Video 1 - Stop Animation using articulated dolls allowed me to play with a wider range of movement as well as play with dolls (something I didn't really do as a child. A lot of attention was paid to setting the scene and the little details like furniture and stuff on shelves. Quite a lot of pre-creating was necessary in order to produce the environment for the story.
Once the scene has been set, it is time to animate the characters. This is done by slightly moving components within the shot and taking a still image. This is repeated until the scene has been shot. All still images are then imported into an online photo stitching program that will display each images in succession creating the illusion of movement. Not only is it rewarding to see your characters come to life in your own home-made video, it also develops a higher appreciation for full length movies that are made in this same way, like Fantastic Mr. Fox and Box Trolls.
Below are a few others I did. They aren't perfect but I had a lot of fun making them so that's what counts for me :) I hope you enjoy them!