Here is how to make those animations that look really cool without using video at all.
Step 1: Materials
You will need:
1. a camera
2. a friend or someone to be the cameraman
3. Windows movie maker (used on the computer to make animations, I don't know what other products can be used)
4. a bunch of time to waste
Step 2: Picture Taking
I have already made two of these so I will show you the pictures of my two animations. Your cameraman will have to stay in one spot to make it realistic. I did skateboarding because i suck at it. Make sure your shots can be strung together and still look somewhat realistic. the pictures are of me "doing" a tailslide.
Step 3: Turning It Into an Animation
OK so now you got your pics. Download them to your computer and then open up movie maker. click upload images and upload all of the pictures that you took and are going to use. Then you are going to drag all of them onto the timeline and click he magnifying glass with a + in it twice. all of the pictures on the time line will stretch out. You are going to want to pull them smaller until each picture is about a half inch long. then click play and there is your animation!!!! You can add a title, credits, or music or whatever you want to make it cooler after that.