A few months ago I bought a toy $40 digital 200x microscope called the Eyeclops. It outputs HD video directly to an RCA input on a TV or A/D converter. Today I used it to make a music video for Colours by Hot Chip.
My canvas for this piece was a printing of Salvador Dali's The Discovery of America by Christopher Columbus. I chose this one partially because I've been reading a book that corrects the myriad misconceptions most of us have about the native Americans before and after the arrival of Columbus, and partially because it depicted a pretty good face of just about the right size.
The video isn't quite what I'd hoped for. It was a bit hard getting it just right as I wanted to do it all in one take and it's difficult to manipulate the microscope lens just right. Plus the song itself moves a little too slowly. But overall I'm fairly pleased with this one.