Library and Information Week: Stop motion animation with David at Indooroopilly Library - video transcript

This page is a video transcript of the Library and Information Week: Stop motion animals with David at Indooroopilly Library video hosted on Brisbane City Council's YouTube channel. This video is nearly 5 minutes long.

Find more Council videos at our Brisbane: Better together video hub.


>> DAVID: Hello everyone, I’m David from the Indooroopilly Library.

Before we get started, I would like to acknowledge the Traditional Owners and Custodians of the land on which we meet and pay my respects to elders who are with us today and those who have passed.

Welcome to Library and Information Week 2020. This year the theme is 'Create'. Every day this week Brisbane Libraries will be a sharing an online event celebrating creativity. We encourage you all to get creative with us and share the projects we inspire.

Indooroopilly Libraries Create project is stop motion animation. We will demonstrate how you can use an app on your device for stop motion capture and step you through the process to make your creation come to life.


We choose to animate the beautiful letters of the create sign which were made by Danielle and the team at Brisbane Square Library and featured at the beginning of this video.

So the first thing we needed to do was create an establishing shot for the letters and position the camera so that the app we are using for Motion capture will be clearly displaying the area we are working with. We have a couple of our friends coming in and moving the letters for us, and each time the letter was moved there was a shot taken. We took 68 shots and that gave us the illusion that the letters were actually moving from the floor to the display book that you saw behind us.

So the first thing you are going to do is your going to tap on the app icon. Once you do that the app will open up and then in the left hand corner there is a new movie button click on that and then the screen that opens up before you will show you on the right hand corner, tap here to add some pictures, so each time you move a character you tap to take a picture. For our creation we took 6 pictures per letter to create the animation. 

So for example if I take a picture now and then I move one of the characters say letter R, take another picture and move it back again, take another picture and then play that back you get some sense of the letter moving around. Press stop and only thing we need to do now is export that animation. On the left-hand corner there is an arrow, tap on the arrow that takes you back to your storage space for your projects and then on the right-hand corner there is a select button. Press on that, select the project you want to export and then on the top left-hand corner of the bar there is a little box with an arrow that’s your save button click on that, and then your choices are export movie that’s the one we are using if you click on export movie you will be given the option to save the video. Once I click on save on video, this project will be saved in my media storage area of your device. 

Stop motion would like to add to your photos will appear, you have to OK that otherwise you wont be going anywhere, that movie has now been exported to your storage media on your device. So if I close the app and go back to my storage media area, you will see it will be here as a movie file.

Thank you for joining us today, we hope you enjoyed our behind the scenes peek at how we made the create animation. 

What kind of fun animation are you going to create? 

Remember to share your projects in the comments below, by tagging us @brisbanelibraries, or using the hashtags #brisbanelibraries or #LIW2020.

Tune in tomorrow at 11am when Inala Library will be reading the fabulous Whitney and Britney Chicken Divas by Lucinda Gifford for National Simultaneous Storytime. Later that day you can join Chermside Library who will show us how to make a fun chicken diva craft project.

See you there.

Last updated: 22 May 2020
Topics: library