STOP MOTION ANIMATION
What is it and How To's
Stop Motion animation is a film making method using digital photography. Using clay models, lego, dolls, toy soldiers or just about any object or drawing, you can create a story and 'move' your objects by setting up a scene, taking a photo of it, moving an object or objects slightly and taking another photo. Upload your photos into movie making software such as imovie or moviemaker and you can create a short film. By changing the speed each 'frame' or 'slide' remains on the screen, you can create the appearance of movement.
Decide what your story/scene will be, what characters and background you need. Even use a storyboard to help you. This makes sure your film 'flows'.
Keep it simple.
ClayMation Movies - tutorials, making models etc
Legomation - also called Brickfilms
Stop Motion - tutorial on youtube
Claymation Examples on youtube: No. 1 Clay - basic No. 2 - basic No. 3 - advanced
Legomation Examples on youtube No. 1 - basic No. 2 - advanced No.3 - advanced
Aardman - Wallace & Gromit etc
MovieMaker - tutorials MovieMaker - tutorials
Mrs Mac's Other Stop Motion Animation page
Slowmation - a slower form of stop motion animation