- I have my animation page updated with some student pictures and
I will be adding more as we finish this week with our last ones.... I
will also add my rubric and resources next weekend.
Sheba~Cynthia Artist/ Educator "multi-faceted creative visionary"
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- I'm interested in introducing stop motion animation at my school - does
anyone have any advice a way to do this? What equipment/software would I
need to get started? We only have windows movie maker at the moment - could
I do something with this and still photos?
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I'm a mac person, so this may not help you. But, I did stop-motion with a whole class last
year (5th grade). I had them make the bunnies from Wallace and Gromit, Curse of the
Were-Rabbit movie. The special segments on the dvd included a "how to" for making the
bunnies and some cool behind the scenes on stop motion animation.
Then, we did some very simple stop motion with a still camera on a tripod.
Then, I imported them into iPhoto. In imovie I can bring in media from iPhoto and set the
length of time each pict will be (just a fraction of a second per image). They loaded up in
order and all I had to do is set it to music and add some titles.
See my favorite: BAD BUNNIES
If you are not a Mac user, I heard about software called FRAMES by Tech4Learning.
It works on both platforms actually. It is made for stop-motion animation and is very user
friendly ($45.00). You can download a demo version online at
http://www.tech4learning.com/frames/index.html (click evaluation version)
Stop motion animation is one of my interests. I met
Ray Harryhausen, the inventor of stop motion
animation, a few years ago. You can find his website
You can find some resources on IAD at:
There is a great page that might give you ideas by the
Clayman. You can find it at:
There is a forum on stop motion at:
One idea for a stop motion lesson is to use a flip
book. You can find a lesson on flip books at:
You can find many great stop motion lessons on Larry's
Toon Institute website at:
Hope this helps!
I'm interested in introducing stop motion animation at
my school - does anyone have any advice a way to do
this? What equipment/software would I need to get
started? We only have windows movie maker at the
moment - could I do something with this and still