These Animation Hotline "Hotspots" were built for the Sundance Film Festival and are television-telephone combinations that allow the viewer to watch the previous Animation Hotline videos then, if they feel so inspired, pick up the attached phone and leave their own message. During the course of the ten days of the festival one message was chosen daily to be animated and then played back on the televisions (as well as the internet at animationhotline.com) to be viewed. These five Hotspots were placed around the festival (HP Sundance House, Filmmaker Lounge, and Press Office) and the new messages were animated live in the Sundance House in downtown Park City. Over 800 messages were left during the course of the festival and ten new animations created.
Concept/Design: Dustin Grella
Programming/Assembling: Luis Navarro
Assembling/Testing: Amanda Pohan
Painting/Assembling: Erhan Mues
Assembling: Tony Tan