Intro to Stop Motion Animation Sample Lessons

Welcome to our sample class page

Thanks for stopping by to take a look at a few sample class lessons form our Intro to Stop Motion Animation class.  Below you will see three different lessons that are part of the course.  They include the video lessons as well as downloadable content that accompanies the lesson.

Lesson 1: Intro to the Class

Welcome to the class! Here is how to use this course. Watch the video for this lesson above and then complete any assignments outlined in the lesson video. In the downloads section below, you will find any support material or assignments you will need for the lesson.

Bonus Video: Making a Thaumatrope

Bonus Activity: You can make your own thaumatrope! It is easy to do. Below is a bonus video that shows you how to make one. All you need are the following things:

  • Cardstock
  • String
  • Something to draw with
  • A Scissors
  • And a hole punch

Download the template for the thaumatrope here.

Lesson 3: Styles of Stop Motion Animation

Lesson 8: Bouncing Ball Animation Exercise

The following graphics illustrate various animation concepts that are taught in the class.

Lesson 12: The Story

Creating Your Idea!

It is time to start working on the idea for your final class project, creating a finished stop motion animation film.  As you work on your story idea, use the story worksheet as a guide as you walk through the process. 

You can download the worksheet here.