Piximakey Explained In One Minute
Assemble the Camera Stands
The small stand unfolds out by pulling the two halves apart until the width fits your device. The large stand is assembled by inserting the two legs into the two elongated holes in the top part. Tip: You can use a little modeling wax to attach your mobile or tablet to the stand so that it stays in the same place.
Set The Stage
Remove the tin cans of modeling clay from the suitcase and place it the suitcase upright. Then suitcase take lid and slide it into the two grooves on the inside of the suitcase - now you have a stage you can move around. Use the X-shaped handles to roll down a backdrop so you get a nice background. Tip: You can remove the backdrop for easy cleaning, by carefully pushing it to one side and take it lout. The backdrop fabric can also be ironed at a low temperature if needed.
Introduce Your Characters
Find your favorite toy or build your own character. Modeling Clay figures are fun to work with as they can be shaped completely freely. Other good materials are pipe cleaners or thick steel wire that can both bend and hold its shape while taking a picture.
Design Your Wolrd
Once you've found your main characters, find out where your movie is going. Is it at home in their living room, on a desert island, in outer space or below sea level? You decide! See in the video below how kitchen utensils turn into a space station:
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Open the App and Select the Camera Angle
Use the large tripod to film from above and the small tripod to film straight ahead. When you open the Piximakey app and start a new movie, you can immediately see what the camera sees. Set the stand so that you only capture your scene - not the sides of the suitcase or anything else that makes your film messy. Finally, you can attach the stand to the table with small chunks of clays.
Take a Photo, Move the Figure - and Repeat
Your movie is created by taking a picture, moving your character a bit, taking another picture, moving the character a little more, and so on. The app shows you a "ghost picture" of the last photo you took, so you can see how far you move the figure. Remember to press play often so you can see your photos come to life and consider your next actions.
Record and Add Sound Effects or Voice Acting
When you are ready to add audio to your movie, press the microphone button on the right side of the screen and it will take you to the audio editor screen. Here you can hold down the red record button to record sound. The sound can be moved around or thrown out - just tap on the image where the sound starts, hold down and drag it to where it should be.
Premiere Your First Film and Share it
When you are satisfied with the picture and sound, press the button in the upper right corner of the screen. On the next screen, you can name your movie and export it as a video saved in your photo gallery on your phone or tablet. Then you are ready to share your work with the world - remember to make popcorn!