In preparation for doing this stop motion animation I studied a few ball drops before starting. I then outlined the path of action I wanted the ball to take, making dots along the path to denote the timing and spacing of each frame. To make the ball I borrowed some play-dough from my daughter and made several spheres, roughly the same size, and cut them in half. I then applied a "stretch" to one and a "squash" to another and left the other its normal spherical shape. I then shot the scene using all three spherical shapes. After doing the initial drop I wanted to do another one with a little more character.