YouTube Screening Room – New short films

July 5, 2008

YouTube released their Screening Room two weeks ago, and have just released a new batch of short films.

The Screening Room is an excellent platform to get your Antics generated short a massive audience. The standard of featured videos so far has been very high, so if you manage to get featured then that is a high accolade in itself!

Even if you don’t have anything to submit just yet, the quality of films on there is astounding. It’s a great place to find inspiration and ideas.

This is what YouTube have to say about their launch of the Screening Room:

The YouTube Screening Room is a platform for top films from around the world to find the audiences they deserve.

Every other Friday, you’ll find four new films featured in the YouTube Screening Room.

These films always appear with the permission and involvement of the filmmakers, so be sure to rate, share and leave comments. This is your chance to not only watch great films from all corners of the globe, but also to converse with the filmmakers behind them.

While the majority of these films have played at international film festivals, occasionally you’ll find films that have never before screened for wide audiences.

All films playing in the YouTube Screening Room are displayed within our High Quality player to give you the best viewing experience possible.

Be a part of a new generation of filmmaking and distribution and help us connect films and audiences in the world’s largest theater!


Ready-made Antics sets now available

June 16, 2008

I hope you will head straight over to our store and take a look at the 6 Antics sets that we have just released for free download.

The six ready-built sets include:

  • Green screen stage
  • Pirate ship
  • Newsroom
  • Aircraft carrier (imported from SketchUp)
  • Military scene based in the desert
  • Domestic scene in a kitchen

Use them as the backdrop to your own action, or as examples to learn how Antics works.

This is the first time we have made pre-built projects available to download from our store, and we will be adding to these regularly over the coming weeks.

If you have built any sets in Antics that you think others might enjoy then let us know. If they pass muster, we’ll upload those too for the Antics community to share!

We hope that these will give you a head start. You can just download a pre-built scene and start directing your action. They will be especially good for new users as they familiarise themselves with Antics. You can get some action directed in a few minutes rather than spending time developing a set.

In fact, you could use one of these sets as a quick and very easy way to create your first Antics video and become a Budding Director. As we mentioned last week, if you create a video and share it with us on YouTube we will upgrade you to a Budding Director on the Antics forum! Just post up your work on YouTube, then share the link with us in the forum Showcase.

There’s a thread in the Tips & Tricks section of our forum which is dedicated to these projects.

If you haven’t downloaded your copy of Antics yet, don’t forget that the Antics BasePack is free to download from our store, is fully functional and not time limited in any way!