Is it worth buying a stop-motion camera kit?

Is it worth buying a stop-motion camera kit?

Postby traceymac » Tue Dec 11, 2012 8:50 am

Hello animation people. My 11 year old son has started making stop-frame animation shorts, mainly involving Lego minifigures. He uses a basic digital camera and tripod, iMovie software on a Mac laptop, adding dialogue and music, then posts them to YouTube. It's laborious, but it seems to work. My question is - is it worth buying him a stop-frame animation kit for Christmas? There only seems to be one - Hue Animation Studio - and the feedback on Amazon is mixed, particularly about the camera quality, so I can't tell if it would be an upgrade for him, or more basic than what he is doing now. Any advice would be much appreciated... thanks.
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Re: Is it worth buying a stop-motion camera kit?

Postby zorg » Fri Feb 01, 2013 5:44 am

Sorry for the late reply. Have you purchased something since you posted this? I also heard the webcam with HUE is not the greatest.
I would just purchase good animation software and purchase the webcam separately. you will need to spend up to 100 $ for a good webcam though.

Let me know what you did in the end?
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