Smartphones cannot feel, smell or taste, yet they are not without their own senses. Using raw data from the low-level sensors of a cell phone, this film offers a unique point of view on the world as it might appear to our increasingly aware mobile devices.
I made this abstract, short animation as part of Hothouse 9. Hothouse is a 12-week paid apprenticeship in full-on, all-inclusive, real-world animation filmmaking. It took place at the English Animation Studio at the National Film Board of Canada in Montreal, QC. The theme for Hothouse 9 was "Reveal Thyself" and the parameter was "Abstract Impressionistic Storytelling". I submitted an application and was one of six chosen out of around 100 applicants.
Included here is the actual film, some film stills, some stills from visualization experiments, and the raw x-ray used in the film (the x-ray is of the same phone used for sensor data capture).