In the last few years stop motion has become very, very popular. Not the case when I started snooping on SMA and AC years back. Now there's a BOOM of amateur and studio stop motion projects. Everyone's doing it!
With demand comes the push for new, easier-to-use technologies. You don't need a 13mm camera, or a "Lunch Box" or even a really sharp camera. Phones, tablets, and the "App" happened, and they've brought with them a flood of options. This is great news for my simple, amateur brain.
Technology has finally caught up to how stupid I am!
So, after a few comparison shots, I've decided to use my phone. Yeah, my freakin' phone! The Boinx iStopmotion software has a remote camera app for the iPhone.
With the continuous updating and buying of new devices I think it gets lost on how far we've come in a few years. I mean, yeah, everyone's got a cool phone, but, seriously, take some time to appreciate it. This shit is better'n Star Trek!
I can't afford a DSLR fancy-pants camera. I can't afford the DragonFrame fancy-pants software. But, the stuff I am using, I couldn't have imagined when I first began my stopmo journey.
And I appreciate it!
Filming the first 22 seconds of MetalWulf on said "freakin' phone"
Boinx's iStopmotion hasn't gotten the best reviews, but I have nothing but nice things to say about it. It's simple to use and the remote App is brilliant.