by Megan - Friday, January 20, 2012 - Permalink
With Macworld | iWorld 2012 right around the corner, we’re pleased to announce that Gordon Straub, Director/Producer of Moose Movies, will be presenting at the Apple event. At just 17 years old, Gordon’s Tech Talk, Get Started or Improve Your Techniques Making Stop-Action Movies with iStopMotion, will, as you may have already guessed, address helpful tips regarding the creation of stop motion animated movies using Boinx’s very own iStopMotion.
Attendees will not only learn everything about using iStopMotion software, but also the ins and outs of stop motion basics – how to model clay characters, build a stage, use a blue screen to superimpose backgrounds, develop storylines and scripts, and record or create a soundtrack for the final piece. Gordon will also be handing out clay to attendees for a more interactive experience. And because we’re so excited to have an iStopMotion expert advocating our software at the premier Apple event of the year, we’ll be raffling off one license of iStopMotion Home and one for iStopMotion for iPad at Gordon’s Tech Talk!
A multi-talented musician (he plays the double bass!) and artist, Gordon, a Danville, California native, has produced claymation shorts for the Town of Danville and the San Ramon Valley Fire Protection District (using iStopMotion of course). His work with Danville’s Street Smarts program in which his animated penguins discussed street safety tips won him an award from the Town of Danville. The Animation Tests on Gordon’s YouTube channel feature some quirky characters and show off a series of animation techniques, which he’ll be sharing with the crowd at Macworld. Stay tuned for a more in-depth animation from Gordon that is sure to show off all of his skills in one extensive stop motion film.
Gordon will also be exhibiting his stop motion skills at the Boinx booth (818 – 2J) in the Mobile Apps Showcase, where he will give a live demo of iStopMotion for iPad. Don’t miss out – register for passes to Macworld | iWorld 2012 here. We’ll keep you posted on the exact time of Gordon’s demo and presentation. See you there!