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What if I told you that by learning this one  skill, clients would be lining up to work with you?

It’s time to invest in your future and fast-track your growth with the best portfolio booster in the game:

Introducing Magic Through Motion

This course is fun - without the fluff - to help photographers grow their animation skills and portfolio, fast​. Say goodbye to suffering through confusion and scavenging the internet for stop motion tutorials by creators who have no advertising experience. If you’re ready to dig into the strategy and technical skills of creating scroll-stopping animations, you’re in the right place. Magic Through Motion is here to teach you the ins and outs of creating branded stop motions from start to finish AND how to manage future clients like a pro.

(Oh, and it’s the only course on the market that will teach you both...all while building a new portfolio)

The corners of YouTube are full of men in their basements trying to teach you how to make a ball of clay move, and you deserve better than that. That’s why I created Magic Through Motion - so capable, eager photographers like you can learn how to bring a product to life and make your client's next ad go viral.

wait, woah! tell me more.

a step-by-step guide to stop motion animation for c​reative
entrepreneurs who want to majorly level up their animation skills.

a step-by-step guide to stop motion animation for
c​reative entrepreneurs who want to majorly level up their animation skills.

get ready to...

Master advanced animation techniques

Build an irresistible  branded portfolio

Become your
client's secret weapon

Who is this course for?

The professional photographer who wants to stand out from their competition and create compelling ads for their clients 

The tech-savvy creator in search of an innovative way to generate income

The in-house creative aspiring to accelerate their brand's growth 

The creative social media manager ready to take their brand partnerships to the next level 

Or any confident
creative ready to make moves and to work
from home.

Or any confident photographer ready to
make moves and to work from home.

If you’re feeling…

FRUSTRATED - trying to stand out of the crowd in a sea of creators, taking on countless small budget projects that leave you totally drained

OVERWHELMED - by the technical side of animation, creating content that sells instead of just looking pretty, clearly communicating your ideas to clients  

INSECURE - setting boundaries with your clients, brainstorming creative ideas without copying others, pitching to new clients confidently  

Did you just nod your head and say ​‘yesss, please help’​ to any of the above? Then you’re in the right place! 

You're an ambitious creative ready to learn a new skill that
will allow you to stand out and earn more income. 

You're an ambitious creative
 ready to learn a new skill that will allow you to stand out and earn more income. 

Magic Through Motion will give you the technical tools, step-by-step guidance and support you need to add stop motion
 animation to your portfolio.

 bring it on

Why learn stop motion now? Let me fill you in on a little secret…

+ Are excited to learn advanced animation skills
+ Dream of creating strategic, branded stop motion for clients
+ Prefer to learn at your own pace with a clear action plan
+ Can't wait for a new revenue stream for your business 
+ Want to take on higher paying projects that take less time
+ Are ready to kick imposter syndrome to the curb and start confidently striving towards your goals. 
+ Need a friend in your corner guiding and cheering you on!



..and I'm spilling the
tea on how I land 
profitable partnerships
(cha-ching!)

yes! tell me more...

This course is for you if you

There’s not enough skilled animators for all the brands who want content.  As an studio owner,  it's been a
challenge to grow the team because skill levels are either too low, or advanced animators are too busy. 

By the end of this course you'll

+ Understand how to break down any intimidating stop motion transition frame by frame into approachable steps
+ Bring your work to life with an easy editing workflow 
+ Confidently price yourself based on your current skill level 
+ Effortlessly manage your clients’ needs throughout the entire animation process while setting healthy boundaries 
+ Attract your dream clients with new portfolio work that shows off your new skills and establishes you as an expert 

Hey there, I’m Claire - commercial stop motion animator, creative director, educator, and your new go-to girl for all things animation.

Throughout the last 10 years, I’ve created animated content for some of the world’s ​biggest​ brands while working as a freelancer, director of a creative studio owned by the New York Times, and for my own boutique creative studio, Oui Create. I have a BFA in Animation from the Otis College of Art and Design, and I eat-sleep-breathe all things stop motion.

