Create your own animated movie with Stop Motion Studio for Windows Phone

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:

  1. Capture image.
  2. Move object.
  3. Repeat.

If you have your Windows Phone attached to a tripod{.nofollow}, 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.

Mark Guim is Video Editor at Windows Central. He switched to Windows because the MacBook Pro isn't Pro enough. You can follow him on Twitter at @markguim.

27 Comments
  • I can see myself spending hours on a 4 second clip. Downloading now!
  • Great video! stupid droids
  • I had downloaded it since it launch, amazing app.
  • Just saw this being posted on Twitter..!! Even Slowly is nice..!!
  • The video demonstration was terrible tho, skipping music etc...
  • Finally! an easy way to create "Michel Gondry-esque" videos with my Windows Phone. Thank you so much! :)
  • Stop Motion Studio- SMS
  • LOL xD
  • My 9 year old loves making movies, and stop motion ones too. This is great!!!
  • That sounds like a really great hobby for your kid. What a good way to encourage creativity.
  • Ditto. Long live legos and stop motion activities.
  • Second that. There is hope after all. Nice! :)
  • your kid is a smart one :)
  • Seems like a good app!
  • Yeh already created one hulk video last week
  • Very nice! Stop motion is fun and this is great for people to get into it.
  • Just grabbed it going to have a go at a Lego movie with my nephew
  • Those weren't the droids we were looking for! Jedi wave of hand!
  • Does not work on a Lumia 920, get black photo's
  • - Uninstal the app - Restart the phone - Install the app again. This method usually works on my ATIV S when some app is not working properly, altho that happens  very very rare.
  • €1.99 for importing images? And camera shots are out of focus. Thanks but no thanks.  
  • Can you upload to instagram or vine???
  • Nice app.
  • can't download this one. says Item Not Available. I'm using Lumia 1520 with Lumia Cyan and latest PFD EDIT:
    already downloaded but have to restart and switch to Wi-Fi to get it.
  • Fun! I made a happy new year video in an hour and a half out of paper letters. I'll have to practice with the app to get things just right (the music was garbled, for example), but I'm enjoying it. The only downside is my 635 struggles with exporting the final videos. My phone restarted in the middle and I couldn't ever get anything but the smallest sizes to export, even with plenty of space and the options there. Probably to be expected from a 512 Mb phone. Still, I love the app. I made my family watch my 1 minute video over and over because I'm so proud of it.
  • please bring apps like FXGURU on windows phone
  • This^