If we would start to talk about video making I can imagine that people could be mostly scared. Why? Because except of the fact that this topic is extremely huge. The main point is that higher technology is fearful. We’ve gotten used to make photos - even by mobile phone but when we are start thinking about movies we are forgetting that in basic level we don’t need special camera or difficult and expensive software. The only needed things are our creativity and a smartphone. First of all we have to open the Pandora’s Box and define “movie” word. Mainly in society’s ideas of movies are parallel to the cinema but it’s a lot, a lot more. It’s sort of techniques, different tools, unlimited possibilites. “Stop motion” is one of them.
The stop motion technique is a technique which origins date back to the beginnings of the cinema. It’s a type of animation based on idea of moving frames, moving pictures. The basic process of stop motion is taking photos of actors or objects with slow movement - every shot for each move. At the end the shots are played in a 12-24 frames per second range. We only have to be patient and precise. (https://vimeo.com/9173975) I am pretty sure that every film student during their studies did this type of animation - because it’s easy, cheap and a very creative way to show the story. Mostly people don’t even know how many films are made in this technique. Let take a look for a last years. Did you know that “Anomalisa”, “Shaun the Sheep Movie”, “Frankenweenie” or “Fantastic Mr. Fox” are stop motion animations! What is the quintessence? Everyone can be a director of their own film! Isn’t it amazing? When I’ve shown examples of stop motion to NEETs during the photography workshops they were truly amazed! Many question came out but the most important one is - how it’s possible to do it without professional equipment? The answer is easy - the only thing needed is a smartphone with STOP MOTION STUDIO free app. Now you can start show to people your own story in an inventive way. Many new ideas can come out during the making video process.
The best thing in stop motion animation is that we have variety of options to use it. That’s means that basically every person can find their own way to express themselves. The most popular type of stop motion are one’s made by: drawing on the paper, using plasticine or toys (e.g. Lego https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9CFifm9o5-E), acting with real people in silent cinema style with subtitles or voice over narration. Essentially it can be a lot of fun because mostly the mood of this type of video is very cheerful and energetic what I believe is subconsciously giving motivation to do and try something more. (https://vimeo.com/15745907)