Stop Motion Studio App for iOS Devices

Stop Motion Studio App for iOS devices like iPhone, iPad and iPod was featured last week at Apple's Free App of the Week. I always wanted to make stop motion-style movies but I just don't know where and how to start. Good thing I was able to download this app, and installed it on iPad 2. ;)

Stop Motion Studio app lets you create beautiful stop motion animated movies anywhere instantly with several unique features:
• Overlay mode to visualize differences between frames for precise control
• Grid mode to position animated objects more easily
• Use volume button to take images
• Integrated movie editor with frame by frame preview in different speeds
• Cut, copy, paste, delete and insert frames at any position
• Automatic capture with adjustable time interval
• Beautiful timeline – Zoom in and out, never get lost, even if you have hundreds of frames
• Fade you movie in or –out for a professional look

Here are some screenshots of the app:

Some optional features to customize your creative process like import images, remote camera, movie effects, paint, green screen, movie themes and sound effects are only available when you purchase their Feature Pack for $3.99 or buy them individually at $0.99 each.  If you want all the features already installed, then you can buy Stop Motion Studio Pro for $4.99.

Here's my first attempt of using Stop Motion Studi for a really short stop motion animation:

It was my first time and I really don't know what concept to film. Being stuck at home due to typhoon, I just grabbed some stuffs available -- the teddy bear, the origamis, and the camera.  While on actual filming, ideas just kept on coming and I'm happy with the outcome.  I know, the video was not that great, but I'm determined to learn more!

The actual movie (without the titles) was actually just 23 seconds, which was composed of 70 frames at 3 FPS. Since some features of this app are locked (still need to purchase), I exported it and did a little editing and added title frames. I also added music entitled "Gypsy Dance" which is downloadable from Youtube's creation tools for free.

It is best, i think, if all necessary things for filming are properly planned and prepared first, like what concept, story line, lighting, props, background music, etc to achieve great results.

Overall, I had fun doing the above video and I'm planning to do more in the future. I also have a pending project, which is an audio visual presentation (AVP) for an upcoming wedding, and I think I have now the idea exactly what to do. Haha! *wink* *wink* ^_^

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