Stop Motion Movie Club

Hosted by the Autism Society of Central Wisconsin

The purpose of the club is to discuss stop motion movie making, share movies that were made, or discuss ideas for new movies. This is for people new to the hobby or experienced. This group is for teens ages 13-19.

Meetings are guided by Cole Kirkendall, a recent graduate of the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee’s film production department. Cole has worked primarily with stop motion animation, and visual art over the last three years, and has had several short films shown at festivals internationally.

Next Meeting

Friday, December 3rd, 7:00 – 8:00 PM

In December’s meeting we will learn about lighting. Homework: bring a photo that
shows lighting or camera angles that express an emotion visually.

November 5th, 2021

This month we talked about inspirations and how to come up with ideas for projects. A review of the tips & tricks shared during this meeting can be found here.

Our next meeting is Friday, December 3rd at 7 pm.

Homework: Bring a photo that shows lighting or camera angles that express an emotion visually.

October 8th, 2021

October’s meeting focused on camera tips to compose a shot. A review of the tips & tricks shared during this meeting can be found here.

Our next meeting is Friday, November 5th at 7 pm.

Homework: Attendees are encouraged to share take a photo or 2 using one or more of these tips or if you are watching something- take a note on the lighting or angels and how it made you feel.

Thank you to everyone who participated in October’s meeting – we look forward to having even more fun in November!

September 3, 2021

The Stop Motion Club got off to a great start! Cole, our expert, shared basic tips and tricks to get us started. A review of the tips & tricks shared during this meeting can be found here.

Our next meeting is Friday, October 8th at 7 pm. Attendees are encouraged to share a clip they have made in Stop Motion Studio at the meeting. The clip should have an action that the viewer can identify, such as a wave, hand clap, pet dog, etc.

Here is a link to an early video that Cole did in college for inspiration.

We look forward to seeing everyone at the next meeting!