Stop motion animation (also known as stop action animation) is the process of stringing together a series of still shots to create a movie. It can be done with clay ( and ), puppets () or anything else you can easily photograph and move around. Although you can achieve stunning results, don't be nervous! Stop motion animation is easy and fun to do with kids, even the younger ones.
Did you know that you can create your own stop action animation using Microsoft PowerPoint? All you need are some ideas, and a little direction. PowerPoint stop action animation can be a somewhat time consuming process, but if you learn to do it right, it will be a fun experience, with results that will entertain and impress your friends.
A movie is actually a sequence of photos paraded before your eyes at high speed, usually at about 25 frames per second. Things seem to move because of small differences from one picture to the next. Early film makers invented stop motion animation (also known as stop action animation or claymation) to create a giant gorilla climbing up the Empire State Building. The gorilla puppet would be moved a tiny bit in between taking images, coming to life when the images were played back as a movie.
With iStopMotion for iPad you can now easily create your own masterpiece at home.