We’re excited that you have expressed interest in early access to our new Animation offering.
The new Themes and workflow on Shootsta is now available in your workspace. It will be available to everyone in your workspace unless you opted for select users only. Please let us know if there are others that would like to take part.
What you need to know
There are a few big changes to the project submission workflow you will need to be aware of.
Please have a read below to familiarise yourself with everything before you jump in!
What is it?
The new Animation Themes & workflow has been created to guide you step by step through the script creation process & significantly reduce the production time by offering a fixed animation theme where the vast majority of design assets have already been built.
There are currently 6 pre-designed themes for you to select. Don’t worry, you still have full control of your script narrative & brief. While the visuals & animation are fixed to the specific theme, you can customise colours, fonts & logos to suit your branding.
Animation Themes fill the market in between a DIY platform & an expensive agency experience
What are the themes?
The themes cover a range of different designs & styles.
- Simply Modern.
Simply Modern focuses on people-centric stories and can be customised with brand-specific colours and fonts.
- Shape Shifter
Shape Shifter shares complex ideas with bold abstract characters and icons, excelling in displaying graphs & iconography
- The Architect
The Architect offers elegant line animations with a calm and flexible style for various animation needs.
- Screen Ipsum
Screen Ipsum energises software demos and animations.
Printshop uses bold text and colours to highlight important messages. Why not add Printshop to live video for maximum impact.
Animate on a chalkboard, whiteboard, or paper with thousands of characters and illustrations with the versatile, Doodle-Do.
Selecting a Theme
You can preview & select the themes in the project workflow.
What has changed in the project workflow?
There are several new components that make up the project submission workflow, all designed to make it easier for you to craft a project. Click the links below for more information.
The Script Editor & Visual Builder
In platform voice over artist selection
In platform Brand Suite selection or creation
During production you will discover a major improvement also.
Animation projects are a two step process. A storyboard must be first created by our animators and approved by you before work commences on the animation of the video itself. A new Storyboard review tool is built in to Shootsta for you to provide precise feedback. Once approved, the animation output will automatically be submitted to your animator.
What do we need from you?
There’s no such thing as a free lunch right? That’s not always true. But in this case, all I ask is for some feedback. The beta period for Animation Themes is likely to be around 6 weeks. In this time if you submit an animation project, I’ll follow up afterwards with a simple form asking how you found the process & if there were any issues.
To be aware of
It’s important to note the software is in a Beta form. There are some known bugs & fixes that are in development currently. More importantly, we need to stress test the product in the real world. Being part of the Beta trail means that you will be directly shaping the product for the future!
How do you get started?
Simply open up Shootsta and start a new Animation project.