Stop Motion for Social Media

A course by José Lourenço , Visual Artist

Visual Artist. Lisbon, Portugal.
Joined June 2021

Discover the art of stop motion animation on social media! Bring any object to life using just your cell phone and make visually stunning content that wows your audience.

  • Portuguese with subtitles in English
  • 100% positive reviews (5)
  • 746 students

Discover the art of stop motion animation on social media! Bring any object to life using just your cell phone and make visually stunning content that wows your audience.

A course by José Lourenço

In this online course by José Lourenço, a visual artist and stop motion animator, you'll explore the magical world of stop motion animation using just your mobile phone. Learn how to breathe life into objects and craft brief and entertaining stories that perfectly fit the fast-paced and creative language of social media. José will guide you through a creative process filled with magic, color, fun, and simplicity, where you'll employ traditional techniques to achieve an imperfect yet affectionate and authentic flow.

Throughout this course, José will teach you how to write scripts, prepare storyboards, and set up shots for your animations. You'll gain proficiency in decorating sets, positioning objects, managing cameras, tripods, and lighting to achieve the desired effect. Additionally, you'll master the use of clay as a narrative tool for your stop motion animations. By the end of the course, you'll create an exciting short video that you can share on your social media platforms.

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What will you learn in this online course?

13 lessons & 19 downloads

Materials
9 minutes, 18 seconds
Placing lights and tripod
14 minutes, 16 seconds
First take of the animation
10 minutes, 25 seconds
Second take of the animation
9 minutes, 6 seconds
Portuguese with subtitles in English
  • 100% positive reviews (5)
  • 746 students
  • 13 lessons (1h 50m)
  • 19 additional resources (4 files)
  • Online and at your own pace
  • Available on the app
  • Audio: Portuguese
  • Portuguese, Spanish, English, German, French, Italian, Polish, Dutch
  • Level: Beginner
  • Unlimited access forever

What is this course's project?

The final project of the course will consist of creating an exciting short video using the stop motion technique with your mobile phone. You can apply all the techniques you learned to bring your objects to life and tell stories full of creativity and fun.

Who is this online course for?

This course is aimed at all people interested in exploring the world of stop motion and telling stories through creative animations. No previous experience in animation is required, you only need to have a mobile phone, plasticine and stationery materials.

Requirements and materials

To participate in this course, you only need a mobile phone with a camera and video recording capacity, plasticine and stationery materials to create your scenes and animated objects.


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746 Students
5 Reviews
100% Positive ratings

José Lourenço

A course by José Lourenço

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Visual Artist

José Lourenço is a talented visual artist and stop motion animator who started making short videos in a playful way, but quickly led him to collaborate with big brands thanks to social networks. With a fascination with stop motion animations since he was a child, José transmits his fantasy universe using techniques similar to those of the past, but with the convenience of doing it with a mobile phone.

His creative process is full of magic, color, fun and simplicity, using a mixture of manual art and imperfect fluidity that adds authenticity and warmth to his works. With this course on Domestika, José shares his passion and knowledge so that he can bring his own stop motion animations to life and share his stories with the world.


Content

  • U1

    Introduction

    • Presentation
    • My sources of inspiration
  • U2

    Pre-production

    • Materials
    • Basic principles of animation and storyboarding
    • Decoration and assembly of elements
    • Placing lights and tripod
  • U3

    Filming

    • First take of the animation
    • Second take of the animation
    • Third take of the animation
  • U4

    Rendering

    • Photo editing, format and timing
    • Sound design and social sharing
  • U5

    Cardstock

    • How to Prepare Cardstock for Animation
    • How to animate with cardboard
  • FP

    Final project

    • Stop Motion for Social Media

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Stop Motion for Social Media. 3D, Animation, Photography, and Video course by José Lourenço

Stop Motion for Social Media

A course by José Lourenço
Visual Artist. Lisbon, Portugal.
Joined June 2021
  • 100% positive reviews (5)
  • 746 students