The exhibit demonstrates the principle of stop motion movies. Visitors experience the effort needed to create such a movie.
Stop motion technique is realized by making different frames of objects that are moved by very small amounts for each frame. When these frames are played back the objects appear to move as in normal video footage. When the amount of frames per second is high enough and the displacement of the objects is not too big, the human eye cannot distinguish the different frames anymore and it will appear as fluent moving objects.
- Place the different magnetic shapes on the table under the camera.
- Push the camera button to make one still of the scenery.
- Slightly displace some objects and make a new still, repeat this a couple of times.
- When you’re done, push the play button and watch your own produced stop motion movie on the screen.