Stop-Motion Animation

A complete course to creating professional stop-motion animation using Dragonframe

27 HD Video Lessons

A comprehensive course with 27 video lessons, which can be viewed on any device.

A Masterclass

Learn from a professional stop-motion animator with over 10 years of experience.

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Are you ready to get started?

Get the course

30 day money back guarantee

27 HD Video Lessons

A comprehensive course with 27 video lessons, which can be viewed on any device.

A Masterclass

Learn from a professional stop-motion animator with over 10 years of experience.

Made for aspiring filmmakers

We've designed this course specifically for aspiring animation filmmakers interested in making their own stop-motion animations. After taking this course you will have complete understanding of the entire process of making stop-motion shorts from start to finish, and will be able to take the next steps to making your own idea come to life.

Videos

5 modules with 27 HD video lessons.

Learn Anywhere

Lessons look great on any device you own.

Files

All the original Dragonframe project files + stop-motion images featured in the course available for download.

Lego / Clay

Learn how to construct a functioning clay character (with an armature), or use a simple Lego character.

Subtitles Available

Video lessons include subtitles in Spanish, Chinese, and Portuguese.

What will you learn?

Introduction to Stop-Motion Animation

We’ll start by going over the basic principles of stop motion. What you'll need to setup a proper stop motion environment, as well as a quick overview of Dragonframe - the industry standard program for stop-motion animation.

Setting Up a Scene

After we understand the basics of how stop motion works, we'll go over connecting and setting up a camera, as well as how to light our scene. Then we'll build a set for our animation sequence, and construct a clay character from scratch.

Animating a Scene

When our assets are ready, we'll get into animating all the shots for our sequence. We'll use Dragonframe's planning tools, audio tools, onion skinning & toggling, and even lip syncing.

Exporting & Post-Production

When our animation is ready, we'll learn how to export our images from Dragonframe into an editing program such as Premiere, and learn how to use After Effects for rig removal and working with RAW files.

Dragonframe - the industry standard for stop motion.

This course uses Dragonframe, which is a high-end stop-motion software aimed at professional productions. If you don't have access to Dragonframe, you can still implement the stop-motion principles learned in this course with any other stop-motion program.

Super detailed,
fast paced.

We hate long, dragged-out tutorials. We believe in bite-sized lessons with a clear structure that get straight to the point without skipping any important information.

Animation training
can get expensive.

Animation courses can be pricey, often in the thousands of dollars. These programs cover entire skill sets, including many topics you'll probably never use. Our courses are just the right size and very cost-effective, teaching exactly what you need to know to start animating right away.

Membership Shmembership

We don't follow the membership model most course platforms use to keep you paying every month. We give you lifetime access for a one-time payment.

A Bloop Animation exclusive course

Bloop Animation Studios is a leading platform in animation training, with hundreds of video tutorials and articles, books, 15 premium animation video courses and 3 animated short films under its belt.

We partnered with expert stop-motion animator Thomas Evans to create an amazing animation course, exclusive to Bloop Animation. Together we built this course from the ground up to be tailored to both stop-motion fans as well as professional animators and filmmakers.

 

A Bloop Animation exclusive course

Bloop Animation Studios is a leading platform in animation training, with hundreds of video tutorials and articles, books, 15 premium animation video courses and 3 animated short films under its belt.

We partnered with expert stop-motion animator Thomas Evans to create an amazing animation course, exclusive to Bloop Animation. Together we built this course from the ground up to be tailored to both stop-motion fans as well as professional animators and filmmakers.

 

Course structure

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Are you ready to get started?

From our students:

Bloop Animation provides a very simple-to-use learning platform, making all the content easily accessible. The option of downloading the video lessons makes it easy for me to carry the course with me wherever I go. I always have it on my iPad and it’s a constant reference.

Luis Miguel Guerra Abril, animator and designer, Spain

Frequently Asked Questions

Is the software included with the course?

No, if you’d like to use Dragonframe you will have to buy it from dragonframe.com. However, we do mention a few cheap and free alternative you can use.

What hardware do I need?

As long as you have a relatively modern computer and can connect to the internet, and any kind of camera (DSLR, webcam, or a smartphone) you should be good to go.

What if I don’t like the course?

No worries, the course comes with a 30 day money back guarantee. If you don’t like the course, simply email us and you’ll get a full refund, no questions asked.

Will I always have access to the class or is it just for a limited time?

You will always have access to all the courses and products you purchase from Bloop.

Will I get the whole course right away, or will it be available over a period of time?

You will have access to the entire course and materials immediately after purchasing.

I don’t know how to animate. Will I be able to follow?

Yes, however we should mention that this course does not teach the concepts of animation, but rather teaches the stop motion pipeline. Check out our Animation Foundations course for the basic principles of animation.

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Basic

Just the Course

$97


  • 27 HD Video Lessons
  • Works on Any Device
  • Project files
  • Downloadable Videos for Offline Viewing
  • Animation Foundations Course Included
  • Storyboarding Foundations Course Included
  • Animation for Beginners eBook Included

$97 - Buy Now

Pro

The Course + Animation Foundations

$147


  • 51 HD Video Lessons
  • Works on Any Device
  • Project files
  • Downloadable Videos for Offline Viewing
  • Animation Foundations Course Included
  • Storyboarding Foundations Course Included
  • Animation for Beginners eBook Included

$147 - Buy Now

Best Value

Master

The course + 2 Foundations Courses + eBook

$197


  • 105 HD Video Lessons
  • Works on Any Device
  • Project files
  • Downloadable Videos for Offline Viewing
  • Animation Foundations Course Included
  • Storyboarding Foundations Course Included
  • Animation for Beginners eBook Included

$197 - Buy Now

All-Access

Our entire course library + eBook

$397


  • 540 HD Video Lessons
  • 15 Video Courses
  • Works on Any Device
  • Downloadable Videos for Offline Viewing
  • Animation For Beginners eBook
  • Payment Plan Available

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