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(things you need to find, buy or borrow)

At minimum you need a tablet (Apple or Android) or at a pinch a smart phone (quite fiddly but possible), a tripod and a holder to connect the device to the tripod. If you want to work on a laptop or desktop with a DSLR camera this might be possible but contact me first.

You need to download onto your device an app. called Stop Motion Studio and you can get the free one or the pro (I recommend the pro) in your app store.

Information and buy here



Tripod and Mount Holder

You will need a tripod and something that connects that to your phone or tablet. This doesn’t need to be expensive.

Something like this includes both tripod and holder for a tablet;

or this if you already have a tripod;

For a phone, tripod and holder; something like this;   or


If you don’t have these or don’t want to invest in them, you can prop the device up with a book, plasticine, clay, small pet, child, partner etc. However you don’t want the device to move!

Note; these links are suggestions of the type of thing you need, not recommendations.


There are 2 types of plasticine I recommend;

Newplast is the traditional one and comes in lots of different colours, it can get a bit hard and crumbly with various colours but you just need to warm it up in the sun or with a hair dryer. If it gets too soft put it in the fridge.

You can get from ebay here  and choose the colours you want. This is the NewPlast website


The other one I use is Giotto Patplume which is softer and oilier and richer colours…it is easier to make things with but tends to be a little bit soft when animating (maybe put in fridge before you animate).

This pack is a good way to try it out

Super Sculpy is a clay that bakes in the oven, once it is baked it become solid so no good for moving but it is good for heads (even if you don't bake it as it holds its shape well).

Aluminium Wire 1.5mm and 0.6, 0.8mm, also 2mm might be useful. You can get these here


Pliars; Needle Nose pliars are useful but any will do


2 Part Epoxy Putty


Sculpting/Molding tools


Masking Tape

Acrylic paint or gouache

Craft knife

Pencils pens etc.

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