There are many ways to teach your children; unit studies, classical, structured, unschooling, or, our favorite, eclectic approach. Yet, in every approach, Stopmotion Explosion Kit can function as a method and a reward for learning an enormous range of topics.
Stopmotion Explosion 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. He will discover how to make a character walk, run, or talk, and finally, he will understand how to edit scenes and add voices and sound effects.
With the Stopmotion Explosion Kit, your children can research and animate just about anything. The ruffians 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 keen to learn how to make his characters fly and incorporate laser blasters and lightsabers.
Your older children may want to embark on a "public service" series for your homeschool co-op on what to do in various emergency situations.
The Stopmotion Explosion Kit comes with a 1080p HD camera suitable for beginners to intermediate-level animations. The camera includes manual focus, an aluminum metal camera body, 360 rotating head, plug & play operation, and full image controls. It also has an internal microphone for sound recording! The camera attaches to your computer via a 5-foot USB cable. It 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.
With Stopmotion Explosion's included software, your child can polish his film by adding great-sounding audio and character voices. Then enhance and morph his sounds using hundreds of audio effects and free recording software. The finished product is ready to share with family and friends or be exported to YouTube. Save these creative works, as they will be priceless treasures in the years to come.
The Stopmotion Explosion Kit includes the Stopmotion Explosion book, which straightforwardly explains all you need to know. It also contains an extensive collection of sound effects, all the essential software you need for Windows or Mac OS X computers, and a storyboard template. These digital components are included on CD and are also accessible as downloads. The Stopmotion Explosion kit also contains a specially selected Windows- and Mac OS X-compatible camera. This camera is also compatible with Skype and other video chatting applications.
We suggest that your student spend the first six weeks reading through the material for this course. Completing three chapters a week will give him the basic knowledge to start. Then devote an hour or more a week to filming. It can be an installment in a more extensive project or a series of stand-alone projects.
Manufacturer's Information Manufacturer: Stopmotion Explosion Age Recommendation: 10+ Grade Recommendation: 5th+ Faith-Based: No Consumable: No Set Includes: Webcam, CD-Rom, Quick Start Guide, Stopmotion text Piece Count: 4 Format: Softcover, CD-Rom
Stopmotion Explosion does come with a 276-page picture-rich book that may seem overwhelming to a new or reluctant reader. You may want to check out the helpful tutorial videos on their site, https://stopmotionexplosion.com/pages/content-hub, to see if this product will be a good fit for your student.