Pivot Stick Men

If you haven’t seen Pivot, a Stickfigure Animator, I highly recommend that you take a look at it. 

Pivot is a FREE piece of software (ad supported) which makes it easy to create stick-fiqure animations and add your own backgrounds. The animations can then be saved as animated gifs and added to your school’s MLE.

As it says on the Pivot website “Pivot Stickfigure Animator is a unique software, that allows you to create stick figure animations easily and without any artistic skills. You can move the sections of the sick figure and easily create a chain of animation frames that can be previewed as you go.”

It is a very popular piece of software with the children at my school.

Here are two examples made by two 9 year old boys from my school. The project took about 4-5 weeks to complete during their weekly ICT lessons.

I hope you enjoy the work created by Kei and Ben (and brilliantly taught by Bern!)

Here’s a video of Kei’s work

and the video of Ben’s work

Please leave a comment for Ben and Kei if you have a minute as I’m trying to get other children in the school see the power of blogging!
Thanks in advance 🙂

*the latest version of Pivot installs the Bing toolbar unless you choose opt-out

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16 Responses to “Pivot Stick Men”

  1. Cristina Gainza Says:

    I loved your animations.

    Well done!!!

  2. njanja123 Says:

    Awesome videos, well done Ben and Kei 🙂

  3. Angela Lee Says:

    Well done on creating some great animations, I will show them to some of the children at my school.

  4. bakingteacher Says:

    Well done Kei and Ben! I have some boys in my class who will love this so thank you for allowing your teacher to share! Great work!

  5. arsenalchris Says:

    Wow! What fantastic animations and i love the music you choose. I am now going to get my class to use this tool. Well done

    • ebd35 Says:

      Huge thanks to everyone who left a comment! When Ben and Kei see that other people have watched, liked their work and are even going to show it to others students they will be SOOO pleased!
      I’m sure they will want to comment as well.

  6. Mrs Calvert Says:

    What fantastic animations. We have just started using Pivot in my Year 1/2 class. We are doing jungle ones. I love the music that you chose and also the credits. We haven’t worked out how to do that yet, but hopefully ours will be as good as yours in a week or two.

    • ebd35 Says:

      Thanks very much for commenting. It would be great to see what your class do. I would love to show their work to the children at my school.

  7. JD1970 Says:

    I love your animations! The movements are o cleaver and the way they’re put together is really entertaining. I’m going to have a go myself!

  8. JD1970 Says:

    o cleaver? Should say ‘so clever’ – oops!

  9. Mrs Hanson Says:

    WOW love these you have clearly worked hard to learn and use a range of skills. These will inspire lots of other children and teachers to give it a go. Thank you

  10. Shahina Burnett Says:

    Loved watching your animations Ben and Kei. Looking forward to seeing your next creations 🙂

  11. Hilery Williams Says:

    Fantastic animations! They inspire me to try and to ask for help from the people I teach!

  12. Mats Says:

    Hello everybody
    Pivot is nice but there is also Stykz! Stykz goes further and has a few advantages:
    – Stykz is freeware, and can do much more
    – Stykz is the first multi-platform stick figure animation program in the world, so you’ll be able to use Mac OS X, Windows, and Linux* to create, edit and preview your animations.
    – Pivot Compatible!!

    more information:
    http://www.stykz.net

    an article on my website:
    http://bit.ly/fnm4Ya

    regards Mats

    • ebd35 Says:

      Hi there, Mats. Have just had a chance to download Stykz and have a play….looks pretty good! Thanks for the heads up about it. Very handy that it works across platforms.
      How does it run on Lion? Any problems that you know of?

  13. Peter Price Says:

    Well done, boys! Very interesting videos; it’s great to see your creativity. It must have taken you ages to get your animations to this point.

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