Short Films: Tell Stories with Stop Motion

PES ., Academy Award-Nominated Filmmaker

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9 Videos (1h 20m)
    • Trailer

    • Introduction

    • Inspiration

    • Storytelling and Humor

    • Communicating with Your Audience

    • Animation Technique and Philosophy

    • Sketching Your Ideas

    • Starting Your Animation

    • Editing Your Animation

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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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This guy is genius. Really, I've been watching his short movies for a while and I always thought: What a incredible mind he has! Therefore is really good to have PES expertise and point of view being shared here. Because after all what really catches me is his mindset on how to see a random ordinary object and twist our perception over that. I'm working in advertisement so for me this is master class of how to make it good! Thank you PES for sharing your knowledge :) Victor
Soooo good!
It was really cool to hear about the importance planing the narrative. Some stuff sounds like fundamentals, but honestly I have learned much more about planing the narrative and the importance of planing ! Thanks a lot, I am inspired and will put my new skills to work! D






Academy Award-Nominated Filmmaker

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 instan...

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