(damaged) Stop Motion Animation Set

(damaged) Stop Motion Animation Set

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Retail price: $79.00
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Ages: 10+

Grades: 5+

Availability: Quantities are limited. Available while supplies last.

Product Code: D223-003

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Timberdoodle's Review
Any Teaching Approach and Every Subject Matter is Fair Game
No matter how you home teach, be it unit studies, classical, structured, unschooling or, our favorite, eclectic approach, Stop Motion Animation Kit would be a brilliant addition. This very cool tool functions both as a method and a reward for learning an enormous range of topics. Your children could research and animate historic battles, Bible stories, classical literature, or even what to do in a variety of emergency situations. Once your children get the hang of stop motion animation, everything is fair game. To begin with, your studio crew will need to rough out a script of sorts. After sketching out a plan, they can use any manner of figures or props in their scenes. Lego is a traditional favorite.

Frame Grabbing Software Makes The Process Painless
Once the actors have been selected, your child captures the frames of the scenes with the enclosed camera. This camera is attached to your computer via a USB cable and utilizes frame-grabbing software. Typically when you are animating you take multiple shots of a scene where only minuscule changes have occurred. Frame grabbing software takes all the frames and sticks them together to make a film.

Easy to Edit and Polish
Next your child will edit the footage with Non-Linear Editor, a program that effortlessly allows him to move clips around on a timeline and cut and paste them, all in a matter of minutes. Then he can polish his film up by adding any sounds, dialogue, music, or titles that he might want. Now the finished product is ready to share with family and friends. Save these creative works, they will be priceless treasures in the years to come.

Includes Almost Everything You Need To Get Started - Just Add a Computer!
The Stop Motion Animation Kit includes the book Learn Movie Making with Stop Motion Animation, which explains all you need to know in a straightforward manner. You also get a CD with a large collection of sound effects, all the basic software you need for Windows PCs, and a sample movie that you can practice your editing skills on. The kit also contains a specially selected PC camera with up to 800x600 pixel resolution, quality optics with smooth manual focus down to 3cm, full control of exposure, color, and white balance, digital zoom, and fun built-in effects.

Easy to Learn, Difficult to Outgrow
We believe that a 10 year-old or a computer-savvy 8 year old will be able to grasp the concepts of animating fairly easily but they may need help with the more technical operations.

Stopmotion Explosion book includes the following:
  • You can read the first chapter here!
  • Idea generation, for writers suffering from blank-page syndrome.
  • Screenwriting formats and methods.
  • Learn how to build an epoxy and wire animation armature.
  • Advanced lighting techniques.
  • Complete instructions for two stop motion programs.
  • Camera composition techniques.
  • Breakdowns of walk, run, and hand-to-hand combat movements.
  • Animate realistic explosions, campfires, gunfire, lasers, smoke, and objects in flight.
  • Make props and fingers invisible with image-editing programs.
  • A complete chapter on sound recording and editing techniques.
  • Completely illustrated and written in an easy, step-by-step fashion, assuming little or no prior knowledge of the subject presented.
  • 292 pages
  • Authors: Nate and Ryan Eckerson
  • Faith-Based: No

  • The software includes:
  • Disk now supports OS X and Windows
  • Paint.NET for image editing
  • Celtx for screenwriting
  • Audacity for sound editing
  • MonkeyJam and SME for animating
  • MPEG Streamclip for image processing
  • Windows Movie Maker for movie editing

  • Camera:
    You'll love this camera’s full manual control, 360º rotating head, focus abilities, image resolution, internal microphone and many other features.

  • Windows and OS X compatible
  • NEW! HD resolution: 1280 x 720
  • Quality optics with smooth manual focus down to 3cm.
  • Full control of exposure, color, and white balance.
  • Attach to any surface with handy grip mount.
  • Cord length: 4-1/2 feet.
  • Compatible with Skype, and other video chatting applications.
  • Internal microphone for sound recording.

  • Software computer requirements:
  • Windows and OS X compatible
  • Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8, and 10 supported
  • USB 2.0.
  • CD-ROM Drive.
  • 200 MB available hard drive space.
  • 1 GB RAM.

  • Product is assembled in the USA, and all components are manufactured in the USA except the webcam.

    Faith-Based: No

    CHOKING HAZARD - Small parts. Not for children under 3 years.


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