Introduction to Stop Motion: Create Animated Loops

A course by Victor Haegelin , Stop Motion Director

Stop Motion Director. París, France.
Joined June 2021

Learn how to create an animated stop motion sequence from scratch with Dragonframe, from the initial storyboard to the finished film

  • French with subtitles in English
  • 100% positive reviews (51)
  • 2112 students

Learn how to create an animated stop motion sequence from scratch with Dragonframe, from the initial storyboard to the finished film

A course by Victor Haegelin

Are you a fan of miniature worlds and movies like Wallace and Gromit, The Nightmare Before Christmas, and Isle of Dogs? Ever wanted to learn the ins and outs of stop-motion? Then this course by Victor Haegelin is the one for you.

The good news is that you can do it with very little! A bit of humor, a few easy-to-find objects, two animation programs, and Victor takes care of the rest. After following all the steps of his creative process, you'll be able to give the illusion of movement in a fixed setting and will have created an animated loop in stop-motion. A whole miniature universe is yours to be discovered!

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What will you learn in this online course?

23 lessons & 22 downloads

The Fundamentals
20 minutes, 19 seconds
Discovering the Tools and Rigs
11 minutes, 4 seconds
The Script and the Storyboard
9 minutes, 33 seconds
Set-up
11 minutes, 40 seconds
Small Visual Effects 1
19 minutes, 41 seconds
French with subtitles in English
  • 100% positive reviews (51)
  • 2112 students
  • 23 lessons (5h 1m)
  • 22 additional resources (5 files)
  • Online and at your own pace
  • Available on the app
  • Audio: French
  • French, Spanish, English, Portuguese, German, Italian, Polish, Dutch
  • Level: Beginner
  • Unlimited access forever

What is this course's project?

Create a skateboarding-themed animated loop in stop-motion.

Projects by course students

Who is this online course for?

This course is open to everyone, although a background in animation would be a plus.

Requirements and materials

To take this course, you need a camera (or webcam), a computer with Dragonframe and After Effects, and an object to animate.

For the set, you need easy-to-find materials such as cardboard, glue, a shoebox, and even a cauliflower! You can find a complete list in the course content.

New to Adobe After Effects? In that case, we recommend taking Domestika Basics courses to learn how to use the software: Introduction to After Effects.


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Victor Haegelin

A course by Victor Haegelin

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Stop Motion Director

Victor Haegelin is an animation director specializing in stop motion. He likes to work in short formats and has directed videos for Orelsan, Caravan Palace, Wax Tailor, and Breakbot.

In addition to producing his own films, Captain 3D and Le curieux dîner de Noë, he has worked for a wide variety of clients, including large corporations (McDonald's, Orange, Fiat, YouTube, Disney, Nestlé, Coca-Cola, Renault, and Red Bull) and the luxury goods sector (Chanel and Louis Vuitton).


Content

  • U1

    Introduction

    • About Me
    • Influences
  • U2

    Introduction to Animation

    • The Fundamentals
    • Discovering the Tools and Rigs
    • Figurines and Scenery
    • The Dragonframe Software
  • U3

    Preproduction

    • The Script and the Storyboard
    • Documentation Phase
    • Decorating and Assembling the Elements 1
    • Decorating and Assembling the Elements 2
    • Placement: Camera and Light Sources
  • U4

    Shooting

    • Set-up
    • Animating the Elements 1
    • Animating the Elements 2
    • Small Visual Effects 1
    • Small Visual Effects 2
    • Small Visual Effects 3
    • Small Visual Effects 4
  • U5

    Rendering

    • Masking Rods and Supports 1
    • Masking Rods and Supports 2
    • Masking Rods and Supports 3
    • Sound Design and Online Sharing 1
    • Sound Design and Online Sharing 2
  • FP

    Final project

    • Introduction to Stop Motion: Create Animated Loops

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Introduction to Stop Motion: Create Animated Loops. 3D, and Animation course by Victor Haegelin

Introduction to Stop Motion: Create Animated Loops

A course by Victor Haegelin
Stop Motion Director. París, France.
Joined June 2021
  • 100% positive reviews (51)
  • 2112 students