We'd love to see what you create! Below you'll find some tips for filming your flip book, and examples by other analog animators like you.
How to Film Your Flip Book
There are a couple of ways you can film your flip book animation. The first way is to just hold the book in one hand, and use your smart phone or video camera in the other hand to film it as you flip it. If you choose this method, try to:
✤ use good lighting so we can see your drawings come to life,
✤ flip one page at a time as best you can so we can see all the steps in your animation, and
✤ hold it steady by bracing your hands and/or elbows on a table or other solid surface.
Better yet, find a friend or use a tripod to do the camera part so you can focus on holding your flip book steady as you flip!
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The second way is to film it using stop motion animation. We've come up with a simple method for doing that, using some common home/office supplies and a smart phone app. The advantages to this method are:
✤ being able to show each page at a steady speed,
✤ you can retake frames without losing the whole film, and
✤ it's easier to keep the flip book and camera steady and in the same position while filming.
Here's our tutorial on how to do this:
The app we used is Stop Motion Studio Pro for the iPhone.
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