Monday, November 1, 2010

Stop-motion Monday

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.


  1. Very cool! I've never seen this before. I wasn't event sure what "stop-motion" meant. I looked it up and found on how to create a stop motion animation. I really want to try it some time just to see how it works.

  2. I'd never seen this before either and also had to look up what "stop motion" meant, haha. Very cool video! And I agree-- I am at work so I watched it the first time without sound, but it was a totally different experience when I turned the sound on.

  3. Yes, the sounds makes it so much more realistic. Even with the animation and the not-so regular items used to make the spaghetti, it's believable. You almost forget the items that are portraying the events are animated.