Saturday, 10 January 2009

Birthday fun

Peggy, along with her brother Bo, and cousins Maisie and Beattie, did a bunch of drawings for a stop motion film last summer, a birthday present to their maternal grandparents. There were a couple of drawings by their friends Clara and Verity in the film too. I helped the children animate it, and Bo sang and played piano on the soundtrack.

Above is a selection from Peggy’s contribution.

The finished production was three and a half minutes. You can see just under a minute of it here in Quicktime.

The film was made with a normal amateur digital video camera, a Mac laptop, and some very easy to use (and free) animation software called FrameByFrame. Sound and editing was completed in iMovie.