2009, Coraline was nominated for an Academy Award®, and also captured the prestigious Cristal at the Annecy International Animation Festival in France.
About ParaNorman (To be released on August 17, 2012):
Synopsis: A misunderstood boy who can speak with the dead takes on ghosts, zombies and, worst of all, moronic grown-ups, in order to s ave his town from a centuries-old curse.
• Directed by Sam Fell and Chris Butler. Based on an original story by Chris Butler
• Voice cast: Kodi Smit-McPhee, Casey Affleck, Anna Kendrick, John Goodman, Leslie Mann, Jeff Garlin, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Elaine Strich, Tempestt Bledsoe, Bernard Hill and Alex Borstein.
• Produced by: Arianne Sutner and Travis Knight; Visual Effects Supervisor: Brian Van’t Hul; Production Designer: Nelson Lowry; Director of Photography: Tristan Oliver.