Lauren and I played around with stop action animation during the past week. A student in my Video Editing class did a really cool lego stop action animation project, and it looked like fun, so while I was preparing a “lesson on DVD” last week I made a little stop action movie to keep the kiddies interested. The lesson was great, 20 minutes of animation, diagrams, voice overs… It had so much learning in it that you couldn’t take a bite without biting into one. Then my computer crashed and 5 hours of work went with it. I didn’t redo the lesson (I was too disheartened) but I did salvage the stop action sequence.
Lauren saw it and wanted to show me up, so she did one of her own. I learned a bit from my experience, and instead of using a video camera and editing just the frames I wanted, she used a digital camera and the process went a lot faster. Here they are:
If you have a slow internet connection (Mom and Dad), you might not want to read the rest of this…
[youtube:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-jKBzO0GAJQ 520 433]
[youtube:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C_SUto8XqJ8 520 433]