How to Make a Stop Motion Animation Video with Legos

How To : Do the sandercurl claymation trick for stop motion

Watch this short animation tutorial on how to perform the sandercurl trick for claymation animation videos. Follow these simple claymation steps: Maintain the arch, never leave the ground, & smooth out clay for better results. Practice makes perfect when creating stop motion ...more

How To : Dress and pose a clay armature for stop motion

This video animation tutorial shows how to take a raw claymation figure and apply a costume onto it, as well as pose it in a scene. In this particular video, the demonstrator creates a wrap-around dress out of a sheet of clay and position it onto the armature. Also shown, is t ...more

How To : Make a Mamshmam's claymation character

This quick instructional claymation video reveals how to make a Mamshmam claymation clay person for a stop motion animation video. Follow these simple steps to create a Mamshmam claymation character: roll into a ball, pinch the top to create the head, push the middle to make t ...more

How To : Sculpt hair onto a claymation armature

The final humanizing step in building a claymation armature is the crowning step, the head of hair. As hair moves independent of the body, and is not a solid unit, it can be especially tricky to sculpt out of clay and to attach properly. Watch this video animation tutorial and ...more

News : Mario Nerd Madness

Here ya go, a collection of the web's nerdiest Mario-mania. C'mon, who doesn't love Mario? Check it out. Everything from tattoos to cake decorating to knitting to bento to stop-motion animation. The Happy Seamstress lovingly knit her husband a Mario sweater vest: Boston Coll ...more

News : LEGOmation

Brickfilms. Michel Gondry brought LEGOmation into the spotlight with his "Fell in Love With a Girl" music video (White Stripes). However, LEGOmation has been around since the late 80's, the first known brickfilm being Lindsay Fleay's The Magic Portal. The LEGO animation proce ...more

News : Write With Light

LIGHTFAKTOR is a Cologne artists collective experimenting with the "possibilities yielded by bulb (long-term) exposure and painting." The technique employed has been coined "light writing" - Wikipedia's definition: "Light writing is an emerging form of stop motion animation ...more

How To : Make a stop motion video

In this tutorial, from Zappos, learn how to make a simple stop motion video. This process is a lot easier than you would expect and this video is here to give you a step by step. You Will Need: *a constant light source that won't change *a remote trigger for your camera so you ...more

How To : Create stop motion light painting for animation

In this tutorial, we learn how to create stop motion light painting for animation First, you need to be outdoors in the dark or in a very dark room. Then, grab a still camera that can open a shutter for a long amount of time to capture the lighting. Next, lock the camera down ...more

How To : Make your own stop motion animation

You don't need a ten-figure budget to make a great movie! With nothing more than iMovie, a camera, and your imagination you can make a stop motion animation. With stop motion, you can bring anything to life. This is a really fun project for aspiring directors of all ages.

How To : Origami a cool rose

Check out this cool stop motion video on how to make an origami rose. It goes fast, but no hands block your view! Also you can see the page below for more detailed instructions. http://danoftoasters.org/?page=3&catnum=2

How To : Cook pancakes in Stop Motion

This how-to video uses the magic of stop motion to demonstrate a recipe and the techniques for making some good pancakes. The 5th of February is Pancake Day - make sure to celebrate it by cooking up a batch of pancakes, and trying some new toppings. Watch this video cooking tu ...more

How To : Weave on a cardboard loom

Learn about the basics of weaving with this stop motion weaving tutorial video. Several different weaving and knot techniques are demonstrated, even showing common mistakes in the weaving process. Watch and learn a simple technique for weaving on a cardboard loom.

How To : Shoot a stop-motion animated film

This video will show you how to make a stop motion film using an editing program called Windows Movie Maker. Find a place to film your stop motion movie. Preferably a well lit area where the light source is constant. Set your camera on a tripod and position at the angle you pr ...more

How To : Create an animated logo in Flash 8

Want to make animated logo that will pop for your business website or ad? Look no further. In this video, learn how to take a logo and go through some different stages of animation using masks and both shape and motion tweens, as well as a neat trick for creating animated spar ...more

How To : Animate vector graphics in Flash CS4 with tweens

Creating great-looking animation is what Flash CS4 was made for. This video tutorial explains how to animate vector graphics in Flash using the classic motion tween and a simple mask. It provides step-by-step, detailed instructions that should allow you to animate any image yo ...more

