Create original experimental animations.


In this workshop, you will create short experimental animations in mixed media on vellum using a basic under-camera stop motion setup. Learn about the early history of animation and the evolution of experimental stop-motion techniques that contemporary artists use today.  

The beginning of the workshop will focus on creating sketches, rough storyboards and plans for your work, reviewing some tips and tricks for creating expressive movement including touching on the 12 principles of animation. The latter half of the day will be spent animating a short scene of your own design!  

The workshop will close with a screening and short critique of all the created work where you will be able to talk about your process, give feedback to your peers, and see your animation projected on a big screen. Leave this workshop with your own original animations, as well as an understanding of how to use the software on your own device to continue to expand your animation practice.

In this clinic we'll work on...
  • Intro to the principles of Animation
  • Under Camera Tabletop Animation Styles 
  • Using stop motion animation software and frame-by-frame to better understand movement 
  • How to create an animated transformation in clay, charcoal or watercolour crayons
  • How to export your work from an app so it can be shared (maybe in your portfolio!) 
You may be interested if you're into...
  • Film/Video
  • Digital Media
  • Drawing/Painting
  • Games/ Animation
What to Bring

Please bring the following materials:

  • A charged smartphone with storage to download the app "Stop Motion Studio" and take photos  
  • sketchbook or notebook  
  • pens, pencils, or other mark making tools   
Workshop Details
Portfolio Clinic
Stop Motion Approaches to 2D Animation
Bekky O’Neil
  • Saturday December 10, 2022
  • Sunday January 15, 2023