Capture the Inanimate with Stop Motion Studio

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Stop motion is one of my favourites types of animation. It allows the animator to bring life to objects that otherwise would have none. Let a toy car drive a track, or a LEGO minifig walk around. Doing this is possible by taking a photo of each frame, then importing them onto a program on your computer that plays them in quick succession. Removing the most annoying step to creating a stop motion animation, is Stop Motion Studio by Cateater, allowing you to create, view, and share animations directly from the camera being used to take the photos, your iPhone.

Stop Motion Studio is a like to iMovie, where you scroll across your current projects, seeing the metadata for each. Starting a new project throws you into camera mode, and at first might seem a little barren, although tapping the little gear gives you all the options you were looking for. The current duration, frame number, auto-capture time, grid, overlay, fps, you name it. It’s all there, available to you while recording, and I really like the way the’ve laid it out for you. It reminds me of Instagram‘s filter selection, it does away with all the complicated menus and gives you a simple selection that’s easy to navigate.

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If you’ve played with any of Cateater’s applications, then you will find the same level of design that you’re used to. The application looks really nice and mimics that a of a movie clapper. I know I usually rant about the user interface of apps, but it truly is important to make the application looks as good as it is useful and Cateater has no problems in either category.

I guess to sum it all up, Stop Motion Studio is a great application for anyone wanting to experiment with stop motion animation. It gives you the options you need, and the simplicity to use them. For $0.99, the app is definitely worth looking at.

Click here to download Stop Motion Studio

So as it turns out, Cateater sent me a couple of promotion codes and I’m going to give them away to you guys. To save a dollar on this application, comment with the most interesting stop motion animation you would make with it. Maybe you’d embark your rubber ducky on a voyage across the tub on a search for sunken treasure, or maybe your skateboard will decide it doesn’t need you and perform the tricks on its own. I only have a couple of codes, so comment quick!

[UPDATED]

Sorry folks! All the codes are gone. Keep reading and maybe you’ll catch my next giveaway.

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  • Andy12_29

    I would love to had this to see my little cow run across the table!! Thanx

  • Larry

    Stop motion is awesome i would love to check this out

  • It’s all about clay creatures my friend! Ohh I want this!

  • Reese

    I would make a mini episode of X-men with my Marvel Mini-Mates.

  • B-Six

    it’s time for my nephew’s lego characters to seek revenge against the cat — down with the furry oppressor!  I’ll call it, David vs. Goliath… or Eight Lives Left!

  • DoctorT

    I Would “video” my chocolate stores vanishing.. Possibly with Lego people carrying it away ;D

    ..it be really great to get this app!!

  • Eric

    where can i get a promo code

  • I want to make a stop motion of a HALO toy for that Halo Contest on your ads

  • Trent Fehr

    I’d like to make a stop motion movie of some of my 5-yr-old’s toys, so I can convince him that they actually move around when he’s not there 🙂

  • My kids are fascinated by Wallace & Grommit and I know they’d love to use this app to make their toys come alive.

  • Anonymous

    I have a tripod and everything and I have been looking at this app for awhile. I am a painter by trade and I would use this app to illustrate a project from start to finish. And then I would upload it to my website for educational and promotional references. Plus I think little stop motion films for the family around the holidays would be cool to. Hook it up:).

  • Anonymous

    This is such a great idea! How do you want me to send you your code? Email, Twitter, Google+, your pick.

  • Anonymous

    Never seen it before. I’m interested. Where do you want your code sent? Email, Twitter, Google+? Your pick. 🙂

  • Anonymous

    A battle between a cat and LEGO characters? I’m in! Email, Twitter, or Google+? Where do you want your code sent? 🙂

  • Anonymous

    Post a creative stop motion animation idea that you’d like to record with the app and if it’s really, really good, i’ll give you a code. 🙂

  • DoctorT

    YAY!!
    Email would be great: t.tsfr3004@gmail.com
    😀

  • Alex

    I want to make a video of a circuit board assembling and soldering itself, with a set of “helping hands” which are metal clamps used for helping you hold things doing all the work.

  • Devin

    I want a code!

  • Tony B.

    iPhoneinCanada is the BEST ! Always fresh content and great giveaways!

    I would be more than happy if you can share the code with me by email or Twitter: @fotografyca:twitter 

  • Eric

    I would make a small vid using my now antic smurf collection something out of the ordinary

  • sp

    i would like a code as well…my domo kun can finally come to life and i can show you guys what he does in my car while he sits there all day lol..