December 20, 2015
Stop motion or stop frames is an animation technique that allows video creators to animate static objects through the incremental combination of a series of pictures made of the object in different positions. As a cinematographic technique, stop motion has been around for over a century now and early film makers used it to create amazing movies. This excellent video from Mashable explains the basic principles behind stop motion and how you can use it to design awesome animations.
With the advance of technology, there appeared a wide range of mobile apps that allow you to easily create beautiful stop motion videos with any advanced technical knowledge. The list below features some of the best apps we recommend for teachers keen on integrating stop motion animations in their instruction. Check them out and share with us if you have other suggestions to add to the list.