Wkshp: Stop Motion Animation

Animation Workshops are a series of courses that teach essential skills about a specific topic within animation. Under the guidance of the instructor, students will engage in rigorous study about a specific subject matter. The goal of Animation Workshops is to produce work that illustrates the skills learned. These courses are open to all CCA students who have completed CORE D1 and 4D.

This class teaches the language and techniques of animation using stop motion. Stop motion is a hands-on immediate production technique which uses "straight-ahead" adjustments of the subject, allowing the artist to address fundamental problems of animation such as timing, staging, arcs, and performance. In this class we will experiment with animating found objects, cut out animation, simple puppets, and pixelation to represent animate and inanimate characters, and will produce exercises and projects output in digital Quicktime format.