Antics induction webinar – Wednesday July 9th

July 2, 2008

If you want to see how much you can achieve with Antics in a matter of minutes, and have your questions answered by the Antics team, then now’s your chance!

Please join us for a FREE Introductory Webinar on Wednesday, July 9th @ 830am PDT (Local California time) – this would be 430pm in the UK.

Space is limited, so reserve your Webinar seat now HERE.

Watch a live 30 minute presentation to see what you can accomplish with Antics V3.1 in just minutes! At the end of the presentation, you’ll have a chance to have your questions answered by an Antics expert on the spot! You’ll be able to IM/chat (instant message) your questions to the host at the end of the presentation and he will answer the questions live over the audio Talkshoe. You’ll even get your question addressed by seeing how to resolve the issue in Antics through the real time webinar.

This week we’ll be using a new method of live audio delivery to accompany the live video presentation.

Visit our TalkShoe audiocast page for scheduling & participation information.

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Storytelling Webinar – Wednesday, July 2nd – Budding Director Exclusive

June 27, 2008

As we mentioned recently, we’re beginning to offer exclusive webinars for Budding Directors and Power Users and our first exclusive Budding Director’s webinar will be on the topic of ‘storytelling.’

All Budding Directors and Power Users will receive an email with the instructions on how to join the exclusive live event shortly.

The 30 minute presentation on the topic of storytelling will feature Antics user/writer/director, Stefan Avalos. Stefan will be walking us through some of the storytelling methods he employs in using Antics to develop his film projects, namely, the Diamond Chasers, which you can see featured on the Antics Cinema.

Date: Wednesday, July 2nd, 2008
Time: 8:30 AM – 9:30 AM PDT

As for all of you Antics ‘Newbies’ out there, you can be upgraded to Budding Director simply by meeting one of the following requirements:

* Submit an original video made in Antics. Read this post to find out how to submit and publicise your work. The video does not have to be long, sophisticated or complex (it could be all of 10 seconds). It just has to show that you can manage the different stages of using Antics : creating or modifying a set, directing action, choosing the appropriate camera shots, producing a timeline and outputting it as a final video

* Make 25 posts on the forum

* Provide helpful advice on the forum to others which indicates your knowledge of Antics and/or animation

So, what are you waiting for?

Output an Antics movie, upload it to YouTube and share the link with us on the “Showcase your Work” Antics forum. You’ll quickly be upgraded to Budding Director and included in the invite for the exclusive webinar. You’ll even get special offers on Antics Premium Content packs and sneak peaks at upcoming Antics releases!

I look forward to “meeting” you on the webinar on Wednesday!


Free content for Budding Directors

June 18, 2008

Antics will be launching its next Premium Content pack next week; and Budding Directors (those who have “Budding Director” status on our forum) are getting a preview of the pack and the chance to download it for free before it goes on sale next week.

If you are a Budding Director, look out for an email with details of the pack and how to access it.

For those of you who are not yet Budding Directors, there is an easy way to become one – just submit us a video you have made with Antics, something that shows you understand the basics of how to use Antics to produce your own animated output. Read this post to find out how to submit a video.

The Budding Director program will be continually evolving, with early access to content and details of new products, special offers on Premium Content and webinars designed to help you make your videos more compelling. We will be announcing further details soon.

Meantime, happy directing.


Antics Introductory Webinar – 3D Animation Made Simple

May 28, 2008

Please join us for a FREE Introductory Webinar on Thursday, May 29th @ 830am PDT (Local California time). FYI – this would be 430pm in the UK.

Space is limited.
Reserve your Webinar seat now by clicking HERE.


Watch a live 30 minute presentation to see what you can accomplish with Antics V3.1 in just minutes! At the end of the presentation, you’ll have a chance to have your questions answered by an Antics expert on the spot! You’ll be able to IM/chat (instant message) your questions to the host at the end of the presentation and he will answer the questions live over the audio Skypecast. You’ll even get your question addressed by seeing how to resolve the issue in Antics through the real time webinar.

Date: Thursday, May 29th, 2008
Time: 8:30 AM – 9:30 AM PDT

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