This course explores the art of movement and visual art concepts through the techniques of stop-motion animation and provides a thorough understanding of stop-motion fundamentals. Students produce all animations using a DSLR camera, stop-motion, and basic audio software. The course addresses lighting and techniques including claymation, puppet/model-making, cut-out animation, lip-synching, and backgrounds/environments. Recommended readings, lectures, and demonstrations provide the critical skills to study a variety of stop-motion films screened in the course. Students produce a stop-motion short for their final project.