Long story short: I know what brands are looking for when they hire a creative.

...which is why I’m going to pull back the curtain on my ​entire​ creative production process that took me years​ of trial and error to master, so you can uplevel your business and learn how to create show-stopping content ​in​ ​just ​one​ week.

 If you want an all-access pass to my tried-and-true creative process,
Magic Through Motion is a must-have.


Throughout this self-paced course there will be​ 5 portfolio challenges​ to help you develop your creative muscles with your own unique flair. I’ll guide you through branded stop motion examples step-by-step,  then challenge you to do the same based on your own style and goals. We’ll cover 5 different animation techniques so that you'll end this course with a portfolio you can show off to your favorite clients, stat.

Guided Portfolio Challenges

Let's be real with each other for a minute, shall we?

I totally get that stop motion can feel intimidating. Maybe you don’t feel creative enough, or that the technical skills feel like ​a lot​ to tackle​. But ​​I promise that I'll be here to hold your hand through ​every single step​​.​​ By the end of this course, you’ll know how to break down any intimidating stop motion transition into bite size pieces you can approach with confidence.

5 new portfolio pieces?!

Ready to accelerate your animation skills and level up your portfolio from home?

Enroll in Magic Through Motion today!

$375

(Plus 3 more installments of $375)

today!

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i'm ready!

i'm ready!

$1,500

launch discount

$1997

What's Inside

7

action-packed video modules

40

individual lessons

5

guided portfolio challenges

+

a Resource library full of cheatsheets and templates

Magic Through Motion goes beyond the *pretty* content. Throughout these 7 modules, you'll learn how to strategically create content that connects with specific audiences
and makes you stand out as a profitable secret weapon to brands.

This course includes:

To ensure we approach our upcoming portfolio challenges with ​dialed in strategy​, we’re diving into creating a​ portfolio with intention.

You’ll learn how to...
✓ Define your ideal client and build your portfolio with them in mind
✓ Dial in on your own style and goals 
✓ Pick a niche for your portfolio challenge
✓ Create a portfolio that sells

Module 01.

Building A Portfolio to
Attract Dream Clients

Crafting a scene that will captivate your clients audience and sell their
product needs to be approached strategically. I'm sharing my process for crafting shot lists, developing dialed in art direction, presenting ideas to clients, and prepping for a successful shoot day before arriving on set.

You’ll learn how to...
✓ Create a strategic shot list based on your clients goals
✓ Develop art direction and styling for your scene
✓ Build a streamlined creative proposal for your clients
✓ Helpful prop styling toolsand tricks
✓ Plan ahead for all of the logistics of a successful shoot day

Crafting a scene that will captivate your clients audience and sell their
product needs to be approached strategically. I'm sharing my process for crafting shot lists, developing dialed in art direction, presenting ideas to clients, and prepping for a successful shoot day before arriving on set.

You’ll learn how to...
✓ Create a strategic shot list based on your clients goals
✓ Develop art direction and styling for your scene
✓ Build a streamlined creative proposal for your clients
✓ Helpful prop styling tools
and tricks
✓ Plan ahead for all of the logistics of a successful shoot day

Module 02.

Pre-Production - From
Strategy To Styling

There's no “undo” button when it comes to shooting stop motion. Everything has to be ​perfect​ in camera to avoid a reshoot. So we’re starting with stop motion fundamentals and best practices. We're also digging into lighting options and helpful setups for consistent videos that don't flicker!

You’ll learn how to...
✓ Create your own stop motion with a simple process
✓ Avoid common pitfalls that can quickly sink your animation’s quality
✓ Choose the best lighting method for your scene
✓ Setup three of my favorite studio lighting setups
✓ And you’ll be introduced to your first portfolio challenge!

Module 03.

Stop Motion Basics & Best Practices

Ready to make some magic? In this module, you’re getting a front row seat to all the advanced tools and tricks of the trade. These techniques will take your portfolio to the next level, so put your hair in a ponytail and let’s get to work.

