Stop Motion How to

How To : Create Stop Motion Videos with Your iPhone

This week has been awash with iPhone camera tips: Decim8, the digital glitch art generator; Bakari's 10 Uses for the Front-Facing iPhone Camera; and FiLMiC Pro, a professional app for shooting industry standard video. To wrap up our mini survey on iPhone camera apps & tips, on ...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

News : Amazing Tattoo Art Revealed Through Stop-Motion

How do you show that you love your job? You get "sleeved", like photographer Dabe Alan who has lined his arms with tattoos of all his favorite things in life, with the help of Toledo-based tattoo artist Tony Touch. Every time Dabe visits Toledo, he gets another photography-rel ...more

How To : Make a $10 stop motion puppet

Don't have any friends to act in your movies? No problem! This week on BFX, we'll show you how to build a miniature puppet to star in your next project. Don't have any friends? We can't help you there.

How To : Pad the body of a stop motion monster

Remember how when you were a kid you used to make bedsheet tents and act out Godzilla scenes with your toys, pretending to put on a movie? You can totally do that for a living - though, admittedly, you're going to have to step up your puppets a notch. Check out this video to ...more

How To : Hack Your Brain to Stop Motion Sickness

Many people deal with motion sickness on a daily basis, and if you're reading this, chances are you're one of them. Kinetosis can make your stomach roll, your entire body sweat, and make you feel fatigued and dizzy at even the slightest movement, whether it's related to carsic ...more

How To : Use reverse English to stop cue ball motion in pool

This pool shooting tutorial demonstrates how to control the cue ball using reverse English, opposite to the one that seems obvious. This will help line the ball up where you want it, preventing it from going too far down the table and allowing you to win the match.

How To : Use iStopMotion animation software

Learn how to use iStopMotion to create stop motion animation on your computer with expert tips from a professional graphic designer in this free software tutorial video series. Part 1 of 15 - How to Use iStopMotion animation software. Use iStopMotion animation software - Part ...more

News : 8-Bit Trip With Two Swedish Ninja Retards

Daniel Larsson and Tomas Redigh are the Swedish band Rymdreglage, otherwise known as two "retard ninjas". Their music video 8-Bit Trip pays ultimate nerd tribute to both LEGOs and old 8-bit video games (and ninjas). The duo spent 1500 long hours creating the video, painstakin ...more

News : Complete List of SCRABBLE Commercials (VIDEO)

The SCRABBLE Brand trademark has been around since 1948, but video advertisements for the popular board game didn't appear until the start of this millennium. Although there may be a few SCRABBLE video spots out there that predate 2000, I haven't come across them. Aside from ...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

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

News : Magical Orbs of Graffiti Light

We've seen several examples of light graffiti on WonderHowTo (1, 2, 3), but this one is truly eerily beautiful. Australian photographer Denis Smith pushes the envelope with his project Ball of Light. "The Ball of Light is a mysterious portal into my world. It, and its friends ...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

How To : Make claymation

There's something magical about stop-motion animation made with clay, it's an ideal medium for depicting strange transformations. In this short tutorial you'll learn how to make a simple claymation movie of your own. The video introduces you to some of the materials you'll nee ...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 : 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

News : Real World Super Mario

I guess kids who spend their time playing super mario have now grown to be .. bigger kids that still play super mario. Great stop motion short.

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 : iPad + Light Drawing = Holographic Magic

Dentsu London collaborates with BERG to create this futuristic stop motion animation. Made with light drawings on the iPad, the result is beautiful. The first 1:40 of the video describes the creative process. Enjoy: “Making Future Magic”.

How To : Make a working soda machine out of Legos

If you've played with Legos for long enough, you know that there are few things in this world that cannot be replicated in the medium. This video is a demonstration of how to build a working replica soda machine out of Lego blocks. While you may not be able to serve guest in y ...more

News : Lego Rocket Build 358 - Movie

This might be dating me, but I remember how much I loved this set when it came out. Here is a great animation of it being build time lapse stop motion.  They cheated a little bit by adding in the more modern lego people, not sure when they were introduced but it was well afte ...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.

How To : Make realistic claymation characters

As a beginning stop-motion animator, there's a lot of trial and error. What tools and materials do you use? How do you sculpt realistic clay figures? This video tutorial walks you through some of the essential materials, and demonstrates sculpting a torso out of Super Sculpey.

How To : Build Rocket Racer's car out of Legos

Rocket Racer was the lead bad guy in "Lego Racers", a 1999 video game where players could race Lego go-karts. You faced off against him in the game's final race, and he was surprisingly tough to beat. But no matter how many times he beat you, you had to admire his cool car. Th ...more

How To : Build King Kahuka's car out of Legos

King Kahuka was a popular character in the 1999 game "Lego Racers", and he has appeared in several games since then. With his strange mask and fast moves on the track, the chief of Kahuka island is hard to forget. This short video uses stop-motion animation to show you how you ...more

How To : Build Johnny Thunder's car out of Legos

"Lego Racers" was a 1999 video game where players could assemble their own go-karts using virtual Lego pieces and then race them. This short video employs stop-motion animation to show you how you can use Legos to make a toy go-kart for Johnny Thunder, one of the game's charac ...more

How To : Build Gypsy Moth's car out of Legos

If you grew up playing the video game "Lego Racers" you probably wished you had some of those Lego go-karts for real. This short video uses stop-motion animation to show you how you can use some of those old Lego pieces under your bed to make a toy go-kart for Gypsy Moth, one ...more

How To : Create an extreme origami 3D human head sculpture

In this extreme origami video tutorial, brought to you by New Theatron, you'll see how you can create an extreme origami 3D human head sculpture. You'll see exactly how to sculpt an awesome, one-of-a-kind, extreme origami 3-D human or humanoid head for a stop motion, animation ...more

How To : Keep armature puppet standing without a tiedown

Armatures basically stand up on their own, but while animating, the balance might become uneven and precarious. An easy way to keep the puppet standing is to give the armature large feet. Watch this video animation tutorial and learn how to build an armature puppet that will s ...more

How To : Make a paper rabbit

Check out this easy way to make a nice paper rabbit. The end of video shows a stop motion animation of the rabbit folding itself.

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

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 : Build a Lego airplane

This is more stop motion than instructional. But we enjoyed it nonetheless. Watch and learn how to construct a Lego airplane in one minute.

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

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

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