Introduction: How to Make a Simple Stop Motion Video Using Windows Movie Maker

This is, to put it simply, a five minute project I made at school to show I could put together a simple film.

These are a few examples of stopmotions that a friend and I worked together on, although never spending enough time on them.

My Animated Milk - Shortlisted for TropJR in Australia

Lego Tetris (And yes, we realise that some of the bricks are the wrong length)

Some famous or well made examples.

Tony vs Paul - The battle between two friends turned enemies.

The original Human Tetris

My Animated Life

Comments

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gnoll made it!(author)2009-03-25
Hey, thanks for the instructable. This is the video I made using your tips.

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paperairplanecreator made it!(author)2010-08-20

WOW!!!!!!!!!

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napalm66 made it!(author)2010-08-05

wow. that's... AWESOME!

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Sheda_Bomb84 made it!(author)2009-04-06

Wow! Thats awesome!!! How long did it take?

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stranoster made it!(author)2009-04-06

Yeah, that's really excellent. Would you mind if I added it to my Instructable as another to view? All credits to you obviously.

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gnoll made it!(author)2009-04-07

Yeah, that would great! The only alteration I made to your instructable was that I only used four pictures per second (picture duration .25). Thanks so much! This is our first one and we learned how from your instructable!

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myaccount17 made it!(author)2009-05-20

that's awesome..

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Full+HDU made it!(author)2015-04-09

Thank you very much

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MaryF8 made it!(author)2015-03-29

Wow! This is a good one. I'm really excited to create my own stop-motion video. I'm thinking of providing more photos to achieve smooth transition :) A day or a week's time, I think I could make my own stop-motion, considering I'm a newbie when it comes to this one. :)

Try to check this article that I read earlier at(

http://www.auditions2015.com/trending/top-10-hollywood-movies-that-took-too-long-to-make/) and see some movies that took forever to create.

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MaryF8 made it!(author)2015-03-29

Wow! This is a good one. I'm really excited to create my own stop-motion video. I'm thinking of providing more photos to achieve smooth transition :) A day or a week's time, I think I could make my own stop-motion, considering I'm a newbie when it comes to this one. :)

Try to check this article that I read earlier at(

http://www.auditions2015.com/trending/top-10-hollywood-movies-that-took-too-long-to-make/) and see some movies that took forever to create.

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WilliamL5 made it!(author)2014-11-09

that waaaaaaaas aaaaaawesooome

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Darperooni made it!(author)2014-01-28

Try to make one just like yours, but you are WAAAAAAY bettah!

PS: dont have my own stuff yet........:S

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Darperooni made it!(author)2014-01-28

Like the vids

:) :)

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longnose003 made it!(author)2012-01-20

A smile but straightforward video demostration.

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wwestopmotioner00 made it!(author)2011-12-17

Its pretty bad but im 11 and its my first and also its on my webcam :L

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wwestopmotioner00 made it!(author)2011-12-07

Heeey!! Thanks a million for the help:)) Ill post my vid in a couple of days that ill make with the help of the vid.

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seanthesheep101 made it!(author)2011-06-30

You can use this method with claymation as well. And to make it super easy all you need is a web cam and take picture then you can figure out the rest.

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NBAY made it!(author)2011-06-05

This is ABSOLUTELY amazing! I have been wondering how to create an animation for a long time and you made it look relatively easy although I know it took a lot of work. At least after having seen your video it seems doable. Is there an email address to reach you at gnoll? Contact me on mine at info (At) nBay.com I have a few questions.

Sincerly
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Calvin

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hiwaarco made it!(author)2011-05-14

We are looking for some one who would be able to draw. We are producing an animated short film
please reply to
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moo+of+the+cow made it!(author)2009-06-12

this is a really good instruct able but my minimum pic duration is 1.25 and its sooo slow it wont change can anyone plz help me?????? =(

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thefoodman made it!(author)2010-06-21

You could use 2x speed effect.

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stranoster made it!(author)2010-07-28

Yeah, that's definately the right thing to do, but you'll need to apply it to MANY transition parts. If it's something you guys want, I can piece together another video about how to make one with a more suitable freeware program?

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thefoodman made it!(author)2010-08-17

That would be cool.

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stranoster made it!(author)2010-08-22

Actually, if you wanted it applied to the whole video, you could make the video, and insert it into a new project, then apply the effect. Anyway, a simple webcam based program is located here if you wanted to play around.

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thefoodman made it!(author)2010-09-06

I can't use that because I don't have a webcam and have to use a digital camera.

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stranoster made it!(author)2010-08-19

Pardon?

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paperairplanecreator made it!(author)2010-08-20

oh nevermind ithought was someone elses video > sorry! :P

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stranoster made it!(author)2010-08-22

Oh, haha, that's OK. I was wondering what you were on about :)

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nutsandbolts_64 made it!(author)2010-07-28

lol, I'll make an epic fail stop-motion vid. synopsis: a guy is gonna demolish a building, detonator doesn't work, guy gets angry and the impossible happens....

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stranoster made it!(author)2010-07-28

That actually sounds REALLY cool! Go for it, post it when you're done :D

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nutsandbolts_64 made it!(author)2010-07-28

If only I got some lego it would be a lot nicer, but since I don't have any....

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stranoster made it!(author)2010-07-28

There are actually a few websites that sell knock-off lego, shipped free from China. Try http://www.liangdianup.com/buildingblocks_1.htm 

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nutsandbolts_64 made it!(author)2010-07-29

China? I just live a few thousand kilometers south of there!

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stranoster made it!(author)2010-07-29

And I. Though I'd call mine a South-Eastish direction. It's pretty excellent though, I mean, free shipping! And genuine-knockoff prices!

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MusicMasterB12 made it!(author)2010-06-07

i made one after watching your video it's really short but i think it's pretty good for my first try

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stranoster made it!(author)2010-07-28

Well, I'd love to see it or link to it, so if you'd like, leave it in a comment :)

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shoyru_master_11 made it!(author)2009-11-08

AWESOME!!!!!

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moo+of+the+cow made it!(author)2009-06-12

ps. ohhh yea and my version of windows media player is v11

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