Stop-motion animation uses three-dimensional figures or objects. To make stop-motion animation possible, a camera is stopped after a single frame is photographed. Each time the camera stops, animators make slight adjustments in the position of the figures or objects. When the frames are projected in rapid succession, the models appear to move. This type of movie-making is frequently used in short-animated films and, sometimes, in making feature-length films. Have you ever seen Chicken Run (2000)? It was the highest-grossing stop-motion movie in history!
Our movies won't be feature-length, but you can still tell a story. Before you come, try to think of a short film you might like to make. Maybe even bring some of your own props and characters to add! During the program, we'll guide you in the process from storyboarding to molding characters to filming.
We will have the camera, clay, and other materials that can make your stop-motion movie spectacular!
Please register to hold your spot at any one of the corresponding events.
Before you come, take a look at some of the films made by previous attendees: Millhopper Toon Team and our current channel, ANIMATIONspace Studio as well as our Tower Road Branch's channel Tower Toon Team on YouTube.
If you'd like to learn more about stop-motion movie-making and the history, please this list of recommended titles from our catalog:
How to create animation in 10 easy lessons by Will Bishop-Stephens
Animation: from concept to consumer by Josh Gregory
Animation (A True Book: Behind the Scenes) by Karina Hamalainen