What are the best stop motion apps for iPhone and iPad?

Have fun posting interesting stop motion videos on your social media accounts with many amazing phone apps. These video editing apps make it easy and hassle-free to create stop motion movies. Here are many video apps to get you started in creating your own stop motion movies.

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    #1Stikbot Studio

    Stikbot Studio

    Stikbot Studio is a free mobile application which will help you to easily create stop-motion videos on your mobile device or tablet using its Stikbot toy or an action figure that kids and adults will enjoy. 

    Apps

    Android, iOS

    Free

    Gerald Gonzalez
    Written on September 3, 2018
    "nice app for making stop motion videos through stikbot toys....although i think this still needs some improvements like a feature where users can change the pithc of the voice. ANyway, i still like this app so yeah!"
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    #2Stop Motion Studio

    Stop Motion Studio

    Stop Motion Studio is a stop motion software/app available for iOS, Android, Mac, and Windows. It lets you create Ultra High Definition videos, allows photo importing from the device library and the Green Screen feature lets you change backgrounds. 

    Apps

    iOS, Android, Windows

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Shirley Wang
    Written on October 25, 2017
    "Stop Motion Studio is one of the best apps for creating stop motion videos. It has a lot of features and it is easy to use, which makes it great option for basically everyone. I've tried a few others and this one stands out as the best one for me, creates the best videos and also runs very smoothly."
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    #3Lapse It

    Lapse It

    Lapse It is a free app for iOS and Android devices in which you can record videos in time-lapse and stop motion directly from your regular built-in camera. It offers some features like Full HD support and an importer from GoPro-made videos.

    Apps

    Web, Android, iOS

    Free

    Harold Hudson
    Written on October 26, 2017
    "I love this app! It has to be one of the best stop motion apps for iPhones and iPads. I make a lot of short videos of friends and family and this helped them look professional! The stop-motion, especially, is an outstanding effect that looks remarkable! It also has a lot of useful features and can even import from GoPro! Awesome!"

WHAT IS THE MEANING?

Stop-motion is a cinematographic technique in which successive positions of objects are photographed to produce the appearance of a movement.

Did you know?

Did you know that Tim Burton’s Corpse Bride was his first full-length stop-motion animated film? Corpse Bride tells the story of a groom practicing his wedding vows in the inadvertent presence of a deceased woman. She rises from the grave assuming that the groom has married her. The movie was nominated in the 2006 Academy Awards for Best Animated Feature Film of the Year. 30 principal characters of the movie were brought to life by 300 puppets on set. Each character has at least 12-14 individual models. The movie had a 55-week shoot, during which, 109,440 one by one animated frame had to be set up and filmed.

Even though considered as a dying art, the truth is stop-motion is not. The technique has become one of the most underground and grassroots forms of filmmaking. In fact, stop-motion has been responsible for everything from visual effect showpieces and fantastic creatures to full-length features. Since stop-motion technique offers more creativity in video or photography productions, many developers launch stop motion apps. With developed stop-motion animation apps such as iMotion and software like Adobe After Effects, it is now easy to learn and practice stop-motion technique. 

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    #4I Can Animate

    I Can Animate

    I Can Animate is a free mobile application where you can easily create stop motion animation anywhere you are and your outputs can be posted on YouTube and other video sites. You can also create movies in Ultra High Definition formats. 

    Apps

    Android, iOS

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Cynthia Moore
    Written on September 3, 2018
    "Very fun and easy to use app as what i have noticed on my son who has been using this app. I noticed that he really is having a good time making his toys move through this app. "
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    #5iMotion

    iMotion

    iMotion is a powerful app to produce stopmotion videos. The app has 4 different modes to produce videos; time-lapse, manual, wifi remote and photo library import. 

    Apps

    iOS

    Free

    Nathan Hoffman
    Written on November 20, 2017
    "iMotion is a really cool app for stop motion. It does what it says on the tin. It's really useful for making sweet little stop motion videos and actually goes a little beyond that."
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    #6Frameographer

    Frameographer

    Frameographer is a powerful and intuitive app for making time lapse and stop motion videos in high quality. It features manual and automatic shutter settings and allows you to add frames from other projects and your own soundtrack.

    Apps

    iOS

    $4.99

    Ling Wu
    Written on September 3, 2018
    "Just bought this app today and i have been loving it so far. What i really like about this app is that it is extremely clean and simple to use. In three words i can say that this is clean, simple and fun! "
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    #7iMovie

    iMovie

    iMovie is a video editing software application. Browse your clips and create Hollywood-style trailers and stunning 4K-resolution movies. You can even start editing on iPhone or iPad, then finish on your Mac.

    Software

    Mac, iOS

    Free

    Benjamin Matthews
    Written on November 22, 2017
    "I heard my little brother talking to his friend about wanting to get into video editing. Stop motion was always a favorite of mine to watch so I decided to get him the iMovie app for his iPad. He absolutely loved it! There are a lot of different things that you can go with this app."
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    #8iStopMotion for iPad

    iStopMotion for iPad

    iStopMotion for iPad lets you produce amazing stop-motion videos. You can add music or sounds. Export your movie as a video file or as GIF. 

    Apps

    iOS

    $9.99

    Rodrigo Segura
    Written on April 3, 2018
    "Fun little app to bring out the creativity in myself. I've spent many hours creating small stop motion animations."

Summary

Best What are the best stop motion apps for iPhone and iPad
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1Stikbot StudioApps 12 Free
2Stop Motion StudioApps 10 Free
3Lapse ItApps 9 Free
4I Can AnimateApps 6 Free
5iMotionApps 5 Free
6FrameographerApps 4 Paid
7iMovieSoftware 4 Free
8iStopMotion for iPadApps 3 Paid
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