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hi !

Just wanted to say i've been really inspired by your stop motion videos and i've just done a test video using windows movie maker (I dont have a mac) and it worked really well. I'm going to have a go at doing my own this thursday of a local photographic adacemy i'm a member of but I just wondered if you had thought about having a place on here for people to share their own creations ?



June 20, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMark Carline

Mark, that's a great idea! I'll set up a page for this and get back to you. Give me few days, it should be ready by the end of the weekend. I already have few videos people sent me that I'd like to put in there as well.

June 21, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterPetra


Thanks for posting the great instructional videos!

I think that you can do everything that you want to do without using anything except Lightroom and iMovie - no Quicktime needed!

In Lightroom you can use the Slideshow module and set the Slide Duration to 0.1 sec (the minimum) and the Fades to 0.0 sec then use the Export Video... option to export as 1080p.

In iMovie you can adjust the clip timing by selecting the Clip Adjustments (little blue gear in the top left of each clip). You can either set the clip speed as a percentage, or set the actual duration of the clip in seconds and tenths of a second.

Here is a short clip that uses this technique:

Flower Stop Motion Test

One final tip that you may want to promote... in iMovie you can copy and paste a clip to duplicate it, and then use the Clip Adjustments to Reverse the direction of the copied clip... which makes for a smooth transition to the reverse.

Thanks again,


Tony Puerzer
Bright Idea Photography
Bright Idea Photography

June 23, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterTony Puerzer

Thanks Petra - Let me know if I need to do anything to "add" my video to the new section on your site. Heres my first attempt....

I've just tweeted about it also ;) @MarkCarline



June 24, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMark Carline

Hi Mark,
Here is the new page:

June 25, 2012 | Registered CommenterPetra Cross

Hi Tony,
Thanks for the tips! I added them to

June 25, 2012 | Registered CommenterPetra Cross

Hello Everyone

My name is Rowena check me out on G+. I got so inspired this is perfect idea to stitch many many images into motion. So I made a quick video and see what you guys think. Please love to hear your input. Petra Love to include my video to your site, I plan to create more soon. Thank you for the inspirations and your cool how-tos ' )

June 26, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterROWENA LUßO

Hi Rowena,
Thanks for submitting your video. I added it to

June 26, 2012 | Registered CommenterPetra Cross

Petra Your Brilliant. Really Appreciate it. Thank you a bunch ' )

June 27, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterROWENA LUßO

Hi Petra

Just let you know, here is my recent work inspired by your Paris trip. I new this stop motion long time, but when I saw yours I just recall it :-).

Thanks a lot.

June 27, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMartin

Hi Petra,

My husband and I saw your stop motion video right before we went to Spain last month and decided try it out on our trip. In the end we made three videos for our week there:

Sevilla, Spain

Ronda, Spain

Gibraltar, Malaga, and Marbella, Spain

June 29, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterNatalie

After catching your participation on Twit photo, on the flight to Havana, I decided to give it a try. Recorded a minute of music and shot like 800 images. And getting back home trying to put it together I realized a whole bunch of mistakes. So… I'll just go practice a lot before next trip. :D

Thanks for the great inspiration!

July 18, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterDavid Pahmp

I love your Havana stopmotion! The B/W makes it look timeless, and the old cars parked on the street help with the effect as well. Great job and a great choice of music!

July 22, 2012 | Registered CommenterPetra Cross


OK, for my second submission to your page, something really different... and I understand if it's possibly not what you would consider true stop-motion... :)

Perseid Meteor Shower Stop Motion

This is a series of 322 still images shot over 1.5 hours during this month's Perseid Meteor shower. Each image is a 15 second time exposure. Images were made into a movie using iMovie at a duration of 0.1 seconds per frame.

Thanks for all your videos!


Bright Idea Photography

August 15, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterTony

Hi Petra,

I saw your interview on TWiT, and was fascinated with this technique. I didn't want to burn through a lot of shutter activations on my DSLR, so instead I grabbed one of my point-and-shoots (Finepix EXR 200) and captured my day in about a 1000 shots. The down side to this point-and-shoot is the slow shutter rate. My next one will be with my Canon S90, which shoots faster.

I also wanted to mention that you can get music generator applications (what I used) which will create music that matches the length of your video. My video editor is Studio, which has one of those programs integrated into it.

If you find this video interesting, please feel free to post it on your site. Thanks.



August 20, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMarty Backe

Hi Tony,
Yeah, your video is a traditional time lapse. It's very nice though. :)

Hi Marty,
I love the self shots and the shots of your cat! I also like the food preparation. Yeah... I'll post your video. Thank you. Keep it up and I can't wait to see your next ones.


August 22, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterPetra

Hi Petra!
I saw you on TWiT just before a boat trip to Stockholm that I did with my friends, anyway I got inspired I gave it a go!
Learned a lot of my first attempt and will definitely try to improve.

Thanks for the inspiration!


August 25, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterFredrik Sylvander

Me again,

This is a longer video, made from ~3700 pictures taken over a five day period while visiting family. Lots of food preparation sequences. Taken with my Canon S90, each shutter press would take 10 pictures which I converted into 1 second of video. Some sequences were take with the camera attached to a traveling (i.e., very light) tripod that I would hold at arms length, giving the impression that the pictures of me were taken by someone else. There are a few aerial shots (looking down at me) which used this technique. You can post the video on the Submissions page if you like.

5 day visit

Thanks again,


August 27, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMarty Backe

Hello all,

Like alot of people here I can across Stopmotionista on Twit Photo. This was about a week before I headed off on a charity bike ride along the length on Ireland. Thought a wee stopmotion video would be a good way to document the trip. The video is

Learnt alot about putting this video together and look forward to having another go hopefully with better results soon. I used mainly opensource programs, mainly Raw Therapee and FFMPEG .



August 29, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterAndy Broadway

Andy, Marty, and Fred!
I love your videos and I left you comments on Youtube. OK to post these videos on the "submission" page on stopmotionista?

September 11, 2012 | Registered CommenterPetra Cross

Thanks for such a "great idea". I captured a "stop motion" video while I was doing a shooting for an anniversary party. Here is the link:



September 15, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterTerry


Yes, please post my video if you like. Thanks.

September 15, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMarty Backe

Hello Petra!

I am so glad I found this page. I saw you on Twit and was so inspired! I ran outside that day and shot my first stop motion movie. Needless to say, I was instantly hooked! Check it out!
First Stop Motion

There is no stopping me now! Haha
Day at the Beach

Bronz Zoo- one of my favs

9/11 Memorial

I do have a question if anyone can answer it. I use LR and iMovie. While in iMovie, I will put my small clips together under one project. The transition from clip to clip leaves a black screen between transitions. Is there a way to get rid of that? It is really quick.

Thanks again for your inspiration. I am really bummed that I will be missing your photowalk. I just moved from NYC to Dallas. It would have been fun to shoot with ya!


September 16, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterJodi Catherine Photography

Hi Jodi,
I also use LR and iMovie, but I'm not seing iMovie do that to me. There are no black screens between transitions. Perhaps you need to make some changes in global settings/preferences.
Love your videos. Looks like you had a lot of fun with it. :)

September 20, 2012 | Registered CommenterPetra Cross

I saw you on Twip Photo and really enjoyed the show. It was great that you detailed how you go about making one. I have had a go a making one.

Thanks again for the info.

Kind Regards


September 23, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterDan Heaford