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January 21, 2020 – March 17, 2020

Tuesdays | 6:30-9:30 p.m.| 9 Sessions

Looking to put some animation mojo into your creative practice? Come try your hand at

some of the methods and techniques of stop motion. Using a DSLR camera and

Dragonframe software (provided), explore basic concepts of animated motion and

experiment with a variety of dimensional animation approaches. Focusing on composition,

shot framing and use of color and detail, the class will feature hands-on fabrication and

animating sessions, screenings of technique samples, group feedback and individual

coaching. Create a series of short animated sequences in different styles and have the

option to expand one or more into a longer individual project. You are welcome to

continue your work outside of class during Equipment Room open hours.



Camera set-up and working with Dragonframe tools

Animation principles and planning for stop motion

Animating 2D and 3D everyday objects

Clay metamorphosis

Replacement animation

Sand animation


Making and animating 2D flat puppets and 3D foil puppets

Get Instructor feedback and coaching for your work



Tuition includes access to Film Center stop motion stations in class and during Equipment

Room open hours (click for schedule). Students to provide their own basic tools and art

supplies (scissors, pliers, clay, foam core, etc.) at estimated cost of $30-$65. List provided

with enrollment.



Prerequisites: None, open to artists, creatives and filmmakers of all experience levels.