Learn how to turn a charcoal drawing into an animated short using the Stop Motion Studio App.
This video walks through, step by step, the entire process of shooting images to create a short animation piece.
Animation concepts, such as speed, frame rate, how to set up a phone on a cell phone holder, are explained, as well as what charcoal tools are best to use for this format.
Demo led by Teaching Artists Deepti Menon and Casey Roonan.
- Picking a reference object
- Tripod arm set up
- Charcoal supplies
- Stop Motion Studio app
- Toning the paper
- First frame
- Second frame
- “Onion skin” technique
- Animation movements
- Play back
- Movie Speed, frames per second
- Exporting your movie
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