Workshop: Dragonframe – with iPhone and Other Cameras!

September 23rd, 2020
7:30pm – 9:30pm
Technical skills development


INSTRUCTOR Cristal Buemi

Free for TAIS Members!

Workshop Description:

Get a comprehensive introduction to Dragonframe – an industry leading digital image capture software for stop motion animation.  In this 2-hour online workshop, participants will explore the basics of this program using either a DSLR or an iPhone/ iPad while practicing simple frame-by-frame principles.  


At the end of the workshop participants will not only have a base in Dragonframe, they will come to understand how stop motion brings materials to life one frame at a time.  Whether you are hoping to expand your animation software skills, or just want to try something new, this workshop will provide a fun experimental educational space to do so.  


Equipment requirements: Participants must either have an iPhone, iPad or DSLR camera, as well as a trial version of Dragonframe 4 (or higher) installed onto their computers.  If using an iPhone/iPad please also install the dragonframe tether app (  Basic animation kits are available for rent at TAIS on a first come first serve basis for those of you who would like to take part in the course but do not have equipment readily available at home.  


For more information on the technical requirements and installation guidelines for both camera + software please visit:


Please note: Trial versions of Dragonframe are free, but come with a watermark logo on the preview window and final exports.  


Born in Puerto Rico and raised in Canada, Cristal Buemi creates multilingual works through the use of stop motion animation, collage, photography and digital design.  Her work pushes frame-by-frame boundaries through an exploration of materiality and inherent beauty found in the minutia.  Cristal’s passion for pedagogy and creative expression has enabled her involvement in the art education community with various organizations, supporting a diverse group of participants in the advancement of their own creative practices.