I just finished doing a demo of ReadyANIMATOR Compact via Skype. The demonstration was for a workshop at the educational technology conference called NCTIES that's held in Raleigh, NC every March. The session was led by Julie LaChance, Technology Facilitator at Northwest Cabarrus High School. She showed curriculum-based clay animated movies, then demonstrated her school's ReadyANIMATOR Deluxe.
After that I joined in via Skype and showed how to use ReadyANIMATOR Compact.
Part of the session included an explanation of cameras that are well suited to stop-motion animation. ReadyANIMATOR Deluxe is primarily designed for DV Camcorders, while webcams work best with ReadyANIMATOR Compact. Some of the new HD webcams work very well for stop-motion animation.
NCTIES provided a grant to Julie's school that made purchase of their ReadyANIMATOR possible.
If your organization would like a Skype presentation about how to create curriculum-based animation in your school or library, please contact me. My contact info is at: