Monday, November 17, 2014

Stop Motion - Time lapse

We've had an meal worm observation station in our learning commons for a couple of months. Now it's time for the those creepy crawlies to change!

This is the set up we used. The crucial part is keeping the iPad steady.
I've always wanted to record this process somehow so we played around with documenting part of the process with a stop motion video using Stop Motion Studio. The problem with meal worms is that they change so randomly and once they start they are fast. We picked up this meal worm a little way into it metamorphosis process. We got enough of the process to see some good changes taking place.

We used a mini tripod and also a iTrek Super Mount from Amazon to connect the iPad Mini to the tripod. 

600 pictures and 4 or 5 hours later we ended up with the following video

or watch on YouTube here - 

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