Teacher Apps for Creating Time-lapse and Slow Motion Videos

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May 17, 2015
We have handpicked for you today a list of some very good iPad apps that you can use with your students to create time-lapse and slow motion videos. Time-lapse is a cinematographic technique that involves compressing several photos (or frames) into a high speed video. This technique is usually used to photograph slow-changing scenes or objects (e.g cloudscapes, plans growing, crowds…etc). Stop motion is “an animation technique which makes a physically manipulated object look like it’s moving on its own”. Here is a very good article if you want to read more about time laps videos.

There are a variety of ways students can use these apps. They can for instance create time-lapse videos to illustrate the progression of a certain process, narrate the development of a given phenomenon, capture the changing conditions of experiences and many more.

1- iMotion

“iMotion is an intuitive and powerful time-lapse and stop-motion app for iOS.
Take pictures, edit your movie and export 1080p & 720p HD videos to your device or directly to Youtube.”

2- Time-Lapse

“This app allows you to take Time-Lapse Videos. Record anywhere from 1 to 24 frames per minute. Play back at 1-30 fps. Also you can use this app to record stop-action film. After you record your video you can access it in camera roll, upload it to YouTube, or email the Video. There is no limit to the number of frames you can take.”

3- Lapse It

“Lapse It is an award-winning full featured app for capturing amazing time lapse and stop motion videos. It is easy, fast and intuitive. No need for expensive photography equipment, you just need Lapse It.”

4- Slow Motion Camera

This app is free today (regular price is $1,99). “Take high-quality slow motion videos using your iOS device. No matter which device you own, Now you can easily capture and make an Amazing slow-motion video.”


“The most complete, intuitive, feature-rich time-lapse & stop motion experience you will find. OSnap! has everything you need to take your creations to the next level.”

6- iTimeLapse Pro

“iTimeLapse allows you to capture a series of images rapidly and then compile them into a video. iTimeLapse lets you create as many sessions as you want, adding images to them at any time... No need to finish in one sitting. Then as soon as you're ready, you can compile the images into a video and share it in many ways: YouTube direct upload, Facebook, Vimeo, Email it, Export it to your Camera Roll so it syncs with iPhoto, USB transfer, or WiFi transfer too!”

7- Miniatures: Tilt-Shift-Lapse Videos

Create time-lapse miniature movies using your iPhone! “Some of its features include:Control shooting interval in wide range; Apply Tilt & Shift blur effect; Increase color saturation;and Create videos directly on your device”