1. In video games, there is the concept of a dungeon that generates itself: an endlessly mutating death labyrinth. Cave Exits sets this living structure inside a 4-channel video cube. Recalling the way we interact with online media – clicking, zooming, scrolling – it turns the visual archetype of the labyrinth into a circuit board for lost, anxious feelings. From a simple shift in perspective (moving from within the constricted maze-paths to a vantage high above the spatial coil) the claustrophobic corridors become a dazzling pattern of complex artistry. Viewers are unable to process all incoming information in a single sitting, having to choose between screens if they want to sate their curiosity and learn more about the shifting structure. Unlike choosing between branches in an interactive narrative where the peripheral is an explicit set of controls, here the peripheral will be the human neck and eyes, allowing for expression beyond mere hardware.

    A multimedia project by Peter Burr
    Written and Co-Designed by Porpentine
    Music by John Also Bennett
    Additional animation and interactive design by Brandon Blommaert, Mike Heavers, and Brenna Murphy

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  2. A chance encounter proves fateful for 2 robots mining on a desolate planet.

    Contact: Hello@Jackanders.com

    WIRE CUTTERS IN THE NEWS:
    NERDIST: nerdist.com/a-beautiful-animated-short-about-robot-teamwork/
    FAST COMPANY: fastcocreate.com/3050627/its-hard-to-believe-this-gorgeous-9-minute-robot-animation-is-a-student-thesis
    VICE: motherboard.vice.com/read/the-most-adorable-film-ever-made-about-the-perils-of-space-capitalism
    CARTOON BREW: cartoonbrew.com/cartoon-brew-pick/wire-cutters-by-jack-anderson-118527.html
    iO9: io9.com/two-mining-robots-prove-the-importance-of-teamwork-1728336665
    AV CLUB: avclub.com/article/cool-short-film-wire-cutters-features-cute-robots--224860
    POPULAR MECHANICS: popularmechanics.com/culture/movies/a17210/wire-cutters-animated-movie/
    THE MPLS EGOTIST themplsegotist.com/news/local/2015/september/1/jack-anderson-presents-wire-cutters
    BOING BOING bbs.boingboing.net/t/wire-cutters-a-wonderful-short-film-on-the-rough-lives-of-off-world-robot-miners/64847
    CG SOCIETY cgsociety.org/news/article/1084/wire-cutters
    SHORT OF THE WEEK shortoftheweek.com/2015/08/31/wire-cutters/
    HONEYWAGON CONFIDENTIAL: honeywagonconfidential.com/2015/09/07/jack-anderson-on-the-future-and-limitations-of-animation/
    3D TOTAL: 3dtotal.com/index_interviews_detailed.php?id=649#.VgBKvCBVhBd
    PHILLY VOICE: phillyvoice.com/sci-fi-short-wire-cutters-viral-robot-fable/
    THE GRAPHIC SLATE: thegraphicslate.com/animation/people-animation/student-film-wire-cutters-wins-hearts-across-the-world-wide-web/2015/09

    Crew:
    Created By: Jack Anderson
    Original Score By: Cody Bursch
    Sound Design By: Jackie! Zhou
    Additional Animation: Jen Re, Erica Robinson, Hunter Schmidt, Justine Stewart, Jacqueline Yee
    Additional FX: Danny Corona, Matthew Robillard, Tim Trankle
    Cloud FX: Chase Levin
    Colorist: Bryan Smaller
    Rigging: Katelyn Roland
    Advisor: Bill Kroyer

    FINALIST: 2015 Student Academy Awards
    FINALIST: 2015 Student BAFTA Film Awards
    GRAND JURY PRIZE: BEST STUDENT FILM: NASHVILLE FILM FESTIVAL
    WINNER: BEST ANIMATED FILM- SONOMA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
    WINNER: "BEST ACHIEVEMENT IN ANIMATION" CECIL AWARDS 2014
    RUNNER UP: ANCHORAGE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (ANIMATION CATAGORY)

    Festivals & Markets:
    Santa Barbara International Film Festival
    Ottawa Film Festival
    Cleveland International Film Festival
    River Run International Film Festival
    LA Shorts Fest
    Rhode Island Film Festival
    Traverse City Film Festival
    New Hampshire Film Festival
    FIRST CUT 2014 @ DGA in Los Angeles & New York
    Fargo Film Festival
    Pune International Film Festival
    Omaha International Film Festival
    Sedona International Film Festival
    Independent Film Festival Of Boston
    Minneapolis International Film Festival
    Athens Animfest
    Cannes Short Film Corner
    Newport Beach International Film Festival
    River Film Festival
    Prescott Film Festival
    Free Range Film Festival
    Breckenridge Film Festival
    Fareham Arts Festival

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  4. Some analogue experiments with gravity.
    Big thanks to Radium Audio for this brilliant music & sound design!

    Video: Clemens Wirth (clemenswirth.com)
    Audio: Radium Audio (radium-audio.com)

    Inspired by Lautlos from Feedmee and the movie Inception

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  5. Go to fuguandtako.com to see the new FUGU & TAKO!

    FUGU & TAKO is an amazing buddy film with stunning visual effects. The story follows two Japanese salary men's lives that literally transform when one of them eats a live puffer fish in a sushi bar.

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