Short Films: Tell Stories with Stop Motion
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Storytelling and Humor10:32
Communicating with Your Audience6:13
Animation Technique and Philosophy14:58
Sketching Your Ideas10:54
Starting Your Animation8:40
Editing Your Animation14:03
About This Class
Learn to craft a witty and surprising 1-second film. In this one-hour class, Academy Award-nominated filmmaker PES walks through his creative process for developing concepts, crafting narratives, capturing film, and editing a final stop-motion piece. This whimsical class is perfect for artists, filmmakers, storytellers, and marketers all looking to quickly engage and delight audiences.
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Truly interesting. I've seen some vloggers use this stop motion technique to create sequences for their short(er) daily vlogs and I finally understand now how they were doing it. Thanks! (:
PES is an American director and stop-motion animator of numerous short films and commercials. In 2013, his short film Fresh Guacamole was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Animated Short Film. It is the shortest film ever nominated for an Oscar.
Receiving a B.A. in English Literature at the University of Virginia, PES migrated to film as a storytelling medium. His use of everyday objects and stop-motion animation to create original material is instantly recognizable. His work has been recognized in the United States and internationally, especially the short films Roof Sex, KaBoom!, Game Over, Western Spaghetti, and Fresh Guacamole. He is currently in development on his first feature film, a movie based on the Garbage Pail Kids franchise.