Bach, Stop Motion, Kazoos, oh my! Frameographer App in Action

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Guess what?  It's Bach's birthday on March 31 (1685).  And guess what we got him for his 328th birthday?  This awesome stop-motion music video of us playing the Brandenburg Concerto No. 5 with KAZOOS.

To make this awesome video, we used a great iPhone app called Frameographer by Studio Neat.  With Frameographer, you can make stop-motion and timelapse videos in HD - and it's pretty easy.

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We don't have any fancy equipment, so we had to find a well-lit space and improvise our set.  We ended up using a laptop case for the background!

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We taped our portable tripod to the top of a stackastuff and got going.

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We used another Studio Neat product as well for this shoot - the Glif.  The Glif is a tripod mount for iPhone 4/4S and 5, and we'ved used it before to make some of the videos on our old YouTube channel.  Here's the Glif in action!

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With Frameographer, you "capture" frames one by one just as if you're taking a picture.

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When you're done, you can delete any where your hands are accidentally still in the frame (ahem).

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Decide what frame-rate you think Lily would prefer and then save the masterpiece to your camera roll.  (We read somewhere that dogs see at a higher frame rate than humans - is that why they're so good at catching treats in their mouths?)  Voila!

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It couldn't have been simpler and we had a LOT of fun.

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I rest my face.