Dartmouth Park Film Club


- Download an app for your phone or tablet. We like ‘Stop Motion Studio’. It’s free and easy to use. 

- Hold your phone/tablet still. You don’t have to have a tripod. For a phone 2 pegs will do.

- Move the objects slowly. 12 or 15 pictures per second is recommended. 

- Keep it simple. Too many characters are hard for kids to animate.

- Try to create a good soundtrack for your animation. People naturally focus on what we can see on screen but a really good animation is as much about the sound as the vision. 

Get inspiration from the two wonderful animations below!

This example animation was done by Leila, aged, 7, and took about one hour to make.

This example animation was done by Tommy, aged 7, and took about 1 and 1/2  hours to make.