NFB launches PixStop a new Stop-Motion Animation iPad app

        Category: Blog Topical | Article posted on: November 28, 2011

Made for ages 10 and up, this iPad Animation app is available FREE for fun or education, whether you’re an animation novice or fan. It is available now on iTunes.

Designed for the iPad 2, the PixStop app captures as many as 10,000 images to create mini masterpieces up to 13 minutes long. Novice-friendly features, helpful tutorials and intuitive controls make this the perfect tool for first-time stop-motion animators and a great mobile tool for more advanced users too.

PixStop was inspired by the stop-motion animation workshops offered at the Toronto Mediatheque and Montreal CineRobotheque. To complement the use of this app, you can visit the National Film Board of Canada’s StopMoStudio, a comprehensive online stop-motion animation workshop. You can also watch hundreds of animated films from the famous NFB collection at

iPad screenshot of PixStop in action

The illustration above from a video in the National Film Board of Canada’s StopMoStudio: Stop-Motion Animation Workshop by Kristine Collins, Karen Shopsowitz and Kathy Sperberg, 2011.