Tuesday, June 26, 2012

You've Gotta Have This App! iMotion


If you make movies in your classroom, you have GOT to try out iMotion for iPod and iPad! I stumbled on this great app the other day while on Twitter. A teacher had requested comments for her students on this blog post which included stop motion animation movies about money. Of course I had to check it out! I was so impressed that I immediately downloaded the FREE app onto my iPhone.

I have to say it is super easy to use. The first time I used it was on Father's Day: My family all met at my Grandmother's house and (of course) started playing with phones and talking about apps. I whipped out my new app and within 3 minutes, my dad and I had made this movie:



Yeah, I know its a little silly, but we were just playing after all. :)

My cousin's little girl downloaded it and made two movies right then and there. And I started thinking..."If we can do that in almost NO time, what could my kiddos do with this app?!?"

I was so excited about it, I knew I had to use it again soon, so I had my 3rd-5th grade Sunday School class make one during our Sunday School lesson:





It's easy to use. Just open the app and click start. It is automatically set to take still shots every second. You can adjust the speed of the snapshots, or choose to take them manually. You can pause and restart.You can even change the speed of the movie once you've finished.  The only downside is that you have to pay $1.99 as an in app purchase if you want to share your movies to Youtube, Facebook, or whatever. I thought it was worth it because I know I'll be using it a lot!




How about you? Have you ever made stop motion animation movies? What do you use? I'd love to hear from you and steal borrow your ideas! 

2 comments:

  1. Love your app idea, I love to do stop motion movies. I am nominating you for a blog award. Stop on over at my website to get it.

    http://ilive2learnilove2grow.blogspot.com/2012/07/blog-award.html

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  2. Thanks so much for linking up! :) Can't wait to check this out!

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