I've got a few drill bits somewhere - not sure how many or in what condition. No wood screws. There's some verrrrry old wood glue in there - might be good, might be cement. Got some gorilla glue though. That stuff's awesome. Saved my swiffer, two pairs of shoes so far!
Found an old Manfrotto super clamp around here and am going to dig out my lighting stands today, which along with the $5 cellphone tripod adapter, should be adaptable to a top-down camera. Jimmyrigged for now.
Can't wait to get started playing with sets and materials. I've been collecting bits and pieces from yard sales for some time - fish tank gravel, rocks, craft materials, glitter, sand and so on to use for this.
The goal for now is to get the main overhead set up, and to just learn the basic process for several types of techniques: have a working set area with camera setup. Alongside that, I'd like to get a basic workflow down for digital animation for watercolor and for drawing (although my drawing is a bit lacking so I'm working on those skills too - proportions and such).
Then the process of coming up with script ideas will begin.
The sets video is a long one, so I'm going to review some of it this morning.