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It's great to see that the work we do gets out there on their videos, and that it's treated well in the process, and it's nice to see a royalty stream come from that. I have been very pleased with Animation Entertainment's productions, and the response they get in the market place. They're on the shelves -- I see them in the video stores. The exposure has been very good for our company.
Making short computer animated films available to the public is great, because without that, a lot of excellent computer animation would go completely unseen. Animation Entertainment is building up an appreciation and an audience for computer animation which is going to be more and more important.
THE MIND'S EYE is an invaluable tool for computer animators. By putting together a reel of the best and most cutting-edge animation, Animation Entertainment has helped to keep all animators aware of the work being produced in our industry.
The people at Animation Entertainment are knowledgeable, generous and totally professional. They saw a need for their product and went about making it happen. We have worked with them from the beginning and plan on continuing our professional relationship.
I also think that your creativity has extended from the content to the business side. I very much like the formula you have developed for distributing royalties among the many participants in the work, and have actually adopted the idea for some of our own arrangements.
I admire your ability to generate revenue in this endeavor and have always appreciated the prompt royalty statements and checks. I know how hard it is to manage all the rights in complicated pieces of work, and respect your ability to keep it straight and get the job done.
With the explosion of astonishing new digital effects in the 90's, one must wonder where all of these talented computer animators came from. Well, if you read the credits from any of the unbelievably successful MIND'S EYE videos, you will find a who's who of many of today's animation gurus and their companies. If they weren't featured on the tapes they were probably inspired by them. As with myself, many wide-eyed young artists got their first awe-inspiring glimpse into the world of computer animation form one of the numerous videos that Steven Churchill and his team have produced. Having showcased the most talented people in the industry, the MIND'S EYE has always represented the center stage for the kind of mind-blowing work that symbolizes the true art of computer animation.
I think the MIND'S EYE has done more to generate an appetite for computer animation within the general public than anything else.
Users of Wavefront software have long enjoyed the global exposure that they have gotten from being a part of the MIND'S EYE videos. Each of the volumes has been designed with keeping the art as the most important focus of the finished piece. Our relationship with Animation Entertainment has been very directed towards giving artists a venue that showcases their best work, alongside those from around the world. I will never forget walking into a shopping mall one day with my family and seeing a Wavefront animation playing on all of the monitors in the store. "It must be THE MIND'S EYE", and sure enough it was. The sheer volume of outlets for this video is fantastic, and our users should really try to get included in the next volume.
Imagery is the way to record history. THE MIND'S EYE is not a video including latest CGI works for hype, but a treasure, recording the history of CGI.
I want to thank Animation Entertainment for the real good work you have managed to do for Ex Machina. The whole team here has really appreciated the working and friendly relationship we have shared.
We thank you to have managed to enhance our favorite images. Furthermore, the video products we have made together have been a perfect complement to our professional and commercial strategy, thanks to your network of contacts both in the States and in Asia . It was also a good introduction of CG for the general consumer marketplace. You have easily shown your ability to interest both professionals and non-professionals alike.
It has been a real pleasure to work with you and we are glad to have another opportunity to do it again. I am looking forward to seeing you at SIGGRAPH this year.
It's been a great time working with Animation Entertainment over the past several years. Animation Entertainment has been artistically sensitive to the content of my work as well as being an unflagging supporter and profitable distributor. I look forward to a continuing and prosperous relationship. Thanks Animation Entertainment!
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