Bristol, United Kingdom – Show Me The Animation, the community run by animators for animators, has been busy over the past few months expanding its offering that aims to support the independent animation community. The Show Me The Animation team are now delighted to announce the release of a specially curated iOS app, which has just been updated to Version 2.0. The app aims to showcase the best animation from around the world, from both award-winning animators to up-and-coming animation talent.
Now available to download via the Apple App Store for iOS devices, Version 2.0 increases the wealth of animation content available. The App features a selection of 32 short films hand selected by the Show Me The Animation for you to enjoy. The short films selected offer an eclectic mix of styles from across the globe and between them have been screened at hundreds of festivals and won bags full of awards.
App developer Jake Hobbs stated “Whilst running Show Me The Animation I have the pleasure of seeing hundreds of great animated short films, often these are produced on shoe-string budgets and from the pure love and dedication of their talented directors. The app is our attempt at creating mechanisms in which filmmakers can earn revenue from their creations and support the production of their future work.”
Users of the app have the flexibility of either streaming or downloading each film on their device, meaning films can be viewed with or without a Wifi connection, perfect for the morning commute. Each film can also be shared across social networks as well as offering links to connect with the filmmakers themselves. So if you find a favourite film you can help spread the word about it directly from within the app…
Alongside the 32 short films the app also includes Show Me The Animation’s Faces of Animation series featuring interviews with top industry talent, the Show Me The Animation AniJam Films (7 original short films created in just 48 hours) as well as all of the monthly Do It In Ten animation entries (quick fire ten second animations set to a monthly theme). There are also set to be regular updates to the app with new films added periodically and Show Me The Animation already have a number of films they are really excited about adding in the future. They are also accepting applications for films to be considered in future updates. So what are you waiting for, get on over to the App Store and download the App today.
* iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch
* Requires iOS 4.3 or later
* 35.8 MB
Pricing and Availability:
Show Me The Animation 2.0 is Free and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Entertainment category. Each film within the App provides a revenue stream that is shared top heavy with the filmmaker (85/15). Some films are ad-supported, running an interstitial advert before and after the film is played. Other films allow the user to Pay-What-You-Want from pre-defined options (GBP0.69/GBP2.49/GBP4.99) and “Fuel” the directors creativity. Finally some films are offered under a premium payment method and require a purchase before being viewed. With every option the intention is to help support the continued production of animated short films and see independent creativity thrive.
WONKY Films are an award winning studio specialising in illustration and animation for broadcast, advertising and digital. Founded in 2007 and located in Bristol, UK WONKY work as a collective of creatives including illustrators, animators, musicians and writers to create content across a variety of media. Our passion is character animation and everyone at WONKY shares the same sense of humour that brings our characters to life. All Material and Software (C) Copyright 2014 Wonky Ltd. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, iPod and iPad are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries. Other trademarks and registered trademarks may be the property of their respective owners.