Dot: The Worlds Smallest Stop Motion?
- Wednesday, 22 September 2010 00:04
- Last Updated on Wednesday, 22 September 2010 00:13
- Written by Marc Spess
Dot is a mere 9 millimeters tall and stretches the 3-D printing technology and stop motion to its limits.
Aardman Animations, well known for Creature Comforts, Wallace and Gromit, Shawn the Sheep and other popular films decided to make the smallest possible stop motion film they could. Not as in time or small budgets. And not as in cheating to make things appear small when they weren't. What they did was to literally create the smallest replacement puppets ever for a stop motion film.
The whole film was shot on a Nokia N8 and CellScope technology. The CellScope is basically just a microscope hooked up to the camera. The puppet was made in 3-D software and printed on 3-D printers as small as they could possibly print them without loss of details. They also had to make sure they could paint the features by hand. You can watch both the film and the making-of below:
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