Continuing our Lego theme we've found something both you & your parents or carers may enjoy doing with you, if you have some lego figures,(or other small poseable toys) ..or can make some figures & have an apple phone ..it might be around for other phone types, why not google it & see (with an adults permission).
Requirements: Compatible with iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPhone 5, iPod touch (3rd generation), iPod touch (4th generation), iPod touch (5th generation) and iPad. Requires iOS 4.0 or later.
The "App" / software is free & makes use of a simple animation style called "stop motion" ...it's best to plan this as a project with an adult or simply try a few small movements with a Lego figure to get an idea of what you can do & playback for everyone's entertainment!
The screen shots below are demonstration shots to give you an idea or two!
Hope you have fun making movies & share them with us at Cubs & beavers too!
A short animation using this kit & software app could count towards a badge such as those shown below.
(it's the same animation technique used for "Wallace & Gromit" ..it takes time to make but is the best way in to learning & understanding animation technique...
Now, where can I borrow some Lego to have a go myself!?
Come & speak to us if you decide to "go for a badge" & include this software to help you! the badges below are for both Beavers (blue) & Cubs (red) ..but ANYONE can do their I.T. (I.C.T.) badges! ..ALL the badges could be used for making a short animated film with use of your own creativity & imagination, either as a project or simply to entertain you & your friends (& hopefully us too)! ..as well as finding out about what a phone, camera, computer & small toys can do!
(All for nothing), ..free if you are allowed to use an apple phone, BUT if you haven't the same idea is available in different software if you are allowed to look with your parent or carer)! just look for "make your stop frame OR stop motion animation" on a search engine (such as Google).