Last Thursday was the final class meeting of the Animation course at the MFA. It was an excellent whirlwind 5-week introduction to traditional animation techniques. We used the class time to make our animations, so they were short, and there were more/other things I would have done for each had I been working on my own time, but it was also great to push through the cut-out animation (2 sessions) and also the claymation stop-motion technique. Being able to use the camera setup was also terrific and helped me focus on the animation. I had very little sense as I was doing it, though, what I would get as a result. Maybe that's what experience gives you as you get used to the medium in which you're working.
Here is my cut-out animation, and I'll post the stop-motion claymation one when I have the file.
The idea is that the robots have time traveled to the 1920s.
When I was on the Cape last week, I found some great rocks that I thought I could use in my claymation animation, and so instead of working with the bots again for this, it has a sea theme. Here are some pictures of the puppets.