A quick stop motion animation:
We made this animation using the stop motion software Dragonframe connected to a DSLR shooting directly down at a table. The actual field of view is quite small – no larger than 10 or 12 inches across. Two thoughts:
the materials which compose your animation are as important to the final look as is the movement – non-standard choices here would make a much more interesting video.
even with the onionskinning view, it is difficult to understand exactly how certain movements will play out.