Stop Motion, and a Tutorial!

by Joshua on August 21, 2011

I made a stop motion video (see below) and I said I would make a tutorial in the channel, so I fulfilled that promise! I hope it’s easy to understand. In order is the stop motion, bird base tutorial (necessary for the dragon), and dragon (which you can see in the stop motion) tutorial. Here ya go! :)

(they’re having an origami showdown, and the turtle is using magic fog to turn his wrecked piece of paper into a dragon)

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Battra92 August 21, 2011 at 12:29 pm

Awesome! When I was a kid I used to use some of my dinosaur toys to crush fake buildings kind of like Godzilla or the Brontosaurus from the 1925 film: The Lost World. The book it’s based on (written by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle of Sherlock Holmes fame) is one of my favorites. Since I know you’re big into reptiles and stuff it might be interesting to you. Of course, we know a lot more about dinosaurs than Doyle did back in 1912 when he wrote it.


Pam K. August 21, 2011 at 2:41 pm

Wow, I can’t believe how complicated that is, and you zoom right through it! It’s amazing what you can do with a little square of paper!


priskill August 21, 2011 at 5:58 pm

Gee, this is really cool — you must be so pleased!! I wouldn’t even know where to begin to film this — awesome job!! Did sibs help push the animals around — or, since it’s stop motion, could you just set them up to suit yourself in between shots? At any rate, I think this is how Spielberg began . . . :)


Joshua August 22, 2011 at 3:46 pm

I just moved them after each picture. No siblings involved. ;)


priskill August 25, 2011 at 5:53 pm



Angela Warren August 21, 2011 at 10:34 pm

That was very interesting and cool! Now my guys are wanting to try it also. said we will tomorrow. I used my paper cutter to make some squares. I like the pattern on the paper you used!


Joshua August 22, 2011 at 3:45 pm

are they any good at origami? If not, this is not the easiest model to start with. I would recommend having them start on simpler origami, and then work their way up. If they are any good, then give it a shot!


Glory Lennon August 22, 2011 at 9:39 am

Fascinating stuff.


Karin in Canada August 22, 2011 at 5:49 pm

To me, it feels like watching a magician! Your origami skills are awesome!


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