Stop Motion

Our first group project is to create a short stop motion animation using Dragonframe. We created a short story about an apple tree.

This video is hilarious and cracks me up every time I watch it. This was a lot of fun to make.

No, that is not my finger.

I also filmed a short stop motion animation for my 3D printing class. We learned about Dragonframe in this class a few days earlier and I put it to good use right away.

Animation of 3D printed hypercube rotating in four dimensional space.

You can read more about the 3D printed hypercube project here.

Clearly the key to stop motion filming is having a detailed plan of what is going to happen and how. I thought it would be tedious and stressful filming something one picture at a time, but I found that with the right preparation the actual filming was much less stressful than I expected.