In VSA, you can record individual servos with a joystick.
Evil Bob developed a piece of software called Parlay that allows you to record all the servos in a 3-axis skull at once. I haven't used it, but search the forums for it.
I can build a static prop very well but I kind of such at motors. How do I wire up a wiper motor and hook it up to make a seesaw go up and down? My plan is to make a haunted playground addition to my graveyard this year.