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November 30, 2006

It’s been a busy time at Animusic as we approach the end of our best year yet.  Since releasing our first DVD, sales have essentially doubled each year.  We really want to thank all of you for spreading the word about Animusic.  We know you’re doing that because we get so many comments from people saying that they heard about it from a friend or family member.  We really appreciate that.

We’d like to share a little bit about what we’ve been up to…

 

New Production Pipeline

One of our biggest efforts this year was to completely re-write ANIMUSIC|studio (our proprietary animation and music sequencing software) from the ground up.  After over two man-years of work, it’s just about ready for building new crazy virtual instruments, which is quite exciting.  This will help us go farther and faster as we buckle our seatbelts for full-on Animusic 3 production.  Soon we’ll be able to stop saying we’re in “pre-production”, a phase that felt like it would never end.  You probably thought that, too.  Enough coding; time to start animating!!

 

HD Video

We’ve also been keeping our render farm busy cranking out High Definition versions of all eight animations from Animusic 2, which are now complete.  Wow.  It’s great to see these familiar animations in HD for the first time, and we look forward to sharing them with you on Blu-Ray and/or HD-DVD when that time comes (no release date planned yet).

Until then, we have an HD version of "Starship Groove" for computer playback. It requires the latest QuickTime video player and a pretty fast computer, but if you've got both it’s worth surfing to our downloads page...or check it out on Apple’s HD page…enjoy!

 

Animusic in Retail Stores

Another new development is that Animusic DVDs are finally beginning to appear on shelves in some national retail chains, such as Best Buy and CompUSA.  This is something we’ve been working towards literally for years, so it’s very encouraging to see it starting to happen.  Both chains will have in-store promo stuff happening, mostly in HD.

 

Screensavers and Wallpaper

We've just released Animusic 2 screensavers and desktop wallpaper.  The screensavers feature 16 different images (two from each piece on the DVD) and the same images are available as desktop wallpaper at five different resolutions.

Grab and share, free of course, on our downloads page.

 

 

 

Animusic on TV

Many PBS stations continue to show our animations regularly, and this December’s PBS pledge cycle is the biggest for us so far, with even more stations showing the 30- and/or 60-minute pledge shows featuring interviews with Wayne. 
 
Speaking of TV interviews, on Monday, December 4th, Wayne will be doing a Satellite Media Tour, appearing on a number of local (mostly morning) news shows across the nation. 
Check back in the news section for snapshots and more info soon.

 

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