I am still working on my stop mo. In fact, I have been analyzing my movies and picking them apart. One of my biggest problems seems to be continuity. I keep bumping my pieces, making it hard to keep a smooth line of action going. I have been thinking about this a lot. So the other day I was at the dollar store, and I saw these little magnet thingys. For your office. They are the perfect size for using to anchor my little soldier guys.
I have also tackled the focus issue....a bit. I invested $20 in a screw on macro lens for my point and shoot. As my budget is practically nil, I need fixes that are within my financial means. I would love to just go out and buy a better camera. But as that is not an option, this cheap lense will have to do. I am actually fairly happy with it.
Next to tackle is the lighting issue. I need to learn to light properly. Really. And for some reason my camera will autobalance, even when I turn off that option, so some pics are lighter than others. I need to figure out how to make that consistent.