Here are some of the places that I use to help me get animating.
- Boinx iStopmotion - (Mac) for about $50 you can get the home version and make your own stopmotion movies.
- Frame-by-Frame - (Mac) free stop motion software. Not as many features as iStopmotion, but it's free and it works.
- Stopmotion Pro - (PC) stopmotion software for your PC. You can download a free trial version. (I have not personally used this since I have only used Macs, so you might want to do a Google search for "PC stopmotion" to find other comparable software).
- Claytoon claymation clay - doesn't dry out, so you can make claymation today and keep working on it during next week's class without worrying about your figures cracking.