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IBM Creates World’s Smallest Film

Director Nico Casavecchia, 1stAveMachine, Ogilvy and the big brains at IBM Research create the world’s smallest stop-motion film, “A Boy and His Atom.”

Director Nico Casavecchia, 1stAveMachine, Ogilvy and the big brains at IBM Research have created the tiniest film ever. Taking the Guinness World Record for “World’s Smallest Stop-Motion Film,” the stop motion animated short was created by moving individual carbon monoxide molecules and photographing each frame at 100 million times magnification.

The short, which measures 45 nanometers x 25 nanometers, is about an atomic boy having fun playing with a single atom. In a breakthrough requiring thousands of precisely placed atoms as stand-ins for actors, props, and scenes, A Boy and His Atom is comprised of almost 250 stop-motion frames that were combined into an animated film. To help bring this world of atoms to life, the scientists used a unique two-ton microscope that operates at -268 degrees Celsius.

Check out A Boy And His Atom, below:

Watch the making of video, below:

Source: IBM Research

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