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“Enjoy the excitement of creating stop motion animations (also called claymation or stop action movies) and time lapse recordings with the highly-rated iStopMotion on your iPad. Easily tell your story using inanimate objects such as toys or clay figures and bring them to life frame by frame. Share with your friends and family via camera roll, email or YouTube.”

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“iStopMotion has been one of the more creative and powerful video programs available for the Mac for some time now, and Boinx Software has now brought that level of fun to the iPad. At the debut price of only $4.99, iStopMotion for iPad comes with pretty much everything you need: camera overlay, instant playback, timeline, and export options that make sharing movie masterpieces with friends and family simple.

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And perhaps even better, iStopMotion for iPad works with the free iStopMotion Remote Camera, which lets movie makers use their iPhone 4/4S, iPod touch (4th generation) or a second iPad 2 to capture frames, expanding the creative possibilities. More importantly, it means you’re not stuck using the rather poor camera of the iPad 2.”

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Inspired by Ico, an action-adventure game for PlayStation®, and the work of Lotte Reiniger, who mastered and pioneered the art of silhouette filmmaking, Alley Brahniuk designed, directed and animated The Story of Ico. A stop motion film made using black paper cutouts and a light box, Brahniuk’s animation was created using Boinx Software’s iStopMotion.

Ico, originally a video game, is the story of a boy born with horns banished to an abandoned fortress, where he meets Yorda, daughter of the queen. In Brahniuk’s film, Ico kills the queen in order to save Yorda from her, and then sails away. At 10 frames per second, this film used 2,000 individual photos for a film just about five minutes in length.

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by Oliver - -

"iStopMotion for iPad from Boinx Software goes through the patented Blunty Review churner and comes up smelling... well, pretty damn good actually."

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In Charlie Collier’s first go at iStopMotion for iPad, Dragon’s Den, he tells the story of a little girl who befriends a dragon after losing her ball in his cave. An iStopMotion buff noted for his work on a music video with Slovenian band Puppetz, Charlie is highly skilled at the art of bringing life to anything from a twist tie to a chalkboard through stop motion animation. His latest animation is no different, with scenes and characters arranged out of meticulously cut pieces of construction paper. The animation, at over two minutes long, was edited at 24 frames per second (we’ll let you do the math).

In the final product, Charlie employs time lapse in the beginning and end, giving viewers a sense of the amount of work he put into his creation. The stop motion animation frames were taken with the iPad while the time-lapse scenes at either end of the film that show Charlie adjusting the cutouts for each frame were taken with a Canon HV30. After shooting and editing the animation with iStopMotion for iPad, Charlie cut it together using iMovie for the iPad, and then imported it into Final Cut Pro on his computer to edit in the time-lapse portion and sound.

“I like the iStopMotion app. It’s simple to use, but has all the basic features for creating quick animations and time lapse,” said Charlie. “Overall, I would say iStopMotion for iPad is great for the beginner wanting to experiment, or as a good secondary program to be used with more powerful software, as I used it.”

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Ian Timothy, creator of the award-winning stop motion series Beaver Creek, is at it again, now using iStopMotion for iPad to animate yet another awe-inspiring facet of nature: the changing of the seasons. In his latest claymation film 365, with music by father Joel Timothy, Ian takes viewers from summer, to fall, to winter, to spring and back again in just two minutes, using beautifully crafted clay-made scenery and animals.

Ian, 17, has been creating stop motion films since 2008 when he filmed the first episode of Beaver Creek using Boinx Software’s iStopMotion. Seven episodes and five National Gold Medals later, Ian has expanded his stop motion expertise to the iPad with Boinx’s brand new iStopMotion for iPad. In addition to the medals he won through the Scholastic Art and Writing Awards, Ian was one of 12 young filmmakers part of the Art.Write.Now Tour 2011, has been commissioned to animate a music video for Grace Adele and the Grand Band, and was in the top five finalists in the worldwide “Morphmation” contest (to name just a few of his achievements).

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by Janice - -

Here we are again…another Sunday and another awesome recipe. I have to say, this one is my absolute favorite. For me, the Gingerbread cookie is reminiscent of the holidays…especially during my childhood. But I am not the only one who links the Gingerbread cookie with holidays!

So what is the history of the Gingerbread cookie in Germany? I checked with the trusted Wiki and found that gingerbread is made in two forms: a soft form called Lebkuchen and a harder form that is associated with street fairs and Christmas decorations. Like many other countries, the hard Gingerbread cookie is made in decorative shapes, which are then further decorated with sweets and icing. Traditionally, these were dunked in port wine.

Now onto the ingredients for the Gingerbread cookie and of course...our iStopMotion 'how to' movie - which, by the way, was made entirely using an iPad and iPhone. We used the brand new iStopMotion for iPad and iStopMotion Remote Camera on an iPhone 4S to shoot and produce the time-lapse video. Then, we uploaded it right into iMovie on the iPad for editing and titles, and used two extra smaller apps for added effects. Hope you like it! (hard cookie)

Gingerbread Cookies Ingredients

2 1/4 cups / 500g brown sugar

4 1/6 cups / 500g ground hazelnuts

3 1/3 cups / 500g almonds

3 tablespoons, 1 teaspoon / 50g candied orange peel

3 tablespoons, 1 teaspoon / 50g candied lemon peel

1 hint of salt

1 hint of cloves

1 tsp. of gingerbread spice (either from a store or make your own using this recipe: http://www.food.com/recipe/gingerbread-spice-mixture-261857)

1 tsp. of honey

8 eggs

Thin, round wafers

Chocolate coating

Mix sugar, eggs, nuts, almonds and spices to create dough Finely dice the candied peels and add them to the dough Leave the dough in the fridge over night The next day, add bits of the dough onto the wafers. Pre-heat the oven to 180°C/360°F and bake the gingerbread for about 20–23 minutes.

Let cool, then cover with chocolate coating.

Enjoy!

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Boinx is pleased to announce the newest addition to the iStopMotion family; iStopMotion for iPad. Debuting at a special price of 4.99 USD, iStopMotion for iPad sports camera overlay for visually orchestrating one exciting frame to the next, instant playback for instant smiles, a beautiful timeline, and export options that make sharing movie masterpieces with friends and family simple. iStopMotion for iPad also has a companion, iStopMotion Remote Camera, which lets movie makers use their iPhone 4/4S, iPod touch (4th generation) or a second iPad 2 to capture frames, expanding the creative possibilities.

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TUAW editor Steve Sande takes iStopMotion for iPad for a spin and concludes: "The app is extremely easy to use and [...] provides excellent results." Read his full review at TUAW.

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This time lapse movie was recorded at the Marin Headlands overlooking the Golden Gate Bridge with San Francisco in the background. Video recorded with an iPad 2 using iStop Motion for iOS. Finishing touches added in iMovie for the iPad. No other computers or cameras were used for this production. Movie by Derrick Story. Music by Kevin MacLeod.

Derrick says: "I filmed this movie with the iPad 2 camera because I wanted to shoot the closing scenes at 20 shots per minute. After some practice, I learned that the best approach was to shoot time lapse clips, then assemble them in iMovie for the iPad. The upshot is that the entire video was created with iPad-only tools: iPad camera, iStop Motion for the iPad, and iMovie for the iPad."

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