A Boy And His Atom: The World's Smallest Movie [2013]


Directed by Nico Casavecchia

Lead 3D: Beau Burrows


Production company: 1st Avenue Machine

Agency: Ogilvy & Mather

Animation studio: Punga.tv


Awarded multiple Lions at the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity, 2013, including a Gold Lion for Best Fictional Program.


This short film is listed as The World's Smallest Stop-Motion Film in the Guinness World Records.


A stop motion film made by moving atoms under a special microscope at IBM's research laboratories.  I was in charge of developing a method for rendering the data that the microscope at IBM outputs, and then applying that rendering method to all of the frames to create the visuals of the movie.


See research.ibm.com for a detailed description of the process involved.

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