How To : Convert a Vector Logo to a 3D Logo with Cinema4D

In this tutorial, Broadcast Designer Jason Brown will show you how to knock out a vector logo from Adobe Illustrator into a 3D logo in Maxons Cinema 4D. The tutorial also touches on basic texturing, lighting and animation. Creative Cow is a support community for digital video ...more

How To : Edit the animation path in Adobe After Effects

Get started using Adobe After Effects with the help of The New Boston! This beginner's tutorial is bound to answer the many questions you have about the popular digital motion graphics and compositing software. The main purpose of After Effects is for film and video post-produ ...more

How To : Get started using CHOPS in Houdini 9

Created by Andrew Lowell this tutorial video focuses on the basics of CHOPs and an introduction to the Motion View in Houdini 9. Through the creation of a simple animation learn just how useful CHOPs can be when working in Houdini 9.

How To : Design an audio waves animation with After Effects

In this two part video tutorial, Eran Stern reveals the first text trick in his series and shows how to design an audio waves animation with the After Effects Text Tool. In part 2, Eran Stern explains how to design a Counting Circle Animation with the After Effects Text Tool. ...more

How To : Make website animation in Flash CS4

This series of video is part 6 of this epic 60-part video series on how to make a website from scratch using Flash CS4. This section covers how to construct motion tweens effectively and use symbols to create more complex animations. Watch the first chapter here and the next, ...more

How To : Create a Binary Transition with Trapcode Form

This two part episode shows you how to use Trapcode Form to create a dramatic transition where footage breaks into binary code, and re-forms as different footage. In Part 2, Aharon shows you how to improve on and finish the binary transition project by working with Time Remap ...more

How To : Create eye shooting laser beams with After Effects

In this video tutorial, Creative Cow Contributing Editor Eran Stern will show you how to create a fiery iris animation which has laser beams shooting from a girls eyes. Creative Cow is a support community for digital video, video editing, and media production professionals in ...more

How To : Perform basic animation in Adobe After Effects

Get started using Adobe After Effects with the help of The New Boston! This beginner's tutorial is bound to answer the many questions you have about the popular digital motion graphics and compositing software. The main purpose of After Effects is for film and video post-produ ...more

How To : Animate puppets in Flash CS4

Flash CS4’s new inverse kinematics tools allow users to create and arrange symbols in a collection called an Armature. These armatures contain bones that have relationships with other elements which can be animated. Users can create and control their own dancing puppet. You co ...more

How To : Ignite a soccer ball in particleIllusion & AE

Creative Cow Leader Jeff Bellune demonstrates how to use the tools available in particleIllusion and After Effects to get a particle emitter source to track an element in a video clip. Part One details how to animate the Layer Offset in particleIllusion to eliminate motion in ...more

How To : Origami a tetrahedra

OKay, so this video is not the easiest to follow. But you get the basic idea - this stop motion video shows you in slow motion (without any hands blocking your view) how to assemble an origami tetrahedra.

How To : Create films in Stop Motion Animator

This tutorial shows you how to download, install and use the free program Stop Motion Animator. See how to set up and configure your animation settings, how to set the proper compression and then use the camera on your computer to shoot the frames for a stop motion animation. ...more

News : Sugar & Spice

Good morning. A little inspiration in the realm of stop-motion animation. By the talented Kirsten Lepore, something heartbreakingly sweet... ...and something a little spicy:

News : Grafitti Dog Goes For a Stroll

Nowhere Near Here, by Pahnl, is made with the graffiti light writing technique (stop motion animation that uses a combination of light with stencils and long exposure photography). Over 300 hours in the making and more than 200 stencils later, the tale of a "dog running around ...more

News : Laboratory-Style Cake Baking

French artist Alexandre Dubosc celebrates the 50th anniversary of the Annecy International Animated Film Festival with this stop motion animation of baking a cake in a laboratory-like kitchen.

HowTo : Bake With Photoshop

As a slightly belated birthday tribute to Photoshop (Photoshop turned 20 this past Friday), here is a clever stop animation short honoring the software. "Adobe Photoshop Cook" by Lait Noir. (Ok, so the "How To" in the headline above is slightly false - no, you can't really bak ...more

How To : Origami a Koi fish

Here's a beautiful stop motion instructional video on how to fold a paper Koi fish. Origami a Koi fish. Click through to watch this video on flickr.com

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