The StopMoGo Sweet Shop I’m making is coming together nicely. I’m certainly enjoying inventing new sugary treats – quite a few still to make! It’s all for the glumptious new Sweet Shop workshop in January! You’ll be making lots of your own miniature props, then filling the shelves and decorating your own little sweet shop ready for a fun animation. We’ll also be doing lots of other activities to develop skills in 2D as well as 3D. Find out more and book your place here!
The One Day workshop is now fully booked. There is still a chance to join us for some special StopMoGo Christmas magic at the Weekend Workshop 21st-22nd December. Hurry – only a few places left!
Announcing StopMoGo’s new workshops: first there’s Hallowe’en – goosebumps a-plenty at these ones!
…and I’ve just finished making the new poster for StopMoGo’s Bonfire Night workshop! PoGo loves his new earmuffs and doesn’t Pip look all nice and snug in the hat and scarf I knitted for him?!
TO BOOK your place and to see what we’ll be getting up to visit: www.stopmogo.com/workshops
Many marvellous films were made at StopMoGo’s workshops this summer.
A huge ‘WELL DONE’ to everyone who came along!
These corking animations were made by Max (aged 13) at StopMoGo’s 4 Day Masterclass.
Here are Isabelle, Zak, Ruaidhri, Rachel, Jonathan and Peter:
Proudly clutching their StopMoGo goodie bags, here are Alex, Egor, Thomas, Nicholas, Oliver, Heather, Isaac, Max and Benoit:
…and finally, this is all of the equipment it takes to make a StopMoGo workshop. Now that’s a lot of stuff!
What a lot of rain there’s been lately! Fortunately, it seems that with the making of these accessories for August’s Masterclass the sun has put his hat on too!
There’s lots more in store for the workshop – ooh, it’s going to be a good’un!
There’s going to be all kinds of stop motion animation fun at StopMoGo’s workshops this summer!
Places are limited and there’s only a handful left – BOOK NOW!
Here are some of the Mr Whippys that Emma’s made for your animating pleasure! They look good enough to eat, don’t they?
…and this is just one of the backgrounds we’ll be using. What could be more iconic of the British seaside than Brighton Pier? Emma drew this picture in Adobe Illustrator from scratch!
Click on the poster for more info and to see films from last year’s workshops:
I’ve been a fan of Tatty Devine jewellery ever since I first set foot in their whimsical Brick Lane store several years ago, and have since amassed a fair ol’ collection of their wonderfully quirky designs. So, I was especially excited to enter the Animation Hot House Competition. It was great fun making an animation inspired by Tatty Devine’s designs, and their tropical ‘Hot House‘ collection really got my juices going!
I was really limited on time, especially as I had a StopMoGo Pirate Workshop to run this week as well! A 30 second animation in under two weeks is pretty good going in the world of stop motion! Breaking the USB port on my DSLR on the second day of shooting was rather unfortunate (especially the £200+ it’ll take to fix it). Having to animate without the use of stop motion software for the rest of the shoot certainly made me even more appreciative of the level of skill involved (not to mention how much more time it took) before the days of such programs.
To create a mini-rainforest I used paper, card, felt, foam, polymer clay, plasticine, and several mossy sticks from the garden. The best part was attempting to recreate one of Tatty Devine’s iconic acrylic necklaces in Fimo, complete with tiny articulated creatures that could be animated. It’s ‘life-sized’, and if it weren’t so fragile I’d love to be able to wear it. Fingers crossed on winning as I could get to own the real thing…
Remember to ‘FULL SCREEN’ it, folks!
Just got aft from a-sailin’ the Seven Seas with a band of young buckos! T’was quite an adventure: walking the plank, encountering sharks, meeting a mermaid and escaping a giant plasticine kraken!
Fellow shipmates, don your eyepatch and tattoos from your StopMoGo loot bag and enjoy this great pirate in action, before settling down to watch the fantastic films you made at the workshop!
Ahoy, Matey! Eye patches at the ready! StopMoGo’s Pirate Workshop is coming to a cove near you this May half-term.
Here are some great animation clips to rouse your swashbucklin’ spirits!
What you think is the best bit about being a pirate?
This sequence is phenomenal – it blew me away on the big screen:
What villanous yet comical characters these plunderers are:
Be sure to BOOK your place soon!