Friday, October 1, 2010

World's smallest stop motion animation

I've been having a bit of a hard time keeping up with this blog, even though it's easier now with a theme a day. And, of course, there's always a good reason why I don't have time to post. Well, this post fits both yesterday's theme of "This Natural World" and tomorrow's activity of going to the Woodstock Film Festival, in Woodstock, NY.

From the site GAWKER.TV here is an amazing stop motion film. The info about the film is quoted from the site, followed by the short film. ENJOY!!

"The World's Smallest Stop Motion Film"
Creators of the Wallace & Gromit series used a 50x cell phone microscope to film this short—which also happens to be the world's smallest. It revolves around Dot, a girl who happens to be only .35 inches tall! "
Animators at the UK studio Aardman used a 3D printer to make 50 different versions of Dot, because she is too small to manipulate or bend like they would other stop-motion animation characters. The figurine's tiny features stretched the limit of the printer - any smaller and it would be hard to make distinct limbs. Each one was hand-painted by artists looking through a microscope.

Directors Ed Patterson and Will Studd attached a CellScope to a Nokia N8 12-megapixel camera to film Dot's struggle in her microscopic world. They said Nokia commissioned them to make the film in celebration of CellScope's potential to improve medicine in the developing world."


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