Features for Teachers

The Stop Motion Handbook is the best resource for learning how to make stop motion movies. Click here to see the top reasons why stop motion is the best way to learn about making movies.

Click here to see feedback from some of our customers.


Adaptable for different ages and stages

Children as young as 7 or 8 can easily understand the stop motion process and, with adequate supervision, can produce movies which tell a simple story. Older students using the same equipment can produce movies with an increased focus on story development and technical procedure.

Stop motion movies have great appeal with boys aged 9-14 years, when learning in the classroom can be a particular challenge. When properly directed, these students can produce first class academic and artistic work without realising they are actually learning.

Stop motion is a very classroom-friendly method of making movies because most tasks can be worked through in groups around tables and so can be easily supervised.

As each scene is recorded, it can be played back for instant gratification or 'show and tell'.

When recording pictures, the movie is usually complete up to that point and does not require editing. This makes it much quicker to finish projects on time.


Top reasons why stop motion is ideal for the classroom

Education learning areas

Stop motion movies add benefit to many curriculum learning areas, including:

Lesson plans

The Stop Motion Handbook contains outlines for 13 lesson plans assisting teachers and parents to confidently lead children through the tasks to make stop motion movies.

Click here to download the lesson plans from the Stop Motion Handbook.





Book features
For teachers
Inside the book
Top reasons
Software and hardware
Customer feedback and reviews
Contact us
Shopping cart



Sample pages TOC (PDF 4.9mb)
Lesson plans (PDF 120kb)
Story outline (PDF 80kb)
Audio resources
Media images


Case Studies

Average Joe
Special Crime Unit



Newtown Movie School
Inspiring movies