Stopmotion Tutorial

Hey everyone! Welcome to my second post, and today I’m doing a stopmotion tutorial! I love stopmotion, and especially making stopmotions with my dolls!

First: What is stopmotion?

Stopmotion is a filmaking animation technique used to make it look like inanimate objects are moving.

Step 1: Download a stopmotion app!

I like to use Stopmotion Studios, which can be found on the App Store. There’s a free version and a paid version in which you get special effects. You can also use different apps, I know some people use imovie, but I don’t recommend this.

Step 2: Make a set and dress your actors!

This is a fun, but time-consuming step. Making sets can take a long time if you want a professional vibe.

Step 3: Stop-motion!

First, take a picture, then, move your subject a bit and take another picture. Once you have enough pictures, you can play them at a very fast rate that makes it appear that your subject is moving. This is also quite time consuming, but it’ll all be worth it when you see the final effect. After you’ve made your movie, you can add in voices and music!

That’s all I have for today! I hope this (simple) tutorial helps. Until next time! -Athena


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