You’ll learn how to...
✓ Break down complicated stop motion transitions 
✓ Animate with advanced techniques like replacements, rigs, growing an object with claymation, colliding objects, cutting objects and more
✓ Direct hand models during a stop motion scene
And you’ll complete your final four portfolio challenges utilizing your fancy new skills!

Module 04.

Advanced stop motion Techniques

That's a wrap! The shoot is over and now the magic comes alive. I’m sharing my exact method for editing a smooth stop motion, adding sound and patching up a mistake. 

You’ll learn how to...
✓ Cull and color grade images in Lightroom
✓ Edit your stop motion in After Effects and Premiere Pro
✓ Create seamless looping videos
✓ Use spot correction in Photoshop to patch a rig or mistake 
✓ Add sound effects to your videos
✓ Add animated text to your scenes in Canva and After Effects
✓ Render and compress your video for digital platforms

Module 05.

Post-Production: Editing It All Together

Ready to expertly guide your clients through the stop motion process? Streamlined client communication is ​vital for a successful project. I’m giving you my best tips for creating clear and professional boundaries and setting expectations with your clients. We'll also be diving into business policies that protect you.

You’ll learn how to...
✓ Communicate professionally using agency and marketing slang
✓ Use my time saving, buttoned up stop motion process for clients 
✓ Get paid upfront and negotiate with ease
✓ Implement business policies and contract clauses that protect you and your time.

Module 06.

Managing your clients like a pro

Now that you’re a stop motion guru, you only need two more things: an updated portfolio and clients to work with! We’ll update your portfolio in a way that​ ​connects with your dream clients, and you’ll learn the best ways to confidently pitch projects to them.
I'm sharing exactly what's worked for me - with helpful templates.

You’ll learn how to...
✓ Develop your own pricing and packages
✓ Learn the basics of copyrights and licensing content
✓ Strategically update your portfolio for connection  
✓ Social media tips for getting hired
✓ Pitch to clients confidently (with a variety of email templates)
And you'll earn a certificate in advanced stop motion & ad strategy!

Module 07.

Pricing, Pitching & Digital Marketing

Want to know how to charge upwards
of $6,000 per partnership?

Stop motion is truly scroll-stopping content and clients are willing
 to pay big bucks for ads that deliver profitable returns.
It's possible - and with the right portfolio ​you can too.

let's do this thing.

Did someone say bonus?!

Magic Through Motion is already jam-packed with ​tons o​f information, but - just for you - I wanted to sweeten the deal a little bit. The first 15 students who enroll will receive this ​limited time offer​ of a complimentary​ mentoring session with me. We’ll work together to take a deep dive into your portfolio and set you up with a personalized path to profit!

This fast-acting bonus ($600 value!) is ​only​ available to the first 15 students who enroll. These spots fill up fast, so have a plan for launch day!

always included:

By using this client welcome guide when a potential client reaches out to you, you will immediately set the tone for your working relationship and put those healthy boundaries in place. From your creative process to timelines to animation-specific business policies, this clear and customizable template will safeguard your project and your time.

Customizable Client Welcome Guide for Animation

Want to expand your network of clients and learn how to introduce yourself confidently? This guide shares practical tips and best practices for reaching out to clients today. There’s also a variety of customizable email templates provided so you have ample direction to get started.

DONE FOR YOU
BRAND PITCH GUIDE

Clearly presenting your creative concepts to clients is essential when it comes to animation. This thoughtful, customizable template allows you to organize your concepts and art direction during pre-production. From storyboards and props to moodboards and budget breakdowns, you’ll have everything you need to communicate your creative ideas.

STOP MOTION CREATIVE PROPOSAL TEMPLATE

Make your client experience smooth from the start using my exact client management process. I’m taking you through each step of my studio's process, with example email templates throughout, to help you craft the best possible experience for your clients from start to finish.

