Information on upcoming projects and a behind the scenes look at the projects Laura has worked on.

Cinematography and stop motion animation have been connected since the earliest days of film. From Méliès’ stop-trick cinematography, to the breathtaking visions of today’s cinematic feature films, camera techniques and lighting have been combining to create new worlds and to bring life to inanimate objects. A beautiful filmic medium that gives a look that is both handmade and yet fantastical, stop motion can tell stories in a way that is unique and timeless.

This website explores the cinematography that lies at the heart of these perfectly imperfect worlds. It will look at the history of stop motion, the techniques and artistry that go into creating it, and the stories of the people that give it life.

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A collection of behind the Scenes photography.

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British Cinematographer Magazine cover - issue 120 - November / December 2023

British Cinematographer Magazine – issue 120

Laura was interviewed by Director of Photography Neil Oseman for an article on software and prep for cinematography. The article is out now on page 74 of issue 120 of British Cinematographer Magazine. Read it here. You can find more of Neil’s articles,  as well as some very informative lighting tutorials and diagrams, on his website – neiloseman.com.

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Zerb Magazine cover - issue 97 summer 2023

Zerb – Summer 2023

A 12 page interview with Laura detailing some of the creativity and techniques that go into stop motion cinematography. Read it here. Q&A with Laura Howie – The World of Stop Motion Cinematography.

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Pinocchio in British Cinematographer Magazine

  Pinocchio is in British cinematographer Magazine. Frank Passingham talks about the magical power of stop motion animation and the cinematography of a film that is close to Guillermo del Toro’s Heart. I get a mention too :-).

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Pinocchio Coming Alive

Pinocchio is finally here and I am finally able to share some of my work on it. It was an amazing 2 years of my life and our little wooden boy is finally alive. Here is a small clip of a sequence I lit during my time on the film. I love lighting interiors where you can add shafts of light. its getting to be a bit of a theme in my work. Shafts of light allow you to create so much drama. If everything works out the light will catch the character at just the right moment. This sort of…

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Pinocchio reviews

The reviews are in for Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio and its looking good.   a superbly strange stop-motion animation   https://www.theguardian.com/film/2022/nov/27/guillermo-del-toros-pinocchio-review-a-superbly-strange-stop-motion-animation  

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Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio – First Look

  I’m so excited to finally be able to share some news about Pinocchio. After several years spent immersed in the world of Pinocchio and Gepetto I can finally give you a glimpse of what I’ve been up to. Vanity Fair has published a first look into the world of Pinocchio and there is so much to see. I was lighting camera on this film and it was an amazing experience that let me travel to the other side of the world and work with an incredibly talented and creative crew. I loved working on the cinematography for these beautiful…

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British Cinematographer Magazine

I was recently interviewed by Director of Photography Neil Oseman for an article on Dynamic Lighting. The article is out now on page 73 of  issue 103 of the  British Cinematographer Magazine. You can find more of Neil’s articles,  as well as some very informative lighting tutorials and diagrams, on his website – neiloseman.com https://britishcinematographer.co.uk/take-a-sneak-peek-inside-the-january-2021-issue-of-british-cinematographer/  

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Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio

Cate Blanchett, Ewan McGregor, Tilda Swinton & More Round Out Cast For Guillermo del Toro Netflix ‘Pinocchio’ Movie This is why I am on the other side of the world. I am currently working as Lighting Camera on Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio.

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