Looking for easy STEAM fun at home? We got you covered. Our very own Miss Shelby, from the Lawrence Branch, and Miss Elizabeth from Infozone, put together everything you need to create your very own stop-motion animated movie.
Why stop-motion animation?
Stop motion animation is one of Shelby’s favorite STEAM programs she puts on at the library. The reason why is because it is easy to replicate at home. No purchase of materials necessary! Here is what you will need:
How this guide works:
We’ve assembled a collection of animation apps and resources into a Wakelet found here. Take a look and explore the resources that interest you! Here’s what you can look forward to inside the wakelet:
The apps come with their own built-in tutorials, but feel free to check out Miss Shelby’s tutorial of the Stop Motion Studio app below!
Now that you have the tools you need, we challenge you to imagine your own story, create a stop motion animation and share it with us!
Can’t get enough and want to learn more? Check out these animation books and notable animated movies in our bibbliocommons list here! (link)
Curious about how animated films are made? These books and movies highlight the history of animation and how there are many different ways to animate a movie. And guess what? It's simple to make your very own animation! All you need is your imagination and creativity, and a way to capture each frame of your film. These books can show you how! IndyPL_ShelbyP
This book breaks down coding and animation and how they are put together to make your own games! It also includes online activities.
Learn how to make a stop-motion animation LEGO style! Learn special LEGO effects and build the your dream LEGO movie!
Explore how animation was invented, how the technology behind it has changed over time, and how the latest animated films are made. You can also take a peek into the life of today's animators!