In August, a weekend intensive will be offered for those who want to learn semi-professional level stop-motion animation. This two-day workshop will cover the basic workflow of stop-motion animation using Dragonframe Stopmotion (software used in production of Paranorman and Coraline) and a Canon DSLR. We will make sample animations using various materials in both down-shooting (2D) and side-shooting (3D) setups. Our studio focuses on non-traditional stop-motion animation, that is, anything but model or puppet-based animation, therefore model-making will not be covered.
This workshop is perfect for those who are interested in expanding their repertoire in digital art. Stop-motion animation is a great way to add the handmade quality to digital animation and live action video, giving the work a richer and more personal feel.
To complete the production process, a follow up one-day workshop on postproduction is offered on September 6.
Topics to be covered:
- Setting up the animation station
- Basics of Dragonframe Stopmotion
- Working with DSLR
- Common materials used in stopmotion animation
- Basic workflow
- Basic timing
- Basic movement
- Audio track
- Working with X-sheet
- Compositing with green screen
- Animating in layers
Topics not covered:
- Details of model-making
- Advanced timing and movement
- Postproduction (covered in a separate workshop)
Dates: August 23 and 24
Time: 9am to 4pm
Registration is limited to five. Deposit of $50 is required at the time of registration.
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