Krampus Quickie from Jack Liddon on Vimeo.

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. 

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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!

I didn't know you could use the iPhone headphones as a remote. Very cool feature. :)

Bravo!

That was really cool! 

Nice!

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.

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