The classic art of stop motion character animation has enjoyed a well deserved revival in the last few years. Films like Kubo and the Two Strings, ParaNorman, and Box Trolls offer a level of physicality that computer animated films cannot. In this workshop, students will learn the fundamentals such as storyboarding, composition, animation principles as well as how to design and create a character for stop motion animation. They will then work in small teams to bring their own stories to life by using traditional stop motion techniques.

You will learn:

  • Basic story structure for writing a story and storyboarding
  • Animation principles including squash and stretch, timing and staging
  • How to create a wire armature designed for stop motion animation
  • Design and creation techniques for stop motion characters
  • Camera angles, shot sizes and composition


  • Minimum 13 years of age.


14 December to 16 December 2016


DigiPen (Singapore)
510 Dover Road, #03-01
SIT@SP Building
Singapore 139660



For more information or to register for this workshop, please email[at]digipen[dot]edu.