CLIENT COMMUNICATION ROADMAP
WITH EMAIL TEMPLATES

Art school doesn’t exactly teach the marketing terminology necessary to communicate with the best in the biz -- and being able to speak your clients’ language is a must. This glossary will get you up to speed on all the latest marketing lingo so you can wow creative directors and sales teams with your dialed-in slang.

MARKETING GLOSSARY
for creatives

This course is not a one-and-done deal when it comes to learning from me. I am 100% committed to your ongoing success and will be here to answer your questions and provide feedback as you make your way through the course and beyond. Our private community of MTM student animators is SO supportive. Let us share feedback and cheer you on as you pursue stop motion.

ACCESS TO PRIVATE OUI ACADEMY FACEBOOK GROUP

$1500!

AS A new student you'll have access to Allll ​of the above for

(Which, by the way, you could *literally* make back by selling ​one​ professional quality stop motion to a client... so, yeah, I’d say that’s worth the investment.)

AS A FOUNDING MEMBER, you have access
 to Allll ​of the above for

$1500

launch discount

$375

(Plus 3 more installments of $375)

today!

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helpful payment plan

pay in full  

$1,500

launch discount

$1997

Two months ago, I would have never thought I would end up with a sellable stop motion portfolio ready to start freelancing. With no prior knowledge of photography or stop motion - I was able to push through the noise and doubt to learn something new, get actionable feedback from Claire, and create meaningful content that fits my unique brand style. I love that Oui Academy courses include both business and stop motion tips I could not find anywhere else. From the pricing packages to the pitch guide email templates (a lifesaver). Each module is jam packed with information, but it's concise and to the point making it super easy to go through. Having a community of creatives from the class to share ideas with who support and inspire each other is another of my favorite aspects. Oui Academy gave me the skills to kickstart my career as a stop-motion artist and helped me grow as a freelancer. It made my transition into stop motion smooth and fun!

"Two months ago, I would have never thought I would end up with a sellable stop motion portfolio..."

- Lena Ho

Magic Through Motion is just what I needed to take my stop motions to the next level. Claire does an amazing job of breaking down concepts, transitions and more that’s easy to understand and actionable! Magic Through Motion is the missing link that will take your stop motions from good, to better-than-great! I highly recommend for creatives who are serious about offering stop motion services to clients and beefing up their portfolio. 

"Magic Through Motion is the missing link that will take your stop motions from good, to better-than-great!"

- Hilaire Baumgartner

Magic Through Motion was a fabulous and fun course that made learning new stop motion techniques exciting. Claire's charming style made the material easy to learn. I would give this course a 10 out of 10!


- Judith A Mcgee-Panno

"I would give this course a 10 out of 10!"

Claire and the group makes this so much more enjoyable, rather than slogging through something new on your own, there’s an amazing group of artists ready to answer any questions I might have, or offer genuine feedback. This course is a must take.  


"...there’s an amazing group of artists ready to answer any questions"

- Bethany Maloney

"After working with Claire over the past five years, I can confidently say that she is a truly rare creative: the kind that isn't just incredibly talented at her art, but at the business side of things as well. She was an invaluable asset as the Director of our in-house creative studio owned by The New York Times, where she worked with countless big-name brands on 6- and 7-figure projects, delighting our clients each and every time. If I were someone interested in learning not just how to produce beautiful content (because yes, she will absolutely teach you that), but how to actually make a living from it: how to present myself, how to work with and sell to clients, and how to meaningfully impact their business, then I would ​absolutely​ jump at the chance to take Claire's course."

"We've literally won business because of the amazing visuals she’s created"

​Kyla Brennan, CEO of Rare Assembly

Questions about the course?
I’ve got answers.

01

What gear will I need to complete this course?

At the minimum you’ll need a digital camera, tripod, tethering chord, and access to Adobe editing programs. I specifically teach tutorials in Adobe Photoshop, Lightroom, Premiere Pro and After Effects. For those who want to go pro, you'll need studio lighting and a license to the program Dragonframe for the best results. Continuous LED lighting works best with Dragonframe, and the combo will take your work to the next level. 

