Claymation Station As of July 1, 2013 ThinkQuest has been discontinued. We would like to thank everyone for being a part of the ThinkQuest global community: Students - For your limitless creativity and innovation, which inspires us all. Teachers - For your passion in guiding students on their quest. Partners - For your unwavering support and evangelism. Parents - For supporting the use of technology not only as an instrument of learning, but as a means of creating knowledge. We encourage everyone to continue to “Think, Create and Collaborate,” unleashing the power of technology to teach, share, and inspire. Best wishes, The Oracle Education Foundation Stop Motion Software & Tools :: Review Overview of Stop Motion Software & Tools * UPDATE - It is realized that this page has not been updated in awhile. Some of the programs may no longer be available. BRIEF HISTORY: "Movie Film" was the most common image storage medium to permanently record & preserve your animation (film still used). movements, and impossible to see your previous animated movements (as you were animating). The following are not detailed reviews of the of the Stop Motion capturing/recording software-tools, but more of my general comments and I am not going to be too critical. Instead of asking, "Which is the best program?" Okay, here goes .... happy shopping ....... DragonFrame has rapidly gained recognition as a serious tool for professional Stop Motion production work. Stop Motion Pro .... was one of the first trailblazing software products back in 2000 year, to offer to the public, a completely dedicated & specialty Stop Motion program for the Stop Motion hobbyist, practitioner, and for pro use. VirtualDub
Cooked Art Motionographer | Digital Filmmaking, Animation, Motion Graphics, Design, Film, Visual Effects and Experimental Moving Image Storytelling - CINE-FILS.COM - Ein cinephiles Interview Magazin HANS-CHRISTIAN SCHMID on STORYTELLING Even though Hans-Christian Schmid studied film with a documentary focus, he is mostly known for his feature films both as a director and as a producer and head of 23/5 film production. To us he spoke about how facts can be emulated by fiction and why he is spending most of his time with storytelling even if that might appear needless at first sight. HANS-CHRISTIAN SCHMID über das ERZÄHLEN Obwohl Hans-Christian Schmid Dokumentarfilm studierte, hat er sich in seinem Filmschaffen sowohl als Regisseur als auch als Produzent der 23/5 Filmproduktion vor allem dem Spielfilm verschrieben. Zum Essay: Irrlichter
How to Create a Claymation or Stop-motion Video Claymation is an animation technique used with clay figures. Basically, each movement is a new “shot” and the “shots” are connected together at the end to make a movie. Famous claymation cartoons like Gumby and Wallace and Gromit have made the artistic form popular. Stopmotion is the original animation technique used to create cartoons. Ingredients 5 cups of patienceA detailed storyboardClay (for claymation) or toys (for stopmotion)Backdrop for sceneDigital camera6 more cups of patienceLots of timeMovie-making software (free or commercial) Step 1: Plan, Plan, Plan There is a really good reason that old cartoons are short. Think about it. So, before you get started, plan which form you will use (clay or toys), plan for a lot of time, and plan to do a lot of laborious work. Step 2: Create a Story Board Every good movie starts with a story board. Step 3: Build your clay models (or gather toys) If you are working with toys, be sure all the parts work and that they can stand independently.
PAP Tutorials Another concept you need to know about, before we move on, is the "Range". The Range is a part of your animation, a number of consecutive frames, which are enclosed by the Range Start and Range End markers. You use the Range for many different things. When you play back your animation with say, Play Loop , PAP will only play the frames inside the Range. This is so you can have a very long animation loaded, but only watch the small part you are working on at the moment. - You don't want to have to look through all animation leading up to what you need to check. So use the Range for that. The Range is also good for marking frames that you want to manipulate with functions. So how can you change the Range? If you need to quickly mark a smaller part of your animation with a range, another good way of doing so is by turning your pen around and using the eraser end to drag across the thumbnails in the X-Strip - marking frames as you would mark text in a text editor. Fine. Cycle Range
Flash FX Animation Parka Blogs | Art books, Anime, Manga, Movies, Reviews Citizen Cinema » Rob Nilsson Presents Cinema of the Human Condition Clay Animation Made Easy How to get started: Storyboard/Brainstorm: Have students brainstorm ideas and create a storyboard and script for their movie. Example story starters: Software for Storyboarding/Brainstorming: Atomic Learning's FREE Video StoryBoard Pro Software for Mac and Windows Script writing and storyboard software (FREE) for Windows Inspiration Software for Mac or Windows Clay Figures Create a lightweight armature out of pipe cleaners, styrofoam, and aluminum foil Wrap the armature with a “skin” of clay (Van Aken Claytoon clay works well. Sets Use a shoebox or cut a display board into halves Use a filing cabinet or cookie sheet as the floor of the set so that the magnets in the clay feet stick Use continuous, direct lighting. Digital Video/Animation Equipment/Software Cameras: Webcams: A camera that is hooked to your computer with a firewire, USB or serial connection. Animation