It won’t be at your local IMAX or in 3D but this movie is record breaking nonetheless. It’s the smallest film ever made because it’s made of atoms. “The Boy and His Atom,” had to be magnified 100 million times to be made visible.
The Guardian wrote:
IBM’s short film depicting a stick boy playing with his pet atom. Researchers made the animation using a scanning tunneling microscope to move thousands of carbon monoxide molecules. Individual molecules are repeatedly rearranged to show a boy dancing, throwing a ball and bouncing on a trampoline. IBM has honed atomic-manipulation technique after years of researching atomic data storage.
Take a look behind the scenes to see how and why it was made.