Introduction: Hand-Drawn Animated Movie

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It is very simple to create an animated movie. Lets make it! :D

Step 1: Supplies

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You will need-

  1. A laptop/PC
  2. A camera
  3. Editing softwares (I used microsoft office picture manager and movie maker)
  4. Sketch pens/ colouring pencils
  5. A4 papers
  6. Scissors
  7. Glue or tape

Step 2: Create Objects

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The first step to make an animated movie film is to have an idea. Think about the story you want to display. Make rough drawings.

Suppose you want to animate a character. What we are going to do is take a photo of that character, move the character and again click photo, repeat this process until our sequence is complete. And then finally put it together as a video using an editing software. :) Yes! its that simple! :D

Take a sheet of paper and draw the characters and the objects you want. Now neatly cut out the objects.

Step 3: Create Frames

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  • Take another clean sheet of paper. This will act as the background. Fix the background sheet on a flat surface at the same position using glue or a tape. This will make your movie smoother and clean.
  • Now set up your camera in such a way that its lens are looking directly on the background paper.
  • Place your objects on the background sheet to make your first frame. Click photo. Now move the objects, create the second frame and click. Repeat until you have completed the movie.

Step 4: Crop the Photos.

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  • Using an USB, transfer those photos into your laptop.
  • Use Microsoft windows picture manager or any other editing software and crop all the photos by equal aspect ratio (I selected landscape 5*7 ratio).

Step 5: Create Movie

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  • Open the software 'My Movie- Movie Maker'.
  • Add the photos (Home - Add photos - Select the photos - Select okay.)
  • At the beginning of the animation i used Peacock Glitter Textures graphics from , to make the video look better.
  • Set time for each photo (Edit - Duration - Select time duration)
  • Add a background music. (Home - Add music - Select the file - Select okay)
  • Add font. (text tools- Add caption)
  • Save the movie.
  • Tada! Its ready! :D

Step 6: Create Your Own Story! :D


Robot demolisher (author)2016-12-11

I already knew this. but very good instructions for people who don't use stopmotion creater

Thank you! :)

Muhaiminah Faiz (author)2015-12-08

Wow! This is really cute! I will definitely try to create one :) Thanks so much for sharing!

Thanks a lot :)

SuryaH2 (author)2015-10-18

Good jobs ?

Anusree Pushpan (author)SuryaH22015-10-23

Thank you :)

sosclosetsandfurniture (author)2015-06-19

Charming video! Very creative!

Thank you! :)

BlueberryCrazy (author)2015-06-14

Love this :) It looks like something I could actually do

Thank you! :D

craftygirl2004 (author)2015-06-13


Thank you. :)

_dooit_ (author)2015-06-11

that is creativity!

Very nice. Good job!

Anusree Pushpan (author)_dooit_2015-06-13

Thank you. :)

jamessebastian (author)2015-06-10

adipoli,kidilan.,kalakki.njan ippo yentha parayende.vaakkukalilla.awesome work

Thank you James! :)

How_To_Ken (author)2015-06-06

could you use the LEGO stop motion app for this?

Sorry I don't know. I haven't used this app.

PritiC (author)2015-06-06

Awesomeeeeeee ?

Anusree Pushpan (author)PritiC2015-06-06

Thank you! :)

Archimedes Reborn (author)2015-06-05

Amazing now this is giving me some really good ideas.

Thank you! :)

dlào1 (author)2015-06-04

So good :D

Anusree Pushpan (author)dlào12015-06-04

Thank you! :)

sukinesh (author)2015-06-02

its simple and lovely

Anusree Pushpan (author)sukinesh2015-06-03

Thank you! :)

Marvin2843 (author)2015-06-02

Openshot ( video editor is free, powerful, and will let you load a sequence of images as video. Then add sound track and voice over. Great instructable!

Thank you for the information! :)

botdfmiw (author)2015-06-02

This is so cute c:

Anusree Pushpan (author)botdfmiw2015-06-02

Thank you! :)

laith mohamed (author)2015-06-02

I like the movement ..... and the video .. its cool..

Thank you! :)

kevanchristian (author)2015-06-02

Wow this is cool! I already have movie maker and have been making LEGO movies stop motion haven't thought about this Awesome!

You should try it. Thank you! :)

McTapeNinja (author)2015-06-02

Very nice!

Thank you! :)

Isfaaq (author)2015-06-01

CamScanner App can be used here!

Anusree Pushpan (author)Isfaaq2015-06-02

I had no idea about this app. Thanks a lot! :)

CLullham (author)2015-06-02

The cutest idea ever! You sir are a genius, will definitely do this for my girlfriend

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