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12 Surprising Materials That Filmmakers Used To Tell A Story

Fancy special effects are just so... fake. There are many other creative ways to make a film, which is exactly why IBM used atoms to make the world's smallest movie.

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4. Atoms:

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For the short "A Boy And His Atom", IBM placed atoms with a scanning tunneling microscope to make its actors, props, and scenes. The lead character is a single nanometer in size (one 25 millionth the size of an inch), and Guinness World Records has certified it as the world's smallest stop-motion film.

Inspired by the world's smallest stop motion movie:

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