Philippe Tardif, a native Québécois from Gatineau, has worked at LAIKA studios for several years and on five out of their six feature stop motion films! Consequently, he is the keeper of many secrets and tricks behind the unique visual style which characterizes the studio's work.
Unearth the many tools Philippe has discovered throughout his career, in and outside LAIKA studios, which have influenced his animation work on each production; including customized replacement animation, digital enhancement of images in post-production, the use of advanced tools to create high quality puppets and more! Come out and meet a local artist from Montreal who studied at our very own Concordia University and whose brilliant career continues to shine with his unrelenting creation of breathtaking animated sequences.
Puppets from the film will be displayed on site at the opening night conference.
VIP passes and individual tickets on sale online, in limited quantities. Also available on site at the Festival box office from September 20th to 22nd, 1400 blvd de Maisonneuve W, Montreal, H3G 2V8
12 years old and under : 5.22$ + tx (6$)
Adults : 10.44$+tx (12$)
A service fee of $ 1 per ticket and credit (5%) is applicable on online purchases
J.A. de Sève Theater, 1400 blvd. de Maisonneuve W., Montreal, H3G 2V8 (Guy-Concordia Metro station)
Masterclass: Hybrid Animation – Behind the Scenes of LAIKA studios (Oregon, USA)
Friday, September 20th at 7:00pm
Philippe Tardif (Gatineau, Qc)
Photo credit : LAIKA
Philippe Tardif attributes his passion for animation to some unforgettable memories from his youth; a Fisher-Price projector, amateur claymations with friends and the Spike & Mike Festival of Animation led him along the path to pursue studies in Film Animation at Concordia University.
Since 2003, he has worked on several series and feature films, such as The Pirates! Band of Misfits (2012) and The Little Prince (2015). He currently works at LAIKA where he has participated in the making of ParaNorman (2012), The Boxtrolls (2014), Kubo and the Two Strings (2016) and Missing Link (2019).