Since we're all crunching away on our storyboards this week, I thought I'd post a little inspiration.
"Western Spaghetti" made the rounds on YouTube a few years ago, and it's still the coolest stop-motion piece I've ever seen. Pin cushions and Rubik's Cubes never looked so delicious.
The visuals are pretty stunning, but I think it's the audio that sells it. The viewer hears all of the familiar sounds of cooking -- knives chopping, oil sizzling, water sloshing -- and the animation becomes much more believable. Watch it once with the sound off to see what I mean ... it still looks cool, but the real-life audio makes everything much richer.