Easy Animation with Free Tools



DESCRIPTION: From stick figures, to stop motion, you can be an animator with these simple, free tools. Just a beginner? Learn some basic animation techniques and explore various styles and forms of animation as we demonstrate Pivot, GoAnimate, Jellycam, Blabberize and a few others.



Pivot

Stick Figure Animation for Windows or Mac. Numerous download sites. Just Google "Pivot" or "Pivot for Mac" (Windows Download Zip file)
Note: If you want to export and add sound to your video, you'll need to use Pivot for Windows, save as GIF, and import into Windows Movie Maker.

Go Animate & Go Animate for Schools

http://goanimate4schools.com/
(Free version lets you make short videos.)
Easy way to tell a story by animating their characters. Lots of pre-programmed actions. Text to speech is nice if you don't want to talk and can make for some amusing movie parodies.

GoAnimate4Schools.com: A Few Good Men by Dennis Grice

Like it? Create your own at GoAnimate4Schools. It's free and fun!


Blabberize


http://blabberize.com/
Take a picture and make it talk by recording or uploading your own sound.

This video was made by adding video clips downloaded from Blabberize and editing them together in iMovie



Jellycam

http://jellycam.co.uk/
A free stop-motion animation tool. Simple, yet powerful tool for creating stop motion animations with your web cam. Exports as Flash video that can be uploaded to Youtube.