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. We created four video tutorials in which the basics of stop-motion technology, the setup, basic functions of the app and sound recording are explained. We use the free app Stop-Motion-Studio and can give you support for it. (We don’t get any money for recommending the app!)
The first two rounds
An adventurous potato
The second round of the challenge just started with teams from Tajikistan, Italy, Germany, Hawaii, France, Portugal and Switzerland! We are overwhelmed again by the interst in our challenge.
The last teams will finish at the 13th of august. Of course there will be again an online screening on youtube and facebook which will be announced soon.
In the first round of the challenge 27 Teams from Germany, Egypt, Colombia, Poland, Lybia, Portugal and United Kingdom took part! 3 incredible films we created, what a blast!
1.You have 48 hours to create a sequence using stop motion technique.
2.The sequence should be min. 10 and max. 30 seconds.
3.Start with the last picture of the sequence of the previous team. That means you should REBUILT the last picture as good as possible and from there on animate your story. The rebuilding creates a creative and funny transition from one scene to the next.
4.The last image of your sequence must therefore be easy to rebuilt for the next team. (Please don`t fade into black as a last image!)
5.The starring character must be copied as identically as possible.
6.The setting in your app should be minimum 12 pictures per second. (Framerate: 12 fps)
7.Format: Landscape, 16:9.
8.Use universal symbols instead of writing, so that the film remains internationally understandable. (e.g. an ice symbol instead of the inscription “Ice Cream”)
9.If you really need to use writing, please use english language.
10.No racist, heterosexist, sexist or otherwise discriminatory representations or statements. No political statements. No representation or depiction of real persons (including yourself), e.g. in the form of photos, newspaper clippings, caricatures etc.
11.Create sounds with your mouth, things or instruments etc. Only use selfmade music.
12.Do not use real language, so the film is international understandable. 13.The participating teams are not allowed to communicate among themselves during the challenge.
Stop Motion Tutorial, Part 1 Basics. (Click on CC for english subtitles)
Stop Motion Tutorial, Part 2 Setup. (Click on CC for english subtitles)
Stop Motion Tutorial, Part 3 Apps. (Click on CC for english subtitles)
Stop Motion Tutorial, Part 4 Sounds. (Click on CC for english subtitles)