Do you feel like being creative today? Stop Motion Studio lets you create animated movies directly from your Windows Phone device. You don't need your desktop or laptop at all. Stop Motion Studio also makes it easy to add themed titles, background music, voiceovers, sound effects, and text effects. When you're done, you can upload it to Youtube, share on Facebook, email to friends, or save it on your phone.
When it comes to stop motion movies, you need several consecutive images. Stop Motion Studio is here to make that process easy. To get started, tap the capture button on the top left corner. There's an overlay slider on the left that shows you the differences between frames. It is recommended to attach your Windows Phone device to a tripod, but the overlay mode helps tremendously if you don't have one nearby. Another helpful option available is grid mode, which can be found in the settings. It helps you align your subjects.
The more images you capture, the smoother the animation will look. The workflow looks like this:
- Capture image.
- Move object.
If you have your Windows Phone attached to a tripod, then you can automatic capture. Stop Motion Studio will automatically take a photo after every few seconds, giving you enough time to move your items.
There are several themes and effects you can add to make your movie even more interesting. This requires an in-app purchase of the Feature Pack. It costs $1.99. Our favorite feature is the ability to record your own sound. This can be a voiceover, which you can insert into any frame.
When you're finished with your movie, you can save it to your device or share it online. Stop Motion Studio gives you several options on how to export the movie. You can save it in 1080p video quality, square aspect ratio for Instagram, or even as an animated GIF. Watch our sample video below.
While Stop Motion Studio is a great app to show off your creative skills, we think there's room for improvement. In the future, we'd like to be able to adjust sound volume and add autofocus.