A French company called Patador Prod did this cool music video for Professor Kliq’s “Plastic and Flashing Lights”.
On the Patador Prod website (Flash required) you can view more films with their hand-made stop-motion animation aesthetic. It’s all in French, so I can’t tell if there’s more information on how the film was made. Thankfully, the filmmakers did link some behind-the-scenes photos on the Vimeo page which show some of the techniques.
As you can see – pretty simple set-up using a miniature stage and a DSLR on a jointed arm. Here’s an X-sheet, which shows the frame counts for various events:
I’m guessing by the large gaps that much of the movement was improvised but aimed toward key beats or sounds. Pretty cool. Magnifique!