Was bitten by the Creative Bug and decided to try out this new stop motion technique called Stratastencil (http://tinyurl.com/cxo952) by Javen Ivey, but mimicking it using After Effects (there is no way I could have the patience to cut each frame out by hand). To learn the technique in After Effects check out a great tutorial by Nicolas Plaire (nicolasplaire.com) over at ae tuts+ (http://tinyurl.com/yk2gotc).
Mimicking real-life animation is tough man. All the little details really add up to sell the shot. Check it out!!