Lars C. Larsen, a film and video artist passionate about tactile media and methods, has worked in the film and theater industries for over 20 years. He has earned credits on numerous Academy award nominated stop motion feature films with Laika, Inc., including Coraline, The Boxtrolls, and Kubo and the Two Strings in positions focused on practical effects and animation rigging. Independently, he created several original animated shorts that were recognized by various Film Festivals and Dragonframe, the leading provider of stop motion software. Projects he has worked on that will be released in 2019 are Missing Link, Laika’s new feature, and The Shivering Truth, an animated series for Adult Swim.
In addition to the world of stop motion, Lars works on live action television and film productions in various art department positions, including a season as props master on Portlandia. His other live action credits include, among others, The Hunted, Leverage, and The Librarians.
As an Independent artist, he has created 17 short films. Afternoon was selected for the Chicago Experimental Film Festival and The Humboldt International Film Festival and his more recent animated works have been included in the NW Animation Film Festival and the Portland Animation Film Festival. Several of his films have been recognized as Audience Favorites at the Filmed By Bike festival. Lars has also collaborated with several musicians, visual arts and dance organizations on both installations and performance work.
After earning a BA in Theater and Film Production at Humboldt State University, he focused his studies on French Cinema and Beat literature as an artist in residence at the renowned Paris literary landmark, Shakespeare and Company. He later supplemented his practical expertise with workshops focusing in digital methods at the Gnomon School of Visual Effects and the Studio Arts Center in Los Angeles.
Lars was a co-founder of The Know MicroCinema, a creative/theater space that existed on Portland’s famed Alberta St. Here Lars hosted many film screenings of classic and new works. As the son of Danish immigrants, Lars brings a strong work ethic, personal vision and practical sensibility to his creative process.