Online Stop Motion Film Festival

Plano Public Library is running an Online Stop Motion Animation Festival. This event is open to all ages.

Originally our Stop Motion Film Festival was for teens only and going to happen in the library; however, while we are closed we opened it up to all ages and put it online! From March 1 through August 31, we are hosting this Online Stop Motion Animation Festival here on our blog!

What you’ll do: submit an original 30 second to 2-minute stop motion animation video

What we’ll do: post it online in our video exhibit

Read our guidelines and how to submit your stop motion video on our Stop Motion Film Festival page.


Here are some handy resources available from Plano Public Library to help make your stop motion film ideas come to fruition:

Learning Stop Motion Animation Course

Platform: Lynda.com, requires a library card and PIN

Technology: uses iMovie/iOS to edit

Good lessons on general stop motion layouts, shooting a subject, choosing software and supplies, and camera positioning

DIY Filmmaking Tips Weekly

Platform: Lynda.com, requires a library card and PIN

Learn how to format a screenplay, create an effective shot list, make a budget you can stick to, build your own props, keep your shoots running smoothly, and much more

Creating Online Video with the iPhone

Platform: Lynda.com, requires a library card and PIN

Technology: Apple iPhone

Explore the fundamentals of shooting great-looking video with an iPhone

Making a Short Film: Start to Finish

Platform: Lynda.com, requires a library card and PIN

Explore the basic elements of screenwriting, production and directing

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