Produced in collaboration by the League of Imaginary Scientists and the Sundance Institute
Premiere at the Sundance Film Festival, January 2017, out of competition.
Yes, it’s true! The Social Cinema Machine is a collaboration between The League of Imaginary Scientists and The Sundance Institute. The animation was produced by more than 600 attendees at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival. But, The Social Cinema Machine is still unfinished, and requires your creative input to complete it. Please take out your mobile media devices, and provide your own soundtrack for the film!
Intended to be an audience response to the 2016 election, The Social Cinema Machine was created as a ‘coloring book’ animation, with each frame drawn in black-and-white, then colored by attendees to the Sundance Film Festival while waiting in line. Production of the animation took place over a 1-week period and was made possible with generous support from Canon Inc, SUNY Alfred and CSU San Marcos.
Animation Director- Jeremy Speed Schwartz
Construction – Steve Shoffner and Leonard Trubia
Production Coordination – Lucy HG Solomon
Animation and Engineering- Steve Shoffner, Leonard Trubia, Jillian Gregory, Nia Seward, Taylor Stevenson, Kadri Williams and Jeremy Speed Schwartz