Radical Fun Project: Stop Motion

Great things can happen when you combine iPads and LEGOs! Monroe County kids participated in our Radical Fun program and used these tools to create their own stop motion animation films.

Stop Motion is a magic filming technique that makes inanimate objects look like they are moving all by themselves. It's so simple, you can even make your own stop motion films at home!

What You'll Need:

  • Smartphone or Tablet with Stop Motion app (We used Stop Motion Studio--it's free!)

  • Something to prop your Smartphone or Tablet up

  • LEGOs, Dolls, Action Figures--almost anything can be an 'actor' in your film!

What to Do:

  • Prop up your smartphone or tablet so that you can take pictures without moving it. Stop Motion works best when you only move the objects you are filming.

  • Place object (we used LEGOs) in front of your smartphone or tablet's camera.

  • Take a photo with your Stop Motion app.

  • Move the object just a little bit.

  • Take another photo.

  • Repeat until you have as many photos as you need to complete your film's story.

  • The Stop Motion app will put your photo sequence together in a rapid progression to make it appear like your objects are moving all by themselves!

 

Check out some of the films our Radical Fun kids made!