Stop motion animation, as we argued in a previous post, is a cinematographic technique that consists of animating a set of static pictures or objects through placing them in separate frames then combining them together in a sequential way to give the appearance of movement. The basic process of ‘of animation involves taking a photograph of your objects or characters, moving them slightly, and taking another photograph. When you play back the images consecutively, the objects or characters appear to move on their own.’ Watch this video from Mashable to learn more about stop motion animation and how it works.
Stop motion animation used to be a hard task that was usually the preserve of seasoned graphic designers. It is no longer the case. You can design your stop motion clip within few minutes and all you need is an iOS phone with a camera, objects to use in your clip and an animation app. In today’s post, we are sharing with you an updated list of what we think are some of the best stop motion animation apps out there. Check them out and share with us if you have other suggestions to add to the list.
1- Stop Motion Studio
‘Create beautiful stop motion animated movies anywhere instantly on your device. Everything you need is right at your fingertips. No computer needed. It’s simple to use, deceptively powerful and insanely fun to play with. Create fantastic movies your friends will enjoy or share it with the world on YouTube, Facebook and other sites. Cool themes, titles and sound effects are easy to add, too.’
2- Timelapse Studio Pro
‘Watch sunrise or sunset compressed to a one-minute video. See a flower blossoming or ice melting. Observe clouds or the movements of a busy street. Create fake miniature movies where everything appears as if it where actually miniature models. Endless possibilities. Timelapse Studio automatically captures images and creates a stunning time-lapse video. Try it.’
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.’
‘GorillaCam Pro by JOBY is the one-stop camera app you’ve been waiting for! Produce fantastic stop motion animation videos, stunning time-lapse photo series, fun self-timer shots or rapid-fire snaps — all in one easy-to-use app!’