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Need suggestions for cameras/software for making Lego movies

My son's 10th birthday is coming up, and I was planning on getting him a camera and/or software he could use to make his own stop-motion Lego movies. He's been making his own amateur movies using his tablet's video camera, so I thought I'd give him the tools to take it to the next level. Any suggestions on easy-to-use, yet affordable, cameras and software that would be appropriate for a 10 year old aspiring to make his own stop-motion videos?


  • pxchrispxchris Member Posts: 2,342
    This might be too simplistic for the level your son is at, but when my son was younger, he used the Stop Motion Explosion software to make a few LEGO stop motion films:
  • CCCCCC Member Posts: 20,526
    Depending on what tablet he has, the camera may well be good enough. The good thing about having a big screen compared to on a normal camera) is that it is very easy to adjust the shot for the next frame, plus the software often shows differences.
  • HuwHuw Administrator Posts: 7,076
    We use one of these at the kids' computer club I help run:

    It's OK, but keeping it still can be a challenge. 

    I would have thought a mobile phone and a tripod mount thingy would be an optimal solution when starting out.
  • CCCCCC Member Posts: 20,526
    edited May 2020
    My son (11) uses "Stop Motion Studio" on his android tablet. He seems to get on with it just fine. It has a difference mode, which makes planning the next shot easier. I've never actually used it, but he enjoys playing with it. Mainly with action figures rather than with lego though.

    edit: He did build a stand out of lego to keep his tablet still though.
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