Timelapse photography is a cinematography technique that makes seemingly ordinary scenes or subjects extraordinary because of how they appear when they’re subsequently presented. Creating timelapse videos or sequences is easily achievable, provided you’ve got the right tools and equipment, that is.
I never would have imagined that the iPad would one day become such a tool, but Boinx Software’s iStopMotion app is setting out to change that.
This gem of an app took center stage at the Macworld Expo and ended up winning the Macworld Best of Show award when the event was over. So what, exactly, is iStopMotion?
It’s an app that you can use to create your own stop motion animations and timelapse sequences. You can create simple animated movies using the app and an inanimate object, like a puppet or even just a piece of clay. For its other function, you can modify the settings in the app to have it take images at set intervals so you can play the images later on as a timelapse sequence.
Here’s an example of what you can create using the app:
- Camera Overlay – Overlay the current live camera image with the previous one and see the changes unfold before your eyes. Animate more quickly and with a higher degree of accuracy.
- Instant Playback – Being able to play back your work at any time without a long wait leads to instant gratification.
- Beautiful Timeline – Never get lost in your movie, even if there are hundreds of frames.
- Share to Camera Roll, Email, YouTube – Move the world, one frame at a time. Edit your masterpiece in iMovie or publish it directly to YouTube.
The iStopMotion app can be purchased from the App Store for $4.99.