Nothing short of amazing: planning, patience and grit. This is the result of IBM researchers using a scanning tunneling microscope to film the world’s smallest actors in a -260 Centigrade environment (to hold the atoms still) one frame at a time.
and this is how they animated by “feeling the shape of each atom”:
From the LA Times:
Ray Harryhausen pioneered stop-motion animation, creating classics such as ‘The Beast From 20,000 Fathoms,’ and ‘The 7th Voyage of Sinbad.’ Without his work, ‘there never would have been a “Star Wars” or a “Jurassic Park,”’ Steven Spielberg said.
«If you let your idea down, your idea won’t trust you in the future»
Prof. Chomsky, Michel Gondry, Michel Oshima, Ashley Davis, Beverly Stohl, Sebastien Casino, Council of the Arts at MIT, Lecture Series Committee: THANK YOU! Pictures of an amazing night.