How to make a stop-motion video, part 2

April 6, 2012

Now that you’ve taken all the photos for your stop-motion film, you need to assemble them in stop-motion software. You could use any software that will allow you to make a slideshow where you can manipulate the length of time for which each frame appears. This tutorial is based on iMovie. 1. Open your movie […]

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How to make a stop-motion video, part 1

March 29, 2012

Teaching my nephews how to make their own stop-motion videos was one of my most brilliant ideas ever, if I do say so myself. For one, they’ve turned out to be very, very good at it. I’ve really been impressed with some of the stuff they’ve come up with. For another, it can keep them […]

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Build a Rube Goldberg machine

March 28, 2012

Actually, it’s not so much a machine as a contraption. Building a Rube Goldberg “game” can be an incredibly fun and educational project. As shown on the official Rube Goldberg site, a Rube Goldberg (I’ll refer to them as “RG” for simplicity) is “a comically involved, complicated invention, laboriously contrived to perform a simple operation.” […]

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