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Stop Motion Film Animation Level 1

Create your own stop motion animations!

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About this course

Have you ever wanted to make a cartoon? Stop-Motion Animation is an amazing tool to tell stories using items you can make or find easily. With Stop-Motion Animation, there is no limit to what kind of story you can tell. It can take place anywhere, at any time. Your creativity is not limited by reality! Learn the basics of Stop-Motion Animation and begin a new phase of your story telling ability. 

Lesson #1: Introduction of Animation Principles/Techniques

  • Pre-Production Workshop
  • Basic Animation process and skills
  • Basic Camera  
  • Introduction to Stop Motion Studio App
  • Concepting: planning a production
  • Set up the stage, Lights, Camera, & Tripod
  • Camera operation
  • Stop Motion Studio App
  • Animation Techniques

Lesson #2: Toy Animation 1

  • Pre-Production: Develop the first concept
  • Production Techniques
  • Animation Techniques continued
  • Camera Operation
  • Stop Motion Studio tricks

Lesson #3: Toy Animation 2

  • Intro to Special Effects in Production
  • Pro Audio Design (voice recording)
  • See supply list.
  • Audio design
  • Lighting workshop part 1: LED Lights
  • Stop Motion Studio Tips

Lesson #4: Paper Animation 1

  • Pre-Production: Develop 2nd Concept  
  • Paper Animation style workshop
  • Character and set design
  • Camera and stage set up
  • Working with “Lay Flat” productions

Lesson #5: Paper Animation 2

  • Editing tips and tricks
  • Pro Audio Design continued (soundtrack)
  • Stop Motion Studio Tips and Tricks
  • Lighting workshop part 2

Lesson #6: Claymation 1

  • Pre-Production: Develop 3rd Concept
  • Claymation Animation Style
  • Claymation workshop
  • Advanced Camera Angles and Movement

Lesson #7: Claymation 2

  • Combine all the concepts from previous lessons,  
  • Production and Post-Production Skills
  • Complete projects with Full Audio and Special Effects
  • Intermediate Claymation workshop
  • Stop Motion Studio Editing Tricks

Lesson #8: Final Productions Reveal

  • Final production and editing tweeks
  • Export Productions
  • Finding an audience

What you'll learn

By the end of this course, students will learn about...

  1. Concepting: understanding the pre-production process; coming up with great animation ideas, and planning how to shoot it
  2. Phone Settings: How to optimize them specifically for stop-motion video creation
  3. Stability: Why having a tripod can make or break your stop-motion video
  4. Animation: How to create movement from items found at home
  5. Lighting: How to properly light your video, no fancy equipment needed
  6. DIY Studio: essential items to have in the studio without breaking the bank
  7. Special Effects: How to make movie magic with
  8. Audio: pro tips to audio recording and sound effects for the video
  9. Edit: How to edit your videos
  10. Export: How to export and how to share the work with a real audience

Materials & Homework

  • Basic computer and cell phone skills
  • Paper, Clay, Toys
  • Download Stop Motion Studio App on cell phone. Have a cell phone tripod or stand. Have a desk lamp. Prepare a flat surface to work on.

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Duration:
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