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By Nina J P Evans

Saturday, March 05, 2011

Dot. The world's smallest stop-motion animation


The smallest stop-motion character animation ever… is made up of little bits and pieces such as: pencil sharpening, pennies, fabric samples, leaves, and felt clouds. It's about a tiny girl (plastic figure) called Dot. She reminded me of Spirited Away’s Chihiro. Awakening then making a running escape as to keep herself from falling off the edge of her enchanted world as it unravels.

Quite ambitious in construction focusing on two animations happening, Dots interactions within the scene and the collage backgrounds unraveling. Forming an interesting textural animation on the edge of the frame. Literary breaking down the subject matter and capturing with cellScope technology (a mobile phone microscope) the beauty of the fragmented debris pieces in stop-motion glory. What’s really amazing about this animation is tiny Dot herself, measuring 9mm tall.


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