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Dan, Old Post Office | October 20, 2021

Do you like animated films like Nightmare Before Christmas, The LEGO Movie, or the holiday classic Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer? These films were all made using Stop Motion Animation.

Stop motion is an animated filmmaking technique where physical objects are manipulated little by little, frame by frame.  Think of it like time lapse photography, but you (the photographer) are in control of everything, both in front of the camera and behind. The beauty of stop motion is how it combines digital and physical arts. Images are captured and manipulated digitally, but the entire 3-dimensional world is built by hand.

If you like to make crafts, enjoy making stories with LEGO, or have an interest in filmmaking, then try your hand at Stop Motion Animation! Sign out a Stop Motion Animation kit from the Creative Studios at Idea Exchange, Old Post Office today.

Use your mobile device, webcam, or camera with the kit to get started with stop motion and capture the perfect shots to tell a story. The stop motion kit will help you to quickly learn this highly creative process of visual storytelling, perfect for tabletop studios and working in small spaces.

If you’re looking to get the perfect lighting for your stop motion setup or other photoshoots, try our Green Screen and Photo Studio! If you’d like to get picture-perfect illumination or flawless video light at home, sign out our LED Light Ring or setup a mini-studio at home with our Light Tent with Dimmer to make sure your photos look just right!

To learn more about stop motion animation, use your Idea Exchange membership to watch this video from Lynda.com. To sign out the Stop Motion Kit and use our other photography and filmmaking accessories, visit us at Idea Exchange, Old Post Office!

Happy storytelling!