If you've got ~$200 for a Flip Mino HD, some green poster board, and a marker to draw with, then you can make some High Definition Paper Puppet animation. Quick how-to explaining my workflow for the short film The Land Eaters.
More info & questions are here:
Also, look out for the Land Eaters on June 2nd's episode 182 of Channel Frederator- channelfrederator.com/frederator/episode/CFR_20090602/altered-states-creepy-birds-182-watch-our-reality-bending-cartoons-online
Music by me & my lady in Garageband.