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.