This how to/tutorial gives a basic overview of anitmated movie making and how to create a simple stop-motion animation with explosion and smoke effects using nothing more than a digital stills camera, some toys and Windows Movie Maker.
Explosion effects (fx) are relatively easy to pull off with stop motion animation. No sophisticated editing programs are needed. Windows Movie Maker is more that sufficient to produce these little films. Beceause stop-motion animations are essentially a sequence of still photo’s, special effects such as explosions, etc, can literally be “painted” onto your movie frame by frame. You will of course need some sort of photo-editing or paint program to do this, but the requirements are very basic, and there are any number of free programs that you can download to do this.
Good luck with your movie making.
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