Stop Action Animation
Stop Action Animation is a technique used in animation to bring static objects to life on screen. This is done by moving the objects in small movements while filming a frame per movement.
When all the frames are played in sequence, the object comes to life.
Clay figures, puppets and miniatures are often used in stop motion animation as they can be handled and repositioned easily.
EDUCATORS: Here is your chance to let your students teach others! WVIA and Box Of Light are hosting an Educational Animation Festival. When your students submit an animation that teaches a math, science or social studies concept, they might just win a Box Of Light assembly or Animation Workshop for their school.
Winning entries will be posted to this site.
Click here for the rules and a few example movies.
Let's set up your camera
Down? Across? It depends
Small movements are good movements
How to create fluid movement
Or not. Pauses are good too
Phrasing your movement
Your movie has a problem
And that's a good thing
Don't make a sound
Make lots of them
Using sound in your movie
It's the world calling
Editing and sharing your movie
An brief overview of your editing software
Meet our young filmmakers.
Emma talks about sets.
Nicholas talks about movement
Miles and Lucas talk about characters
A few student movies
Meet the polygons
Can't sculpt? Use clay snakes
The Digital Classroom
See what students are creating.