I recently discovered a great little app called Stop Animator. It simplifies stop motion video by turning several camera clicks (through their app) into a video file. This regulates the length of each frame so you don’t have to. This makes it user friendly to kids and can be a fun way to introduce your budding A/V geek to movie making. The app is free with the option to pay .99 for the ability to change the frame length.
As an aside, Stop Animator will auto-save if you take too long between shots. This prevents you from forgetting to save your work. I would guess that it auto-saved after a full minute of inactivity. Also, there is no sound feature because it’s a series of photo frames, but stop motion generally needs sound added later anyway.
Creating a stop motion video that your child directs is both fun and free. It lets them try out their ideas in a low pressure environment because they don’t have to “perform”. And if they aren’t happy with the video, they can start over and nothing is lost.
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