Build your own multiplane animation rig for $60, from IKEA parts! No power tools required — all you’ll need is a screwdriver. Place it under any copy stand / down shooter rig. Replacement glass (usually the most significant expense) is just $5 per sheet.
Music by Black Ant (CC-BY)
DIY Animation Club co-founder Dave Merson Hess taught and developed animation curriculum for Aurora Picture Show’s youth workshops, 2014-2018. He also started Rush Process, a Gulf Coast-based festival celebrating animators who work with physical media, which ran from 2015 to 2018. Dave is currently an MFA candidate in Experimental Animation at Calarts.