Minecraft Stop-Motion Animation Studio
Do you ever get a cool educational toy or game and it sits in the box for a really long time because, well, you’d have to read the instructions and you simply cannot imagine putting one more thing into your overloaded homeschool parent brain?
Well, that happens to our family A LOT.
So I felt pretty accomplished last Sunday when I pulled one of Jack’s birthday gifts off the shelf. It was this uber cool Minecraft Stop-Motion Animation Studio ($24 on Amazon.com ).
The boys and I were spending a Sunday alone together while Daddy was away teaching. The kids get pretty excited about “mommy days” because I am a bit more lenient toward electronics play. Let me tell you we played with the Minecraft Stop-Motion Animation Studio for the better part of three hours and electronics were completely tossed aside.
The boys set up the movie scene while I read the instructions. This is so easy it’s shameful I didn’t take it out of the box before!
All you do is download the Minecraft Stop-Motion Movie Creator App to your phone or iPad. It’s FREE, btw. I chose my phone because it’s easier to balance on the frame provided in the kit. You can use your iPad, however.
The first couple of films were crazy-fast until we learned to slow down the frame-rate in the edit feature. We also had to learn to make small movements for each shot. Otherwise, the film looks too jerky. You can also choose music, sound effects, and backgrounds for your title cards. Too cute. The boys quickly got the hang of it and made a batch of films. Here is one Eli made for you to see:
I love finding offline adventures that support the boys’ online passions. Now I am off to figure out how to make three headed Wither Boss and massive Enderdragon Halloween costume. Sheesh!
Hope you enjoy making movies. Happy Homeschooling!
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