Tech Task No. 4: Filmstreet’s Stop Frame Animation

Stop Frame Animation is a “fun tool” which we can use in classrooms to provide creative ways for students and even us, teachers to summarize, extend or to complement
lessons. It can be used to produce short clips  to motivate our class too at the beginning of lessons (ex. to give them a hint and allow them to make logical assumptions, guesses, etc) or for short/small projects. Children love making animations and it is a very creative way to express oneself too.  Stop frame or Stop Motion  is an animation technique to make a physically manipulated object appear to move on its own. The object is moved in small increments between individually photographed frames, creating the illusion of movement when the series of frames is played as a continuous sequence.  Below is an example of an old stop motion; a segment from the 1925 film The Lost World animated by Willis O’Brien:

stop

Stop frame Animator is pretty limited. It could have been more interesting if there’s an option for dialogue boxes or recording of short lines. Of course I used the free one, maybe they have that option in the premium version. Please click the image below for a short tutorial on Stop Frame Animator.

sfa

One comment on “Tech Task No. 4: Filmstreet’s Stop Frame Animation

  1. I have never seen this one before, so it was nice to view a new tool. Sometimes it was hard to hear though and I had my sound as loud as it would go.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s