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STOP MOTION EXAMPLES
STOP MOTION ASSIGNMENT
You will work in groups of (up to) two, creating a 15-30 second animated stop motion film
using still images shot with a digital camera.
•Your stop motion movie will have a soundtrack, titles and credits.
Use this STOP MOTION EXAMPLES LINK or click on the link above for student stop motion examples/ideas.
•Your story needs a beginning middle and an end. Your movie is a little narrative.
it doesn’t have to be an epic motion picture, but it does need a storyline.
•Example -Story narrative. Room is messy. Clothes and things scattered everywhere, then before the viewers’ eyes, objects gradually move back into place –film ends with a clean room. SELF CLEANING ROOM
WHAT CAMERA TO USE?
•Use one of our DSLR’s -no smartphone videos for this assignment.
•A tripod! You will need a tripod to keep the camera steady while photographing your subject. Otherwise, you video will look shaky.
•Shoot lots and lots of photos! Video is played at 30 frames per second. Stop motion is usually shot at 10-15 frames/sec.
•Although this is a frame rate less than traditional video, the more images you shoot, the smoother the stop motion animation will be.
•To give you a rough estimate of the number of shots you'll need: a 15-second animation would need about 150-225 images. A 30-second animation would need about 300-450 images.
CREATING THE VIDEO
1. Edit your photos in Bridge
•Open your folder of stop motion images in Bridge
•Use Bridge to delete the bad photos from your shoot (out of focus, over/under exposed).
•Use it also to put your images in the proper sequence.
2. "BATCH RESIZE" YOUR IMAGES WITH PHOTOSHOP
•Your DSLR images are too big to use in a stop motion video, so you will need to use Photoshop to "batch resize" your photos.
•Here is a brief video that explains HOW TO BATCH RESIZE IN PHOTOSHOP
•There are a couple of "tricks" to using iMovie for stop motion, that I will share with you.
3. CREATE YOUR VIDEO USING iMOVIE
•For directions about how to create your stop motion, watch this iMovie Stop Motion Tutorial
EXPORTING AND NAMING
•In iMovie, use the “share” icon to save your iMovie as a "file."
•Then scroll down and select the resolution >1080p setting..
•Name your film: p#your initials(s) smotion
•submit your Stop Motion video into Google Classroom