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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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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
Thanks for this amazing classs. You know what you're talking about !
Amazing teacher!
Carmen DeLaurentis

Graphic Designer






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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