For my stop motion GIFs I wanted to animate a character walking. Using two action figures I had lying around, I first attempted to free-hand the motion. The results were quite zombie-like.
I then looked up character animation techniques and modeled the characters more carefully based on the keyframes in the reference I found. The result was much a much more natural gait.
This was an informative exercise in learning how the body moves and I look forward to trying out more kinds of movement!