Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Digital Storytelling: JellyCam - A Super Simple Stop-Motion Animator

This is a great Stop-Motion App called Jelly Cam. I know I posted an animation tool yesterday as well but this is really good. JellyCam is the creation of English programmer Chris Dennett. Chris was interested in playing around with stop motion video but not so interested in the tedious mucking around that came with some of the applications he tried out. Watch the video to see how easy this would be for your students to use. 

This is via a great website called How to Geek. The information on this site tends to be very technical but they also have excellent how-to posts on a variety of tools that can be used in the classroom. Check it out when you have a problem that you just can not fix. It has a pretty comprehensive list of tech issues with solutions.

If you’re looking for a super simple way to create stop motion video Adobe Air-based JellyCam is a free and easy to use solution.

With JellyCam you can easily take pictures using a web cam (or import pictures from your digital camera), adjust frame duration, drag and drop frames to adjust them, set a timer for capturing frames at a set interval, and more. One of the most interesting features is the ability to ghost the previous frame so you can line up your subject more accurately and create a more fluid sense of movement. Watch the video above to see this particular feature in action.

JellyCam is a free application and requires Adobe Air.

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Jellycam is a Super Simple Stop Motion Animator

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