In case it doesn’t ring you a bell, Sarah main responsibility, in Coraline, was the cat character, along with other characters that would appear in these scenes, as well as multiple other bits and pieces, such as Coraline hand close-ups, tests and development for things like bed covers, Coraline’s toys, etc.
However, doing some online searches I found out that Sarah is also a photographer. She created minuscule Parisian scenes and captures them on film with a handmade tilt-shift camera lens. She travels to Paris often with her French husband and the city has become her “favorite place to view from a tiny person’s perspective.”
“I have been a professional stop-motion animator for 13 years. This has caused my brain to view the world in miniature.”
She created her own tilt-shift lens out of an old medium format lens and some cheap plumbing parts and it allows her to instantly see the world as a vast stop-motion set.
Enjoy the images!
Image Credits Sarah de Gaudemar