Pocket Filmmaker: pocket animation techniques

This week, Jason shows you how to use your smartphone for stop-motion animation. Release your inner Aardman!


Welcome back to CNET Australia's guide to pocket film-making. The Pocket Filmmaker, Jason van Genderen, will be showing you how to turn the smartphone in your pocket into a camera capable of shooting video projects that are worthy of sharing with family and friends, online and even with the judges of some of Australia's biggest short-film festivals.

This week, Jason shows you how to use your smartphone for stop-motion animation. From tapping away in Twitter's Vine app, to other more specialist apps like Miniature Pro, Stop Motion Studio and Animation Creator, Jason shows you the techniques that bring stills to life. You'll want to review the earlier episode on stabilising your smartphone to get the best animation results.

You can also catch up on past episodes from the series:

Jason van Genderen was the winner of several short film-making awards at festivals including Tropfest NY, Tropfest Sydney and Aspen Shortsfest, and he has even won an IF Award. Jason's projects have been shot on the Nokia N95, Nokia N8 and Apple's iPhone. In 2012, he took home first prize in the Telstra Mobile Masterpieces category at Tropfest Sydney for his film The 53rd Hour.


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