· ANIMATION WORLD NETWORK ·
Animation World Network (AWN) is an Internet based communication network
providing people around the world with information on all facets of animation.
AWN's goal is to create a sense of community, a place where people from
around the world visit, chat, do research, catch up on current events, study
the past, plan for the future, and interact with a comprehensive assembly
of the best animation resources that exist today, through an integrated
network of relational databases, web pages and electronic magazines. Some
of the AWN's main features are as follows:
· THE ANIMATION VILLAGE ·
As an Internet Service Provider (ISP), AWN will host private web sites
of animation related companies, schools, festivals, organizations, associations,
and individuals. Multiple customized home pages will feature graphic images,
sound and video clip files, and text hyper linked to various data and other
web pages housed within the site. Information can be organized and linked
in any number of ways. The endless possibilities include
· Companies: Publicity information, company history, catalogs and images of products and services, recruiting information, biographies of key company personnel.
· Individuals: Animators, artists, professionals, independents, students, technicians, voice-over artistsPersonal profiles, work history, résumés, awards won, and contact/representation information.
· Associations and Non-Profit Organizations: Membership information, descriptions of programs, philosophies and organization charters. Announcements of events. Archives of past publications.
· Animation Festivals: Schedules of screenings, programs, retrospectives and exhibitions. Registration information, film entry forms, location guides. Historical records of past programs, awards, juries, election committees, and staff.
· Animation Schools: Programs and workshops. Descriptions of class offerings, entrance requirements and fees. Overview of program philosophy and approach, faculty and facilities. List of alumni by year.
· ANIMATION WORLD MAGAZINE ·
Animation World Magazine is the Internet's first monthly magazine dedicated
exclusively to the world of Animation. Presented exclusively at the AWN
in both standard web page HTML and in newsstand-style formats (free Adobe
Acrobat viewers provided), Animation World Magazine is the centerpiece of
the AWN Internet site. Each issue will include: interviews, feature articles,
news reports, historical pieces, and film reviews, essays and opinion pieces
from top animators and industry leaders. Issues will also include coverage
of key international film festivals, conferences, markets and conventions,
as well as links from articles to main databases in the Vault.
· WHAT'S NEW AT AWN ·
AWN will publish a bi-weekly "Animation Flash" email newsletter
featuring late-breaking news stories and information of interest, such as
new product releases and reviews, production startups, deals and signings.
The Animation Flash will also include updates on new AWN site features and
members, such as new archives, images, internal web sites, sponsors and
· THE AWN MARKET PLACE ·
The AWN Marketplace will include commercial catalog type merchandising
sections, as well as the AWN Yellow Pages, Classified Ads, and Flea Market.
Uses will access multi-leveled, keyword-searchable listings for products,
major companies, small businesses, and individuals. The Marketplace will
also include buy/sell listings for all kinds of products and services, available
worldwide. On-line purchase of animation-related merchandise will be available
· JOB CONNECTIONS ·
The Job Connection section is a special recruitment section of the Animation
Village with direct links to individual companies' pages with employment
information, job listings, application requirements, company history and
FAQs. This section will include direct e-mail connections to the human resources
departments of recruiting companies. AWN will offer a free categorized directory
of available talent; listings can be linked to individual artists' home
pages in the Animation Village.
· THE VAULTS ·
The Vault houses vast archives of animation related information. Users
can easily search through numerous databases to search for information categorized
by type, date, keyword, and other search criteria. The Vault includes information
such as the following:
· Sophisticated relational databases packed with extensive information on films and productions, animation companies, film festivals, animators, animation schools, film distributors, programming information, and much more. Hypertext links between databases and AWN home pages that support intricate cross-referencing.
· Data files and international archives of fanzines, e-zines, newsletters, episode guides, images, sound bites, Quicktime clips and other material created and maintained by enthusiasts. Upload and download information, including freeware and shareware archives, via anonymous "open access" ftp.
· In addition to the wealth of information being continually added to our databases, AWN will also provide information on research resources both on and off the Internet; bibliographical information for animation-related books, articles, journals and papers, with Links to reference sites and information archives.
· CHATS & FORUMS ·
AWN will host regularly scheduled live chats with key industry leaders,
centered on current events and particular areas of interest. AWN will also
provide users with both moderated and unmoderated multi-threaded discussion
forums. People from around the world will be able to share their thoughts
and opinions on anything and everything. Participants can post new messages,
as well as search archives of past forum group postings.
· A NOTE ON LANGUAGES ·
Recognizing that our audience is worldwide and that AWN should be accessible
to all, we are committed to publishing site information in multiple languages.
Any material submitted in other languages will be published along with the
main English version.
Animation World Network is a constantly growing information network, bringing new resources on line every day. The collective power of the AWN's combined resources will bring an unprecedented synergy to the international animation community.
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