Nokia ‘Dot’ by Sumo Science

When was the last time you watched a stop-motion animation that mimics a video game, was shot using a cell phone, and holds a world record?  Was it just now?  You’re welcome.  The video is the work of Sumo Science, a UK animation and direction studio lead by Ed Patterson & Will Studd. Here’s how Ed and Will made Dot. In a press release from the Sumo Science’s parent company, the film is described as: “a tiny 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.”

This video is amusing and well-executed, but so are other Sumo Science videos. The tension between Dot as stand-alone amusement and Dot as a cleverly-diguised Nokia commercial is virtually nil, so I don’t have to waver between thinking “this is great” and “stop trying to sell me stuff!” You think it would have been better with an iPhone?

Alex

Alex Dent

September 23, 2010 / By

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