The Perils of Dot: The World’s Tiniest Stop-Motion Animation Heroine

The Perils of Dot: The World’s Tiniest Stop-Motion Animation Heroine

Dot is a new 90-second animated short film directed by Sumo Science (a.k.a. Will Studd and Ed Patterson) at Aardman Animations.  Aardman (the creators of Wallace & Gromit) has done many amazing things in animation and earned dozens of awards, but none is likely to be quite as unusual as its new film Dot earning a spot in Guinness Book of Records for the smallest stop-motion animation character in a film.  All the minuscule detail was shot using the new Nokia N8 smartphone, along with the CellScope technology.

The film features little Dot, a tiny 9mm girl who wakes up in a magical, magnified world and discovers that her surroundings are caving in all around her.  She escapes the encroaching wave of destruction as her world unravels via a path made up of tiny, familiar objects, such as pins, pencil shavings, nuts and bolts, coins and a bumblebee, until she finally finds peace by knitting herself a blanket from the very stuff that pursues her.

The Perils of Dot: The World’s Tiniest Stop-Motion Animation Heroine

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San Francisco Bay: The Unseen Sea

San Francisco Bay: The Unseen Sea

Photography by:  Simon Christen, California

The Unseen Sea is a stunningly beautiful time-lapse short film by Simon Christen.  The San Francisco Bay area hardly needs any embellishment, its natural beauty speaks for itself.  But this HD short film gives gorgeous artistic expression to the alluring landscape of this coastal region.  Clouds take on the appearance of waves, and lights shimmer like flowing lava, as the collection of time lapses rolls by.  Nick Cave provides the accompanying music, Mary’s Song from the soundtrack of Assassination of Jesse James.

San Francisco Bay: The Unseen Sea

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