The other class I'm taking this semester is intro to stop motion.
So far we've been exploring under the camera techniques using this nifty program called dragon stop-motion (although they've just released a new version called dragonframe).
The first individual project we did was to animate cut paper puppets.
I tried out green screening, but I was using construction paper for the green and having some problems maintaining the image quality in final cut, so the editing is a bit lackluster at parts.
The next was a short based on some old Sesame Street animations. We were to choose one of a variety of methods and do a 15 second short that ended up as an animal
I used black sand, and pulled armadillo out of the hat, so. It's an Armadillo!
The most recent one we did was a collage animation. I found it to be very similar to the paper animation, and really they are sort of interchangeable.
People seems to like the sounds on this one.