Stopmotion animation project ideas for kids
December 29, 2011 2:31 AM Subscribe
Give me ideas for stop-motion animation projects I can do with my young daughter.
posted by snarfois to Sports, Hobbies, & Recreation (13 answers total) 6 users marked this as a favorite
I would love to do some animation projects with my daughter (4), but need some ideas.
These will probably be films under 5 seconds and doable in under 30 minutes, but with the maximum reward / entertainment value – something that makes it seem achievable and make her want to try it again.
So I'm looking for gag ideas, visual illusion ideas, prop ideas. I can handle the technicalities as long as we keep it simple, but am stumped when it comes to story. I don't mind copying someone else's idea if it's just to get us started. Links to videos we could emulate would also be welcome.
I'm new to this myself, although I understand the technique. I'm considering toys (e.g. we have Lego and PlayMobil), or Norman McLaren-style pixilation using humans, or playdough, or collage, magnetic board or blackboard.
Right now I'm just using the StopMotion Recorder app on the iPhone/iPad. I'm also thinking of getting Boinx iStopMotion. Tips regarding technique would be welcome, but what I'm really looking for here is story ideas.