3 months of planning. 4 days of shooting. 6000+ post-it notes. A completed senior project by Bang-yao Liu at the Savannah College of Art and Design. 1 minute and 54 seconds, now on the global stage via YouTube.

Here’s the visual backstory.

I added this amazing example to my Stopmotion workshop wiki, not because I expect our 9-12 year olds next week to create something comparable, but because this video provides a glimpse into what is possible via Stopmotion. Hat tip to Susan van Gelder!

More great stopmotion examples on The Longfellow Ten. Hat tip to Kevin Hodgson.

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3 Responses to 3 months of planning for 2 minutes of StopMotion

  1. Amazing
    Thanks for the behind the scenes video.
    I love those views.

  2. Ann Oro says:

    I’m planning on working with the art teacher on a stop motion project next year. She’ll work on shooting the photos with the students. I’m going to work with getting it together on the computer. This is a great example to show the students not only the possibilities, but the planning behind the scenes. Thanks!

  3. George Mayo says:


    Thanks for dropping a link to our Longfellow Ten stop-motion project! We started the LF10 site at the beginning of this school year as a way to try and collect student-created stop-motion films in one place. So far, we have students from Maryland, Massachusetts, and Minnesota contributing films. The LF10 is always looking for new members. If you create any stop-motion films at your camp this summer that you would like to add to the LF10 site, please let us know. We currently have films around literary and science terms. However, we are hoping to branch out over the next year. Thanks again for linking to LF10!

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