Completed as a thesis project in 1998 at the University of Western Sydney. SIVE is an animated short that used stop-motion and computer generated imagery. It told the story of Charlie, a lowly worker who discovers that the world is actually a computer generated representation of reality. When he escapes he discovers that the real world has been destroyed, and the inhabitants are living underground. While looking very dated now, at the time it was an ambitious project. The stop motion footage was photographed on 16mm film. The computer generated material was animated in Hash - Animation Master and then photographed frame by frame, then edited on an old steenbeck flatbed. After two years of work, the finished film was completed. A few months later, THE MATRIX hit cinemas with a very similar story...

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