Recently we got an e-mail from Dieter Wagner who has big dreams for stop motion. He also told us about a class he is taking which is very exciting and taught by a guy named Chuck Duke. Chucks stop motion class runs at six months long and covers all you can imagine. Since I met Chuck in the 90's, I can say that he is really talented. He used to work on the California Raisin TV commercials and specials (among other popular projects) and has years of hands on experience.
The course is created by a group called the "Animation A Team" and you can read up on it over here. Just based on Chucks previous experience I would definitely consider it in a serious way if you are trying to get into stop motion.
So, back to Dieter. He is also a new member to the site and you can friend him over here.
When asked what his future plans are in animation, he wrote: "Hope to move from cg to animating full time in stop motion. Dream job would be Stupid Buddy Studios!"
And who knows, Stoopid Buddy Stoodios just may give him a shot. His work looks impressive. Here is an animation he did recently as a mentor to Chuck.
There is of course more, but to see what else Dieter has done - check out his official blog over here.