Stopmotion Explosion 2.0
The recently updated camera includes manual focus, an aluminum metal camera body, 360 rotating head, plug & play operation, and full image controls and an internal microphone for sound recording!
Any Teaching Approach and Every Subject Matter Are Fair Game
No matter how you home educate – be it unit studies, classical, structured, unschooling or, our favorite, an eclectic approach – the newly-updated Stopmotion Explosion Kit can function both as a method and a reward for learning an enormous range of topics. This very cool kit is a complete introduction to stop-motion and filmmaking. With over 290 pages of step-by-step tutorials and hundreds of illustrations, your child will learn how to write screenplays and draw storyboards; how to make a character walk, run, or talk; and finally how to edit scenes and add voices and sound effects.
Research and Animate Just About Anything
With the Stopmotion Explosion Kit, your children could research and animate just about anything. The guys in your family will be eager to learn how to animate intense battle sequences to reenact famous historical acts of heroism. The child who leans toward the superhero genre will be thrilled to learn how to make his characters fly and how to incorporate laser blasters and light sabers. Your older children may want to embark on a "public service" series for your homeschool co-op on what to do in a variety of emergency situations.
Camera Plus Frame-grabbing Software
The Stopmotion Explosion Kit comes with the new 1080p HD camera suitable for novice- to intermediate-level animations. The camera attaches to your computer via a 5-foot USB cable and utilizes frame-grabbing software that takes all the frames and sticks them together to make a film. You can then preview your animations and make detailed tweaks using onion skinning.
Add Voices and Sound Effects
Finally, with Stopmotion Explosion's included software, your child can polish his film up by adding great-sounding audio and character voices, then enhance and morph his sounds using hundreds of audio effects and free recording software. Now the finished product is ready to share with family and friends or to be exported to YouTube. Save these creative works, as they will be priceless treasures in the years to come.
Kit Includes Book, CD, and Camera
The Stopmotion Explosion Kit includes the Stopmotion Explosion Book, which explains all you need to know in a straightforward manner; and the CD, with a large collection of sound effects, all the basic software you need for Windows or Mac OS X computers, and a storyboard template. The kit also contains a specially selected Windows- and Mac OS X-compatible camera recently upgraded to 1920 x 1080 image resolution; quality optics with smooth manual focus down to 3cm; and full control of exposure, color, and white balance. The camera is also compatible with Skype and other video chatting applications.
CHOKING HAZARD - Small parts. Not for children under 3 years.
My kids have been making movies nonstop. A blast!
We ended up taking an outschool course to help introduce us to stop motion -- like the camera and figures, fun and easy.
StopMotion is so fun until it stops working. After a month or so, we can't get it to stop crashing on any of our computers. So we've given up and replaced it.
Oh my gosh what can I say about this!!! It is so much fun. She has become a producer and writer. Making her own stories and watching them come to life and of course Dad is in on this one, too!!