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How to become a Stop Motion Animator

15/02/23  to 19/02/23
Wednesday 15 to Sunday 19 February "
A 5 day stop motion workshop combining animation, art and climate activism.


Apr 29, 2023

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Jan 29, 2023

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Film , Seminar/Public Lecture , Workshop/Seminar ,






Wellington ,

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Stop Motion Academy
Feb 20, 2023


How to become a Stop Motion Animator

Claymation Workshop by Marcus Grysczok 

Wednesday 15th - Sunday 19th of Feb 2023 

MEANWHILE Gallery Wellington - Aotearoa New Zealand

​Info, Apply & Location  

Workshop is Free & no experience in animation required

8-10 Participants 16+

please apply with your artistic portfolio or showreel and a motivation letter or video via [email protected]

location @meanwhile_gallery Wellington 



15th 10-18

Introduction Mobile Animation Box & Basic Animation Training 

16th 10-18

Advanced Animation Training

17th 10-18

Introduction Project “Climate Facts“: Project Development, Character Design, Sculpting, Animation & Postproduction 

18 th 10-18

Acting for Animation 

19 th 10-18

Lip Sync in Animation 


Animation Lecturer

​Marcus Grysczok is a Erfurt based independent filmmaker, the founder of Stop Motion Academy (Workshop Festival) and Media Arts MFA student at Bauhaus University Weimar in Germany.

He is dedicated to analog animation and is bringing together stop motion and climate activism. 

Besides his artistic work he loves to teach (for example @bauhausuni or also at local schools ) and to keep the art form stop motion animation alive.

For this purpose he developed the „Mobile Animation Box“, a system that fits into a suitcase and with which he can travel. 

Stop motion animation has a great potential and therefore he organizes his workshops all over the world.


​The workshop is designed to school and university students, artists, filmmakers, teachers and enthusiasts of the world of analog animation.

The material to use is clay/ plasticine. Each participant will animate as much as possible to learn the basic principles of animation. 


​During the workshop the group will work together to create a short animation about the tipping points of the global climate. As a reference there is a short audio recording of the climate researcher Prof. Stefan Rahmstorf - POTSDAM INSTITUTE FOR CLIMATE IMPACT RESEARCH.

​In his latest project “Climate Facts“, Marcus Grysczok worked together with the climate scientist from Germany, to make an claymation about the climate crisis, which is currently running at film festivals worldwide to educate especially young people and won an award at EKOTOPFILM.

Climate Facts 

A short claymation about the climate crisis and collaboration between climate researcher Prof. Stefan Rahmstorf - Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research and media artist Marcus Grysczok.

The film is a mixture of abstract animation and the climate researcher Prof. Stefan Rahmstorf as the protagonist, on whose head the causes and effects of climate change were artistically visualized. A torrent of water pours over the scientist's head, almost swallowing him, trees fall victim to deforestation and wild fires raze everything …


MEANWHILE is an artist-run gallery based at Level 2 99 Willis Street, Te Aro, Wellington, Aotearoa


Bauhaus University Weimar 

Mobile Animation Box

Meanwhile Gallery 

Stop Motion Academy