408 Getting Started with Stop-Motion Animation for eLearning
10:45 AM - 11:45 AM Thursday, October 25
Video & Media
Searching for new ways to present content in eLearning is an ongoing challenge for most designers. Animation effects beyond the typical require deeper thought in design, and often involve additional storyboarding. Barriers to learning new animation software result in some designers not pursuing a more engaging approach than typical animation effects. With new smartphone cameras, available apps, and software, you can dramatically reduce those barriers to get started with stop-motion animation.
In this session, participants will create a stop-motion animation to demonstrate a simple approach and explore available tools and other techniques to get you started. You’ll find that this technique is easy to implement in eLearning and a great way to animate objects, such as rotating a product in 360 degrees; display the assembly of a process without human intervention; and many other creative applications.
In this session, you will learn:
- A basic understanding of stop-motion animation techniques
- Various approaches and styles of stop-motion animation for eLearning
- About multiple tools and software applications for creating stop-motion animation
- Best practices for designing stop-motion animation and when to use
Designers and developers.
Technology discussed in this session:
A smartphone and iPad will be used to demonstrate simple techniques in creating a stop-motion animation.
Chief NuggetHead and Owner
Kevin Thorn is an award-winning eLearning designer and developer, consultant, and owner of NuggetHead Studioz, a boutique custom design and development studio. After retiring from the US Army, Kevin pursued a career in corporate IT and training and development. With his combined military and industry experience, Kevin started the Studioz in 2012. He works with clients in various industries. Kevin is a well-known industry speaker and trainer and a certified facilitator in LEGO Serious Play methodologies. He holds a BS in information technology management from Christian Brothers University and an MS in instructional design and technology from the University of Memphis.