Ever seen caffeine crystallize under the microscope? What about Vitamin C, Liquid Crystal, or Nylon? Humans manipulate the materials in this video to make technology, consumer products, even the coffee we drink. Phase transitions of matter result from melting, cooling, and recrystallization of liquid crystals, adipic acid, urea, and pure caffeine. Stop-motion animation and video. Microscopy filmed using an Olympus optical microscope and a vintage macro bellows system. The field-of-view is 3mm wide.