BB4 Stop Motion Desks and Stages

Butler Building #4 (BB4) is a stop motion animation studio that contains student desk space and shooting stages for animation students doing armature, puppet, and claymation work.

BB4 contains four private stop motion stage spaces – Stage I, Stage J, Stage R, and Stage K. 

Stage I contains a motion control rig.

Stage J contains the large motion control rig.

Stage R contains a platform table.

Stage K contains an Oxberry-style camera stand with multiplane. 

Each stage space is equipped with a dedicated DSLR Camera and iMac, a platform table, stop motion tool kit, basic lighting kit, C-stands, sandbags, flags, and a ladder.

To reserve a stage please fill out the Stop Motion Stage Reservation form or email


A meeting is held at the start of each semester with all students who plan to shoot in BB4 to cover stage policy and to take reservation requests. Students may reserve a stage for a total of 14 days, with additional days added based on availability. 

Priority for stage access is as follows: MFA 3, BFA 4, Classes, MFA 2, MFA 1, BFA 3, BFA 2, BFA 1

Students will meet with the BB4 Student Monitor on the first and last day of their reservation to make sure all equipment is accounted for and not damaged. 


Please use the calendars below to check and see when the space you want to book is available before emailing your reservation request.

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