So here is the very first Felted Chicken Stop Motion Movie!
I know it’s rough, but everybody has to start somewhere, right?!?!?
Things I learned about Stop Motion:
After making this short little video, I’ve learned a couple things about both creating & editing the animation…
1. Patience is Needed!! - I made this on a Friday night, in like an hour. I think it would be awesome to make a longer, better animated short, but I know it would take much more time. I was just moving the Felted Chicken & snapping picts without really any attention to the smoothness of the movements. I probably need to set up a designated space to film, that way I can leave it & come back later.
2. Found the Sound FX! – As you can tell, I’ve found the sound effects library in iMovie! It’s fun & now I can add little bings & zaps but need to be carefull to not to over do it.
3. iMovie Makes it Easy! – iMovie is pretty intuitive. There are also a lot of tutorials out there to show you how to make stop-motion in iMovie. Basically the process is: Import picts into iPhoto, add all the photos from your iPhoto album into your new project, adjust the photo duration, tweak, & BAM!
4. Photo Frame Rate? Between 0.1s and 0.2s – I can’t decide. 0.2s makes the animation a little more jumpy (as you can see), and the 0.1s goes by REALLY fast, so it requires a lot more photos. What do you think?
It was a fun experiment! I’m excited to get started on a larger project. Hopefully it will not become too time-consuming. It’s a lot of work, but seeing the finished project (which makes me laugh) is well worth it!!