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May 28th, 2008
Boinx Chronicles News

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

Bastian´s tutorial

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?

Bastian´s tutorial

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.


East Bay MUG

June 12, Emeryville, CA
Meet Boinx at the East Bay Mac Users Group and learn about our next secret software project.Learn more...

Filminute 2008

Entry deadline: August 20
Tell your story in 60 seconds. The submission period is now officially open.Learn more...


disclabelMake professional looking CD labels, jewel case inserts and DVD covers with DiscLabel, a great software from our friends at SmileOnMyMac. Learn more...


A tabletop animation system that's ready to go. Created by legendary John Lemmon Films, this animation equipment makes it easy to animate. A perfect setup even for beginners at home, in schools or libraries. Learn more... Learn more...

This Week In Photography

Scott Bourne picked FotoMagico: "...if you’re a photographer who needs very high quality slide shows, with a wide variety of distribution capabilities, you might just want to pay the piper and get yourself a copy of FotoMagico. When combined with iPhoto or Aperture, it’s even more valuable." Learn more...

iStopMotion Examples of the Week

Go!Le Go!
New Go!Le Go! Film
Created for Steinerei 2008, Go!Le Go! posted a trailer for their new film. Made with iStopMotion 2.
Almost Flew Animated
Jeff Caylor created this claymation video for his song. The pics were shot with a Canon Powershot S70 and assembled in iStopMotion.
Artillery: Inside The Box
We don't know if Blu uses iStopMotion, but this ambiguous animation painted on public walls is an amazing piece of work.

See more examples...


Hermann: Apocalypse Now

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