Course in Stop Motion Animation

September 24, 2019



Stop Motion is an animation technique which, contrary to hand-made drawings, makes use of inanimated objects captured one frame at a time and moved between frames. When the frames are strung together in an edited scene they seem to move independently. In film animation there are 24 frames per second! In each photo, the character or the object has to be physically manipulated in order to obtain the desired animation.

Stop Motion is an ancient technique, already used by George Melies for the making of the special effects of his movies at the very beginning of the 20th century. Since then it has seen an incredible evolution which can be fully appreciated in movies such as Nightmare Before Christmas or Chicken Run.


This course aims to provide students and cinema fans, but also directors and film-makers, with the basic tools and techniques of Stop Motion animation. At the end of the course students will have learnt all the opportunities offered by this technique, and all the tricks and technical and practical tools that can turn an idea and a script into a short movie.

Students will also learn how to use a DSLR camera and the ground-breaking software Dragon Frame. There will be theoretical sessions and practical sessions in a fully-equipped laboratory with professional green screen.


Teacher: Paolo Gaudio

Duration: 30 hours – 3 hours per lesson

Time: rom 2.30 pm to 5.30 pm/p>

Calendar:: twice a week – Monday and Wednesday

Start Date: March/April 2020

Certification: Rainbow Academy’s certification of attendance

Cost: € 829,60 (including legal fees)

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