Sip'n'Snap: Stop Motion Animation Using Mobile Devices for eLearning With Kevin Thorn, CNH

Sip'n'Snap: Stop Motion Animation Using Mobile Devices for eLearning With Kevin Thorn, CNH
July 30, 2020
Sip'n'Snap: Stop Motion Animation Using Mobile Devices for eLearning With Kevin Thorn, CNH

Video based elearning comes in a variety of options. In this episode of IDIODC our friend Kevin Thorn shows us how easy it is create stop motion animation. He shows off all the tools and introduces us to the software he uses on his mobile devices.  

Searching for new ways to create engaging media elements in training projects is an ongoing challenge for most designers. Animation beyond the standard effects require deeper thought in design and often involves additional skills in a variety of tools. And the barriers to learning new animation software results in not pursuing a more engaging approach. With smartphone cameras, available apps and software, Kevin shows us how to dramatically reduce those barriers and get started with designing creative stop-motion animation videos to tell stories, explain processes, and more.

Lucky for us, Kevin Thorn has a talent stack filled with creativity and once again he exceeds expectations in sharing those skills with all of us. You definitely want to watch this amazing conversation and instructional session on how anyone can use their mobile device for creating stop motion animation elements for eLearning projects. You may already know Kevin from our Drink'n'draw sessions, and so check out this Sip'n'Snap session.

Links Shared in the chat during the session

Award winning short film using stop motion animation:

Glif Mobile Device Mount -

Ball Joint Tripod Mount -

Wikipedia definition of Onion Skinning -

Morph Claymation Show -

The Tiny Chef Show -

Apple App Store: Stop Motion Studio App -

List of Stop Motion Apps for Android and iOS -

Stop Motion Example by Kevin Thorn of IDIODC Mug on Twitter


Kevin is an award-winning eLearning designer & developer, consultant, and owner of NuggetHead Studioz, LLC., a boutique custom design and development studio specializing in online learning experiences.

After retiring from the US Army, Kevin pursued a career in corporate IT and Training & Development. With his combined military and industry experience, Kevin started the Studioz in 2012 working with clients in various industries solving problems in a wide-range of creative projects.

Based in the North Mississippi Delta, Kevin, the Chief NuggetHead harnesses a bench of creative practitioners in instructional design, elearning development, illustration and graphic design, animation, and serious comics. Kevin is a well-known industry speaker and trainer on elearning development, design workflows, and is also a certified facilitator in LEGO®Serious Play® methodologies.

Academic stuff: BS in Information Technology Management from Christian Brothers University (2003) and MS in Instructional Design and Technology from the University of Memphis (2018).

If you want to connect with Kevin, check out his web site

You can check out the full episode including the always-helpful chat right here.  


Instructional Designers in Offices Drinking Coffee (affectionately known as IDIODC) is a weekly live videocast and podcast that helps instructional designers with pain points and provides best practices and industry insight.  

Every Wednesday morning at 10am ET hosts Brent Schlenker and Chris Van Wingerden guide us through an upbeat and candid conversation with their guests from the elearning and training world. The live cast session encourages peers to participate in the chat and share their own personal insight! After airing live, you can catch the learning podcast on all major streams such as Spotify, Apple and Google Play podcasts, as well as on YouTube.

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