Stop motion animation (also called stop frame animation) is an animation that is captured one frame at a time, with physical objects that are moved between frames. When you rapidly replay the sequence of images, it creates the illusion of movement. If you understand how 2D drawn animation (early Disney) works, stop motion is similar, except using physical objects instead of drawings.
You see stop-motion animation all the time—in commercials, music videos, television shows, and feature films—even if you don’t realize it. While it is common for people to think of stop motion as just one specific style, such as clay animation, the reality is that stop motion techniques can be used to create a wide range of film styles.
But why stop-motion? Well, because it removes some elements that are present in regular movies and makes filming way more accessible for those who have no prior experience. This has led us to create Youth Europa’s very first stop-motion film project that aims to bring this awesome medium closer to youth and youth work.
Our project will bring together 36 awesome participants from Estonia, Spain, Slovakia, the Czech Republic, Sweden, and Greece. We will spend together 9 action-packed days learning more about stop-motion and other connected topics in order to help you create your very own stop-motion films and workshops.