Stop Motion Animation: When Two [Objects] Become One

Tortor Smith, Animator, Editor and Videographer

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10 Lessons (19m)
    • 1. Introduction

    • 2. Choose Your Objects

    • 3. Get Comfortable

    • 4. Clean Plate

    • 5. Moving Your Objects

    • 6. Rigging

    • 7. Rig Removal

    • 8. SFX and The Edit

    • 9. Exporting

    • 10. Final Thoughts


About This Class

Remember how Matilda could move objects with her mind? In this course you will learn how you can have that power too with the use of stop motion animation. You'll be animating two (or more) objects becoming one. 

Some understanding of the stop motion technique is ideal, but even if you have never animated before if you follow the lessons step-by-step you should still be able to achieve something magical.

Feel free to use the concept I have given and extend the idea according to your own capabilities, the only limit is your own imagination.

In this course you will learn:

- How to animate acceleration

- How to rig an object for flight

- How to shoot a clean plate

- How to edit out a rig using Photoshop

- Tips and tricks for SFX in the edit


You will need:

- A form of stop motion capture software like Dragonframe 4 (30-day FREE trial is fine) or Stop Motion Studio (a free app you can download on your phone)

- A DSLR or smartphone (that is Dragonframe compatible) or a smartphone. A full list of Dragonframe compatible cameras can be found here:

- Object(s) to animate

- Editing software like Premiere Pro

- Photoshop software for rig removal