Have tried my hand at no-budget film making, a few clips are available here.
Since getting a MAC I can now experiment with animation in my spare time, because:
A - its a cheap way to do filmmaking and tell a story,
B - its an excuse to make puppets and props,
oh and C - its fun to do. (most of the time)
Time is a bit short these days, so these clips are a bit old now.
You sometimes get the result you are after. Sometimes you even get paid!