Stop Motion: Frame by Frame Animation

A course by Coke Riobóo y Lourdes Villagómez , Animators

Animators. Madrid, Spain.
Joined February 2015

Create your own animated film with modeling clay, sand, or cutouts

  • Spanish with subtitles in English
  • 99% positive reviews (284)
  • 5886 students

Create your own animated film with modeling clay, sand, or cutouts

Together, Goya award-winning musician, composer, and animator Coke Riobóo and Lourdes Villagómez, animation director and producer who has worked for Fundación Telefónica and the Reina Sofía Museum, teach you different stop motion techniques so you can make your own films at home, with homemade materials and without the need for a large budget.

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What will you learn in this online course?

19 lessons & 14 downloads

Lourdes & influences
8 minutes, 28 seconds
Basic concepts of animation
7 minutes, 55 seconds
Materials and tools
9 minutes, 42 seconds
Animation software
18 minutes, 36 seconds
Spanish with subtitles in English
  • 99% positive reviews (284)
  • 5886 students
  • 19 lessons (3h 41m)
  • 14 additional resources (3 files)
  • Online and at your own pace
  • Available on the app
  • Audio: Spanish
  • Spanish, English, Portuguese
  • Level: Beginner
  • Unlimited access forever

What is this course's project?

Create a bumper or short animation (10-20 seconds long) using the technique and theme of your choice. It could be an animated note, an event announcement, a piece of microfiction—the choice is yours!

Projects by course students

Who is this online course for?

Artists, illustrators, students, and creatives in general, who want to set their ideas in motion and create their own films without a large budget or expensive production equipment.

Requirements and materials

No previous experience with drawing, modeling, or sculpture is necessary to take the course, although basic notions of photography, digital retouching, and video and audio editing would make for more professional results.
In terms of materials, you need a series of household objects. You also need aluminum wire, but you can also substitute for some common materials you already have on hand.
As for equipment, it's essential to have a worktable, a computer, a camera (web or any digital camera), a tripod, and a couple of homemade lights.
During the course, you work with the Dragonframe program, but your teachers also give several different software options for capturing the frames, editing them, and adding audio.


5886 Students
284 Reviews
99% Positive ratings
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Coke Riobóo is a musician, composer, and animator. He has directed and animated four short films, an internet series, and several commercial projects for clients such as Televisión Española, Movistar, Imagenio, and Ecoembes.

He has also composed the soundtracks for numerous short films and three feature films as well as won a Goya award for El Viaje de Said (2006) and been nominated for a Goya for Made in Spain (2013).

Lourdes Villagómez is an independent animation director and producer. She studied experimental animation at CalArts in Los Angeles and her work has been exhibited in various festivals, museums, and galleries around the world.

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

Together, in 2008, they created the L.I.A. (Laboratorio de Imagen Animada), a traveling 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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Domestika's courses are online classes that provide you with the tools and skills you need to complete a specific project. Every step of the project combines video lessons with complementary instructional material, so you can learn by doing. Domestika's courses also allow you to share your own projects with the teacher and with other students, creating a dynamic course community.

All courses are 100% online, so once they're published, courses start and finish whenever you want. You set the pace of the class. You can go back to review what interests you most and skip what you already know, ask questions, answer questions, share your projects, and more.

The courses are divided into different units. Each one includes lessons, informational text, tasks, and practice exercises to help you carry out your project step by step, with additional complementary resources and downloads. You'll also have access to an exclusive forum where you can interact with the teacher and with other students, as well as share your work and your course project, creating a community around the course.

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

Stop Motion: Frame by Frame Animation

  • 99% positive reviews (284)
  • 5886 students