Making Stop Motion Video
if you google stop motion video (ideas, tutorial, etc) you would find lots of interesting examples!
Here is one that was made in a class session
here is a link to Archibots stop motion video that the ubicomp workshop participants produced in a couple hours (without too much post production editing, so some timing was too short)
example of vision video done in a class session http://mtifall09.wordpress.com/category/1-vision-videos/
here are some references for movie editing.. http://mti09spring.wordpress.com/tutorials/video-editing/
how to make animated gifs in photoshop http://creativetechs.com/tipsblog/build-animated-gifs-in-photoshop/ or http://blog.ahfr.org/2008/03/making-animated-gifs-with-free-software.html