Disclaimer: This day took me much more than 15 minutes because I was having too much fun working on my video and got sucked into several hours of work.
When I was thinking about a video that I wanted to make, I was looking online for ideas and found this article - "Introducing Stop Motion to Young Kids With Felt Board App." It got me thinking a little and I liked the idea of making a stop-motion video. Never having made one before, I knew I would have to do some research first.
Watch a video...
- How to make the default for still images to fit to the screen and not Ken Burns
- iMovie will only allow you to set the duration of a still image to as low as 0.1s.
...make a video.
Like I noted in my disclaimer at the beginning of this post, I spent more than 15 minutes creating my video. Most of this that I am a perfectionist about some things (in my own little world!). There are many other tools that could be used to make a quick video or screencast. Below you will find the video I created.
Resources Used Today
Felt Board App
After reading the article given above, I downloaded the Felt Board app and began playing around. The app is very user-friendly (it is made for kids after all) and the hardest part was just using my imagination to create a storyline. For each scene, I took many screenshots, moving an object (or objects), just a little bit each time. Over 500+ screenshots later, I was finally able to begin assembling my video!
iMovie is where a lot of the nitty-gritty of my project took place. I had incorporated some video clips that I had designed in a movie trailer from iMovie because I liked the snow look to it and it kept with my winter/holiday them. I also added all of my still images and audio and started tweaking my video with things such as:
This is where the majority of my time was spent (outside of creating the still images), but also where I felt I could continue my creativity and making my video look how I wanted. After I was done editing my movie, I exported it and saved it as a .m4v file.