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Stop Motion Video

Stop motion animation is a filming technique in which objects are moved by hand in small increments between individually photographed frames. When the series of frames is played back, it gives the appearance that the objects are moving and changing on their own. A lot of preparation, time, and patience goes into designing a stop motion video, so planning out your vision before starting is important. 

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When I complete this digital badge, I will know how to plan, film, and share a stop motion video with others. 


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Learning from the past

Zoopraxiscope (pictured above), which means animal action viewer, was one of the first examples of projected motion pictures. Eadweard Muybridge invented this device in the 1870s. Wanting to find a way to create the illusion of movement with his photographs, Muybridge experimented with light and movement. As the disc spun around, painted transcriptions of his photographs were projected quickly, one after the other. This created the effect of an animated short sequence of movement.