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Mini-Class: Stop Motion Videos: Create + Animate

Brock Davis, Visual Artist, Creative Director

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7 Videos (23m)
    • Trailer

    • Getting Started: Ideation

    • Getting Started: Storyboarding

    • Figuring Out What You Need to Buy, Rig or Build

    • Finding the Perfect Place to Film

    • Composing Your Set, Lights and Camera

    • Filming, Editing and Sharing

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About This Class

While the mobile phone is great for taking photos of your lunch or your cat... or your cat eating your lunch, it is also a versatile creative tool. A simple way to spontaneously capture and create moments of inspiration through photo and video.


Stills from "A Match Doing Sit-ups" (2012)

In this class, I'll show you how to create compelling stop motion videos using your mobile phone and minimal equipment. We'll cover ideation, storyboarding, prep and production, lighting and composition and of course, the shooting and editing. We'll work on a project under the theme of "destination."

Whether you're interested in stop motion on a serious level, or if you just want to dabble here and there, this class will teach you the basics to get started. You don't need to be a film industry professional or have professional photo, video and editing equipment. All you need is a little inspiration, a good idea and your phone.


Stills from "Cherry Bomb" and "Hungry Sofa" (2013)

93 of 111 students recommendSee All

Awesome class!
Yes, a good class (but I would have liked to see how the airplane was rigged for the flying sequence)
Informative but quickly paced.





Brock Davis

Visual Artist, Creative Director

Brock Davis is an award-winning, visual artist specializing in art direction, illustration, graphic design, photography and creative direction. Brock has worked in the advertising and design industry for the past 17 years, creating ground-breaking work for Jack Links Beef Jerky, Subaru, Harley-Davidson, Porsche, Gibson Guitars, Rapala and many others. His work has received national and international acclaim, acquiring every notable industry award including the prestigious Cannes Lion.


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