Creating a stop motion animation with Sprout by HP

The Sprout by HP feature we were most excited about trying out was the ability to create a stop motion animation. We thought this would be particularly cool for Talitha to do with Laurence.

Feeling festive, we grabbed our nesting doll nativity set (from Tigerlilly Quinn’s shopped – closed now but do check out her blog as there’s so much pretty over there) since we wanted to make something with a Christmas theme. The downside of this was that they are rounded so didn’t stay in position on the mat. A little white tack gently helped with that.

HP Sprout Creating a Stop Motion Animation

Talitha was a bit trigger happy with the scanning so we ended up having to delete loads of slides with Laurence’s hand in. Playing it back every so often meant that she got a real sense of the process and understood how it all worked.

I can imagine that, given enough time to really play with this on her own, it could become a highly creative, high-tech version of her everyday puppet shows, turning any object into a potential character.

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This project definitely illustrates how Sprout by HP can simplify a somewhat complex creative process. You can read more about what Sprout by HP generally offer in yesterday’s post, Everyday creative projects for the whole family – Sprout by HP.

My next post does the big reveal on our finished Christmas stop motion animation.

Post in association with Hewlett Packard


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