I received some questions from a middle school teacher in Connecticut this weekend about classroom StopMotion projects. He also specifically asked about the tripods we are using for our iPads. This may be helpful to others, so I am sharing my email reply in this post.


We are using the Makayama iPad 2 tripod mount for our green screen station, but it will work for stopmotion too. It works well but if I was ordering another one today I would go for a less expensive clamp based mount that would work with multiple iPad versions. It cost around $70 when I ordered it a few years ago:


For our Lego stopmotion projects this year, we are actually using little stands made with cardboard and duct tape that our awesome art teacher figured out how to make last year. Here is a YouTube video we recorded where she shows how:

This next page tells about the stopmotion app (iStopMotion) we are using currently in our maker studio, and has some other helpful resource links:


Here are a few other past posts from my blog about lessons learned from past stopmotion projects. Both of these are from the spring of 2014:

These are older, from 2010, but may still be helpful:

I hope this is helpful to you, good luck! Are there other specific questions I can answer? Please let me know how things go.


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