This Instructable will cover the basics of Stop Motion Animation using the Stop Motion Studio App.
Stop Motion is way of creating moving images by filming an object and moving it slightly between each frame. It can be as simple or as complex as you want it to be. Its perfect for a rainy day activity for kids of all ages and abilities.
Two important things to keep in mind with stop motion:
- Place the camera on a sturdy surface or tripod
- Do not touch/move the camera
For IOS devices, the headphones that came with the device can be used as a camera trigger or you can use the Timer function in the Stop Motion Studio App
- Smart phone or tablet
- Camera Support/Tripod
- Stop Motion StudioPro for Mobile
- Random Toys or Paper cut-outs
- Scenery (dollar store plants)
Step 1: Stop Motion Studio
The user interface is quite intuitive
Stop Motion Studio Pro允许您轻松:
- Import Images
- Add Text and Drawings
- Add Voice Over/Audio
- Reverse Sequences
Step 2: Start a New Movie
- 轻敲theNew Movieicon
- Take photos
To avoid touching (moving) the camera while taking photos, you can use a remote trigger or the built-in Timer function. If you are using a remote trigger like an apple watch (I haven't tried it) or headphones, skip this step.
- Use the Slider to set the desired Interval
- 轻敲the check mark above the Interval Slider
- 轻敲the Red button to start taking photos
- Move the objects during the interval between the images being taken
- 轻敲the Red button to stop the process when you are done.
Step 4: Set Up the Set
- Set up the background and scenery for your objects to move around in
- Aquarium and terrarium plants from a dollar store are colorful and inexpensive options for scenery
- 基本的白色海报板used for the background here
- Use cardstock to create a bright and colorful background
- Try to place the camera at eye-level to the subject. In this case, the little dinosaurs.
- If you are using headphones to trigger the camera, connect them now.
These are all of the individual images that make up the Stop Motion video in the introduction. The final video is about a minute, so you do not have to capture as many images. Keep in mind, this includes a little Dino story as well as an brief introduction and supplies needed for Stop Motion.
Aim for ~150 images to begin with. It sounds like a lot, but it really isn't.
From theCapture Screen control exposure, zoom, white balance, front vs rear camera use, the grid overlay, onion skinning and timer functions
- Place something in front of the camera
- Move the object slightly
- Use the slider on the left to change this opacitySlide up for the current camera view.
Step 8: Play Sequence
After you have taken a 10-20 images tap the玩按钮查看您的电影
Step 9: Delete Images
To delete an unwanted image from your Timeline:
- 轻敲on the Delete icon
If you accidentally deleted an image:
- 轻敲the Undo icon (the arrow under the camera icon)
- 轻敲the Undo delete frame pop up
Step 10: Add Images to Timeline
- 轻敲on an image
- 轻敲Insert Camera
- Capture as many images as necessary
- When you are done Capturing Images
- 轻敲Send Camera to Endto place the camera at the end of the Timeline
Step 11: Reverse Sequence
Reversing a sequence is simple and can add a bit of fun to your film
From your Timeline:
- Press on an image
- 轻敲Selectin the pop up menu
- 轻敲on all the images in the sequence to reverse
- 轻敲Reversein the pop up menu
To Undo, simply tap theUndoicon in the upper right
Step 12: Export and Share
- To export your Film tap on the Back Arrow on the top Left
- Long press on the film to be exported
- 轻敲on the Share Icon
- Select the export location
步骤13.: That's It!
Those are the basics. Once you are comfortable with creating a short sequence, try the advanced features like Green Screen and adding motion to a LEGO figure's face.
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