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