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iStopMotion for Mac

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Magic of Creativity

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Remember how you watched, fascinated, when King Kong climbed the Empire State building? When Luke Skywalker rode the ice beasts? When Wallace and Gromit hunted down the Were-Rabbit?

For more than a century now, stop motion animation has made the fantasies of film makers come true. Whether you just want to spend a magic weekend with your kids (like New York Times tech columnist David Pogue) or are a serious animator, now it's time to tell your story, frame by frame with iStopMotion like many thousands of parents, kids, teachers, brickfilmers, pro animators and everybody with an interest in this fascinating movie making technique.

Theater - See What You Can Do With iStopMotion

Animation Chefs: Shark Vs Rabbit #1: Spin Cycle

Animation Chefs - Made with iStopMotion for iPad

Our friends, the Animation Chefs, are at it again, rebooting their Shark vs. Rabbit cartoon series, using the lessons from their Animation Starter Kit.

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Kate’s Creative Catalyst: iStopMotion

Kate Churchward - Made with iStopMotion for Mac

Australia based illustrator and artist Kate Churchward believes in the importance of details, something that is plain to see when viewing her intricate and whimsical work. Having ...

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The Birth of a Star Wars BB-8 Droid

leoand1 - Made with iStopMotion for Mac

Have you ever wondered how a Star Wars BB-8 droid is born? Hint: According to our Youtuber friend leoand1, it starts with a golf ball and some magical sand! For this video, leoand1 ...

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Beep Beep! Here Comes Another iStopMotion Video!

Jelly Eyes - Made with iStopMotion for Mac

We’ve been getting some great iStopMotion submissions from Youtubers lately! Check out this animation by Youtuber Jelly Eyes. Not only is it a great example of how smooth your ...

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Spacedog and Alligatorman’s Interstellar Shenanigans Continue

Rachel Beaney - Made with iStopMotion for Mac

When we last heard from Rachel, the Sydney, Australia native was beginning to get comfortable with the ins and outs of iStopMotion, using the software to give life to her ...

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Walking Wiromals

Tessa Holmes - Made with iStopMotion for Mac

London artist, Tessa Holmes, has established herself as a successful printmaker, having taught the subject at the London College of Communication for over 12 years. Most recently, ...

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iStopMotion and LEGO: The Perfect Animation Combination

LEGO Cartoon Creator - Made with iStopMotion for Mac

When used together, LEGO and iStopMotion can bring to life some of the most imaginative scenarios. Take a look at this short by YouTuber LEGO Creator Cartoon for a peak into the ...

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Out of “The Box”

Sabra - Made with iStopMotion for Mac

This iStopMotion video was a “first try!” We know, we can’t believe it either! “The Box” was made by Sabra, age 11, with some help from her dad. It centers around a male ...

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Finding a Box of Light with iStopMotion

Box of Light Studios - Made with iStopMotion for Mac

At Box of Light Studios, creative thinking is king. Providing children ages 6-14 with an environment for creative learning, Box of Light features classes designed to teach students ...

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When Spiderman Fights Iron Man

Lego Creator Cartoon - Made with iStopMotion for Mac

Have you ever wondered how to create your own LEGO stop motion animation, also known as a brickfilm? Lego Creator Cartoon can give you some inspiration! The Lego Creator Cartoon ...

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A Day in the Life of Robin

Robin Beumier - Made with iStopMotion for Mac

Artist Robin Beumier submitted this awesome iStopMotion video that he made using a Nikon 5100, and we’re loving it! According to Robin, he had the ambition of introducing his ...

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Playing with Playmobil Bob

Richard En vacances - Made with iStopMotion for Mac

Here’s a cute little animation to start your week off on the right foot, thanks to a little Playmobil figurine named Bob! YouTuber Richard En vacances submitted this animation, ...

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Outer Space Is the Limit with iStopMotion

Pianini - Made with iStopMotion for iPad

Who says you can’t make an iStopMotion video with your iPhone?! Vimeo user Pianini came up with a short animated movie featuring a day in the life of a spaceship, and we think ...

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The Girl, the Crow and a Whole Lot of Awesome iStopMotion

Jess Wiltey - Made with iStopMotion for Mac

We love finding awesome examples of students who are using iStopMotion as part of a class assignment, and Jess Wiltey’s video “The Girl and the Crow” is one of a kind! ...

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A Little Christmas Cheer

TFOL Animation - Made with iStopMotion for Mac

It’s the most wonderful time of the year, but what happens if you can’t seem to find a Christmas tree in time? TFOL Animation’s Christmas LEGO special this year is quite ...

