The next step to this is going to be the creation of a major project (approximately two to three minutes long) The project take any form that you wish to work in - some samples include a movie trailer, an advertising parody, a music video or just a simple visual statement that describes who you are and what your favorite things are (music, movies, food, hobbies, etc.) The video needs to include a sound track (music, vocals or just background sound effects.
We will be developing this project by using a technique called Storyboarding. Storyboarding is how any film, video or animation project is planned.
If you wish to include a video clip from YouTube in your animation - here is a Firefox plugin that will allow you to save YouTube videos as FLV files: