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Brian McLean (III)

The recipient of a Scientific And Engineering Award (Academy Plaque) from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, BRIAN MCLEAN serves as Director of Rapid Prototype. His department unites the complex technological elements of 3D printing with animation at the studio. In 2005, while working as a classically trained sculptor and model-maker... See full bio »

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Kubo and the Two Strings Animation Department
Coraline Animation Department
ParaNorman Animation Department
The Boxtrolls Animation Department


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 2016 Kubo and the Two Strings (director of rapid prototyping)
 2014 The Boxtrolls (Creative Supervisor: Replacement Animation and Engineering)
 2012 ParaNorman (replacement animation and engineering supervisor)
 2009 Coraline (facial structure supervisor)
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 2016 Kubo's Journey (Video short)

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[on 'rapid-prototyping' laser technology] In digital animation you can get exact copies, but you can't get the translucency of the skin, or the sub-surface scatter of light - all the things our eye recognizes as human. But these machines, combined with our expert craftspeople, are pioneering a whole new frontier for modern animation. And we're pretty excited about that.

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