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.