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BlackPandemic

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For the Festival of the Arts at my high school, my photo teacher permitted myself and a friend to create a stop motion animation short that will be shown with the other art pieces. We have the idea, and fooled around with basic bits (walking, simple actions) and have that pretty much down.

The problem lies in we aren't sure how to make it a movie. We use new iMac G5's at school, and my friend wants to use Flash to make the animation (in terms of frame by frame animation) and I tried using iMovie. Are there any programs you know of that allow stop motion as like, a setting or something?

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any non linear editing program should be fine, flash and iMovie should be fine? but do you have any other software? eg final cut...?

basically what you are doing is taking a photo them moving the object and taking the photo again, and again, and again...

then what you need to do is put them into a timeline, one after another, and make them 1 frame long, so when played back at 25 frames a second it moves.

Flash will let you do this, put each photo in a seperate frame, then you can adjust the frame rate to how you like it, then export it as an avi / mov video file.

Thats all it is basically... but check out these if you want:

http://www.stopmotionpro.com/

http://www.stopmotionstudies.net/

http://www.stopmotionanimation.com/

http://www.stopmotionworks.com/

Edited by st22, 30 March 2006 - 01:43 AM.

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I have used JPG VIDEO for situations like this. Its fast, easy, and FREE! You can adjust the framerate and everything.
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That looks like a nice program. A great adjunct with this would be VirtualDub (free open-source) that allows you to export a video file as a series of still JPG frames and you can then use the progam above to recreate a "stop-motion" video! Just grab a couple frames a second and it should recreate a stop-animation look. Here is a download link for VirtualDub:

http://virtualdub.sourceforge.net/
http://www.virtualdub.org/

Cheers,
Tom

I have used JPG VIDEO for situations like this. Its fast, easy, and FREE! You can adjust the framerate and everything.


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