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 Island 4 Frames-Stop-Motion Animation

Digital Communication

POP students are challenged  to learn how to use the Frames software to make their first animated video using existing media content.

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Island 4 Frames-Stop-Motion Animation

Computer Graphics on a Budget

What is Stop-Motion Animation?

Stop-motion animation is a great way to tell a story. Animation means to be full of life. Stop-motion animation is a process that brings your character to life one frame at at time.

What Is a Frame?

A frame is one picture in a series of pictures that make up a movie. Take a look at the example on the left. There are 10 frames or pictures of Mary dancing. We measure frame rate in frames per second (fps). This means that every second a certain number of frames are shown. If we showed all 10 frames of Mary dancing in 1 second, we would have 10 fps. 

How Does It Work?

Objects are moved between frames and when the frames are played back in order, the character appears to be moving and is brought to life. More frames per second make the movements look smoother and harder to distinguish. Fewer frames can make the animation look choppier.

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