Archive | May 2013

Animating atoms (the world’s smallest actors)

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”:

RIP:Ray Harryhausen, special-effects legend, dies at 92


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.