Roughly a year and a half ago Aardman Animations (creators of Wallace and Gromit) have teamed up with Nokia to create the world’s smallest stop-motion animation shot on a Nokia N8. It was created to promote few different things. The back then unreleased Nokia N8 and its great imaging capabilities, the Cellscope which is a device that can be mounted onto a cellphone to take microscopic images at 5x-60x magnification used for diagnosing diseases in developing countries and last but not least is an attempt to create the world’s smallest animation and have it certified by the Guinness World Records.
All things considered it was a successful project on all fronts and the result is a cute animation of a girl waking up in a bizarre giant world being chased by a huge wave.
Around 50 versions of the 9 mm model were first sketched, then modeled in 3D software and finally printed on a 3D printer. These were then handed to a painter, who in order to paint the 9 mm models precisely had to stop breathing for a few seconds to do the brush strokes. Quite an incredible project with some great ideas behind it. Making of video inside the post.