There have been so many wonderful movies made with stop motion animation – Harvey Krumpet, The Fantastic Mr Fox and even Shaun the Sheep. We marvel at the skill it takes to create then but with iPads and a couple of simple apps the opportunity to create their own animated movies is now in the hands of our students. Using clay, play dough or Lego – don’t kids love to create a movie.
What I love is the opportunity to gives us as teachers to use stop motion animation to enable our students to show their learning, describe process and events or have a reason to write a compelling script.
This is amazing. A free app that lets you create stop motion animation. You can do it manually to create great little animated movies. Or set it for automatic and record in any variation like 1 frame per second every hour for 2 days. You could record clouds, weather, plant growth or even eggs hatching and cake rising. All this for FREE!
This is still really easy and quick to use but has the added benefit of letting you add a sound track to your animation.
While this isn’t an app it is a great website and series of more than 100 funky Youtube videos staring a group of 4 brothers who are on a mission to bring animation to kids. They regularly post sensational tutorials on animation. Heaps of tips and “secret recipes” and lots of fun too. A GREAT resources…I guarantee your students will love it!