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A Hopeful Christmas with Colin and Li Yi Foo

Colin and Li Yi Foo - Made with iStopMotion for Mac

Our friends Colin and Li Yi Foo are big fans of iStopMotion, and for 2015, their annual Christmas animation was made entirely using the program! “A Hopeful Christmas” has a ...

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Wonder Workshop Helps iStopMotion Fit into the Curriculum

Nicky Bourgeois - Made with iStopMotion for Mac

Although iStopMotion can be used for many different formal learning purposes in the classroom, sometimes the best things come from little to no guidelines at all. Nicky Bourgeois, ...

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A Short iStopMotion Lesson from Lake Travis ISD

Stephanie Cardarella - Made with iStopMotion for Mac

Stephanie Cardarella, educator in the Lake Travis Independence School District, recently thought of a new way to end one lesson – through Claymation! When her class was finished ...

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The Science of iStopMotion

Katie LeFrancois - Made with iStopMotion for iPad

In Katie LeFrancois’ classroom at Richmond Elementary School in Richmond, Vermont, the science of iStopMotion runs rampant – and it’s been a big help in her curriculum!

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Learn How to Braid with “Hair By Josh”

Laura Cusick - Made with iStopMotion for Mac

iStopMotion is showing up in the beauty salon! In the video above, we get to see the whole hairdo process in all of its animation glory, from start to finish.

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Royally InspirED!

Dawn Feather - Made with iStopMotion for Mac

Dawn Feather, an iStopMotion veteran, is back at it! In a previous blog post we detailed how Dawn and her colleagues are using iStopMotion at InspirED Workshops and why they chose ...

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On A Quest for Animation Domination

Hether Hoffmann - Made with iStopMotion for Mac

Hether Hoffmann is an art teacher at Quest Academy in Palatine, Illinois. A school for intellectually gifted children aged preschool through eighth grade, Quest Academy offers an ...

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When the Wind Blows

Susan Sey - Made with iStopMotion for Mac

iStopMotion – so easy, even a nine-year-old can do it! She’s at it again, by the way, and this time her animation is all about a windy day in autumn.

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The Great Self-Animating Pen

Connor Loewy - Made with iStopMotion for Mac

What inspires you? For Connor Loewy, an idea for an awesome iStopMotion animation came from watching Disney’s Mulan. When he turned on the DVD and went to the menu page, he saw ...

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A Strong Curriculum Includes iStopMotion

Felicity Fitzpatrick - Made with iStopMotion for Mac

When Mount Ousey Public School teacher, Felicity Fitzpatrick, discovered that her 7- and 8-year-old students were gifted writers, she felt dissatisfied that no one would get the ...

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Key Features

  • Onion Skinning

    See what the animation is going to look like before you capture the frame.

  • Instant Playback

    Watch your animation before it is finished to see if it worked out the way you wanted.

  • Time Lapse

    Speed up slow processes, like a flower blooming or the sun setting.

  • Flipbook Printing

    Print your animations in a format that easily folds into a flip book to take them with you.

  • Tilt Shift Filter

    A popular effect as of late, make your scene look like a miniature.

  • Chroma Keying

    Animate dinosaurs into real background pictures or movies, or put an actor into an animated scene.

  • Foregrounds

    Overlay your animation with a picture or video with transparency to achieve amazing effects.

  • Rotoscope

    Use another movie as a guide for your animation to get the movements just right.

  • Sound Waveform

    Use a pre-recorded sound track and animate to it, for example to create a music video.

  • Animated GIF

    Up to 200 frames can now be exported into an animated GIF currently so popular on the Net because it can be used in email and on many platforms that allow for the upload of images.

  • Screen Capture

    Capture anything on your screen and turn it into an animation or time lapse movie. For example, watch Canadian artist Cody Creed create a drawing in PhotoShop.

  • Sharing

    iStopMotion records and stores each frame individually for maximum quality and can export to any format supported by OS X, including Full HD and Apple ProRes.

  • iStopMotion Remote Camera

    Turn your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch into a versatile HD camera. iStopMotion Remote Camera, available free of charge from the App Store, transmits a live video feed via WiFi and supports 1080p remote capture.

  • More Supported Cameras

    iStopMotion can use many video cameras, USB webcams, video capture devices, digital photo cameras with support for OS X capture technologies, as well as DSLR cameras from Canon and Nikon.
    View a list of supported cameras.

  • Editing

    iStopMotion focuses on and perfects the art of capturing single frames. Export to iMovie, Final Cut Pro X or another video editing app to edit, add titles and sound effects.