Using my little Pink Panther figure to practice my stop motion animation. I think I have found my new love -stop motion animation is it!!
My amazing husband surprised me and bought me the camera I wanted so I can begin stop motion animation.
This is my first try, right out of the box. Downloaded a free trial of Stop Motion Pro, plugged in the camera, and borrowed my grandson's little car!
I have realized that traditional animation is kicking my butt so I am changing directions just a bit and will attempt stop motion animation. I have always loved stop motion animation but honestly didn't know much about the process and didn't think it was an option. I have done some research and I'm thinking this is the route for me to go with my series. My other love is ceramics and clay building which will combine well with stop motion character and set building. Win-win!
In the meantime, I have borrowed an older Canon EOS Rebel SL1 camera and have downloaded a free trial of Stop Motion Pro to practice with and if I'm in love with the new idea, I'll build molds of Rocket Roy, Burt the Bunny, and Boris and begin the series!
Thank you everyone for being so patient. I never realized how complicated and time consuming animation is and I have a new found respect for animators everywhere!
My goal is to have an animated short out within a month! Instead of trying to create the whole series all at once, I am going to animate an existing story I have already published -Burt the Bunny and his adventure with his bunny friends who cause havoc in their city. It will give me a chance to practice what I have learned in animation while bringing a Burt adventure to life for your little ones.
Fingers crossed that I can actually pull this off. 😃
Rebecca St Croix is a children's author & illustrator. She lives in sunny California writing about a little boy who goes on adventures in his rocket ship with pals, Boris the Bear and Burt the Bunny.