World’s Smallest Animation - World's Smallest Stop Motion Animated Film Guinness Record by Nokia N8

World's Smallest Stop Motion Animated Film Guinness World Record by Nokia N8 

The Nokia N8 has been used in the making of the world’s smallest stop motion character animation. Certified by the Book of Guinness World Records, the animation was created by Aardman Animation. In an ambitious project, they combined the might of the Nokia N8's image capture ability with the concept behind Professor Fletcher’s invention of the CellScope.
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Shooting only four seconds of footage per day, the team worked to produce the movie. Rather than create a model for the lead character which could be manipulated, the team instead created 50 versions of “Dot,” as she is named. Each Dot model started life as a sketch on paper which was then turned into a 3D render before being printed on a 3D printer. The models were then attached to a metal rod before being painted – the artist involved in painting basically couldn’t speak or breath as he applied his brushstrokes to the 9mm high models of Dot.

Fletcher’s invention of the Cellscope enables doctors in remote places to take pictures of blood samples with a mobile phone camera before sending them off for analysis. It is currently being tested in Uganda and has proven successful at helping to detect Malaria. Whilst the concept worked for Aardman, they had to come up with their own
variant in order to get the required depth of field for the images. With a few thousand frames shot on the N8's 12-megapixel camera, these were then stitched together to create the finished movie.


World’s Smallest Animation - World's Smallest Stop Motion Animated Film Guinness World Record by Nokia N8 Video

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