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JellyCam
Stop-Motion Made Simple
Jason Mammano 2/27/2012
Background
JellyCam is the brain child of Chris Dennett, an independent software developer fro
m the UK. JellyCam and Chris’s other
creative programs are built on the Adobe Air platform and are available at http://www.ticklypictures.com.JellyCam is a simple, all-in-one solution for creating stop-motion movies on both Mac and PC. JellyCam is currently on version 4 and is100% free, no strings attached. Chris is truly a friend to education.
Download and Install
1.
 
 
Click the
Mac Version
button to download the Mac version of the software.Click the
Add to cart
button to download the Windows version of the software (during checkout, you will needto add your email address and then click the
Place Order
button to get the download link to get this version of the software
 –
No worries, it is still FREE!!)3.
 
Once downloaded, click the
Jellycam Installer
file to install the program on your computer. *If you do notcurrently have Adobe Air on your computer, you will be prompted to download that too.
Setup
You will want to shoot your animation in a well-lit area. Consider using desk lamp for direct light, this will minimizeshadows. Set your webcam up in a fixed location; you will be moving
the “actors” in
your film, not the camera.1.
 
Be sure your webcam is plugged in.2.
 
Open JellyCam3.
 
If your webcam does not automatically display an image, or the image displayed is from the wrong webcam youcan trouble shoot from the
Settings
menu.
 
JellyCam
Stop-Motion Made Simple
Jason Mammano 2/27/2012
Layout 
JellyCam has a streamlined, user friendly interface. The entire interface is explained below.1.
 
Views
: From this menu, you will basically switch between
Make
and
Edit
. While
Make
is highlighted you cantake additional photos. When
Edit
is highlighted, the
Frames
menu (#4 in the picture) will fill the screen and youcan modify your images in the timeline (this can also be done at the bottom of the screen while still in
Make
 mode).2.
 
Make Movie
: From this menu you add content to your animation. When
Webcam
is highlighted (default), thetools to take pictures from your webcam are available. If you select
Picture Files
, the webcam tools will switchto a dialog box that prompts you to BROWSE (your computer) FOR PICTURES. Similarly, when
Soundtrack
isselected, the dialog box will prompt you to BROWSE (your computer) FOR SOUND FILES. When
Title Screen
isselected, you are provided with a black box where you can type in a title and subtitle. Finally,
Create Video
presents a menu where you can finalize your video. Click
Create Vid
to render the video. Chris has evenprovided a direct link to
YouTube’s
video upload page here for simple sharing.3.
 
Control Center
: This area changes based on which
Make Movie
option you have selected. For example, when
Webcam
is selected, the camera controls are located here.4.
 
Frames
: From the Frames menu you can rearrange the images in your animation by simply dragging them fromone location in the timeline to another. You also have control buttons in this area that let you
select
,
duplicate
,
reverse
the order of the selected slide and
delete
slides.5.
 
Preview
: In this area you can preview your movie as it is being created. At any time, click the
Play
button topreview your movie. In this area you can also adjust the
Frames per Second
(30 frames per second is cinematicquality, but would take forever. Aim for 6-12 for a student project).

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