Manchester Center, VT- June 2nd, 2011- Three educators will win a 10-pack of the software used to create Aardman Animation’s Wallace & Gromit movies, simply by submitting their animation lesson plans to Digital Wish. Any educator who submits a claymation or animation lesson plan to Digital Wish before July 31st, 2011 will be entered to win a 10-user software license of Stop Motion Pro Action! Three winners will be chosen.

Stop Motion Pro is the software used by Aardman Animations to produce the much-loved Wallace & Gromit films. Great for beginners and advanced users alike, Stop Motion Pro’s intuitive user interface makes creating cross-curricular animated projects a breeze.

Students can use a video camera, digital still camera, or webcam and the Stop Motion Pro software on a Windows PC to create digital stories and animated projects by capturing one frame of their character or subject, making a small change, and then capturing another frame to build the illusion of movement. Stop Motion Pro digitally compiles the frames, and sophisticated tools make it easy to integrate eye-popping special effects into your animations. Microphones or pre-recorded audio can be used to add sound and music, and frames can be painted on for limitless creative expression.

Different language options (English, French, German and Spanish) make Stop Motion Pro perfect for multiple language learners and ELL/ESL students. Educators working with younger learners or students on the Autism spectrum will appreciate the creative ways the program can be used as a digital storytelling device to foster emotional literacy and give a “voice” to students who would otherwise be unable or unwilling to express themselves.

“We’re very excited to see schools utilize the magic of animation to bring their stories to life with Stop Motion Pro,” said Heather Chirtea, founder and executive director of Digital Wish. “I’ve taught animation for years, and Stop Motion Pro makes it easy for learners of all levels to turn out impressive projects.”

Stop Motion Pro comes in five editions, including versions well -suited to all levels of education from elementary through post-secondary institutions. The versions include Action!, Action! Plus, Action! HD, Studio HD Commercial, and Studio HD Education. All versions are available to educators through Digital Wish.

For more information on the Stop Motion Pro Lesson Plan Contest, visit

About Digital Wish
Digital Wish ( is a non-profit on a mission to solve technology shortfalls in K-12 classrooms. The website is designed to help teachers locate much-needed funding for classroom technology. Teachers make technology wish lists, and supporters make those wishes come true. Over 25,000 technology wishes have been granted. Digital Wish provides a host of fundraising ideas and allows teachers to e-mail and print their technology wish lists so that parents and community members can contribute. For more information, please visit

About Stop Motion Pro
Stop Motion Pro (, produces world-leading software for stop
motion animation production. Stop Motion Pro has become an industry standard for teaching
animation techniques in schools and universities around the world, and animation studios have
embraced Stop Motion Pro with feature films, television series and commercials utilizing this
innovative technology.


Digital Wish Media Contact:
John Sullivan,
Digital Wish
PO Box 1072
Manchester Center, Vermont 05255-1072
(802) 375-6721 X-210

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