There’s a fresh bloom of stop motion animation workshops for this Spring. So, if you fancy morphing chocolate, perfecting plasticine, or a day of experimentation, check them out! www.stopmogo.com/workshops.html
Here’s an animation that Emma made inspired by the new season.
Come with us as we enter the fascinating world of this mysterious civilisation. During our visit to the Land of the Pharaohs last week we developed skills in both 2D and 3D animation as well as pixillation. At this workshop we mummified seven Pharaohs, met magical gods, ‘walked like an Egyptian’, brought tomb paintings to life, built pyramids, and much, much more besides!
This is a selection of some of the animations that were made by children aged 9-12. What makes it even more impressive is that this was the first time a number of participants had ever tried stop motion animation!
Here are the Anubis masks Emma made for the workshop. See more models and props in the making further down the page!
Here’s another article about StopMoGo, this time from today’s Oxford Mail. This was from the 2 Day ‘Journey into Space’ workshop. This photo was taken on the second day of the workshop. On this day we animated plasticine aliens, as well as creating 2D animations of flying saucers, and experimenting with whiteboard animation. The fun didn’t stop there – each person also added lots of sound effects and music to all their films from both action-packed days. Then we created a dazzling DVD for each participant to take home and proudly show to all their friends and family.
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The ‘Adventures in Ancient Egypt’ workshop is nearly upon us! So, whilst the pyramid stones are being carved, the Pharaoh’s gold headdress is polished, and the Gods are gathering, enjoy these great clips from the BBC show ‘Horrible Histories’! If you haven’t booked your place on the workshop yet, you can find out more here: www.stopmogo.com/workshops.html
This is an animation I made based on my memories of the two cats I grew up with. They were both born around the same time as me. Crow really was quite a character, and not just because of his three legs and the bizarre foods he liked. The film is dedicated to my Mum who is such a devoted animal lover and continues to do brilliant work for the Cats Protection League.
For the last three months I’ve been working on a new animation. There’s a wee hint as to what it’s about in the title! It’s great to be able to say that it’s almost finished – phew! The time it’s taken to make really does show how much goes into a stop motion animation film as it’s just one & a half minutes long. To give you an idea – the most complex sequence took 2 days to produce just 20 seconds of animation (and that’s not including the weeks it took to make all the models, props, backgrounds etc!).
Whilst I’m still hard at work to get the film completed, here’s a selection of some of the props I’ve been making.