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Stop-Motion Video

Part of the Projects at Home Collection

Create a short, stop-action motion video on your phone using drawings, objects or clay.

To get started with this project, check out these models:


  1. You can create a stop-motion video with your phone or tablet camera using clay (claymation), objects, or drawings. You shoot very short clips (like single photographs) and link them together. The easiest way is to download an app, like Stop Motion Studio, that makes the process very easy.
  2. There are many tutorials online to give you directions, like this one:
  3. You want a stable spot for your phone or tablet - a tripod (stand) or shelf to keep it steady as it shoots each frame. It is much steadier if you have a remote button to push to make your camera click - a cord or bluetooth connection, or use the timer on your device, so you don’t have touch (and slightly move) your camera each time you take a shot.
  4. Keep lighting constant, and don’t let your shadow get in the picture. Set your camera on manual settings so that it doesn’t change its settings from frame to frame.

Working on Projects at Home is different than working in school.
We do not give you lessons or directions.
We give you models of each project to look at carefully, and then you decide how to adopt the project for your interests, skills, materials, time, and any new ideas you have.
Your project does not have to look like the models—it can be inspired by the models.
If you are proud of what you created, we encourage you to share it online with the hashtag: #ProjectsAtHome.


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