Dear [full name]
The Boinx developer team was very busy recently. iStopMotion 2.0.7 adds extended support for Canon DSLR cameras - one of the most requested features. And, more importantly, a painful bug in QuickTime that haunted many animators has been fixed. This update is free and strongly recommended for all iStopMotion 2.x users.
Pleased with our hard-working developers, we let them take part in the Apple Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) in San Francisco to learn how to make even better products. Have we said San Francisco? Last time, the Boinx Software Team not only visited the Golden Gate Bridge, but also San Fran's other secret attraction: Zeum. Watch our movie below to learn more.
Your Boinx Software Team: Oliver, Achim, Vera, Monika, Michael, Florian, Frank, Peter B., Peter S., Nicholas, Stefan, Bastian, Tino & Leon.
Rotoscoping & Lip-Syncing
Imagine you want to animate a dialog. Getting the mouth movements right is very tough, even with the soundtrack waveform of iStopMotion 2 Express.
Just sit in front of your camera, record yourself speaking the dialog and then load that movie into iStopMotion Express as an animation guide. Now it's easy to get the dialog right.
Matt Nichols, a freelance web and graphic designer, has created a short tutorial movie at Expert Village, the well-known How-to video site. In his screencast he shows all the required steps by using a movie of his own as a reference for a frame-by-frame lip animation of his alter ego.
Zeum - What Will You Create?
Boinx recently visited the "The Arts & Technology Museum for Kids and Families in San Francisco". The museum is dedicated to foster creativity and innovation in young people of all backgrounds, communities and learning styles.
By providing hands-on experiences in four core creative processes (animation, sound and video production, live performance and visual arts), Zeum encourages youth to share their stories, build their voices, and use multimedia tools such as iStopMotion for creative self-expression. See the movie.