Couch Potato Stop Motion Challenge

Individuals and small teams could register for the challenge and had to animate small scenes one after the other from home, with a potato as main character. In the end, all scenes were put together to a common film.
The fun lay in the fact that each team only got to see the scene that the previous team had created and not all the scenes that were already finished. The own film sequence had to follow up on that last scene and each team had 48 hours before the own film snippet was sent to the next team.

In order to have a uniform film at the end, all teams were sent rules for the challenge about the duration of the scenes, language, format etc.

No previous knowledge was necessary. In four video tutorials, the basics of stop-motion technique, set construction, basics of the app, and sound were explained and publicly shared on Vimeo.

People from all over the world were able to create films together from home during the limitations of COVID 19.

A success story

Potatoes from all over the world

In 2020 41 teams from 11 countries took part. This resulted in five collective films with teams from Libya, Colombia, Poland, Egypt, Italy, Germany, the USA (Hawaii), Portugal, France, the United Kingdom, and Switzerland. The finished films were presented at a live premiere on YouTube and Facebook.

Having become aware of the project on the internet, the Kulturrucksack Wuppertal engaged Moviemiento to carry out the challenge again for kids from Wuppertal. One film was made by eight teams.

As part of the current City_Country_River series of events, there was another Challenge in 2021 with 23 teams from four countries. The films will be screened in open-air cinemas this summer! All dates here.

Live

Potatoes on a visit

Moviemiento was invited to present the completed challenge from 2020 at the re:publica Netzfest in Berlin. The resulting films flickered across a large screen, questions from the audience were answered and people could animate their own small potato films live at a join-in table.

Trailer

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Stop Motion Tutorial, Part 1 Basics. (Click on CC for english subtitles)

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Stop Motion Tutorial, Part 2 Setup. (Click on CC for english subtitles)

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Stop Motion Tutorial, Part 3 Apps. (Click on CC for english subtitles)

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Stop Motion Tutorial, Part 4 Sounds. (Click on CC for english subtitles)

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Couch Potato Stop Motion Challenge

YEAR, DURATION, COUNTRIES

2021 March & April
2020 June & August
Participants from all over the world

SHORT DESCRIPTION:

Online stop motion challenge

PARTICIPATING ORGANIZATIONS:
  • Moviemiento e.V. (Deutschland)

Some of the films being made:

More Films from other challenges

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