02

How long does this course take to complete?

I specifically designed this course for you to be able to learn at your own pace. You can binge it over the course of a week and create your portfolio work as you go, or you can complete a single module each week. It’s totally up to you and I encourage you to take your time and go at your own speed.

03

How long will I have access to the course?

You'll have access for lifetime of the course, with a guarantee of one solid year. If I shut down this course one day, I'll provide ample notice. If you’re a student with a 1:1 mentor session, you must reach out and complete your session within 60 days of your purchase date or it will automatically expire.

04

Is there anyone who SHOULD NOT take this course?

If you don't feel comfortable working a real camera, learning advanced software, don’t enjoy self-paced learning, and aren’t ready to put in the necessary work to master a new skill, then this course is not for you. We expect everyone taking the course to bring a positive, "can-do" attitude essential for learning new skills - because we know you can. 

05

What skills do I need to possess in order to be successful in this course?

This course is for you if feel confident shooting with a real camera, not just your phone. Stop motion is essentially photos strung together, so your photography skills will directly relate to your stop motion’s quality. Basic photo editing, studio lighting, video editing and retouching will also be very helpful for this course. If you're an amateur photographer who knows the technical side of their camera but isn't sure how to land clients, this course will fast-track your growth. 

06

Do you teach programs like Dragonframe in the course?

I teach how I personally apply various programs, including Dragonframe. I share my how I apply their tools that help me create magic in my work, and explain their benefits. There's many amazing programs out there that will enhance your work, but teaching them all from scratch is not included in the course as there would not be enough time to teach in program in depth, and the focus of this course is stop motion animation. 

07

Do you offer refunds for this course?

Due to the nature of digital products and gaining instant access to the entire course, all sales are final and non-refundable. If you have any questions about if this course is right for you, feel free to shoot me a DM on Instagram or email me at hello@ouicreatestudio.com before purchasing. 

08

If I have questions during the course, can I reach out to you?

Absolutely! If you have questions during this course or in the future, leave me a message in the private Oui Academy Facebook Group and I’ll respond as quickly as possible, giving you the ongoing support you need.

09

Is there a certificate for completing the course?

Yes! Once you've completed the course (and I can check your progress internally) email me and I'll customize your very own certificate of completion in advanced stop motion and commercial advertising strategy. 

I'm so thankful I took that Magic Through Motion course back in fall! The one-on-one session with Claire was so helpful, and I’ve since updated my portfolio and increased my prices to reflect my current skill level. I’ve noticed a few new brands following me on social that would be a perfect match for me. I’m going to post a new stop motion to wow them today then reach out with my new quarterly packages to see if they may be interested in jumping on a discovery call. I love my job!

Dear Diary,

Still Thinking About It?

Still on the fence about investing in your future? No big deal - we all need a little validation sometimes. Allow me to paint you a picture of how mastering stop motion animation will change the trajectory of your career... You’re sitting in the comfort of your own home, robe and face mask on, sifting through your inquiry emails. You’ve accepted two new clients this month, and are deciding whether or not to take on a third, because you’ve already earned enough to live comfortably ​and​ save up for your trip to Paris this Fall. 

You open your gratitude journal and write today’s entry...

 your unique style, ambitious drive and passion to keep moving your dreams forward

experience and support 
as your personal  hype-woman cheering you on

we’ll create meaningful growth towards your goals as you pursue animation with confidence

TOGETHER

YOU BRING

I'LL BRING

So, are we a match?

Empowering fellow female creatives to monetize their passions means everything to me.

I have found a job I absolutely ​love​ that gives me so much freedom and joy -- and I want you to have the same. You deserve to create a life you love, and I’m confident that mastering stop motion will help you do that. With animation you get to revisit the wonder of being a child and truly ​play​ again. I know your profitable, freedom-filled business is just around the corner. Join me and we’ll build your dream business together.

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