Couch Potato Stop Motion Challenge



Join the ongoing stop motion story!

In small teams we create together from home a stop motion film! Moviemiento starts and sends a short sequence to the first team. One after the other each team has 48 hours to animate its sequence.

All teams see only the sequence created by the previous team and then make their own little film, starting where the story left off. The main character is always a potato figure, but what it experiences and how the story continues, you decide each time anew!

You can register for the challenge as an individual, a house community, an organization, a family etc. There are always up to ten teams creating one film, possibly from all over the world. Moviemiento coordinates the transfer of the films and organises a kick off video call and a film premiere. Afterwards, all films created will be online on Vimeo and here on the project website, making them visible to everyone.

The project connects people from all over the world and we share a common creative and interactive experience – from home.

The idea is based on the principle of the game of an ongoing story, which is usually played on a sheet of paper. The players write down one sentences one after the other, which in the end become a story. The fun lies in the fact that each player only gets to read the sentence of the previous person. The Moviemiento challenge turns the game into a digital video version!

No previous knowledge is necessary. You get a small video tutorial in which the basics of stop-motion technology and also some functions of the app are explained. We use the free app Stop-Motion-Studio and can give you support for it. But it’s up to you how you create the movies. (We don’t get any money for recommending the app!)

Sign-up and timeframe

Take part!

The first round of the challenge starts in June. Further rounds will follow in July and August.
From 20.5.-31.5 you can register here for the 1th round which starts on 3.6.2020 and ends on 26.6.2020. We will arrange the exact 48 hours date within this period with you.

The challenge


1.Each team has 48 hours to create a sequence using stop motion technique.
2.The sequence should be min. 10 and max. 30 seconds.
3.The setting in your app should be minimum 12 pictures per second. (Framerate: 12 fps)
4.Format: Landscape
5.The starring character must be copied as identically as possible.
6.Start with the last frame of the sequence of the previous team. Copy it and start your animation from there.
7.The last image of your sequence must be easy to copy for the next team.
8.If you really need to use writing, please use english language.
9.No racist, homophobic, sexist or otherwise discriminatory representations or statements. Do not include brand and product names. No representation of real persons.
10.Create sounds with your mouth, things or instruments etc. Only use licence-free music.
11.Do not use real language, so the film is international understandable.
12.The participating teams are not allowed to communicate among themselves during the challenge.


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Couch Potato Stop Motion Challenge


2020, June-August


Online stop motion challenge

  • Moviemiento e.V. (Deutschland)

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