Nokia ‘Dot’ – the power of the N8

Published 17th September

A new ad for the Nokia N8 using a CellScope microscope has set a Guinness World Record for the “smallest stop-motion animation character in a film”.

The ad, by Wallace & Gromit creators Aardman Animations for Wieden + Kennedy London, features Dot, a 9mm girl who wakes up in a magical, magnified world to discover her surroundings are caving in around her.

She escapes the encroaching wave of destruction as her world unravels via a path made up of tiny, familiar objects such as coins, pins, pencil shavings, nuts and bolts, until she finds peace by knitting herself a blanket from the very matter that pursues her.

The shot then pulls away to show how small she is and to reveal the film was shot with a Nokia N8 and a microscope, called a Cellscope.

The tiny film has set a new world record for the smallest stopmotion animated character in a film.

Mark McCall and Richard Dorey, creatives at W+K, said: “Achieving our goal of setting a world record with a Nokia N8 is the perfect celebration of the campaign’s core message – its not technology, its what you do with it.”

The entire set was no more than a metre and a half long, all elements of which were used to help sell the scale of the project to the viewer.

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