Stop Motion Animation, Frame by Frame | G3-G5

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Stop motion animation has been widely popular for people of all ages, such as Toy Story, Isle of Dogs, Rilakkuma ana Kaoru, ... Stop motion animation, a big part of the history of filmmaking, will inspire students to express themselves in such a creative way.

Stop Motion: Stop motion is an animated filmmaking technique in which objects are physically manipulated in small increments between individually photographed frames so that they will appear to exhibit independent motion or change when the series of frames is played back. (from Wikipedia)

Students will learn:

  • stop motion filmmaking with Stop Motion Animation App techniques and skills
  • create a storyboard
  • sculpt figures and objects with clay
  • camera set up skills
  • background and prop prepare
  • how to edit stop motion animation quickly
  • and much more!


Time: 1:00-3:00 P.M. ET

Date: Monday - Friday, 8/9-8/13/2021 (week 9)

Grade (2021 Spring): Grade 3-Grade 5

Class size: 6-8

Project-based: Yes

Prerequisite: No 

Category: Art

Online Course Requirements

  • Mac, PC, Tablet, or Phone

  • WebCam

  • Stable internet connection with access to Zoom Video Conference

  • Able to install and run Stop Motion Studioapplication (free trial)



Art Supplies

*It is not required to prepare everything in this list; any substitutions are welcome. Yet, a lack of course materials can lead to project failures and instructional difficulties. Teachers may add more materials later (will email enrolled students).

  • Stop Motion Studio application (free trial, please install and sign up an account before the class starts)
  • Tripod (or other objects) to hold the devices
  • Colorful Clay (example: dollar tree clay )
  • cardstock paper/ thick paper
  • paper
  • stapler
  • scissor
  • pencils and eraser
  • colored pencils, sharpies, or markers





Lily F.

Fine Arts at Duke University | Teaching Artist & Filmmaker

Lily Frame is a filmmaker and teaching artist in the city of Durham, North Carolina. A believer in the arts as a form of transformative healing and a cultural worker for social change, Frame enjoys practicing art as a labor of love with others. Her personal work explores the mode of documentary and experimental filmmaking and the significance of first-person filmmaking. She has been recognized with awards and screened nationally and internationally at Cucalorus Festival, NC Museum of History, Mindfield Film Festival, etc. She enjoys being a teaching artist because it’s her joy to watch students discover new ways to express themselves and embrace new ways to create. She wants to help her students realize success is always possible and there are no wrong answers. Her goal is to fuel confidence and purpose through art-making, which students can carry through all endeavors.

Born and raised in Charleston, West Virginia, Frame earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Film Studies at the University of North Carolina of Wilmington in 2020. She is currently a full-time student earning her Master of Fine Arts at Duke University’s Experimental and Documentary Arts program.


Cancellation Policy

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  • Full refund except for a 3% order withdrawal fee, notice us more than 7 days before the online session start date.

  • 50% refund, notice us less than 7 days and more than 3 days before the online session start date.

  • No refund; notice us less than 3 days before the start of the online camp session. 

  • If an online class cancellation is made by Champion Camp due to low enrollment, there will be a full refund for tuition. Any class cancellation will be announced at least 7 days before the session starts.