"Upgrading to a DSLR would be ideal of course, but if you would like to keep using your phone, some of the stop-motion frame grabber apps allow you to lock-in exposure settings to avoid this issue. "iStopmotion" and "Animate…"
"I think "3-D animation" best describes this diverse medium as a whole. But I do like "trick film." The term "stop-motion" is confusing to explain to people, as we aren't stopping film cameras anymore.…"