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NFB StopMo Studio is a Complete All-in-One Stop-Motion Suite for iPad

Posted by Stephen Hall on March 14th, 2014
iPad App - Designed for iPad

NFB StopMo Studio is a complete stop-motion utility for iPad that not only teaches you the basics of stop-motion animation, but lets you shoot your first stop-motion film as well. The application was actually born from the National Film Board of Canada's "legendary animation workshops," and concentrates "decades of expertise" to make it the App Store's very best stop-motion tool.

The app features a wide variety of capture tools including time-lapse features, access to both front-facing and rear-facing cameras, "onion skins," a grid tool, and more. Additionally, after you've shot your stop-motion film the app also provides many editing features such as the ability to add an iTunes soundtrack, add fade-in, fade-out, and sound effects, and the ability to export your film to MP4 format.

You can get NFB StopMo Studio from the App Store for $0.99. The app is only compatible with iPad.

Check out the below stop-motion video, which was made with the StopMo Studio app:

McLaren's Workshop Lets Users Compare Their Artistic Work To Normal McLaren

Posted by Andrew Stevens on June 10th, 2013
iPad App - Designed for iPad

McLaren's Workshop lets iPad users learn about the work of animator Norman McLaren, and lets them discover how their artistic work compares to his by using creative tools and techniques to bring their own images to life. The app features a paper cut-out workshop, 51 films by McLaren, 11 short documentaries, an illustrated biography, and an essay by Don McWilliams.

“Staying true to McLaren’s creative spirit, this original app presents an exciting new challenge to artists who want to see how they measure up against the great master. It also gives a wider audience the chance to tell their stories as they explore the techniques McLaren invented.” said Tom Perlmutter, Government Film Commissioner and Chairperson of the National Film Board of Canada.