Today is exactly one week since the launch of the new site AnimationHut.TV. Now is time to look at where it's at.
First thing I did this morning I looked at my traffic stats.
In the 7 days of its existence the site had 11 sign-ups and 43 uploads. The big majority of the uploaded videos are actually (not surprisingly) by me. But others have also shows support and enthusiasm by taking the time to upload their own videos.
It should be noted that one does not have to be an animator, to upload a video.
If you are just a fan of animation or if you worked on a spot in some capacity other then graphic artist, you can still upload whatever you wish - as long as it is related to animation. In fact, it doesn't even have to be animation. You can do a short "behind the scenes" video, or a studio tour. That's why we have the "behind the scenes" category. You could also interview a friend that works in the animation industry and post the video. Or you could do a video tutorial on how to animate, or how to use a computer program; i.e. share tips and tricks. The more the better, but the point is that everything that ends up on the site is somehow related to animation.
Ultimately, the animation community will end up with a nice resource that will not be cluttered by unrelated stuff, such as on YuTube. When you log on to AnimationHUT.TV you'll know right away that you will not be distracted by anything else. So, it will be easier to skim through all the related videos and it will be easier to find what you are looking for. You can also create your own channel, which you can use as a portfolio; instead of sending out an animation reel (or a large attachment in an email) you can simply send a link to your channel, or to a specific spot.
So, if you haven't signed up, yet, please do so... and please upload some videos.
Also, please spread the word. Our site is free and ultimately it will serve the animation community around the world.