Stop Motion: Frame by Frame Animation

A course by Coke Riobóo y Lourdes Villagómez
Animators. Madrid, Spain.
Joined February 2015
, Animators

Create your own animated film with modelling clay, sand or cut-outs

  • Spanish with subtitles in English
  • 100% Positive reviews (171)
  • 2973 students

Create your own animated film with modelling clay, sand or cut-outs

Spanish with subtitles in English
  • 100% Positive reviews (171)
  • 2973 students
  • Online and at your own pace
  • Audio: Spanish
  • Level: Beginner
  • 19 Lessons (3h 41m)
  • Available from the app
  • Spanish, English, Portuguese
  • Unlimited access forever
  • Certificate upon completion of the course

Coke Riobóo - musician, composer and animator winner of a Goya - and Lourdes Villagómez -director and animation producer who has worked for the Fundación Telefónica and the Reina Sofia Museum-, will teach you different stop motion animation techniques with which you can make your own handmade movies, without the need of big budgets and with homemade materials.

About this course

Course table of contents

  • U1
    U1. Introduction
  • U2
    U2. Beginning lesson
  • U3
    U3. Let's do it
  • U4
    U4. Final recommendations
  • FP
    FP Final Project
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You will begin to learn more about the work and influences of Coke and Lourdes, as well as a brief introduction about the history of stop motion and its different techniques.

Below you will discover some basic animation concepts (create movement through variations in size, color, shape or position, what is the frame rate, continuous movement, acceleration and deceleration ...), the materials and tools needed to make your first piece animated and the software that you will use.

Then, it will be time to get down to work. To do this, you will create the concept and the storyboard of your story, you will learn to make basic animations with different techniques: Objects, cut-outs, sand and play dough on a light table. With which you can give life to your stories.

Finally, the teachers will explain some final recommendations on how to look for grants and the process to participate in festivals.

What is this course's project?

The final project will be to make a curtain or brief animation (10-20 seconds of duration) with the technique and the theme that you choose. It can be an animated note, the announcement of an event, a microfiction, etc. The limit is your imagination!

Projects by course students

Who is it for?

This course is aimed at artists, illustrators, students and creatives in general who want to give movement to their ideas and create their own films without having big budgets or expensive production equipment.

What you need

It is not necessary to have previous knowledge of drawing, modeling or sculpture, although if you have some basic notions about photography, digital retouching and video and audio editing, you can achieve a more professional job.

Regarding the materials, you will need objects that you have at home. In some moments aluminum wire will be used, but you can replace it with more common materials that you have at hand.

As for the equipment, it is essential to have a work table, computer, a camera (web or any digital camera), tripod and a couple of homemade lamps.

During the course you will work with the Dragonframe program, but the teachers will give you several software options to capture the frames, edit them and add audio.


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Coke Riobóo y Lourdes Villagómez

Coke Riobóo is a musician, composer and animator. He has directed and animated four short films, a series for the internet and several commercial projects for clients such as Televisión Española, Movistar, Imagenio and Ecoembes.

He has composed the soundtrack of numerous short films and three feature films and was the winner of a Goya prize for El Viaje de Said (2006) and nominated for the Goya for Made in Spain (2013).

Lourdes Villagómez is the director and producer of independent animation. He studied Experimental Animation at CalArts (Los Angeles) and his work has been presented at various festivals, museums and galleries around the world.

She has produced projects for clients such as Fundación Telefónica and the Museo Reina Sofía, and was nominated for the Ariel Award for her short film, Línea Blanca (2006).

In 2008 they created the LIA (Animated Image Lab), an itinerant workshop in which they teach animation around the world.


  • U1


    • Presentation
    • Coke & influences
    • Lourdes & influences
    • Brief personal history of stop motion
  • U2

    Beginning lesson

    • Basic concepts of animation
    • Materials and tools
    • Animation software
  • U3

    Let's do it

    • Create a story concept and storyboard
    • Characters and sets
    • Animation of objects I
    • Animation of objects II
    • Animation of cut-outs I
    • Animation of cutouts II
    • Animation with cutouts III
    • Animation of sand and plasticine on glass I / I
    • Animation of sand and plasticine on glass I / II
    • Animation of sand and plasticine on glass II / I
    • Animation of sand and plasticine on glass II / II
  • U4

    Final recommendations

    • How to look for grants and festivals
  • FP

    Final Project

    • Stop Motion: frame by frame animation

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Stop Motion: Frame by Frame Animation. A 3D, and Animation course by Coke Riobóo y Lourdes Villagómez

Stop Motion: Frame by Frame Animation

  • 100% Positive reviews (171)
  • 2973 students