This video explains how to animate changes in the material or colour of an object, how to animate lights and also how to animate cameras.
This tutorial video explains how to animate a shape in Maya using keyframe animation on the timeline.
Tip: To change the frame rate (frames per second) of your animation go to Maya > Preferences > Settings. Under ‘Working units‘, you can change the frame rate in the drop-down box next to Time. The default frame rate is Film (24fps).