Mother's Day Breakfast!

Mother's Day is around the corner! Why don't you give her breakfast in bed, stop motion style?! That's what we have been helping the kids that we are testing Animating Kids with!

Here is our very own movie, for our very own, awesome mom.

We hope you enjoy, and to you mothers out there,


Bon Animate!

P.S. Click here to see last year's Mother's Day animation!


Happy St. Patrick's Day!

 This is a reprise of a St. Patrick's Day animation two years ago! We are prepping for SXSWedu in Austin and are a bit overwhelmed to do a fresh animation this year.


We used iStopMotion and we have done a huge tutorial on how to navigate your way around iStopMotion's interface in case you are going to try your own St. Patrick's Day animation this year.

Give it a shot! The whole family worked on the animation above. From beginning to end, it took us four hours. Including our video intro. Nice way to spend some family time with a mobile device! Actually producing something, instead of gaming! Mix it up people!

This is what excites us about teaching you animation. You can think up an idea in your cranium. And the next thing you know, it is alive and moving on a screen! We live in the most amazing times. With apps like iStopMotion and iMovie - anything is possible. But like us, you sometimes might have to skip dinner to make it happen.

Make your friends and family "green" with envy, and make an animated St. Patrick's Day card this year!

Bon Animate!

Animation Chefs

Animating Kids: Inbetween Blur

We have a new segment called Animating Kids. This is the first lesson about the secret recipe for creating a special effect known as an "inbetween blur". It's a neat effect to create the illusion that a character sprints from one place to another.

Check it out. If you want to print out the recipe sheet with the instructions, it's posted in our members area. Just sign in and download!

Animating Kids
Animating Kids

Fan-imation: Kids Learn Animation in Doha Qatar.

We were invited to teach kids animation in Qatar by the Institute for Family Studies during the biggest conference on Social Media in the Middle East. Unfortunately, we didn't have time to get our passports ready. Our producers (parents) went and taught our secret recipes to the kids in Doha Qatar. Turns out kids everywhere really get that making media is a very important skill for anyone growing up in the age of social media. Enjoy this short film from Qatar.

Pot-O-Problems: U.F.C. - Ultimate Food Court Munchie Martials Arts -

We were challenged to go to a restaurant and make a movie during dinner with an iPad. We didn't want to spend all our money on food, so we went the cheaper route and parked our gear at a local Mall's food court. Then the idea hit us to do an Ulitmate Fighting parody. We really were kicked out by the Mall cops. We made quite a mess and the cleaning crews were standing around waiting for us to finish. One of them reported us, so the rent-a-cops shut us down.

We used it as the closing of the movie!

We hope you enjoy!