Thursday, November 25, 2010

Stopmotion created using iPhone and .99 cent Stopmotion Recorder APP

Thought I'd give this new App a try. Downloaded for 99 cents and found some old clay characters in the basement. Created 2 short (200 frame) animations emailed them to myself and loaded into iMovie where I added the Title and some music I had on my computer. Took about 1/2 an hour total. When I was done I uploaded to my Youtube account then embeded into my blog. And here you are. Next time I'll actually make a story before I start filming. Fun APP. Stopmotion Recorder by Graf

Friday, April 2, 2010

Saturday, March 27, 2010

My new favorite film. Fantastic Mr Fox. Awesome.

Watched this with the kids last night. Awesome. George Clooney is great as Fantastic Mr Fox.

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

My latest Stop-Motion creation. Earth Hour 2010 March 27 8:30 PM

Working with Robot character Rodney from Robots. Turns on the radio and blows a fuse. We have too many things running. Turn off, unplug, heal the earth.

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

My second animation experiment with the Animation Creator App for the iPhone

Playing with colors and multiple moving objects. I'm going to buy a Pogo stylus to see if I can get my line work a little crisper. Stay tuned. Having fun.

I'm experimenting with the Animation Creator App for the iPod Touch.

Lots of possibilities for a 99 cent app. Made this in a few minutes on my iPod Touch.

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Star Wars Lego stop-motion animation

Wow ! Nice Job.

Animation Creator App for the iPhone and iPod Touch.

Animation Creator™ allows your creativity to come to life on your iPhone and iPod Touch! With simple, yet powerful drawing tools, color palettes, color sliders, shadowing, and easy to use frame management, you're only limited by your imagination! Your animations will look smooth and life-like with the high frame rate playback of Animation Creator™.*
You may now share you animations via YouTube and Twitter with v1.5! Animation Creator

Ottawa International Animation Festival | Oct. 20-24, 2010

Ottawa International Animation Festival | Oct. 20-24, 2010

2010 Submission information will be posted shortly. In the meantime, prepare by reading about last year's submission process, found HERE.

Interested in seeing or screening Best of Ottawa 2009? CLICK HERE!.

Careers in Animation : Walt Disney Animation Studios

Careers in Animation: Artistic & Technical DisneyAnimation

The Best Free Stop-Motion Software for the Mac : SingleFramer

In my search for Stop-Motion Software for the Mac I found this great Freeware product called SingleFramer. And it was all I needed.


As soon as you have downloaded the Freeware (SingleFramer) , install and open the application. Make sure you have your digital video camera plugged in, If you have the Apple isight camera already on your Macbook you don't need to worry about plugging in a digital video camera. Click on the SingleFramer icon in Applications and click Watching - "Start Watching". You should now see a Live video of what your camera sees.

Now it's time to go get your characters. If your kids have any toys with movable parts like the Wall-e robot ... these will make easy characters to start experimenting with. We used a Tin can robot with arms made from straws. So just about anything will work. Think of a short 10-20 second story line.

Once you have your character set up in front of your camera you can start. On Single Framer click "Movie setup", "Start New DV Movie" Give it a title like "Movie-clip1" and make sure you see where it is being saved.
Make sure your character is set up how you want and click on the green circle that says "Grab Frame". You will hear a click (like a camera shutter). Then you can move your character slightly and click "Grab Frame" again.
Keep doing this until you have about 10 seconds of footage. There is a running total to the bottom right of the screen that will tell you how many Frames have been captured and how many seconds recorded.

When you are finished your little movie click the red circle that says "FINISH" You can now go to iMovie and import "Movie-clip1" from where it was saved. In iMovie drag and drop this "Movie-clip1" to the story board. You can now add music and a Title in iMovie. When you are happy with the finished product you can share on Youtube and send an email to your friends to show them your work. That's it - Your 1st Stop-Motion Animation has been created, produced and uploaded for the world to see. Now you just sit back and wait for the accolades, Oscars and awards to roll in.

The best Free Stop-Motion Software for the PC - SM Animator

This is what we have used on our Dell Laptop to create Stop-Motion Clay animation movies. It's Free and very easy to use. SM Animator

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Captain Jack Stop-Motion Animation

World War III Stop-Motion

Fred the Snowman Stop-Motion

Global-Warming Stop-Motion

Seu Jorge Stop-Motion

Johnny Cash Stop-Motion

Stop-Motion Jack and the iPhone

Jack Skellington Stop-Motion

Stop-Motion Jack

Stop-Motion Drummer

Stop-Motion Monkeys

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