by Janice - Monday, November 07, 2011 - Permalink
iStopMotion Helps Dr Who Fans Show Their Love – Part 2 - showcases the brilliant work of young Will Buckley. His father Steven posted the iStopMotion short along with his equally talented brother Alex’s work to showcase not only their talent for movie making, but, the capabilities of the iStopMotion application that let these two budding filmmakers unleash their creativity. Regardelss if you are a Doctor Who fan or not, you will certainly enjoy Will’s stop motion work. All character animation is done in iStopMotion with the files outputted to iMovie for sound, post production and credits.
by Cara - Wednesday, October 12, 2011 - Permalink
Attention all teachers! Watch this cute video of students using iStopMotion to make a multiplication video, and see just how much the kids like to get involved when using stop motion animation in the classroom. Working with iStopMotion teaches students a variety of skills, from teamwork, to problem solving, critical thinking, and more. It's a new and innovative way to make learning fun and provide students with immediate satisfaction and a sense of achievement. From the arts, to the sciences, mathematics, and more, iStopMotion in the classroom is helping students tackle school subjects in a highly creative, hands-on and very cool way! Click here to learn about more ways to incorporate iStopMotion into your classroom!
by Cara - Tuesday, October 11, 2011 - Permalink
It's official! You Gotta See This! is now ready to support iOS 5! The great new features in iOS 5 promise exciting improvements in both quality and functionality of our apps, and You Gotta See This! is prepped and ready for this next generation of iOS. You Gotta See This 2.1 will sport improved usability via the new native Twitter integration present in iOS 5, which makes the process of sharing your awesome photo collages with friends and family much more convenient - now you can tweet your See This! pics from any Twitter account and add your location in just one simple step!
If you don't have already have our You Gotta See This App!, what are you waiting for?!? Get it now and use it on your new iOS 5 system today!
by Cara - Tuesday, October 11, 2011 - Permalink
We recently received a Facebook post on our wall from Michał Szydłowski telling us about an iStopMotion movie he created for a Facebook contest sponsored by Science Picnic of Polish Radio and The Copernicus Science Centre in May of 2011. His animation won first place in the contest! Check out our Facebook page and watch the winning video for yourself. We love to see your iStopMotion creations, so keep sending them our way - tweet us, or Facebook us - we love to hear from you! And congratulations Michał - awesome job!
by Cara - Monday, September 26, 2011 - Permalink
Want to learn how to create your very own stop motion animations, just like Fantastic Mr. Fox, or Wallace & Gromit, or even Coraline? Are you going to be in Hamburg on Wednesday, September 28th? Then you must stop by the brand new Apple Store in Hamburg from 6pm to 7pm for a special workshop dedicated to our very own iStopMotion! Teacher, Hannes Beecken, and his students will show guests how to use iStopMotion for fun, for work, and for the classroom.
If you are in the area on Wednesday, don't miss out on this special workshop - it will have you creating stop motion animations in no time! The new Apple Store in Hamburg is located at Jungfernstieg 1220354. Be there, or be square!
by Cara - Thursday, September 22, 2011 - Permalink
This past July we were fortunate enough to be a sponsor of the eighth annual Animation Block Party, the premier animation festival of the East Coast. This year's festival took place in Brooklyn at Rooftop Films and BAMcinématek, where thousands of filmmakers submitted their animated shorts for screening. Awards were given out for everything from Best in Show, to Original Design, Experimental Film, Minute or Under, Animation for Kids, and more.
As a sponsor, we donated an iStopMotion license to be given away at the festival. Our very own iStopMotion also made a big debut at this year's Animation Block Party as the program used to create the outro bumper for the festival, Person Pinball, by Aaron Hughes. The 2-minute long animation was created entirely with iStopMotion and has become hugely popular on the web with over 200,000 YouTube hits... and it was even featured on CBS News and in Wired Magazine! Watch the video here and see how human pinball takes over New York!
by Cara - Tuesday, September 13, 2011 - Permalink
The guys at Boinx Headquarters in Germany had a few VERY hot days this past summer, so to beat the heat they decided to make an iStopMotion movie poking fun at how hot it really was. Bastian took care of the camera and director "stuff" and our summer intern Peter stars as the sole actor in the film. Unfortunately, poor Peter never got to have his ice cream...
by Cara - Thursday, August 25, 2011 - Permalink
Check out this cool iStopMotion animation, Lego Batman vs. The Scarecrow, created for a Lego Super Heroes contest. Batman, the Dark Knight of Gotham City, faces off against Scarecrow, one of the most feared villains ever. Who do you think will win?! Watch it here to find out...
by Cara - Thursday, August 18, 2011 - Permalink
Stop motion animation expert Craig Lauridsen has been diligently working on creating a Stop Motion Handbook to guide users through this fun and fascinating art form - and it's finally here! The Stop Motion Handbook - featuring none other than our very own iStopMotion - is now available for the iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch with iBooks and on computers with iTunes. The handbook leads readers through simple and robust processes that will help both beginner and amateur animators make good decisions when creating stop motion animation movies. A great guide for teachers, parents or kids who want to produce their own stop motion movies, the handbook covers a broad range of key concepts and tools necessary for creating a fantastic animation! From developing your story, to recording audio, making props and backgrounds, creating characters, editing your movie, and more, the Stop Motion Handbook is your complete guide to producing your very own stop motion animations with Mac software like GarageBand, iMovie, and of course, iStopMotion.
Grab the Stop Motion Handbook today on iBooks (http://bit.ly/qX4LDN) and you'll be animating in no time!
by Cara - Wednesday, August 03, 2011 - Permalink
The word charrette refers to an intense period of time during which a group of designers or architects draft a solution to a design problem. Many architecture students use this word when they talk about the time spent with little to no sleep finishing a project by the deadline. Thought to originate from the ´Ecole des Beaux-Arts in Paris in the 19th century, the word charrette is from the French word for "cart" or "chariot."
Entitled Charrette, this iStopMotion movie was created by DiEgo Herguera Acosta during the one month Elephant in the Room workshop in Arteleku, Donosita, Basque Country. The workshop was taught by Maureen Selwood from CalArts. Everything in the movie is drawn with pencil and ink, then scanned. iStopMotion Pro was used to test the timing, while Adobe After Effects was used to create the final look.