Best Stop Motion Animation Courses

Find the best online Stop Motion Animation Courses for you. The courses are sorted based on popularity and user ratings. We do not allow paid placements in any of our rankings. We also have a separate page listing only the Free Stop Motion Animation Courses.

Basics Of Stop Motion Animation Using Canva And OpenShot

A Guide to creating basic stop motion animations in Canva And OpenShot

Created by Phillip Dillow - Be Driven!

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Students: 54547, Price: $19.99

Students: 54547, Price:  Paid

You will discover how to create basic stop motion animations in Canva And OpenShot. This course is designed to assist you in learning the basics of stop motion animations in Canva And OpenShot for use in social media, video, and more.  This basic stop motion animation course is designed to teach you the ins and outs of basic stop motion animation, even if you have little to no experience with it. This Is A Basic Animation For Beginners Using Free Software Course. Throughout this course you'll learn to:

  • Create a basic stop motion animation video

  • No prior knowledge or experience is required

Can't wait to see you in the course!

This Course Is Taught In English.

Stop Motion Object Animation Using Davinci Resolve & Bandlab

You will discover how to create basic stop motion object animations using Davinci Resolve and Bandlab.

Created by Phillip Dillow - Be Driven!

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Students: 50461, Price: $19.99

Students: 50461, Price:  Paid

This course is designed to assist you in learning the basics of stop motion object animations in Davinci Resolve and Bandlab for use in social media, video, and more. This basic stop motion object animation course is designed to teach you the ins and outs of basic stop motion object animations, even if you have little to no experience with it. This Is A Basic Animation For Beginners Using Free Software Course. Throughout this course you'll learn to:

  • Create a basic stop motion object animation video

  • No prior knowledge or experience is required

Can't wait to see you in the course!

This Course Is Taught In English.

Introduction To Clay Animation For Beginners

Learn how to create stop motion animation at home with your smartphone!

Created by Rachel Beaney - Digital and Social Media Specialist

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Students: 1746, Price: $34.99

Students: 1746, Price:  Paid

How To Create Clay Animation For Beginners

“Outstanding course for a total beginner like myself. Very encouraged to proceed with clay animation. Thank You Rachel.” -Gary B.

Do you want to learn to create clay animation?

Looking for a fun and educational activity for the kids or grandkids this weekend? Or perhaps you've always secretly wanted to know how to create stop-motion animation yourself? Get hands-on with this fun, messy and creative course!

This course teaches you how to create stop frame clay animation at home, using your smartphone, whether you're on an iPhone or Android phone.

You will learn the end-to-end steps for creating stop motion animation, from writing a script, to building characters and sets, to adding audio and lip syncing sound, and filming and editing.

This course is a hands-on course, which you can follow step-by-step to create your own clay animation short film, using a class project as an example. The camera you will be using is the one you've already got - the one on your smartphone!

Why take this course?

Are you a creative looking to tell stories in a new medium?

Are you a parent looking for fun new hobby for your kids?

Or have you always loved claymation and wanted to be a clay animator yourself?

In this course, you will learn:

  • The basics of animation
  • How to create a script and storyboard for your animation
  • How to design a basic character using the medium of clay
  • How to build a set using a templates as a guide
  • How to lip-sync your characters mouths using tools like Audacity to help create an exposure sheet
  • How to film using a smartphone app (on either iPhone or Android)
  • How to edit your film (using iMovie or Windows Movie Maker)

Including the hands-on project, you can finish this course in a few hours, or over a series of weeks, depending on how you want to create your film!

About your course instructor:

Rachel Beaney is a clay animation hobbyist who has been creating clay animation on Youtube for two years. She has researched how to create clay animation and come up with easy and accessible DIY solutions so you can create stop motion animation at home.

Student reviews:

“Thank you Rachel! It was fun and interesting… My three granddaughters and I will be happy to produce our own movie and finally win all the Oscars!” - Alex L.

“First time I learned anything about making a clay animation, and I found it interesting and happy I took the course.” - Kenneth N.

“Brilliant course, very hands on and helpful.” - Ofer G.

Who should take this course?

This course is for anyone who is passionate about learning clay animation as a hobby at home.

You don't need to have studied animation or film, but being passionate about learning, experimenting and creating is a must! Clay animation can be a slow process, so having patience pays off.

Having a basic understanding of computers will be a useful skill as we use different types of software along the way.

Don't forget that all Udemy courses have a 30-day money back guarantee, so if you're unhappy with the course for any reason, you can get your money back.

Children under the age of 13 might need a set of adult-sized hands to help out in this course.

What are the course requirements?

You are welcome to watch the course just to learn about the process, or you can follow along step-by-step and create your film based on a class project.

If you're going to embark on a stop animation adventure, you will need a few supplies - but most of these you should have around the house.

