Creating Stop Motion Animations

Published on Tuesday, 27 June 2017, 3:24 p.m. Print Article

The tamariki in Patupaiarehe are using ICT to CREATE (Te Puawaitanga). The tamariki are learning how to create  “Stop Motion” Animations.


Stop motion animation (also called stop frame animation) is animation that is captured one frame at time, with physical objects that are moved between frames. When you play back the sequence of images rapidly, it creates the illusion of movement. The basic process of animation involves taking a photograph of your objects or characters, moving them slightly, and taking another photograph. When you play back the images consecutively, the objects or characters appear to move on their own.


The app the tamariki are using on the ipapa is a free app called Stop Motion Studio.