The Animation Hotline

Posted by on Feb 8, 2011 in Viewseum | No Comments

New ASIFA-East member Dustin Grella is working on this really cool animation project and sends us this little note:

I’m working on new project called the Animation Hotline.  I’m going to do this for the month of February, maybe longer if the response is good.  I’ve set up a voicemail service where people can leave messages. Then I am going to select a few of these to animate.  I’m going to try to do one every day.  They should definitely be under thirty seconds, but preferably around ten or fifteen seconds.  Just a few sentences, an idea, a word that you think sounds cool, a line from a book that you like, something you heard in the hall that afternoon, a secret that you don’t want anyone to know, or maybe you do, something that bothers you, something that… you get the idea, right?  Basically anything. You can do more than one, you can do as many as you want.  You can do it a few times a day.  If it runs long term, I might have regulars that I do often. If I stick to it long term I’m planning on having themes, such as leaving messages about mothers around mothers day, and about memories of the first day of school in September.  Everything will be anonymous, unless the person leaves their name and wants to be recognized.

I’ve set up a site on at:

The animation hotline number is:
+1 212-683-2490

put it in your speed dial!