Not necessarily art, but it's something. Recently, my brother and I decided to do some stop-motion animation tests using techniques from the producers of Robot Chicken. A while back, StarWars.Com held a question-and-answer session with the producers, so I took the oppertunity to ask about their animation techniques, puppets used, and framerate. I found that they film at 15 fps "hold two," which they hold poses for two frames. Going on that and seeing as how my brother and I commonly film at 24-30 fps, we're now employing the "hold two" technique, only we're holding poses for 3-4 frames due to our higher framerate.
One of the many motion tests that were done was with one of my Daleks. The Dalek was ideal for the motion test as unlike many of our figures, it won't fall over. So, I set up the shot and animated the Dalek at 30 fps, holding each pose for four frames. The frames were imported to AfterEffects and after several expiraments, the framerate was risen from 30 fps to 60 fps and a motion blur was added to eliminate the staccato effect.
Right now, we're mostly doing motion tests to get comfortable with the animation technique and framerate. If any other animated shorts are to be done, a script needs to be written, which then needs to be storyboarded, then filmed.