Aardman Animations and Nokia have joined forces to create an animated short film shot using a mobile phone, in the process winning a place in the Guinness World Record books for the ‘World’s Largest Stop-motion Animation Set.’
The movie entitled ‘Gulp’ was filmed entirely using the Nokia N8 smartphone. Directed by Sumo Science, Gulp is the story of a fisherman on his boat, as he captures fish and gets swallowed by a sea monster – both created using sand.
Shot on a beach in South Wales, three Nokia N8 phones were mounted on a specially built rig and positioned 36m in the air using a cherry picker. Underneath a 42.71x24m canvas was used to painstakingly recreat each scene of the story, the cameras were then operated remotely to capture each shot.
Check out Gulp below, it’s really impressive and testament to the N8’s camera and the creativity of the team.
Nokia has a long pedigree in creating excellent camera phones and the flagship N8 is no exception; with a 12-megapixel sensor and Carl Zeiss lens complete with a bright f/2.8 aperture, it’s one of the best cameraphones on the market. Other feature so this Symbian handset include a 680Mhz processor, 16GB memory and AMOLED screen.
This is the second time Nokia and Aardman have broken a record, previously creating Dot – the ‘Smallest Stop-motion Animated Character. ’ We wonder what the next venture will be… longest Time Lapse Film perhaps? We’ll have to wait and see…