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I've had this Stop Motion Studio app on my iPhone for a while. I totally forgot about it until I saw Nick Hilligoss's review of iPad version. Thought I'd give it a try using my Krampus puppet and set. Both have been lying dormant for too long. So, here's the results of my first effort using the app. It's a bit rough and has some flickering at the beginning because I forgot to turn off Auto Exposure. It's a pretty cool app and I would say benefits from a better camera on the iPhone than on the iPad. It may not be pro quality, but it's good for banging out some animation sketches.
I agree, very impressive for an iphone app! I'll have to mess around with it. I think I have an old version. Cool puppet btw.
Love the Krampus!
At first I thought you had just put the puppet in your living room, up close to camera, but then I saw it was a whole miniature set. You should do more with this!
I had that App on my iPad for a couple of years, and I never used it either. But someone here wanting to work out how to have a classroom full of framegrabbers without paying out for a bunch of licenses for one week's use, led me to wonder how well it would work. Given that I have Dragonframe on an iMac in my studio, I don't think I would use it for my primary capture, but it could give me a second, closer view of the puppet for gauging the moves if I were doing a wide shot.
Thanks guys. I built the set and puppet a couple years ago with big plans and then I hit a talent/skill wall with building the 2nd puppet. Ha! After making this short test, I've kind of reinvigorated my desire to complete the original project. I'll probably shoot a couple more 15 second sequences for Instagram before I get to the bigger project.
The iPhone has a much better camera than the iPad and can take 8 mega pixel images. Still no match for Dragonframe and a DSLR. Cool feature is to use the iPhone headphones as a remote trigger for firing off shots. Put that on a Joby tripod for iPhone and you have a pretty stable and portable platform.
The puppet is a direct product of watching Nick's videos on youtube! I used Paperclay for the head. The material is easy to sculpt, retains fine details, and super lightweight when it dries.
Merry Christmas or Happy Holidays!
That was really cool!
Thanks. Wish I had the time to put more effort into it. Maybe next Christmas...
Looks great! How about a Christmas special then?
Really nice Jack. Crazy what you can do on an iphone.
Thanks, I need to get off my ass and do a more ambitious short, not just a sketch.