I thought some people here may find this interesting since there's not really any traditional schooling to learn stop motion animation (I could be wrong and out of touch though!)
Animators Sylvie Trouvé and Dale Hayward (The Little Prince, Bone Mother, etc.) are trying to change that.
They've have worked hard to put together the first online stop motion academy: See-Learn.com
In this podcast episode, Sylvie shares the unique mentorship style and lesson plan that will make sure you nail all the principles of animation through stop motion.
I clicked on the See-Learn link, and got a "Facebook has protected you from a malicious site" warning instead of going to the site. Which seems odd since it doesn't appear to be a FB page, and I'm not coming from FB either. Will check the podcast later, no time now as I have to start an animation shot.
Strange. Here's the direct link: https://www.see-learn.com/
I also wouldn't have accepted any excuse except having to work on a stop mo shot ;)