We have required a fine arts elective for each of our kids to graduate from our homeschool. When it came time for my son to choose his class, he wasn’t exactly excited about the prospect. He is more interested in technology than in painting or music. He has enjoyed creating movies with his sisters, so I suggested a Lego stop-motion movie making & movie history class. He readily agreed and even enjoyed the class!
Here are the resources we used in our Stop Motion Film Making Class.
This stop motion film class is designed to be completed three days each week for sixteen weeks. At the end of the film making class, the student will turn in a completed stop-motion movie one to two minutes in length.
My son used a regular camera on a tripod to create the images. He imported them into Movie Maker, which came on our Windows pc. There are also apps that will let you create stop-motion movies with a phone or tablet that you might want to research.
His movie turned out to be exactly one minute in length. It takes a lot of pictures to get a minute of stop-motion video, but the end result turned out to be well worth the effort!