Making a Stop-Motion animation Preparation Think carefully about your idea. There should be a story. Use Lego, dolls or toys or anything you think will be fun and interesting. Draw a background on a big piece of paper and cut out paper characters or shoot on a table top or the floor. If you use Blutack try to hide it as much as possible.
Shoot at least 20 images to make your finished stop motion. Keep the camera in the same position - use a tripod if possible or just try to keep the same frame (it doesn't matter if it changes a little each time) Move the subjects a little bit each time. The smaller the movements the smoother the finished result. You can do this with your friends or on your own HAVE FUN
Use Gifmaker.me to make your video. It's a safe site. 1. Upload images 2. Change the Animation Speed setting until it looks good in the Preview window ( I like 250 ) 3. select Create Video Animation 4. and Download this Video
Making a Stop -Motion video in the classroom
Pencil case emptying or filling up Food being eaten or moving around Shoe laces tying themselves or items of clothing going on or coming off Shoes marching around ( camera following Drawing or painting on White board or Paper (They can do this in their Clickbooks if they like ) Books moving around - marching - opening and closing Coats on / off the pegs Anything else they see that they can move in a creative way.
20-30 pictures for each little scenario
use your own cameras for this
1. In theory you should have a fixed camera position - to make an accurate animation - but in reality it looks just as good if the camera is almost in the same position (nobody will notice) - and it can look brilliant if the camera is moving
2. Make small movements between shots - to replicate real movement - or be creative and have people and things appearing and disappearing
Or use your phone with a free App
Stop Motion Studios is very good - I've just been practising and it works well. You need to save the finished film to your camera roll and can send it on to us from there or to another computer for yourself. Caution - as with most free apps there are in app purchases - make sure your child does not buy any of these. They are only for advanced features and not necessary.