Stop-Motion Animation

December 10, 2007

Anything can be animated through the process of stop-motion animation or photography.  You basically take an image of an object, move the object a tiny bit, take another picture, and repeat the process.  View all the images in quick succession and you'll have a movie.  Remember the Gumby show?  How about Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer?  These were done via stop-motion animation.

My son and I decided to give it a try ourselves using plastic toy dinosaurs.  I used my digital camera to take the images, and Microsoft Movie Maker to string them together into a video.

Dinosaur Movie #1 (1.8mb)

Dinosaur Movie #2 (1mb)

Dinosaur Movie #3 (1.2mb)

My son decided to do some stop motion animation for a school project.  He used some of his toy dragons.

Dragon Movie (5.6mb)


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