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DSD: Introduction to Stop Motion Animation
Course Description:
Learn the basic principles of stop motion animation and find ways to make short animations to share ideas visually. You will have the opportunity to find out more and try out two free stop motion animation apps during the session using your phone or tablet. Please download the `Stop motion studio? and `Flipaclip? free apps before the session. They are available on the Apple Store and Google Play.
  • `Stop motion studio? app is ideal to make short stop motion animations from stills taken with your device.
  • `Flipaclip? is a cartoon animation app that allows you to draw simple shapes either with finger or stylus on your device and then animate them.

PREREQUISITES: If you wish to engage in the practical part of the session please download both apps to your phone or tablet.

IMPORTANT: Please ensure you are using Desktop@UCL or the UCL VPN when booking because you need to be on the UCL network to use the system.

Once you have enrolled, you will need to click on the play button under 'My current enrolments' in My Learning to join at the time of the live session. You will also receive an email from ISD containing the direct joining link a day before the session. Please check

By the end of the course you will:
  • Understand the basic principles of stop motion animation,
  • Know how to use two simple animation apps,
  • Experience making and sharing a short stop motion animation.
Intended Audience:
This course is aimed at those who want to learn more about simple stop motion amination techniques.
Target Audience: All
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