Update October 2020: This resource is no longer available.
This evening I received an email from a reader who was looking for a free tool to use to have his students make stop-motion videos. (By the way, I get emails from readers every day and I try to answer all of them). JellyCam is the free tool that have recommended for years and still recommend for making stop-motion videos on Mac and Windows computers.
JellyCam is free software for creating stop motion movies. Using JellyCam you can create stop motion movies using images from your computer or images that you capture via your webcam. Once you've selected images you can quickly arrange them into a sequence. After the sequence is set you can specify how many images you want per frame. A soundtrack can be uploaded to your video.
In the video embedded below I demonstrate how to use JellyCam.