Stop Motion Tutorial and Stop Motion Ideas

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Will iKITMovie work on my PC  ? - The very basics of what you will need to start animating with iKITMovie (your cartoon animation software ) e.g. WebCamera ,digital still camera, PC etc. ( click on the link and watch the movie tutorial ) - Be the best Animator you can be.
 
Installing iKITMovie

Installing iKITMovie

Just purchased iKITMovie? - This video tells you all you need to know on how to install it. If you have just purchased iKITMovie then you can log in to your account that you created during the purchase process in order to download your software. Make sure you save the download file to your PC. Do not try to run the install process as the file downloads. This is important. At the end of the install process you will get your license key to unlock the software.
 
Brief Overview of Animating

Getting Started

Now that you have installed your animation software,  start making those stop motion movies, animated brickfilms, claymation movies , 3D and 2D animations. This video steps you through the basics of using iKITMovie animation software to make a first animation. You will become familiar with the fundamentals of using the interface so that you can make your own movies.
  Stop Motion - Setting the Stage

Making A Set - The Basics

Now that you have installed your animation software, you will have to think about how to create your set. Its simple to do but you should take care to understand some basic steps like securing your set , camera and using desk lamps to light you character for the best images possible.
  How to make your lego minifig walk - a walk cycle tutorial

Make your LEGO© MiniFig walk

An easy step by step video guide on how to make stop motion with your lego minifig character. This video shows you the first method you can use to make a realistic walk cycle using 5 simple positions for your character. We overlay the still snapshots that were taken for each step on the video so you can see how each position compares to the previous and following positions. Make sure you wath all the video tutorials preceeding this tutorial.
 
Chroma Tutorial - Video Backgrounds

Using ChromaKey Video

An easy step by step video guide on how to add still or moving backgrounds to your animations. Unless you are already familar the principles of stop motion animation make sure you have watched the getting started video above before moving on to this video. We use an example of an X-Wing star wars fighter to show you how to add a starfield in motion in this tutorial to help you get started.
 
Animation Software - Adding Special Effects with iKITMovie

Adding an Explosion to your Animation

Every wondered how to add an explosion effect to your stop motion animation movies? Another one of our great stop motion ideas for you to improve your stop motion movies. Well its easy with iKITMovie. There are a number of explosions included in our library to add to your animation to bring the action to your claymations, brickfilms and more.
 
Gun Muzzle Flash How to for Stop Motion

Adding Gun Muzzle Flashes

Ever wondered how to add gun muzzle flashes to your movies! - Want to get those gun muzzle flashes that everyone has in their action stop motion movies..here is how to do it ! You will need a overlay gun flash image in order to complete the video. Search on google images for a muzzle flash that you would like to use.
 
Animation Maker Intro - Make your Characters Talk

Make your MiniFig/Clay Guy TALK !

iKITMovie makes it easy to create mouths and the impression of talking by using built in images that you can overlay on your characters without ever having to leave iKIT's interface. This tells you how to make stop motion come alive with mouth animations.
 

Focus your Webcam for clear animations

It is vital that you focus your webcam or digital still camera when you take your snapshots. There is nothing more off putting for the viewer than blurry out of focus images. This video tutorial gives you all the information needed to get clear animations.
  Animation Maker - iKITMovie - Chroma Still Backgrounds

Adding Still images in your background

Why not replace your green / blue screen backdrop with a still image. This video tutorial shows you the animation maker how to select a still image background step by step to make it easy. You can use an image from our library or import your own jpegs images to make a cool animation.
 
Stop Motion Tutorial - GreenScreen and Overlay

Adding Chroma and Overlay to a project

Why not have chromakey and overlay in the same project. In order to achieve this effect you will need to involve two projects. You can add an overlay to a project but you must first add chromakey to the images in a separate project. Then import those chromakeyed images in to another project and add overlay to them.
 
Adding Your Voice to stop motion - Want to add the voices for your characters in your stop motion animation? It's easy to do. Just plug in your microphone ( make sure it is working and correctly connected ) and you can record whatever you wish.
 
Adding Sound to stop motion - One of the unique features of the iKITMovie cartoon animation software is its databank of 2,200 sounds. It is very easy to add these sounds and any further sounds to your stop motion movie through the program interface, unlike many other stop motion programs which require that you supply all your own sounds even it they fully support multiple sounds at all. The sounds and music can be added to any frame thus making sound and action synchronization very easy.
 
Adding Music to sotp motion - Your stop motion animation is never complete with some mood music. This will show you how to pick the best music and add it to your stop motion movie.
 
 Using a Digital Still Camera - Video being updated ...