I'm looking for some help folks. I'm an absolute beginner, no experience in animation at all - however I've been inspired to make a short film. I'm looking for a decent animation package for a beginner such as myself.
I have an idea of the features I'm looking for: The ability to scan/import images, photos and video (I'm no artist and won't be able to draw it all as I envisionage it) and to either trace these or convert them to animated frames. It would also need to be fairly simple to use and inexpensive. This is just a personal project and I'm conscious of not biting off more than I can chew so looking at a fairly static/ storyboard style with minimal/ choppy animation - the ability to create some depth would be handy too.
If anyone has any ideas and could point me in the right direction I would be most grateful...
Usually people use something like Toon Boom Animate or Adobe Flash, but those programs can get pricy. You can likely find a free trial of one though, to see if you might like it.
Thanks hilldav... I'm wading through and researching various software - trouble being I don't really know what I'm looking at. I think I'd be happy with somethin that can deal with video...