Shopping List:

Things You Need:

  • Clay or plasticine – whatever colours you want your character to be! Two or three handfuls of clay should be enough.
  • Smartphone Tripod (it could be a mini phone tripod, a smartphone attachment to a traditional tripod or a DIY-clay-and-glad-wrap tripod will do!)
  • Cardboard (thick – i.e., a pizza box)
  • Cardboard (thin – i.e.,. from a newsagent or cereal box)
  • PVA glue
  • Plain Paper
  • Scissors
  • Pen

Optional extras:

  • Stamp/water sponge pad
  • Toothpicks
  • White beads and black enamel paint for eyes
  • Clay carving tools
  • Lamps

Smartphone apps:

  • iMotion app for iPhones (free!)
  • Motion app for Androids (free!)

Computer software:

  • Microsoft Movie Maker – editing software for PCs (free!)
  • iMovie – editing software for Macs (free!)
  • Access to a printer to print resources/handouts

What are you going to get from this course?

You will learn the complete process of how to create a stop motion animation film.

This course has a resource kit for animation, which provides resources and templates for your stop motion.

You will create a complete clay animation short film when you are done with this course.

Stop Motion Animation Lego Movie Making With Your SmartPhone

EASY Step-By-Step Process That Simplifies Making a Short Lego Movie In 30 Minutes! Tap Your Inner Spielberg.

Created by MarQ - Mighty Movies - QUICK CLASSES - WE TEACH YOU IN 20 MINUTES OR LESS!

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Students: 901, Price: $24.99

Students: 901, Price:  Paid

Have you seen the LEGO Movies? "Everything is Awesome!" about the way it looks! Well, it's such a FUN experience to make your own Lego style movie! With my "Quick Class" you will be shown how to make your very own BriQ FliQ or Stop Motion Animation Movie. I take you from the supplies needed, making/shooting, tips and tricks, and exporting.

Not just for kids BUT if you want to spend quality time and connect with your child, but they don’t want to put down the tablet? BriQ FliQs QUICK CLASSES are a GREAT and FAST way to connect with your kids using Legos® and movies. STEM type class for you and your child. Make an Animation Movie!

Most people don’t want to spend hours in a classroom. That’s why our QUICK CLASSES are perfect.

In this QUICK CLASS: MAKE YOUR BRIQ FLIQ - LEVEL ONE you will learn the basics.

  • The items you need to make a Stop Motion Animation Movie or BriQ FliQ

  • How to make your character do a “Walk Cycle”

  • Preproduction

  • Production

  • Post Production

  • Tips for better shooting

We are excited to help you MAKE YOUR MOIVE YOUR BRIQ FLIQ!

Synthetic Stop-Motion in After Effects

Quick and Easy Techniques for Hand-made Animations

Created by Rich Armstrong - Product Designer

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Students: 190, Price: $39.99

Students: 190, Price:  Paid

I love stop-motion animation, or perhaps you call it stop-frame animation. I love it because it’s rich in character; because it looks hand-made; and because it drips with human-ness. Most of the time we aim for perfect designs and animations, but this course is about reversing that idea to deliberately create a hand-made and imperfect look.

The course covers creating a stop-motion look inside of After Effects – that means no cameras and no endless moving of elements frame by frame. Normal stop-motion takes a long time time, but inside After Effects it’s quick and easy if you know how.

By the end of this course you’ll be able to create your own synthetic stop-motion films quickly and easily, with a range of different techniques ranging from dead-simple to highly detailed.

We cover tools and effects you may never have heard of, expressions (pieces of JavaScript code in After Effects), time remapping, work flow, frame rate theory, and more. You’ll learn a lot about After Effects in the process and you’re bound to have heaps of fun. You’ll also be able to apply the principles and techniques you learn in whatever animation app you like.

Lego Stop Motion Animation Course for Beginners-Brickfilming

An easy step-by-step course for beginners!

Created by Teodor Oprean - Brickfilmer

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Students: 39, Price: $29.99

Students: 39, Price:  Paid

  • This course is a great opportunity for you to spend quality time with your family (kids)!

  • If you are trying to find someone to teach you how to use your phone for making awesome Lego animations, you are in the right place!

  • This course is compatible with ANDROID and IOS phones, so you do not need to worry that something won't work well on your smartphone!

  • I built the whole course around your needs so it will be easier for you to understand each piece of information!

  • In this course, you will learn all the necessary skills for making your own high-quality Lego animated Brickfilms!

  • I embedded a lot of important information in each video. 

  • This course is for anybody who is willing to improve their Lego stop motion animation technique!

  • The course is designed with beginners in mind so, it does not matter if you haven't done a brickfilm before because I will help you and teach you all the important skills from the ground up to make high-quality Lego Brickfilms!

  • If you have any problems throughout the learning process, I will be there to help you get back on track!

  • And until the end of the course, you will be able to film your own awesome Lego Brickfilm animation!!!